Marlins To Deal Lindstrom At Meetings?

4:58pm:'s Joe Frisaro tweets that about ten teams are in on Lindstrom, and nothing is imminent.

12:21pm: Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald downplays the Rangers' and Rays' interest in Lindstrom.  He notes that the Marlins contingent won't arrive in Indianapolis until tonight.

MONDAY, 6:58am: Buster Olney tweets that the Rangers may be the most serious team interested in Lindstrom. Two teams have fallen out of the running, but two other teams are now interested.

SUNDAY, 8:48pm:'s Jon Heyman says two teams besides the Rays and Rangers are in on Lindstrom as well. Any ideas?

8:06pm: Rosenthal says the Rangers are among the interested teams.

7:39pm: ESPN's Buster Olney says a deal is imminent, though we're not sure where Lindstrom is headed.

6:58pm:'s Joe Frisaro tweets that the Rays are "exploring interest" in Lindstrom.

9:33am: Matt Lindstrom is "virtually certain" to be traded at the winter meetings, if not before, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.  Of the six teams that have expressed interest in the soon-to-be 30-year-old, three have stepped to the forefront in recent days.

Lindstrom, who is arbitration-eligible for the first time in his career, makes sense as a Marlins trade candidate.  Earlier this week we heard that the righty was part of a trio of Florida relievers who could be dealt.

The Idaho native had a down year in 2009, as he was slowed down by an elbow injury.  In his third big league season, he posted an ERA of 5.89 and threw just 47.1 innings. 

What clubs should be burning up Florida's phone lines in regards to this fireballer?

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