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Miami Marlins morning news: Jose Fernandez dominant in second start

Fernandez pitched well through seven innings on Thursday. Plus notes on Marcell Ozuna and David Phelps.

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Marlins News:

Jose Fernandez made his second start of the season and had success at Marlins Park on Thursday night. He struck out nine over seven shutout innings and credited his teammates while speaking to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro.

"Obviously, I can't do it by myself," Fernandez said. "It's a team game. They played a great game today. I'm thankful and I'm grateful, too."

Giancarlo Stanton is set to have stitches removed from his hand in a few days. He is still expected to be out for four to six weeks, though.

Miami is considering signing Casey McGehee and he could join the club as soon as Friday night.

The Marlins committed five errors over a two game stretch against the Red Sox. Miami fell in both contests.

David Phelps is back in the rotation and will make the start against Cincinnati on Friday.

Stanton is disappointed he will miss out on the All-Star festivities. But being healthy is his primary concern.

Miami has had to find creative ways to get runs without Stanton in the lineup.

Marcell Ozuna has consistently struggled in 2015. What has caused the offensive slump?

Around the League

Alex Gordon will be out for two months and the Royals might be searching for a replacement.

Steven Matz will be out for several weeks. The Mets lost some pitching depth.

Baltimore released Delmon Young after being unable to trade him.

Javy Guerra was suspended 50 games for drug abuse.

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