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Fish Bites: Miami Marlins win, move forward without Jose Fernandez

Rookie Anthony DeSclafani picked up a win and a hit in his first career start in place of the recently injured Jose Fernandez on Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Plus links on Randy Wolf, Jeff Samardzija, Christian Yelich and more.

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Marlins sign Randy Wolf in wake of Jose Fernandez's injury -
The Marlins have signed veteran left-hander Randy Wolf to a one-year deal, Jon Heyman of has confirmed. The Arizona Republic first reported the news. Wolf will join the Marlins for their game against the Dodgers on Wednesday night.

RealGM Baseball: Wiretap Archives: Should Marlins Make Run At Samardzija?
With Jose Fernandez expected to miss the remainder of the season following Tommy John surgery, the Miami Marlins will find it hard to remain in the National League East race. If the Marlins think they can continue to surprise in 2014, Joe Frisaro believes they should consider trading with the Chicago Cubs for Jeff Samardzija.

Jose Fernandez Injury: Immediate blog reactions from around the web - MLB Daily Dish
Miami Marlins phenom Jose Fernandez appears to be done for the season, but what does that mean for the Marlins and for baseball fans around the league?

Marlins Fall Back to .500 After Another Loss on Road | NBC 6 South Florida
The Marlins still can't figure out how to win on the road and have lost five games in a row

Yelich: Homer at Dodger Stadium 'surreal' moment | News
Rounding the bases on Monday night, Christian Yelich couldn't help but chuckle to himself. A California native who grew up a Dodgers fan, Yelich happened to hit a home run in the first big league game he played at storied Dodger Stadium.


Why Gerrit Cole wasn't suspended -
Carlos Gomez and Martin Maldonado received suspensions for their role in the recent Pirates/Brewers brawl, but didn't Gerrit Cole start it?

Brewers CF Gomez Drops Appeal of Suspension - ABC News
Brewers star outfielder Carlos Gomez has dropped his appeal of his three-game suspension arising from the incident involving Pirates SP Gerrit Cole.

Rangers' Martin Perez has partially torn UCL, may need Tommy John -
The Rangers have placed left-hander Martin Perez on the 15-day DL with what's turned out to be a partially torn UCL. It's possible he'll be forced to undergo Tommy John surgery.

Rangers' Matt Harrison on DL, may be facing third back surgery -
A bad day for Rangers starters just got worse: Lefty Matt Harrison is on the DL and may be facing spinal fusion surgery.

White Sox rally past A's on Jose Abreu's late homer
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jose Abreu hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning to help the Chicago White Sox snap a four-game losing streak with a 4-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday.


Jose Fernandez injury: Should Miami Marlins trade for Jeff Samardzija? - Fish Stripes
With Jose Fernandez out with injury but the Marlins still in supposed "win-now" mode, should the Fish turn to a trade market ace in Jeff Samardzija to bolster this season's chances?

Miami Marlins' prospect Anthony DeSclafani to start Wednesday - Fish Stripes
With Jose Fernandez on the disabled list, the Miami Marlins have promoted prospect Anthony DeSclafani, who will make his major league debut Wednesday night in Los Angeles.

Miami Marlins sign veteran starter Randy Wolf - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins signed veteran pitcher Randy Wolf on Wednesday afternoon. Wolf was previously in Triple-A with the Diamondbacks.

Jose Fernandez injury: Marlins remain confident despite injury - Fish Stripes
Despite likely losing their ace for the rest of the season, the Miami Marlins are confident that they can continue to win consistently moving forward. Miami began the current roadtrip atop the National League East.

Jose Fernandez injury: Marlins could not have prevented injury - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins handled Jose Fernandez with significant care last season, and his elbow still was mangled enough to require Tommy John surgery. The team took precautions and could not prevent the disaster.