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Giancarlo Stanton returns from an injury and Adeiny Hechevarria finds himself staying home during this road trip to Cincinnati due to a sore elbow. Plus links on Jose Fernandez, Hanley Ramirez, and more.

USA TODAY Sports

Miami Marlins at Cincinnati Reds - April 18, 2013 | MLB.com Preview
On Thursday the Miami Marlins send Jose Fernandez to the mount to face Reds rookie Tony Cingrani who is making his first major league start. Should be a good game to watch if only for the young and potentially studly pitching.

Stanton set to return Thursday in Cincinnati | marlins.com: News
All-Star Giancarlo Stanton is set to return to the lineup on Thursday when the Marlins open a four-game series against the Reds at Great American Ball Park.

Miami Marlins: Shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria May Not Make Road Trip with Team - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Adeiny Hechavarria might not be traveling with the team this week after injuring his elbow. Hechavarria last played on Tuesday when he hit the Marlin's first home run in nine games. Apparently, Marlins players face physical punishment if they offer any sort of offensive production.

Rushing Jose Fernandez Made No Sense - BaseballAmerica.com
Jose Fernandez looks big league ready, but that doesn't mean he should be in the big leagues. Jim Callis of Baseball America discusses (subscription required) why the Marlins' decision to promote Fernandez was rash.

Miami Marlins at Cincinnati Reds - April 18, 2013 | MLB.com Preview
On Thursday the Miami Marlins send Jose Fernandez to the mount to face Reds rookie Tony Cingrani who is making his first major league start. Should be a good game to watch if only for the young and potentially studly pitching.

Around the League

Kershaw is fastest Dodger to 1,000 K's | dodgers.com: News
Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw recorded his 1,000th career strikeout in the second inning on Wednesday night against the Padres, hitting the milestone in fewer innings than the club's previous record holder, Sandy Koufax.

Hanley Ramirez of Los Angeles Dodgers planning early comeback - ESPN Los Angeles
Hanley Ramirez said Tuesday he expects to be back way sooner than mid-May, which was the original target date for his return to the Los Angeles Dodgers' lineup from surgery on his right thumb.

Washington Nationals at Miami Marlins - April 17, 2013 | MLB.com WSH Recap
The Miami Marlins fell 6-1 against the visiting Washington nationals. Rickey Nolasco got his wish of watching Bryce Harper, who went 4-5, swing the bat. Harper hit two homers against Rickey on Opening Day and apparently he figured out the "ace" Nolasco.

At Fish Stripes

Joe Mahoney and the Miami Marlins' first base position - Fish Stripes
Breaking down Joe Mahoney's impending major league debut with the Miami Marlins and the role that he'll have with the team.

Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria lacks the virtue of patience - Fish Stripes
Few will argue that Jeffery Loria is a good sports owner. Many would argue he is the worst, but what really makes him what he is is his utter lack of patience.

Miami Marlins' Alex Sanabia having a confusing 2013 season - Fish Stripes
Alex Sanabia seems to be pitching poorly if you look at his peripherals, but one statistic throws that assumption out of line and should make one rethink Sanabia's entire 2013 season.

Giancarlo Stanton Rumors: Analyzing four possible destinations for Marlins' Stanton trade - Fish Stripes
Buster Olney of ESPN.com mentioned an "educated guess" of the four frontrunners to acquire Giancarlo Stanton from the Miami Marlins. Let us look at the four teams and see if they have the prospects to make a deal happen.

Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals: Marlins strand too many runners, lose 6-1 - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins fail to deliver crucial baserunners while the Washington Nationals brought in most of them against Ricky Nolasco. Ross Detwiler does enough to shut down the Fish 6-1.