Fish Bites: Anthony DeSclafani struggles in fourth start

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After a dazzling debut against the Los Angeles Dodgers in May, Marlins rookie starter Anthony DeSclafani has had difficulty putting together another quality start. Plus links on Rafael Furcal, Jake Marisnick and more.

Miami Marlins put Rafael Furcal on disabled list, promote Derek Dietrich - Miami Marlins - MiamiHerald.com
Derek Dietrich rejoined the Marlins on Sunday with a chance to remain the team’s starting second baseman for the next two weeks and possibly longer.

Greg Stoda: Marlins show more skid than spunk in loss to Mets | www.palmbeachpost.com
The Marlins couldn’t keep their heads above water this time. They dropped an unsightly 11-5 decision to the New York Mets on Sunday to fall below .500.

Injuries, inconsistency hurting Marlins' starting rotation | FOX Sports on MSN
The Marlins' starting pitching has been up and down the first three months of the season and needs to find some consistency for Miami to make a run at first place in the NL East.

Rookie gets rocked as Marlins lose to Mets 11-5 - WSJ.com
MIAMI — The Miami Marlins are no longer baseball's best home team. In fact, on their latest homestand they were downright bad.

MLB Trade Rumors: Marlins Interested in David Price? - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Marlins reportedly scouted David Price's last start. Could they be interested in trading for him?

Miami Marlins: Adjustments helping Jake Marisnick on the basepaths - Sun Sentinel
MIAMI –Runs are at a premium for the Miami Marlins these days so any edge at this point helps. Center fielder Jake Marisnick believes he can help the Marlins when he gets on base.

Around the League

Nelson Cruz, Matt Wieters still lead their positions in All-Star balloting - Baltimore Sun
NEW YORK -- Nelson Cruz has taken a sizable lead in the American League All-Star voting for designated hitters, now outpacing the Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz, 2,457,349 to 1,652,470. According to

Edwin Encarnacion returns to Cincinnati to face Reds
When baseball historians look back on the trade the Reds made with Toronto in 2009, they'll likely reach the conclusion that the Reds got hosed.

Reds' Joey Votto playing every day out of necessity
Joey Votto has played every game since coming off the disabled list on June 10. That indicates two things: a) Votto's knee/quadricep has held up

'Crazy play' propels Milwaukee Brewers to another win over Colorado Rockies | FOX Sports on MSN
Rockies starter Christian Friedrich threw a wild pitch that proved to be key on Saturday against the Brewers.

Why can’t the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves? - The Washington Post
The Nats are 1-6 against Atlanta this season, and it has a lot to do with how they are swinging with runners in scoring position.

Phillies shouldn't be a seller - just yet

ST. LOUIS -- With the fact that there are few super teams in Major League Baseball and that anything can happen in the postseason, it seems now is not the time for the Phillies to blow up the team.

At Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins place Rafael Furcal on 15-day DL, recall Derek Dietrich from minors. - Fish Stripes
Rafael Furcal has suffered another setback in a frustrating 2014 season, as he re-injured his hamstring and will return to the disabled list. Derek Dietrich takes his place on the roster again.

Fish Bites: Miami Marlins' Anthony DeSclafani inconsistent in five spot - Fish Stripes
Upon being promoted, Miami Marlins starter Anthony DeSclafani has been inconsistent as the team's fifth starter. Plus links on Derek Dietrich, Marcell Ozuna, and Adeiny Hechavarria.

Checking in on the other Miami Marlins promotions - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins promoted Jake Marisnick and Anthony DeSclafani along with Andrew Heaney this week. How have the other two promotions fared thus far?

Prospect Update: Miami Marlins starter Justin Nicolino - Fish Stripes
An update on Miami Marlins pitching prospect Justin Nicolino.

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