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Fish Bites: Miami Marlins' Casey McGehee gets day off

Miami Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee received a rare day off on Thursday night as a result of an offensive slump. Plus links on Dan Jennings, Adeiny Hechavarria, and Brian Flynn.

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-Marlins Make Mistake Giving up on Jacob Turner Too Soon - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

On Tuesday, the Miami Marlins did what many Marlins fans had clamored for a while, they designated Jacob Turner for  assignment. On the surface, the move looks fine, as Turner has a 5.98 ERA on the season.

-MLB Trade Rumors: Miami Marlins and Chicago Cubs Trade Possibilities For Jacob Turner - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

News broke yesterday that the Chicago Cubs had claimed pitcher Jacob Turner off the waiver wire after he had been designated for assignment by the Miami Marlins the day before.  The Marlins must now work out a trade with the Cubs or lose Turner without compensation by placing him on irrevocable waivers.

-Marlins’ No. 1 fan a down-to-earth globe-trotter |

It could have been her vagabond lifestyle that kept 92 year-old Dorothea "Dot" Patterson from choosing a baseball team to root for over the years.

-Jacob Turner designated for assignment | Fish Bytes

The Marlins finally ran out of time and patience with Jacob Turner, who was designated for assignment on Tuesday as the Marlins prepared to open a three-game series in Pittsburgh.

-Miami Marlins: Jose Urena, Austin Barnes named Minor League Pitcher, Player of the Month - Sun Sentinel

The Marlins on Thursday named Double-A Jacksonville battery mates Austin Barnes and Jose Urena their Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Month for July, respectively.

-Miami Marlins notes: NL managers snub Adeiny Hechavarria in Baseball America Best Tools survey - Sun Sentinel

Baseball America this week is releasing the results of its annual "Best Tools" surveys of major and minor league managers. Not surprisingly, a couple of Marlins (Giancarlo Stanton, Jose Fernandez) made the list. Somewhat unexpectedly, some others (Adeiny Hechavarria, Marcell Ozuna) did not.

-Marlins sign undrafted Vanderbilt hero Norwood | News

College World Series hero John Norwood may have slipped through the cracks in the First-Year Player Draft in June, but the former Vanderbilt outfielder didn't go unnoticed in the Cape Cod League.

-Slumping McGehee gets rare day off | News

For much of the season, Casey McGehee has picked up the Marlins with his bat, glove and leadership. But the 31-year-old third baseman has been scuffling of late, so he was given a rare day off on Thursday.

-Marlins lobby for Hechavarria to win Gold Glove | News

To the Marlins, it's a matter of when and not if Adeiny Hechavarria will win a Gold Glove Award. The smooth-fielding shortstop has made several outstanding plays at PNC Park the past couple of games.

'-Marlins reliever Dan Jennings carted off after liner off his head | News

Marlins reliever Dan Jennings was struck on the left side of his head by a comeback line drive in the seventh inning, and he was carted off the field at PNC Park. The scary moment occurred with one out in the seventh inning. Pittsburgh's Jordy Mercer ripped a line drive up the middle that deflected off Jennings' head, and the ball deflected straight up in the air.

-Miami Marlins at Pittsburgh Pirates - August 7, 2014 | MIA Recap

Marlins lefty Brian Flynn was touched for five runs on eight hits in four-plus innings. The Marlins turned to Flynn to make the start in place of Jarred Cosart, who was scratched due to a tight left oblique muscle. A starter all season at Triple-A New Orleans, Flynn made one relief appearance with Miami this year on June 27 against the A's.

Around The League

-What happened to the art of an overhand curveball? | : Pat Jordan Article

Pitchers must have monumental will to throw the overhand curveball, an unshakable belief that they can make that white sphere bend to your will. It could be that difficulty that accounts for the drop in use over recent decades. Here, a close look at the devolution of a befuddling pitch.

-San Francisco Giants at Milwaukee Brewers - August 7, 2014 | MIL Recap

The Brewers did their part Thursday to ensure their weekend showdown against the Dodgers would pit a pair of first-place teams. A 3-1 win over the Giants at Miller Park, sealed with two runs in the sixth inning, made right-hander Wily Peralta the Majors' first 14-game winner and ensured the Brewers another day alone in first place in the National League Central.

-Dodgers acquire righty Roberto Hernandez from Phillies | News

The Dodgers obtained right-handed starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez from the Phillies on Thursday for two players to be named or cash. He will start for Los Angeles on Friday.

-Dodgers acquire righty Roberto Hernandez from Phillies | News

The Dodgers obtained right-handed starting pitcher Roberto Hernandez from the Phillies on Thursday for two players to be named or cash. He will start for Los Angeles on Friday.

At Fish Stripes

-Marlins Daily Minor League Report: August 6 - Fish Stripes

Austin Brice allowed two earned runs in six innings against Bradenton, Jorgan Cavanerio had another fabulous start in Batavia, and Ayron Adames struck out eight in the GCL.

-Jacob Turner DFA: Chicago Cubs claim Turner off revocable waivers - Fish Stripes

The Chicago Cubs claimed Jacob Turner off of revocable waivers on Wednesday. A trade is likely since Turner would be back on waivers if the Marlins chose to pull him back.

-Miami Marlins news: Brad Penny may join rotation - Fish Stripes

After designating Jacob Turner for assignment, Brad Penny may receive an opportunity to start for the Marlins. Penny has pitched well in Triple-A and would give the Marlins a veteran arm in the back of the rotation.

-Miami Marlins news: Jarred Cosart scratched, Kevin Gregg out for season - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins scratched starter Jarred Cosart from his scheduled start on Thursday as a result of a left oblique injury. Reliever Kevin Gregg will undergo season-ending surgery to have bone chips removed from his elbow.

-Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton has second-best odds to win NL MVP - Fish Stripes

A benefit of the Miami Marlins' relative success in 2014: Giancarlo Stanton is quietly gaining traction in the National League MVP race.