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Miami Marlins morning news: Club turns to extra relief help

After optioning Tomas Telis, the Marlins are playing with a short bench. Plus notes on Cole Gillespie and Tom Koehler.

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Marlins News

After optioning Tomas Telis to Triple-A New Orleans on Thursday, the Marlins are playing with a short bench. Scott McGough was selected in the corresponding move, and according to's Joe Frisaro, the Marlins wanted additional relief depth.

The Marlins' pitching staff has been hit hard by injuries. McGough adds a fresh arm to a tired bullpen.

Miami considered promoting McGough on Monday, when David Phelps (stress fracture right radius bone) was placed on the disabled list.

Giancarlo Stanton is hoping to return to the Marlins' lineup by September 1st. He has been on the disabled list recovering from hand surgery.

Cole Gillespie extended his hitting streak on Wednesday and continues to produce consistently for the Marlins.

Tom Koehler struggled as the Marlins dropped the final game of a three game series with the Brewers.

David Phelps is out for the season and the Marlins will continue to turn to young pitching prospects for the remainder of the season.

Ichiro Suzuki has had success with the Marlins this season and the club is reportedly interested in bringing him back in 2016.

Suzuki posted four hits against the Brewers on Tuesday night.

These four players could be moved by the Marlins before the end of the month.

Around the League

San Francisco acquired Marlon Byrd from Cincinnati.

Jeremy Hellickson is headed to Arizona's disabled list with a hamstring injury.

The Tigers have shut down Daniel Norris as a result of an oblique injury.

Boston hired Dave Dombrowski to serve as the President of Baseball Operations.

At Fish Stripes

-Jose Fernandez extension does not make sense for Miami Marlins - Fish Stripes

The 23-year old was involved in extension talks last offseason but might not have another opportunity to negotiate a long-term deal.

-Marlins will have to spend big to win in 2016 - Fish Stripes

With a notable lack of minor league depth ruling out many possible trade scenarios, the Fish will have to be big players in the free agent market if they hope to end their playoff drought in 2016.

-The Miami Marlins are a risk-averse team - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins' ways of building their team show a risk-averse nature that is not prototypical of a good small-market team.

-Mat Latos trade continues to favor Miami Marlins - Fish Stripes

The Dodgers announced Latos would be sent to the bullpen as the club turns to a four man rotation.

-Miami Marlins option Tomas Telis to Triple-A - Fish Stripes

Scott McGough was recalled in the corresponding roster move.

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