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Fish Bites: Miami Marlins injuries and debuts

After injuries to Donovan Solano and Chris Valaika, the Marlins called up prospect Derek Dietrich, Also, the Marlins get shutout by the Padres and the Marlins try to hid their attendance struggles with tarps.

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Dietrich becomes latest Marlins prospect to get call-up after injury | Fish Bytes
\Another day, another Marlins top prospect gets the call-up from the minors to help fill a void created by injury. Derek Dietrich, rated the Marlins' eighth-best prospect according to, got the phone call he had been waiting for.

SAN DIEGO: Miami Marlins Alex Sanabia credits Miguel Olivo amid injury scare - Miami Marlins -

Had it not been for veteran catcher Miguel Olivo’s persistence, Marlins right-hander Alex Sanabia said he probably would have tried to keep pitching through the tightness he experienced in his right groin Tuesday, potentially worsening the Marlins’ already dire injury situation.

Marlin Maniac Roundtable Discussion: Does Blue Jays Struggles Justify Owner Jeffery Loria? - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Marlin Maniac discusses Jeffery Loria's lies and deception from last offseason, and if the impact is still being felt after the Blue Jays struggles to start 2013.

Miami Marlins at San Diego Padres - May 8, 2013 | MIA Recap

Derek Dietrich notches his first ML hit, Nolasco strikes out nine and the Marlins fail to score a run.

Valaika joins many more on Marlins' disabled list | News
Chris Valaika went on the disabled list Wednesday with a fractured left wrist. Valaika went down the same day Donovan Solano headed to the disabled list with a strained left intercostal.

Around the League

Detroit Tigers vs. Washington Nationals - Recap - May 08, 2013 - ESPN
Washington tops Detroit behind Bryce Harper's 10th homer of the year to give Jordan Zimmerman the win with a final score of 3-1.

Ranking Matt Harvey's 16 swing-throughs against the White Sox - Baseball Nation
Matt Harvey of the Mets is good. Here are some GIFs of him being good.

Blue Jays' J.A. Happ feels 'very fortunate' day after liner strikes head | News

Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ, who was diagnosed with a minor fracture on the left side of his skull, but miraculously avoided a concussion, surprised the baseball world by making an appearance at Tropicana Field on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after he was struck in the head by a line drive by the Rays' Desmond Jennings.

Welcome to Diamond Mines | Diamond Mines

A newly released database of historical scouting reports. Sorted both by player and by scout, and yes, yes it is pretty awesome.

At Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins Daily Minor League Report: May 7 - Fish Stripes
Brian Flynn was effectively wild for New Orleans, Christian Yelich had 5 hits in Jacksonville, and Jose Urena was dominant for Jupiter.

Miami Marlins news: Marlins plan to tarp upper bowl seats for weeknight games - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins are struggling with attendance as expected, and their plan is to tarp off the upper bowl seats for certain weeknight games. The move is a saddening reminder that the Fish mishandled their attendance situation in the offseason.

The unassuming tale of Alex Sanabia - Fish Stripes
The short tale of former 33rd round pick Alex Sanabia, who went from throwaway pick to a featured starter in the Marlins rotation.

Miami Marlins still devastated by injuries - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins were already going to be a bad team in 2013, but the injuries of this year have not helped the Fish. The Marlins have lost players at almost every position, including key cogs and young players to be evaluated.

Miami Marlins call up Derek Dietrich, place Chris Valaika on disabled list - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins have responded to last night's injury to Chris Valaika by calling up the hot-hitting second base prospect Derek Dietrich, who will start this afternoon.

Miami Marlins vs. San Diego Padres: Marlins offense sputters in 1-0 loss - Fish Stripes
Ricky Nolasco pitched well for the Miami Marlins, striking out nine batters, but a late-game sacrifice fly did enough damage for the San Diego Padres to complete a three-game sweep with a 1-0 win.