Source: Javier Vazquez talks get 'hot'

Updated: November 23, 2010, 11:35 PM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

Javier Vazquez isn't a Marlin yet. But contract negotiations to bring him to Florida have gotten "hot," according to one source familiar with those discussions.

Vazquez has been atop the Marlins' shopping list for a week, since the trade of Dan Uggla freed up money for a veteran starting pitcher. And sources within the industry told ESPN.com late Tuesday that the club's negotiations with the 34-year-old right-hander were "moving forward."

It's viewed as unlikely ...

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