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Miami Marlins morning news: Organization considered dismissing Mike Redmond in early April

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Redmond's job was in jeopardy after the club was swept by the Mets. Plus notes on Henderson Alvarez and J.T. Realmuto.

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Marlins News

Last weekend was not the first time the Marlins considered firing Mike Redmond. According to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro, the Marlins strongly considered firing Redmond after the club was swept by the Mets in April.

Redmond indeed almost was dismissed after the Marlins were swept by the Mets at Citi Field in early April. One of the voices to stop it from happening was the general manager — Dan Jennings.

Redmond may not have agreed with the front office with regard to roster moves. Frisaro notes he wanted to give Henderson Alvarez an additional rehab start before being activated from the disabled list.

Miami scored six times on Thursday but fell to the Diamondbacks 7-6.

Interleague play is back as the Marlins open a three game set with the OriolesAlvarez makes the start in game one of the series.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia had difficulty throwing runners out when he was with the Marlins and J.T. Realmuto had a hard time against the Diamondbacks, who were notably active on the base-paths.

Miami's pitching staff has not yet established itself as consistent. But the offense has not provided much support.

Carter Capps is still working on improving his delivery. Getting there.

Dan Jennings has used several different lineups over the past few days. Will he continue to do so moving forward?

Tom Koehler is back in the rotation after Jarred Cosart was placed on the DL.

Around the League

Brewers' Will Smith was ejected after the umpires discovered a foreign substance on his arm.

Jacob deGrom retired 23 in a row on Thursday and continues to thrive.

Tampa Bay is in first place. Tampa Bay is in first place.

Bryce Harper is HOT. And that may not change soon.

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