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Miami Marlins morning news: Ozuna, Yelich shine in Atlanta

Ozuna hit a homer and Yelich had four hits as the Marlins swept the Braves at Turner Field for only the second time in club history. Plus links on Adeiny Hechavarria, Dan Jennings and Giancarlo Stanton.

Marlins News

Marcell Ozuna and Christian Yelich turned back the clock to 2014 and turned in stellar performances as the Fish moved into third place in the NL East.

Gold Glove candidate Adeiny Hechavarria left yesterday afternoon's game in the second inning with a hamstring injury. He had been the only opening day starter not to spend time on the DL this season, but now is listed as day-to-day.

All signs are pointing to Dan Jennings not being in the dugout in 2016. Whether he returns to the front office remains to be seen.

Although Marcell Ozuna's power may have come back to him since returning from AAA, he has not solved his overall hitting problems.

All of this uncertainty in the organization's front office will not sit well with star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, which does not bode well for him staying in Miami for the rest of his professional career.

Around the League

Albert Pujols hit his 555th home run on Thursday to tie Manny Ramirez for 14th on the all-time list.

The Yankees hit five home runs to out-slug the Red Sox at Fenway and keep pressure on the Blue Jays atop the AL East.

Kansas City Royals players Kevin Herrera and Alex Rios have been diagnosed with chickenpox and the team is concerned that other players might have been infected.

Kyle Schwarber was scratched yesterday as a result of sore ribs. Austin Jackson took his place in the lineup.

At Fish Stripes

Everything we know about the future of the Miami Marlins - Fish Stripes

"Sweeping changes" are coming.

The verdict on Dan Jennings, Marlins Manager? He didn't matter. - MLB Daily Dish

The Fish showed that managers are dispensable in this day and age.

Miami Marlins' potential front office changes just more of the same - Fish Stripes

No external candidates are being considered at this time.

Miami Marlins do not make immediate call up - Fish Stripes

Expanded rosters are now available but most of Miami's prospects are already in the majors.