The Marlins are on the cusp of trading Matt Lindstrom to the Houston Astros, and both teams are reportedly exchanging medical data in order to complete the deal. The Astros were in on the Rafael Soriano sweepstakes, but have apparently turned their attention to Lindstrom, whom the Marlins have been dangling.
At least 10 teams expressed interest in Lindstrom, who suffered through a disappointing season after being tabbed as the team's closer. He ended up losing that role to Leo Nunez and, with his salary set to increase to the $1.5 million neighborhood through arbitration, became expendable for the Marlins.
The best guess is the Marlins will receive a mid-level prospect in return.
The Marlins are still trying to work out deals for Dan Uggla and Renyel Pinto.