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Miami Marlins' Carter Capps set to visit Dr. James Andrews

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Capps could be out for an extended period of time.

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Marlins pitcher Carter Capps is set to visit Dr. James Andrews, according to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro.

Capps underwent an MRI earlier this week, and the Marlins are said to be considering trade options in the event the hard-throwing right-hander has to open the season on the disabled list.

Entering Spring Training, the Marlins have consistently said Capps would compete with A.J. Ramos for the starting closing job. However, there is a chance Ramos could emerge as the favorite for the job.

Opening the season with Capps on the disabled list would be a big blow for the Marlins, who do not have a notable amount of relief depth. Without Capps, the Marlins could turn to some of their depth or attempt to make a deal. That could be challenging, though, since the organization does not have a significant amount of depth.