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Miami Marlins injury updates, a contract dispute with season ticket holders, and the conclusion of the WBC. All on the latest Fish Bites
- Miami Marlins starting second baseman Donovan Solano sat out of the game against the Washington Nationals on Wednesday after experiencing some pain in his back. It is possible he may need an MRI, but for now the prognosis seems to be "see tomorrow how it feels".
- In what was one of the more absurd news stories of the past few days, the Miami Marlins are in a contract dispute with a couple of their season ticket holders. I'm not willing to pass judgement until I have more information, but I wish I could say I was more surprised the entire situation.
- Another Marlins injury update, Jeff Mathis, looks to return in early May after fracturing his collarbone early in Spring Training. Logan Morrison could find himself running on solid ground in the coming days. Major league game action should be expected around early May for LoMo. Early May seems to be a common theme, hopefully Casey Kotchman and Rob Brantly can hold down the fort until then
- On Wednesday the Marlins faced the Nationals in Jupiter. The final score was 7-5 in favor of the Nationals. LeBlanc got the start and Stanton, Yelich and Brantly all recieved playing time. If you are interested, the boxscore is here.
Around the League
- SB Nation's Baseball Nation breaks down the pros and cons of the World Baseball Classic which wrapped up on Tuesday after a 3-0 Dominican Republic win over Puerto Rico. Personally, I thought the WBC was a ton of fun this year and I think baseball might have found a great tool to promote baseball overseas.
- In trade news, the Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired Arizona Diamondbacks infielder John McDonald. This move will not likely have a large impact on the 2013 season, but it did help the D-Backs clear out some of their depth at shortstop.
At Fish Stripes
- The Marlins have released infielder Chone Figgins who was probably the favorite for Marlins backup infielder. This move frees up a roster spot and Michael Jong takes a look at who might fill it. I hope Chris Coghlan is given another shot as a platoon outfielder but the Marlins may have other plans.
- Continuing the Marlins 2013 top prospect series we have Derek Dietrich in at 11th. Dietrich was acquired from Tampa Bay in the Yunel Escobar trade and will likely start the season at Double-A. Here is Conor Dorney with the report.