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The Marlins fell to the Braves yesterday by a score of 5-2 to bring their spring training record to 6-3. Dan Straily pitched three scoreless, but Adam Conley was saddled with the loss after giving up six hits and two earned runs in three innings pitched. On the hitting side of the equation, the lone highlight was a Bryan Holiday solo shot.
The Marlins will take the field again today at 1:05 eastern against the defending champion Houston Astros, with Dillon Peters drawing his second start.
Ellington’s shoulder trouble
The injury bug strikes every spring training and the Marlins are unfortunately no exception to the rule.
Reliever Brian Ellington will have an MRI after experiencing some shoulder soreness and reduced velocity on Sunday. #marlins— Craig Davis (@CraigDavisRuns) March 5, 2018
Ellington was wildly ineffective in his spring debut this past Sunday, failing to record an outwhile allowing two earned runs. Ellington is a potential set-up arm for the Marlins this season so one can only hope that any issues he is experiencing are minor in nature.
Feinsand’s debut podcast
MLB.com executive reporter Mark Feinsand has launched a new podcast called “Executive Access.” His first guest? Marlins head honcho Derek Jeter.
The "Executive Access" podcast is here! My first guest is Marlins CEO Derek Jeter. Check it out, subscribe on iTunes or wherever you get podcasts and leave us a review. I'm very excited about this new project! https://t.co/KUick6Jk8y— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) March 5, 2018
It’s a relatively short but interesting conversation, definitely worth a listen during your treadmill run.
Heir-apparent to Flash Jr.?
The Miami Herald’s Andre C. Fernandez ponders Marlins’ rookie Magneuris Sierra’s ability to become an elite baserunner.
Straily emerging as a leader
Two Marlins appear on “likely to be traded” list
Former GM Jim Duquette includes J.T. Realmuto and the aforementioned Dan Straily as two of the fifteen most likely players to be traded this season.