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Tampa Bay Times

Rays Tales: Trade talk and speculation about Las Vegas

• Trade talk is already starting in advance of this year's Aug. 1 deadline for nonwaiver deals, and expect RHP Jake Odorizzi and LHP Matt Moore to be popular subjects. Odorizzi, with three more seasons until free agency, was much discussed last winter, and the Marlins have reportedly already re-inquired. The Rays may rather …

Grand Rapids Press

Michael Fulmer to start next week in Tampa, plus other Tigers pitching notes

Fulmer is 7-2 with a 2.40 ERA but exited his last start early with dehydration. DETROIT -- We already know Michael Fulmer won't be starting Tuesday when the Detroit Tigers host the Miami Marlins. But he's penciled in to start in the four-game series next week against the Tampa Bay Rays, manager Brad Ausmus confirmed Friday. What day still remains unconfirmed, but it's likely to happen Saturday, July 1, or Sunday, July 2. Jordan Zimmermann, the Tigers' scheduled starter Friday in their series opener against the Cleveland Indians, is tapped to start again Wednesday...

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Marlins' McGowan to kids: Don't be deterred by diabetes

Dustin McGowan was already several years into his professional baseball career when he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. Neither that nor a series of injuries baseball-related injuries prevented him from reaching the major leagues and continuing into his 30s. That was a message he stressed Tuesday...

Denver Post

After Tyler Chatwood’s exit with an injury, Marlins storm through Rockies’ bullpen for victory

Tyler Chatwood skipped a pitch through the chalk Saturday in the second inning that sent his catcher diving through the dirt. But this was no ordinary wild pitch to the backstop. Chatwood could barely stand upright.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Preview: Mets at Marlins; Sunday, 1:10 p.m.

Mets at MarlinsWhen/where: 1:10 p.m. Marlins Park.On the moundRHP Jose Fernandez (8-2, 2.53) vs. RHP Matt Harvey (4-7, 5.37): What we have here is one of the most intriguing matchups of the season, with both pitchers returning to form after overcoming serious injury issues. Fernandez is coming...

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Marlins' Dietrich dodges latest injury scare with a bruise

Just call him Mr. Indestructible, and a very fortunate ballplayer.The latest installment of the Perils of Derek Dietrich saw the Miami Marlins infielder escape a brush with serious injury for the second time this week.There was concern he might have a fracture after being struck near his left...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Marlins' Yelich walks off in 12th; Cervelli, McCutchen, Freese, Mercer leave with injury

MIAMI — The TV in the visiting manager’s office at Marlins Park may be haunted. Clint Hurdle thinks so, anyway. Every time the Pirates manager turned off the screen during this four-game series, it blared back to life less than a minute later. He eventually pulled the plug in the back.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Mattingly: Dietrich lucky no fracture

Marlins manager Don Mattingly relieved infielder Derek Dietrich avoided serious injury for the second time this week.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Marlins lefty Mike Dunn activated; fellow reliever Morris to undergo back surgery

Finally, veteran reliever Mike Dunn got to enjoy his sixth opening day with the Marlins, albeit nearly two months late, thus allowing manager Don Mattingly to once again have a left-handed option in the bullpen.Dunn, 31, out all season with a left forearm strain, completed his three-game, three-inning...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Jose Fernandez out-duels Gerrit Cole, evens series with 3-0 Marlins victory

MIAMI — The Pirates hadn’t faced Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez since 2013, before Tommy John surgery paused his uber-promising career. They had not forgotten his flair.