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Miami Marlins morning news: another loss, another injury

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Miguel Rojas had to leave the game against the Phillies yesterday with a groin strain as Miami’s 2016 injury curse continued. Plus links on Christian Yelich and Jose Fernandez.

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Marlins News

As if being the worst team in baseball over the last ten games was not bad enough, the Marlins have lost yet another player to injury as Miguel Rojas injured his groin on a defensive play yesterday afternoon.

There were questions regarding Miami’s depth before the season started, and the problem was as apparent as it could be in the loss yesterday as sloppy defensive plays and missed opportunities with runners in scoring position defined the game.

Before Rojas’ injury, the injury list had already been added to in the past few days, with David Phelps and Marcell Ozuna picking up knocks on the road trip.

Two weeks ago, the Marlins enjoyed strong pitching, but cold bats. This past week, the exact opposite was true.

The season has not even finished, and the Jose Fernandez-Yankees rumors have started up again.

Many would consider Christian Yelich lucky due to the fact that he is coached by both Barry Bonds and Don Mattingly, and the former’s teaching is helping Miami’s young outfielder to play like the latter.

Around the League

The Tigers kept pace in the Wild Card hunt with an extra innings victory over the White Sox yesterday.

After his spell in the minors, Yasiel Puig has excelled in his first few games back with the Dodgers, and he might get more playing time as a result.

The Cardinals pulled even closer to the top NL Wild Card spot by thumping the Pirates 12-6.

Dallas Keuchel will miss a minimum of two starts as he deals with a sore pitching shoulder, which will undergo medical evaluations.

Angels pitcher Matt Shoemaker had to have brain surgery after experiencing internal bleeding a few hours after being struck by a line drive on Sunday. The surgery was reportedly successful.

Reds outfielder Adam Duvall threw out Wilmer Flores not once, but twice, on Monday.