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Fish Bites: Anthony DeSclafani to make first Marlins Park start

Former Florida Gator Anthony DeSclafani looks forward to making his first home start against former Marlin A.J. Burnett. Plus links on Christian Yelich, Casey McGehee, Tom Koehler and more.

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SAN FRANCISCO: Tom Koehler deals as Miami Marlins beat San Francisco Giants - Miami Marlins -
It hasn't been the most enjoyable of road trips for the Marlins. On the journey from San Diego to San Francisco, with a halfway stop in Los Angeles, they lost more games than they won. More significantly, they lost Jose Fernandez to a season-ending injury.

Why Jose Fernandez Is a Model for Calling Up Young Pitchers "
Until a sea change occurs, teams have to do the best they can under the current system to get the most out of the pitchers they do have while they’re healthy. And that’s where the Jose Fernandez story, strangely, goes from cautionary tale to prototype.

Marlins' Anthony DeSclafani, N.J native and Colts Neck HS grad, makes MLB debut |
Anthony DeSclafani, who grew up in Howell, N.J. and graduated from Colts Neck High School, had a little bit of pressure on him: He was the pitcher called up Wednesday to replace Marlins ace Jose Fernandez, who was done for the season and had Tommy John surgery on the horizon.

The Good, The Bad, and The Bottom of the First Marlins Recap 5/18/14 - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
After a rough start with the Jacob Turner as the starting pitcher, the bullpen came into the game in the 7th inning. First up was Carter Capps who only gave up 1 hit while striking out 2 batters. In the 8th out came Brad Hand. Brad gave up a walk to Tyler Colvin but struck out Mike Morse and did not give up a run in the inning. It was 2 great shutout innings for the bullpen, but unfortunately it wasn’t enough.

Miguel Tejada signs a minor league deal with the Miami Marlins - ESPN
Miguel Tejada agreed to a minor league deal with the Miami Marlins and will report to the club's spring training headquarters in Jupiter, Florida, the ballplayer to on Saturday.

Yelich excelling as Marlins' leadoff man | News
Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich takes full advantage of having Brett Butler, one of the top leadoff hitters in the game, around as a coach.

Former River Bat McGehee gets 2nd chance with Miami Marlins
Casey McGehee is enjoying a career resurgence with the Marlins after spending a year playing in Japan.


Philadelphia Phillies at Miami Marlins - May 20, 2014 | Preview
Anthony DeSclafani faced an extremely tall task in his Major League debut. It's not every day that you occupy the rotation spot belonging to Marlins ace Jose Fernandez, who is done for the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on Friday.

Pirates closer Jason Grilli deems himself "ready" to return | HardballTalk
Pirates closer Jason Grilli has been on the disabled list since April 21 with a strained oblique, but the right-hander deemed himself "ready" to return after throwing 24 pitches in a simulated game on Wednesday afternoon, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Travis Sawchik reports.

White Sox strike out without Jose Abreu - Chicago Tribune
After losing first baseman Jose Abreu to the disabled list with left ankle tendinitis Sunday morning, the Sox and left-hander John Danks fell to the Astros 8-2 at Minute Maid Park for their third straight series loss.

Michael Cuddyer, Wilin Rosario set to return to Rockies after DL time - The Denver Post
The Rockies got to Missouri this week still looking down at the rest of baseball from atop the hitting leaderboard. As of Tuesday they're the only team with a batting average above .300. The Rockies also are looking forward to the imminent return of two of their best hitters.

Gio Gonzalez placed on 15-day disabled list, will not need surgery [UPDATED]
The Nationals placed left-hander Gio Gonzalez on the disabled list with left shoulder inflammation, but they received good news after an enhanced MRI exam revealed no further damage and confirmed Gonzalez will require only rest.

Elbow soreness sends Padres' Andrew Cashner to disabled list | News
The last thing Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner wanted to do on Friday was walk into manager Bud Black's office at Coors Field and disclose that he had soreness in his right elbow.


Fish Cap: Miami Marlins 1, San Francisco Giants 4 - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins fell to the Giants 4-1 on Sunday afternoon. Jacob Turner struggled in the early innings before eventually settling in.

Fish Bites: Miami Marlins' Tom Koehler key part of pitching success - Fish Stripes
Miami Marlins starter Tom Koehler has pitched well as the fifth man in the rotation, proving the significance of Miami's pitching depth. Plus links on Jose Fernandez, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, and Garrett Jones.

Derek Dietrich adding power to Miami Marlins' lineup - Fish Stripes
Miami Marlins' second baseman Derek Dietrich has hit nine home runs thus far in 2014, and has added power to the Marlins' lineup. Dietrich has also improved his defensive game.

Jose Fernandez injury: Attorney claims injury due to earlier thigh injury - Fish Stripes
Jose Fernandez's attorney, Ralph Fernandez, released a statement on Saturday stating the star pitcher's injury was a result of a previous thigh injury that led to a "completely unanticipated change in delivery."

2014 MLB Draft: Miami Marlins draft picks and resources - Fish Stripes
A quick glance at the Marlins budget for the MLB draft and the importance of this year's draft for the future of Marlins baseball.