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Miami Marlins morning news: Josh Naylor receives Futures Game nod

The Marlins first-round pick in the 2015 draft will compete with other top prospects on All-Star weekend. Plus links on possible bullpen trade targets, All-Star voting and more.

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Marlins News

Josh Naylor was selected No. 12 overall by the Marlins in the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft and in just over a year he has established himself as arguably the top prospect in the club's otherwise thin farm system. That in addition to the 19-year-old first baseman's production in his first season of Class-A ball (slashing line of .257/.316/.441 with eight home runs and 43 RBIs) has earned him a spot as the Marlins' representative in the 2016 Futures Game.

The Marlins dropped the first of two games against the Tigers in Detroit last night, 7-5. Adam Conley was perfect through 4 1/3 innings as Miami led 3-0 before serving 5 runs on two home runs in the fifth inning. Giancarlo Stanton collected three hits, drove in 3 runs and smashed his 15th long ball of the season.

Marcell Ozuna and Martin Prado cracked the list of the most recently updated All-Star vote, but they're going to need a lot of help to earn a starting spot in the midsummer classic.

It has been a few years since the Marlins have been buyers at the trade deadline, but as they currently sit in a tight race for a Wild Card spot the club is reportedly looking to upgrade its bullpen.

Around the League

Zack Greinke left his start last night in the second inning after experiencing tightness in his left oblique.

Clayton Kershaw left the Dodgers current road trip to return to Los Angeles so his lower back stiffness can be further evaluated.

The Mets received similar, encouraging news on the injury fronts of both Steven Matz and Noah Syndergaard.