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Miami Marlins morning news: Marlins looking for clarity heading into 2016

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While it appear that the Marlins have nothing left to play for, the club is using its final games in 2015 to help gain some clarity heading into 2016.

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Entering tonight's play the Marlins have 12 games remaining on their schedule. Standings wise, the only thing the team is vying for is to move up in draft position, but the club is still focused on having a strong finish to gain some clarity heading into 2016.

Christian Yelich had a rough start to his 2015 campaign. The reigning gold-glover was dealing with back injuries as he looked last at the plate. But since late-May Yelich has been arguably been the Marlins best hitter and, despite his early struggles, he never had any doubt in his swing.

Adeiny Hechavarria made some strides in improving on both sides of the diamond in 2015. His improvement in the field has not gone unnoticed, as the young shortstop was one of 13 players nominated for the Best Defensive Player award.

After a string of blown saves and a subsequent demotion, the Marlins traded away closer, Steve Cishek to the Cardinals in late July. Looking back at the deal now, how did the Marlins fare in the trade of Cisek?

Dee Gordon has been a bright spot for the Marlins offense all season long, because of his ability to impact the game in a number of ways.

Around the League

Yadier Molina will be out for at least the next week with a torn ligament in his thumb.

After tearing his achilles very early in the season, Adam Wainwright is eyeing a return to the Cardinals bullpen this season.

At the conclusion of the season, Ryan Braun is going to have back surgery after he was lingered by over the past few months.

In his first game back at Fenway since hitting his 500th career home run, David Ortiz was honored with a pre-game ceremony.

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