Fish Bites: Brad Hand Headed to DL

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Marlins reliever Brad Hand has been placed on the DL with an ankle sprain, perhaps setting in motion a series of moves which will see lefty prospect Andrew Heaney coming up in the next few weeks.

Miami Marlins’ Brad Hand goes to DL - Miami Marlins - MiamiHerald.com
Brad Hand sure didn’t look like he was dealing with an ankle injury Saturday when the struggling pitcher took part in pregame stretching exercises, moving about without even the slightest hint of a limp.

Memorial Day special to Miami Marlins' Jeff Baker - Sun Sentinel
As son of an Army officer, Jeff Baker's upbringing gave him appreciation for the military and those who serve

Randy Wolf Demonstrates Marlins Need to Call-Up Heaney - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
After the Marlins Sunday matinee, it is obvious that Randy Wolf is not the answer for the Marlins in 2014. It is time to give Andrew Heaney a look.

Miami Marlins’ Christian Yelich angered, saddened by death of schoolmate in California shooting rampage - Miami Marlins - MiamiHerald.com
Christian Yelich didn’t know Veronika Weiss, one of the victims in Friday’s shooting rampage at the University of California-Santa Barbara.

Stanton leads Marlins to memorable Memorial Day win in Washington - Sun Sentinel
Giancarlo Stanton two-run homer, double continues torrid hitting at Nationals Park as Marlins win for only second time in past 14 chances at Washington

Marlins Looking To End Road Woes In Washington D.C. This Week " CBS Miami
The Miami Marlins are back on the road this week looking to improve on their struggles away South Florida. The Marlins hold the worst road record in the majors at 6-17 but have shown signs of improvement of late, winning three of their last five games away from Marlins Park.

AROUND THE LEAGUE:

Wainwright turns in masterful performance in Cards' shutout win | FOX Sports on MSN
The victory allowed the Cardinals to move a season-high six games over .500 with a nine-game homestand starting Monday when the New York Yankees come to St. Louis.

Astros rookie George Springer has homered in four straight games | HardballTalk
Astros rookie George Springer got off to a bit of a slow start after his call-up in mid-April, but he has begun to tee off against major league pitching.

Trevor Plouffe's play a lesson for fans and a good sign for the Twins | A Fan's View | StarTribune.com
It was June 1, 2011 when Trevor Plouffe killed a rally by striking out against Al Alburquerque during a Twins-Tigers game in Detroit. I remember...

Josh Beckett throws first career no-hitter against Phillies | Big League Stew - Yahoo Sports
From Yahoo Sports: It's the first no-hitter in MLB this season by the unlikeliest of pitchers: former Marlin Josh Beckett.

FROM FISH STRIPES:

Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals: Stanton homer powers Marlins' 3-2 win - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins got to an early lead on the back of a Giancarlo Stanton home run, but the team is just barely able to hold on for the 3-2 win over the Washington Nationals.

MLB Prospect Review: Andrew Heaney, LHP, Miami Marlins - Fake Teams
After losing their ace for the season to Tommy John surgery, it has been speculated that top pitching prospect Andrew Heaney could be called upon to take his place. When could we see him in the major leagues, and what could he be for fantasy owners?

Miami Marlins' Jeff Baker calls Henderson Alvarez throw 'foolish' - Fish Stripes
In Thursday's victory over the Phillies, Henderson Alvarez's throw to first base pulled Jeff Bakef off the bag and led to him getting momentarily injured. Baker called Alvarez's throw "foolish."

Fish Bites: Miami Marlins' Dan Jennings gets another opportunity - Fish Stripes
After Brad Hand was placed on the disabled list, Dan Jennings was recalled and will get another chance in Miami's bullpen. Plus links on Jacob Turner, Marcell Ozuna, and Tom Koehler.

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