ST. LOUIS -- Injuries and necessities prompted the Marlins' front office to have a record-setting month of transactions in June.
The Marlins are braced to make more moves, if needed, before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.
In June, Miami made 45 transactions, blowing away the previous in-season month. In May 2009, the club made 30 moves.
"I don't ever look at the number of transactions," president of baseball operations Michael Hill said before the Marlins embarked on their nine-game road trip. "We've had so many things go on, and you knew it was a lot. We've had injuries, guys on the DL, off the DL, and various ups and downs."
A couple of more moves are expected in the next couple of days. Right-hander Tom Koehler will be coming off the paternity list and starting on Monday at Arizona. Shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria (right triceps strain) is scheduled to come off the DL in the next couple of days. The hope is he will be ready for Monday.
Some moves also could be made in the form of trades.
Miami is in the market for starting pitching, and perhaps a second baseman.
On the trade front, Tampa Bay infielder Ben Zobrist is high on a number of teams' lists. Miami would be a nice fit, but the asking price is a top prospect for the former All-Star.
The Marlins have had internal discussions about Emilio Bonifacio of the Cubs, but there are questions about his defense at second base right now. Dan Uggla of the Braves and Arizona's Aaron Hill are other potential fits.