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Miami Marlins morning news: Gordon, Stanton lead All-Star voting

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Dee Gordon and Giancarlo Stanton are the early favorites. Plus notes on Dan Haren and Justin Nicolino.

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Marlins News

Both Dee Gordon and Giancarlo Stanton have had success early in 2015 and the pair may represent the Marlins in the annual All-Star game. According to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro, Gordon and Stanton are the early National League leaders in the first update.

Stanton and Gordon can become just the third and fourth Marlins players -- joining Gary Sheffield and Hanley Ramirez -- to receive a starting bid from the fans.

Dan Jennings has to gain trust from the players in the clubhouse. But the comfort may already be evident.

Jose Fernandez will likely pitch in 2015 regardless of the Marlins' performance. The club's record will not dictate when the ace returns.

Justin Nicolino could be called upon soon but the Marlins are not in a hurry. Once he is a major league starter they want it to stay that way rather than demoting him after initial difficulty.

Dan Haren has pitched well in 2015 and takes the mound against the Mets on Friday night. Matt Harvey will start for the Mets.

Jennings may not have been the Marlins' first option. Ron Washington, Dusty Baker, and Ozzie Guillen were all considered.

Alex Rodriguez managing the Marlins. One baseball insider believes it makes perfect sense. Does it?

Around the League

Tigers starter Justin Verlander will make a rehab start on Sunday.

Jayson Werth may be out for a while. A CT scan revealed two fractures in his wrist.

With Matt Adams out, will the Cardinals look for a new starter? Probably, and Ryan Howard is an option.

Scott Kazmir left his last start with shoulder tightness but could still be dealt in the coming weeks.

At Fish Stripes

-Brett Butler reassignment wasn't 'rash' decision - Fish Stripes

Former Manager Mike Redmond was reportedly not pleased with some of Butler's calls.

-Miami Marlins considered Ozzie Guillen reunion - Fish Stripes

Guillen was an option once Mike Redmond was dismissed.

-Miami Marlins should be concerned about Henderson Alvarez's shoulder - Fish Stripes

Henderson Alvarez may not have had any structural damage on his shoulder per his MRI, but that does not mean that he and the Marlins should be unconcerned about his latest injury.

-Miami Marlins and the rebuilding process - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins have undergone multiple rebuilding processes over the years, but none as successful as the ones the Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros are currently undergoing.

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