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Fish Bites: Leaks and eccentric pitchers

On this edition of Fish Bites, we take a look at Miami being involved in Houston's leaked trade notes, Henderson Alvarez sets himself apart from the pack and AJ Ramos makes his way to the disabled list.

Marc Serota

Miami Marlins: Reliever A.J Ramos earmarked for disabled list - Sun Sentinel

An extensive 50-pitch performance during last week's game against Philadelphia helped push reliever AJ Ramos to an injury that could shelve him for the foreseeable future.

Miami Marlins included in Houston Astros' leaked trade notes - Sun Sentinel

Recently, the Marlins were a small part of a scandal that involved a leak in Houston's trade notes. slugger Giancarlo Stanton's name was brought up in a potential trade involving George Springer and Carlos Correa.

Miami Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez sets himself apart with unique approach - Miami Marlins -

Despite having an extremely eccentric warm-up technique, Marlins starter Henderson Alvarez sets himself apart from the competition because of his ability to effectively use a slew of pitches.

Photo: Marlins pre-game stretch includes watching Team USA, World Cup | Fish Bytes

Before Miami's matchup against Philly, the Marlins had their focus set on Team USA's World Cup match against Belgium.

Giancarlo Stanton to Participate in Home Run Derby | Marlin Maniac

To the surprise of nobody, National League captain Troy Tulowitzki has picked Giancarlo Stanton to be a part of the 2014 Home Run Derby.

Around the League

Renaming the 'ultimate grand slam' -

Rajai Davis hit an ultimate grand slam on Monday night, but no one's calling it that because it's a stupid name. Let's rename it.

Midseason awards are stupid, so here are some midseason awards for the American League -

With the midway point of the season closing in, SBNation's Grant Brisbee gives out some midseason awards for the top stars of the American League.

Jose Abreu hits another dinger, is still amazing -

On tuesday afternoon, Jose Abreu became the only player in MLB history to hit at least 26 homers in his first 70 career games.

Court will hear Barry Bonds' appeal -

Bonds will get his wish; an appeals court will consider overturning his obstruction charge.

Fish Stripes

2014 MLB All-Star Game: Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton to compete in Home Run Derby - Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton confirmed on Sunday that he would be competing in the Home Run Derby in the 2014 All-Star Game. He still trails the starting outfield vote as of Monday for the All-Star Game.

Miami Marlins considered trading Giancarlo Stanton to Houston - Fish Stripes

Leaked Houston Astros files revealed Monday that the Miami Marlins considered trading Giancarlo Stanton to the Houston Astros for a pair of prospects. General Manager Dan Jennings denied the report.

Adeiny Hechavarria's injury does not open up time for Miami Marlins to acquire shortstop - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins love Adeiny Hechavarria despite his significant struggles at the plate and perhaps with the glove. His latest injury, however, may return him too soon for the Fish to consider acquiring a shortstop via trade.

MLB Scores: Miami Marlins 5, Philadelphia Phillies 4 (11) -

The Miami Marlins topped the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 on Tuesday night. Henderson Alvarez pitched well before Ed Lucas ended the game in the eleventh.

2014 Miami Marlins Midseason Report: Starting pitching - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins have succeeded despite the team's starting pitching, which is the exact opposite of what was expected in 2014.