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Miami Marlins morning news: Josh Beckett, Hanley Ramirez left out of Franchise Four

Mike Lowell, Jeff Conine, Gary Sheffield, and Giancarlo Stanton made the cut. Plus notes on J.T. Realmuto and Tom Koehler.

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Marlins News

Hanley Ramirez watched the Marlins recognize their Franchise Four on Wednesday night at Marlins Park but he was not among them. According to Manny Navarro of The Miami Herald, Manager Dan Jennings said there were not any bad choices.

"You look at Hanley, you look at Miguel Cabrera, had we had more space you could put a couple of other guys," Jennings said. "Josh Beckett was pretty well known around this joint. But you're right, it was tough decisions. You never know what fans [are thinking] when they vote. Maybe some of them harbored ill feelings or were more about a special moment when they were a kid -- the '97 Series or something like that. But it's good. I think it's awesome the fans got to vote them.

Miami opted to give Christian Yelich another day off on Wednesday. He was available to pinch hit but has been sidelined with a right knee contusion.

Jarred Cosart threw another bullpen session on Thursday. The Marlins are hoping he will be available within the next ten days.

The Marlins will use the final months of the season to evaluate the players they have in the rotation and within the lineup.

Catcher J.T. Realmuto had a solid night offensively against the Red Sox on Wednesday.

Giancarlo Stanton is preparing to take live batting practice but is not yet ready to face live pitching.

Mike Lowell could see himself managing one day. But that day might not come soon.

Although he is currently on the 15-day disabled list, Jose Fernandez wants to pitch again in 2015.

Is Realmuto the Marlins' catcher of the future? Probably.

look at the progress of some of the newly acquired Marlins prospects.

Around the League

After topping the Athletics 4-2, the Blue Jays have won 11 in a row.

San Francisco has made an offer for Phillies infielder Chase Utley.

C.J. Wilson is set to undergo season-ending elbow surgery.

The Giants placed Nori Aoki on the 15-day disabled list after he left Wednesday's contest as a result of dizziness.

At Fish Stripes

-Miami Marlins' Christian Yelich remains day-to-day - Fish Stripes

Yelich was scratched with a right knee contusion on Tuesday.

-Justin Nicolino, Kendry Flores will be important for Marlins in 2016 - Fish Stripes

The two rookies pitched well against Boston last night and will more than likely play a larger role with the team next season,

-Mike Lowell on managing: 'The talk is just that: talk' - Fish Stripes

Lowell was once considered a candidate to become the next Marlins manager.

-Christian Yelich has recovered from his early-season struggles - Fish Stripes

The numbers show a sudden and successful surge of great play for Christian Yelich, who appears to have gotten over his back woes from the start of the year.

-Miami Marlins' J.T. Realmuto thriving since becoming starting catcher - Fish Stripes

Realmuto, a converted shortstop, has had a notable amount of success this season.

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