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Miami Marlins morning news: Jose Fernandez set for first 2015 road start

Fernandez will make his first road appearance against the Phillies. Plus notes on Dee Gordon and Miami's franchise four.

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Marlins News

Jose Fernandez thrived in his first two home starts and is set for his first road start of 2015 against the Phillies on Friday. Tom Koehler and Dan Haren will pitch on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

Although the Marlins had a rough first half, the club is still confident in its core. President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill does not anticipate on dealing any young core players before the end of the month.

Dee Gordon did not play in the All-Star Game because of his thumb injury but still traveled to Cincinnati to represent the Marlins.

Miami acquired lefty reliever Chris Reed from the Dodgers on Wednesday afternoon. Reed will head to Triple-A New Orleans and gives the Marlins relief depth.

Giancarlo Stanton, Jeff Conine, Mike Lowell, and Gary Sheffield make up Miami's Franchise Four.

A.J. Ramos and Carter Capps have had success in the back of Miami's bullpen. The pair is poised for a big second half.

Managerial change and injuries punctuated a busy first half for Miami.

Jarred Cosart thrives. A.J. Ramos doesn't blow a save. Bold predictions for the second half.

Henderson Alvarez should be back by the end of July. Martin Prado is not too far off.

Around the League

A 154 game schedule will reportedly be discussed moving forward.

The Nationals cleared Jayson Werth for a rehab assignment.

Freddie Freeman won't return until August after being plagued by a wrist injury.

Will Jonathan Papelbon be dealt? It remains quite possible.

At Fish Stripes

-Miami Marlins acquire Chris Reed - Fish Stripes

Grant Dayton heads to the Dodgers in the deal.

-Martin Prado will return from disabled list after All-Star break - Fish Stripes

The starting infielder is set to return to the lineup later in the week.

-Giancarlo Stanton among Miami Marlins' franchise four - Fish Stripes

Was the selection of Giancarlo Stanton, Jeff Conine, Mike Lowell and Gary Sheffield justified?

-Miami Marlins give Tom Koehler second spot in rotation - Fish Stripes

Jose Fernandez, Koehler, and Dan Haren will pitch against the Phillies on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, respectively.

-Miami Marlins All-Time All-Star Team - Fish Stripes

With the All-Star game completed Tuesday night in Cincinnati, it's time to look at some Marlins greats.

-Miami Marlins Midseason Review: Bullpen - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins have once again found themselves a spectacular bullpen thanks to the emergence of A.J. Ramos and Carter Capps, even with the struggles of Steve Cishek.

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