Apr 14, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Brad Hand (52) throws against the Washington Nationals during the second inning at Marlins Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins Way: Kevin Slowey replaces Brad Hand in rotation


After two horrendous starts, the Miami Marlins have decided to replace Brad Hand in the starting rotation with Kevin Slowey. As a starter, Hand has only lasted 6 1/3 innings, allowing 8 runs on 12 hits.

The decision to replace Hand is an easy one for manager Mike Redmond, as Jacob Turner could be nearing a return to the rotation soon. The Marlins could insert Slowey into the starting rotation for one start and go with a 4-man pitching rotation until the beginning of May.

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