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Miami Marlins morning news: Giancarlo Stanton open to participating in Home Run Derby

Stanton told reporters he wouldn't mind participating in the annual derby. Plus links on David Phelps and Dee Gordon.

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Marlins News:

Giancarlo Stanton is open to participating in the annual Home Run Derby again in 2015. According to, Stanton is just seeking an invitation:

"If I'm asked, I'll do it," he said Friday before the Marlins' 5-0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park.

David Phelps pitched well against the Yankees but had trouble against the Reds on Sunday. He allowed two home runs and five total runs five and two third innings.

Dee Gordon tried to score from first base on a Derek Dietrich double. But it didn't work.

Marlins President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill is confident the club can get close to five hundred in the coming days. As a result, the Marlins are not expected to sell major league pieces.

Andre Dawson believes Stanton can dominate in the derby. He just has to be invited first.

Jose Urena will make the start on Tuesday against the Cardinals as the Marlins prepare to open a lengthy homestand. The Cardinals, Dodgers, and Giants will all make appearances at Marlins Park.

Justin Nicolino tossed seven shutout innings in his major league debut. But is he here to stay?

Trades of the past played a major role in the weekend series against the Reds.

Marlins want to gain ground and they want to do it quickly.

Around the League

Los Angeles placed Jered Weaver on the disabled list with a hip injury.

Cole Hamels is set to return to the Phillies' rotation on Wednesday.

Atlanta acquired Bronson Arroyo and Touki Toussaint on Saturday night.

The Mariners hired Edgar Martinez to be their hitting coach.

At Fish Stripes

-What to make of Giancarlo Stanton's 2015 season so far - Fish Stripes

Has the slugging right fielder proved that he was worth that $325 million contract he signed this winter?

-Miami Marlins looking at competition for rotation spot once injured starters return - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins are likely to evaluate a few players for the final rotation spots once Jose Fernandez and Jarred Cosart return to the Major League roster.

-Dan Jennings' managerial status could alter Marlins trade deadline strategy - Fish Stripes

He is the manager but he is also the GM. And that will probably prove to be beneficial.

-Miami Marlins interested in extending Ichiro Suzuki - Fish Stripes

The 41-year old outfielder has had success in multiple roles with the Marlins in 2015.

-Miami Marlins place Martin Prado on 15-day disabled list with shoulder sprain - Fish Stripes

Miami recalled catcher Jhonatan Solano in corresponding move.

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