By: Andy Slater (@AndySlater)
The initial report that Jose Fernandez may get traded this offseason provided sparks. Now, there's fire.
Sirius XM's Craig Mish --- who first reported the possibility of a Fernandez trade before Opening Day --- said "multiple teams have already inquired" with the Marlins about trading for Fernandez, when asked Friday by Ethan Skolnick on 790-AM WAXY.
Mish didn't provide any specifics or details as to which teams have contacted the Marlins.
Fernandez asked a team official multiple times last season "when are you going to trade me?" --- multiple sources told me --- as I reported.
During a team charity event on Friday, Fernandez spoke to reporters including MLB.com writer Joe Frisaro. "I really don't have no time to look into that stuff. It's not important to me," Fernandez told Frisaro regarding any rumors or reports.
Marlins president David Samson appeared on 940-AM WINZ Thursday with Jeff DeForrest and somewhat contradicted himself. Samson said Fernandez "is not available." Moments later, though, Samson said it's their "responsibility to always listen."
The Marlins begin their season Apr. 6, 2016 at Marlins Park. We may know sooner than later if Fernandez will be on the mound that day facing the Tigers.
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