Mike Lowell considered becoming the next Marlins manager. According to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald, while Lowell did not receive an offer, he had disccusions about the vacancy after Mike Redmond was fired.
Lowell told WSVN-Fox 7’s Steve Shapiro that he and the Marlins "had talks" after Mike Redmond was fired.
"Was there interest? Yes," Lowell said. But the Marlins and Lowell said there was no offer to the former third baseman, whom owner Jeffrey Loria holds in high regard.
Dee Gordon will not be starting the All-Star Game after dislocating his thumb. But he will still travel to Cincinnati so the Marlins have a representative introduced.
Miami got on the board early and topped Johnny Cueto on Sunday afternoon at Marlins Park.
Dan Haren has pitched well throughout the first half and tossed six innings of one run baseball against the Reds in his final start before the All-Star break.
Marlins pitcher Jarlin Garcia tossed tossed 1 2/3 innings in the Futures Game and allowed three runs.
Jose Fernandez could have been pitching for the Reds.
Mat Latos was scratched from his Saturday start with a toe injury but is not expected to be placed on the disabled list.
Donovan Solano is back with the club and could play second base in Gordon's absence.
Steve Cishek is drawing interest and might be dealt before the end of the month.
Haren has thrived and may be pitching for another club moving forward.
Around The League
Clayton Kershaw was selected to replace Max Scherzer on the NL All-Star team.
Scott Kazmir is expected to make his next start following an arm issue.
Tampa Bay placed Asdrubal Cabrera on the DL with a strained hamstring.
Jason Grilli's season is over after he ruptured his Achilles tendon.
At Fish Stripes
-Giants interested in Miami Marlins' Michael Morse - Fish Stripes
The 33-year old first baseman might be a Giant again in the foreseeable future.
-Miami Marlins sign Casey McGehee to one-year deal - Fish Stripes
Jeff Baker was placed on the disabled list in the corresponding roster move.
-Miami Marlins' Dee Gordon will miss All-Star Game - Fish Stripes
The 27-year old infielder will be out with a dislocated thumb after sliding headfirst into first base.
-Yes, Jose Fernandez is back - Fish Stripes
Two starts into his 2015 season and it is clear that Jose Fernandez is back up to his old tricks again.
-Marlins' Dee Gordon will likely avoid disabled list stint - Fish Stripes
Miami's starting second baseman will not be placed on the DL.
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