That’s a question that many in the baseball industry tried to figure out as the Marlins enjoyed their first off-day of the 2014 Major League season. We’ll take a look around the internet to see what everyone is saying about the Marlins after their 5-2 start.
After the Marlins scratched their young pitcher from his start on Tuesday night, the questions remained whether or not he would be heading to a stint on the disabled list. It appears that we now have our answer. According to multiple reports, Jacob Turner is heading to the disabled list retroactive to April 4th.
Manager Mike Redmond said pitcher Jacob Turner’s pain was in the "shoulder or back area" after feeling discomfort while taking batting practice on Tuesday.
Fernandez has dominated his two starts, allowing one earned run and striking out 17 in 12 2/3 innings. The Phillies managed one earned runs in 18 innings (0.50 ERA) against Fernandez last season. Burnett, the former Marlin, joined the Phillies this year. He was hammered in his last start — eight runs, four earned, on five hits and six walks in 5 2/3 innings against the Cubs.
A five-city, three-year journey landed Casey McGehee with the Marlins, for whom he has had a terrific start.
Back in the leadoff spot, Christian Yelich reached five times in six plate appearances during Wednesday’s 10-7 loss to the Nationals. He went 3-for-4 with two walks, scored three runs and knocked in another.
If not for his proactive agent, Derek Dietrich would have begun the week with three errors in as many games started. That would have been preferable for Dietrich considering what transpired.
Starting pitchers going on the disabled list with shoulder strains generally are unwelcome developments. At least the Marlins and Jacob Turner can take some solace in that his injury was not the result of throwing the baseball.
Pitching depth is always crucial over the course of a long season. When the pitcher can also hit, it makes the player even more intriguing. In Micah Owings, the Marlins feel they've got a potential piece for later on in the season.
Who is on the mound helps determine if Christian Yelich will bat first or second for the Marlins. Sometimes the 22-year-old sits against left-handed starters. On other occasions, he has batted second when Adeiny Hechavarria gets the nod to lead off.
Brad Hand didn't log as many innings as he would have liked on Wednesday night, but the left-hander did enough to show the Marlins he is deserving of at least another start. The Marlins plan on keeping Hand in the rotation now that Jacob Turner is on the disabled list.
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Colby Lewis is joining the Rangers' rotation, but his return is being delayed a few days until the club determines if third baseman Adrian Beltre needs to go on the disabled list. Beltre has been diagnosed with a mild strain in his left quad muscle. The Rangers will wait through the weekend to see if he progresses enough to avoid going on the disabled list.
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Avisail Garcia will be out for the remainder of the season after the White Sox right fielder sustained a torn labrum in his left shoulder during Wednesday's game in Colorado. Jordan Danks was recalled from Charlotte.
Jacoby Ellsbury, who has switched sides in baseball's most historic rivalry, will receive a parting gift from the Red Sox on Friday when he is presented with his 2013 World Series ring. Ellsbury batted third for the Yankees on Thursday, marking his first career game against the only professional organization he had ever played for.
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The Miami Marlins placed starter Jacob Turner on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday. Turner was scratched from his Wednesday start after experiencing right shoulder pain.
The Miami Marlins bats were sizzling on Wednesday, but their gloves were not, as they boofed play after play, leading to more baserunners, leading to more Nationals at home plate high-fiving their teammate who just drove them in with a home run.
The shoulder injury to Jacob Turner has landed him on the 15-day disabled list, and while it does not appear to be a severe-enough injury to warrant long-term replacement, the Fish can rest easily knowing they have a large amount of pitching depth.
The Miami Marlins have been prolific at two things in 2014: scoring runs and committing backbreaking errors. Unsurprisingly, the errors have occurred most frequently in the Marlins' four losses.
Jacob Realmuto homered and doubled to overcome Anthony DeSclafani's rough second start in Jacksonville's win over Birmingham.