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Miami Marlins morning news: Marlins suffer lopsided loss to Brewers

The Marlins dropped the second game of their three-game tilt against the Brewers last night. Plus links Austin Dean, Nefi Agando and more.

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Editor's note: This was supposed to publish on Wednesday and was missed. Apologies to Eric Mullin and to the readership for the late news!

Marlins News

After taking the first game of the series the Marlins fell to the Brewers last night, 10-2. After putting together a couple of strong starts Adam Conley was bounced after just four innings, allowing four runs on seven hits. Marcell Ozuna led the Fish with three hits, as his batting average swiftly approaches the .300 mark. The series will wrap up tonight with Wei-Yin Chen on the mound for Miami.

The Marlins' bullpen took a hit yesterday when it was announced that Nefi Ogando would be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured rib. Ogando pitched allowed one run over three innings in his three appearances this season.

The club's corresponding move to sending Ogando to the DL was calling up right-handed releiver Nick Wittgren. Wittgren was with the club earlier in season, logging just two innings out of the bullpen before being sent back down to Triple-A New Orleans.

Despite having one of the thinner farm systems in the league, the Marlins have seen some solid performances from some of their top prospects early in the minor league season. Outfielder Austin Dean, the club's No. 6 prospect, is hitting .293 with 27 RBI's in his first season with Double-A Jacksonville. Miami selected Dean in the 4th round of the 2012 draft.

Around the League

The Chicago Cubs are 25-6, yes 25-6. With an 8-7 win on Tuesday over the Padres the Cubs have now tied the 1907 team for the best start to a season in franchise history.

The Royals' top prospect, Raul Mondesi, has been suspended 50 games after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. In Double-A Northwest Arnkansa, Mondesi was batting .250 through 25 games played.

With Stephen Strasburg taken off this coming offseason's open market with a new seven-year, $175 million contract, teams could begin to seek out top starting pitching talent via trades.

Reds catcher Devin Mesoraco will be on the shelf for six monthsafter having surgery on his left shoulder that was found to be more damaged than originally expected.