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Miami Marlins morning news: Kyle Lohse, Alfredo Simon drawing interest

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The Marlins are still hoping to add starting depth. Plus notes on Wei-Yin Chen and Scott Boras.

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Marlins News

Miami has been hoping to add another veteran starter to its rotation and Alfredo Simon and Kyle Lohse are being considered, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman:

Marlins President David Samson said the club has no interest in free agent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes:

Samson was quick to welcome Scott Boras to Miami on Tuesday:

The fences at Marlins Park are currently being moved:

Miami's success in 2016 could depend exclusively on how Giancarlo Stanton and Jose Fernandez perform.

Wei-Yin Chen is already thinking about hitting home runs:

"We have a very good hitting coach in Barry Bonds," Chen said through a translator. "So with the fences moving in, hopefully he will help me to get some home runs."

Even when the dimensions change, Marlins Park is still expected to favor pitchers.

It is unlikely the Marlins decide to move Marcell Ozuna.

Justin Bour could platoon with Chris Johnson at first base.

Around the League

The 2016 non-waiver trade deadline will be Aug. 1 because of the number of games being played on July 31.

Washington has made a five-year offer to Cespedes.

Matt Albers received a one-year deal from the White Sox.

Houston signed Wandy Rodriguez to a minor league deal.