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Miami Marlins morning news: Marlins sticking with A.J. Ramos as closer

Despite blowing another save on Sunday afternoon the Marlins are sticking with A.J. Ramos as their closer moving forward. Plus links on Brad Hand, Marcell Ozuna, and more.

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Marlins News

A.J. Ramos has two blown saves since the All-Star break. But despite struggling in the closer role lately, Dan Jennings is going to continue to hand him the ball with the lead in the ninth inning.

After dealing two of their starting pitchers before the Trade Deadline, the Marlins have some holes to fill in the rotation. Brad Hand will fill one of those holes as he takes the mound as a starter for the first time in two months against the Mets.

Carter Capps left Sunday's game with stiffness in high right elbow. He was placed on the 15-day DL yesterday and is not expected to be out very long.

Marcell Ozuna was sent down to Triple-A New Orleans in early July to work on his swing, as he was in the midst of a slump. Since the demotion, Ozuna has swung the bat well but the team is still not ready to call him up. The reason they don't want to bring him back to the majors just yet could have nothing to do with his performance.

Around the League

David Price was dominant in his debut for the Blue Jays, striking out 11 in eight innings of work.

Mike Hessman hit his 433rd career minor league home run last night, making him the all-time leader in that category.

A.J. Burnett received great news yesterday, finding out that he would not have to undergo season-ending surgery on his elbow.

The Indians lineup took a big hit yesterday as the club placed Jason Kipnis on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation.

At FishStripes

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-National League East trade deadline recap - Fish Stripes

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