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Marlins interested in Gutierrez?

According to the Miami Herald, the Marlins are looking for a long-term solution in center field and Franklin Gutierrez is at or near the top of their list.

Link: http://www.miamiherald.com/588/story/180067.html

I wouldn't necessarily mind trading him - his strikeout and walk rates still worry me - but even if Franklin projects as a fourth outfielder, what would the Marlins have that would interest Cleveland?

In terms of veterans, Armando Benitez is a possibility, but he hasn't been consistently effective in three years.  I can't see Willis or Cabrera being any part of a Gutierrez deal.  BK Kim is junk, Boone and Olivo are awful.  It's not going to be a young, effective, cheap major league player.  So it'd almost have to be a prospect.

But who?  The Marlins don't really have much down there in the minors.  Chris Coghlan looks vaguely interesting.  Logan Morrison is a stud, but I can't see them parting with him for Gutierrez.  

Henry Owens maybe?

Am I missing someone? Or is the Herald just blowing smoke?

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