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The Walking Wounded Report

The All-Star break cannot come fast enough.

Right-hander Brian Moehler will undergo an MRI on his sore right foot today and is hoping he'll be able to come off the disabled list shortly after next week's All-Star break.

''The X-rays were negative. There's no stress fracture,'' said Moehler, who came out of Saturday's start after 32 pitches. ``I'm going to see if the ligaments are [damaged]. Hopefully the MRI will show nothing.''

That is good news so far. But it does leave the rotation in doubt, as to will start the upcoming games.

Moehler's injury forced manager Joe Girardi to juggle his pitching rotation Sunday morning for the second time in 12 hours, giving left-hander Dontrelle Willis an extra day of rest by pushing his next start back to Thursday but leaving the Marlins without a pitcher for Wednesday.

Look for Renyel Pinto to start Wednesday's game.  This means the Marlins will start three left-handers in a row.  So what, we are the Marlins, we don't do anything conventionally.

In other players injury news:

Next week's three-day All-Star break can't come soon enough for the banged-up Marlins, who had to sit outfielder Cody Ross (groin) and utilityman Alfredo Amezaga (knee) with injuries Sunday. Florida also has been playing first baseman Mike Jacobs (ankle) and Abercrombie (thumb) despite their injuries.

The team needs to get through this week, after which, it can take some time off to heal all of those nagging concerns.  For if they don't, they will all end up like Big Moe on the DL.  

Joe knows this and that is a good thing.