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Miami Marlins morning news: Yelich battles back pain, misses another game

Outfielder Christian Yelich missed Sunday's game with back pain, a lingering injury that kept him out of Saturday's game and other contests throughout his career. Plus notes on Giancarlo Stanton, Ichiro Suzuki, and more.

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Marlins News:

Christian Yelich is still dealing with back pain, and that is the reason he was out of the lineup for Sunday's game, as well as Saturday's. Although he is currently only listed as day-to-day, Yelich has had a history dealing with his back, as he hit the shelf with a lower back strain in the first portion of the 2014 and 2015 seasons.

Read Sunday's game recaps: Federal Baseball (Nationals), Sun SentinelMiami HeraldSportsnetMLB.comESPN.

History was made on Sunday, as Ichiro moved farther up the all-time hit list. The Outfielder had two singles off of Max Scherzer, tying him with the great Willie Keeler at 2,956 hits. Ichiro is now just 44 hits away from 3,000, a feat that could possibly be achieved before the All-Star break.

Bleacher Report named Giancarlo Stanton the "MLB Dud of the Week" in right field thanks to the horrendous hitting slump he's in. Stanton's season slash line is currently at .211/.324/.469, and he has already amassed 60 strikeouts, which leads the league.

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald writes about what has gone right for the Marlins, and what has gone wrong for them in the young 2016 season.

Sean Millerick of Marlin Maniac says that Miami has to improve against the NL East teams.

Around the League:

The Royals and Phillies are both reportedly interested in outfielder Nick Markakis, according to SB Nation's Chris Cotillo.

The Athletics placed Sonny Gray on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right trapezius on Saturday, and called up lefty Daniel Coulombe to fill his role. Oakland has been hammered by injuries this season, and to make things worse, it was announced before the weekend that Josh Reddick would be out for four-to-six weeks with a broken right thumb.

Catcher Erik Kratz was put on release waivers, and if he clears them tomorrow, he will become a free agent.

MLB Trade Rumors took a look at seven trade candidates who have hurt their stock value. No Marlins made the list.