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.
The Marlins decided to give Brad Hand’s spot in the rotation Sunday to veteran right-hander Kevin Slowey. And if all goes well with Jacob Turner’s throwing shoulder over the next week and a half, it might be the only time Slowey is needed to start.
The Miami Marlins have gotten two bad starts out of Brad Hand and could look to Kevin Slowey in the next rotation turn. Is there any chance the Fish will bring a prospect from the minors to replace either player?
Rafael Furcal is on his way back from a Spring Training injury and should resume his spot at second base in the lineup. What will that likely mean for the streaking but defensively struggling Derek Dietrich?
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