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Miami Marlins morning news: Dee Gordon thriving in leadoff spot

Miami's second baseman is off to a hot start. Plus notes on J.T. Realmuto and Giancarlo Stanton.

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Marlins News

Miami sought to add Dee Gordon because of his speed and ability to get on base consistently. Gordon went 5-for-5 on Saturday night, and has been off to a fast start with the Marlins. According to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro, Gordon has remained confident in his teammates' ability to bounce back.

"You've got to build on it," Gordon said. "The spirit was there. Just play hard, have great at-bats. We didn't get the results we wanted. We've got to build on this and go from there."

Tom Koehler was having success early on Sunday but was then plagued by a seven run fourth inning. Koehler was successful the first time through the order before the Mets' offense rallied in the Marlins' fourth straight loss.

Christian Yelich is still searching for answers at the plate after going 2-for-18 in the weekend series against the Mets. While he is currently batting .200, Yelich has proven he will not remain in a slump for long periods of time.

J.T. Realmuto has been given an opportunity with the Marlins and has had success behind the plate when he receives playing time.

Miami held a players-only meeting on Saturday, and Giancarlo Stanton was not happy.

The Marlins head to Philadelphia to take on the Phillies as the list of National League East games continues.

Four games against the Mets. The Marlins' first win over New York will have to wait.

Around the League

The Athletics and Royals cannot play a simple baseball game anymore. Things have become heated.

Jon Lester threw a baseball to first base. But his glove was released too.

Carlos Rodon will join the White Sox's bullpen.

Would it make sense for the National League to utilize a DH?

At Fish Stripes

-Miami Marlins to give Jose Urena extended look - Fish Stripes

The 23-year old was expected to be demoted when David Phelps was activated from the paterinity list.

-Miami Marlins morning news: Giancarlo Stanton becomes franchise home run leader - Fish Stripes

Stanton hit the 155th home run of his career on Thursday. Plus links on J.T. Realmuto and Michael Morse.

-Marlins claim Matt Tracy - Fish Stripes

The 26-year old gives the Marlins lefty depth.

-Swinging and contact trends on the Miami Marlins - Fish Stripes

It's hard to make judgments on players early in the season, but there are a few stats that are more predictive even this early in the year. What are the swing and contact rate trends for Marlins hitters as of right now?

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