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Fish Bites: Miami Marlins injury updates on Stanton, LoMo and Slowey

Giancarlo Stanton and Logan Morrison look to be back with the Miami Marlins within the next couple of weeks. Kevin Slowey left Wednesday's game with a left lat strain and more testing will be needed before we know how long he will be out,

Marc Serota

Marlins right-hander Kevin Slowey exits start with left lat strain | News
After five impressive innings on Wednesday night, Kevin Slowey took the mound to warm up for the sixth. But before throwing a pitch, Marlins manager Mike Redmond and assistant trainer Mike Kozak were called to check on the 29-year-old righty. The club announced he has a left lat strain, and will be re-evaluated Thursday.

Stanton takes BP on field, feels no discomfort | News

Progress is being made on Giancarlo Stanton's road to recovery. The Marlins slugger on Wednesday afternoon took batting practice on the field. He estimated about 50 swings, and felt no discomfort.

Logan Morrison could be back with Miami Marlins by June 1 |

Logan Morrison’s minor-league rehab assignment will move to Double-A Jacksonville on Monday and he could rejoin the Marlins as early as the end of next week.

Marlins or Astros: Who's worse? - Baseball Nation
"Back in the early off-season, when the discerning baseball fan wanted to laugh at a team with dismal prospects, he or she would pick on the Houston Astros...Then the Marlins happened."

Around the League

Is Patrick Corbin Arizona's New Ace? - Beyond the Box Score
Patrick Corbin is providing to be more than a stopgap for the arrival of Tyler Skaggs or Daniel Hudson's return from surgery and outperforming the rest of the staff in Arizona, let alone most of the MLB. What's leading to his newfound dominance?

Andre Ethier is Now Eminently Available | FanGraphs Baseball
Despite the Dodgers signing him to a contract worth $85 million it now appears that Andre Ethier is now available.

Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays - May 22, 2013 | TOR Recap

The Blue Jays are one of the most underwhelming teams to this point in the 2013 season but tonight they are winners. Jose Bautista had a 4-for-4 night that included two homers and four RBIs against the Rays. One of his homers tied the game in the ninth, while his RBI in the 10th sent the Blue Jays out of the dugout and on to the field in celebration.

Great Debates: Do Hot Streaks Exist? - Athletics Nation

Can a player truly be "in the zone"? Or are hot streaks just random statistical variation? Athletics Nation examines the arguments of two prominent men in the baseball field: Brandon McCarthy and Keith Law.

At Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins Daily Minor League Report: May 21 - Fish Stripes
Kevin Mattison homered and doubled off one of Oakland's top prospects, Sonny Gray. Adam Conley struck out only one batter in six innings pitched, but kept Jacksonville competitive enough to win.

Miami Marlins oust Steve Cishek as sole closer, turn to closer-by-committee - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins will now use Steve Cishek in a closer-by-committee role with Mike Dunn and Chad Qualls after the sidearming righty's early struggles.

Miami Marlins news: Alex Sanabia spitball saga continues - Fish Stripes

The news regarding the Alex Sanabia spitball incident continues to grow, with information regarding whether the umpires caught anything during the game.

Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia Phillies: Cliff Lee, Phillies shut out Fish 3-0 - Fish Stripes
Cliff Lee puts up a masterful performance for the Philadelphia Phillies against the pitiful Miami Marlins lineup as the Fish are shut out 3-0.