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Fish Bites Episode 35: Next month offers glimpse of Marlins’ future

Danny Martinez discusses all of the most intriguing Marlins September call-up candidates and the significance of Pablo López returning to the rotation.

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Danny analyzes the upcoming September roster expansion and how the Marlins could and should use it (3:20). Jesús Sánchez, Monte Harrison and Jorge Guzman are among the sexiest call-up candidates, though none of them are believed to be likely selections. Manager Don Mattingly announced that second-year right-hander Pablo López is making his return from a shoulder strain on Monday night (16:25). As you’re watching him in the rotation down the stretch, watch closely for three things: comfort, control and complete.

All-Star Sandy Alcantara is the obvious Pitcher of the Week for Miami (36:01). Harold Ramirez, Starlin Castro and others contributed to a much-needed offensive explosion over the weekend (40:27).

Enjoy Episode 35!

Aside from López, major leaguers Miguel Rojas, José Ureña, Chad Wallach, JT Riddle and César Puello are all in the midst of rehab assignments.


The Fish Stripes podcast is home to Miami Marlins shows Fish Bites, Earning Their Stripes and A-Ball with Erik Oas. All new episodes are posted to FishStripes.com/podcasts. You can subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, Megaphone or wherever you normally get your pods from.

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