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Miami Marlins morning news: Justin Nicolino struggles in loss to Nationals

Nicolino was plagued by the big inning. Plus notes on Giancarlo Stanton and Brad Hand.

Marlins News:

Justin Nicolino has pitched notably well at times in 2015. However, Nicolino struggled in a 13-3 loss to Washington on Sunday afternoon.

Dee Gordon has proven to be a valuable addition to Miami's lineup, especially late in games.

After an off day on Monday, the Marlins open a series with Philadelphia. Tom Koehler will take the mound for the Marlins.

Brad Hand had difficulty throwing strikes in a 5-2 loss to the Nationals on Saturday.

Giancarlo Stanton is "not ready yet," according to Manager Dan Jennings.

Did the Steve Cishek trade make sense for the Marlins?

Jarred Cosart continues to make strides for Miami. He just has to remain healthy.

Dan Jennings has enjoyed his time as Miami's manager. But he will likely return to the front office at the end of the season.

Kendry Flores was named one of the Marlins' prospects of the year.

The Marlins surprised Christian Yelich with his Saturday Night Live lookalike when the club was in New York.

J.T. Realmuto continues to thrive offensively for the Marlins.

Miami is expected to tender Henderson Alvarez by December.

Around the League

Matt Harvey tossed five shutout innings but then left the game.

Milwaukee is expected to hire David Stearns as their next GM.

Los Angeles designated Mat Latos for assignment.

Jung Ho Kang is now out for the season as a result of a knee injury.

At Fish Stripes

-Miami Marlins 'leaning towards' tendering offer to Henderson Alvarez - Fish Stripes

The 25-year old has been on the disabled list with a shoulder injury.

-Jose Fernandez's historical Miami Marlins career start - Fish Stripes

Jose Fernandez has barely been around and yet somehow he is closing in on being one of the best pitchers in Marlins history already.

-Christian Yelich's surprisingly decent campaign - Fish Stripes

When you start as slow as Christian Yelich did, it is easy to let it slip past that he is actually having a decent 2015 season.

-3 reasons Miami Marlins fans should be excited about the front office shakeup - Fish Stripes

The Marlins have already made several changes. But there are plenty of reasons to believe they will help the organization moving forward.

-Koehler's performance gives Marlins something to think about - Fish Stripes

Eight strong innings in a September games puts Tom Koehler in a good position to remain with the club and fight for a rotation spot in 2016.

-Miami Marlins' players believe 2016 club would be better with Marcell Ozuna on roster - Fish Stripes

Ozuna is a candidate to be moved this offseason. But his teammates don't want to see him traded.

-Miami Marlins got exactly what they expected from Martin Prado - Fish Stripes

The third baseman had rumors swirling about him at the trade deadline, but he has essentially delivered his expected average play in 2015.

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