5 intriguing trade targets for the Cleveland Guardians

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Jesus Luzardo - Miami Marlins

Another potential player that could be on the move from the sinking ship that is the Miami Marlins, Jesus Luzardo could help solidify Cleveland's rotation.

With the Marlins destined to be sellers as the season continues, they will look to unload anyone who is not part of their long-term future, and that includes Luzardo. The former Oakland Athletic is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. This is not only going to motivate Miami to move him for future assets but will make him an attractive option for contending teams in both leagues.

Luzardo has not gotten off to the best start in 2024, sporting a 6.58 ERA and 1.423 WHIP through five starts. But if there is someone due for a rebound, it is Luzardo. Over his career, he has proven to be a much better pitcher than his performance this season shows, and a change of scenery could also help yield better results. It is also worth mentioning that he is currently on the injured list and in the process of making rehab starts, with the injury possibly being a major factor in his sub-optimal start to the year. Once he returns from the injured list, Luzardo should be able to produce better results, which should draw the attention of the Guardians, as they are in need of someone to add to their rotation, even if it is only for the rest of 2024.