As every team begins to piece together their roster with the final few additions of the off-season, the San Diego Padres are reportedly kicking the tires on one of the top remaining pitchers available. Shaun Marcum, formerly of the Milwaukee Brewers, is drawing the interest of the Padres, Pittsburgh Pirates and Texas Rangers, according to Jon Paul Morosi.

Marcum is a 31-year-old righthander who has been linked to numerous teams this winter after a frustrating season in Milwaukee. His 3.70 ERA last season was his highest in four seasons, and his WHIP of 1.266 was his highest since 2006. Still, those are solid numbers for the Pads to consider, and Marcum's track record should allow the slight mulligan known as 2012.

Before last season, Marcum had started 64 games the previous two seasons combined with a 3.59 ERA for the Toronto Blue Jays and Brewers. His fly ball tendencies would play well in Petco and could allow Marcum to sharpen his stock before re-entering the market after a short-term deal. Then again, Marcum might want to parlay his free agency into a spot on a contender.