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Fish Bites: Miami Marlins waiver update

Gorkys Hernandez and Zack Cox will be staying in the Marlins organization after clearing waivers. Also, the Jacksonville Sun's entire outfield, featuring top Marlins prospects, is on the DL. In news around the league Yu Darvish is pretty good at baseball.

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Curse at first for Marlins: Casey Kotchman out with strained hamstring | Fish Tank blog: Miami Marlins | The Palm Beach Post

First baseman Casey Kotchman left the Miami Marlins' 3-0 loss yesterday in the fifth inning because of a strained left hamstring.

Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria on purge: Someday, fans will... |

Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria said he won’t try to predict the attendance at Miami’s home opener Monday at Marlins Park, but he hopes fans will give the team a chance.

Hernandez, Cox, Maine staying in organization | News

Gorkys Hernandez will be remaining in the organization after all. So will Zack Cox and Scott Maine. After clearing waivers on Wednesday, Hernandez and Maine were outrighted to Triple-A New Orleans, with Cox outrighted to Double-A Jacksonville.

Injuries Strike Prospects: Marlins outfield trio, Yankees top pick all sidelined - Minor League Ball
Top Miami Marlins prospects Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna, and Jake Marisnick are all injured and will open the 2013 season on the disabled list in Double-A. As season three of The Walking Dead on AMC came to a close this week, the Marlins started a new season of The Walking Wounded. Seriously though, is the Jacksonville outfield safe?

Around the League

Here is a handy (and new) Twitter account that tweets out every starting lineup everyday.

Yu Darvish Dominates Professional Baseball Team - Rangers Win 7-0 - Lone Star Ball
A single ground ball is all that stood between Yu Darvish and Perfection.

Hello, Arizona, my name is Heath Bell - Baseball Nation
Remember this guy?

At Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins high on Adeiny Hechavarria - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins seem high on shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, but the skill set thus far does not match their expectations of him in the future.

Miami Marlins falling behind in new world of contract extensions - Fish Stripes
A slew of contract extensions early in team-control years have led to the revelation that these strategies are becoming commonplace. The fact that the Marlins are failing to capitalize leaves them further behind the competition.

Miami Marlins' Kevin Slowey makes his return to the majors - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins have had a sudden slew of pitching injuries, and those maladies, combined with the struggles of Jacob Turner, have forced non-roster invitee Kevin Slowey into the second starter slot to start the season.

Ricky Nolasco: Marlins Pitch F/X scouting report - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins saw the re-debut of Ricky Nolasco as the team's ace yesterday. Yesterday's Nolasco looked a lot more like the 2009 and 2010 version than the 2011 and 2012 version. What are the differences between these two?

Jose Fernandez promotion: What to expect when you're expecting a top prospect - Fish Stripes

The Marlins' decision to promote top prospect Jose Fernandez is one that could have a huge impact on the 20-year-old's development. Here's what Fish fans can expect in terms of on-field production from Miami's prized prospect.