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Marlins Morning News: Conley stumbles again

The lefty failed to pitch out of the fourth as the Marlins were put into an early hole in a series-opening loss. Plus links on the team’s injury woes and Mike Aviles.

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Marlins News

Adam Conley surrendered seven runs on six hits in three and two-thirds innings, including a three-run double and an RBI single to the opposing pitcher Carlos Martinez, as the left-hander’s rough start to the season continued in a 9-4 loss to the Cardinals. The game did not feature either Martín Prado or Miguel Rojas as both players have landed on the disabled list after sustaining injuries in Sunday’s win over the Mets.

Despite the injury bug hitting the Marlins so hard and so early this season, some good things may be able to come out of the current situation the club is facing.

The only consistent thing about Miami’s performances this season has been the inconsistency, both on the mound and at the plate.

In light of all the injuries, the Marlins have reportedly signed utility man Mike Aviles to a minor league contract, pending a physical.

Around the League

The Orioles hit three homers in the first inning last night against the Nationals, including a Mark Trumbo blast which came on a very high pitch.

The Blue Jays beat the Indians 4-2 in Edwin Encarnación’s return to Toronto, and Kevin Pillar had a big hand in the result.

The Yankees have now won six games in a row after thumping the Reds 10-4 in Cincinnati despite a mediocre start by Masahiro Tanaka.

Former NL MVP Ryan Howard has been cut by the Braves after batting a lowly .184 over 11 Triple-A games. It is unclear whether the slugger is still adamant about continuing to play after this latest setback.

Jason Heyward has been placed on the ten-day DL after injuring a knuckle while attempting a diving catch on Friday night.

The Cubs are tumbling in the latest Fox Sports power rankings after being swept at home by the Yankees over the weekend.