— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 31, 2014
Danks, 29, is 9-6 with a 4.40 ERA and a 92/46 K/BB ratio in 131 innings pitched in 2014. He’s been an on and off pitcher most of his career in Chicago, but when he is good, he’s very good. Riddled with injuries since 2012, Danks finally came back completely ready for 2014 and has enjoyed a healthy season so far, with 21 starts on the year.
With the Staff Ace Jose Fernandez out for the foreseeable future, and a shortage of lefties in the Marlins rotation (Brad Hand being the exception), this trade makes sense for both teams, depending on who Chicago would receive.
No news has been announced yet on who the Marlins are willing to trade, or if they are willing to take Danks’ $30 million still owed over the last two years of his contract.
The Marlins and the Yankees have until 4 pm EST tomorrow to work out a deal for the southpaw.