Miami Marlins Morning Catch: Gillespie hurt, yet another Marlins injury


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In Miami’s 7-1 defeat last night to the Phillies, the Fish lost more than just a game, but also a productive player, albeit day-to-day.

The recently hot-hitting Cole Gillespie injured himself attempting a diving catch yesterday. Gillespie stands in the long line of Marlins injuries in 2015.

Here’s who has hit the DL this season for the Marlins:

1. Jose Fernandez

2. Erik Cordier

3. Aaron Crow

4. Don Kelly

5. Jeff Mathis

6. Henderson Alvarez

7. Christian Yelich

8. Giancarlo Stanton

9. Jarred Cosart

10. Bryan Morris

11. Martin Prado

12. Dee Gordon

13. Carter Capps

14. Andre Rienzo

15. David Phelps

16. Jeff Baker

Without a doubt, the Marlins have been injury plagued throughout the year. The question remains, can the Marlins be a healthy team in 2015?

Only time will tell. Without a doubt, the talent is there, but only at the major league level. Depth remains Miami’s big issue, but the injury bug must be settled first.

A day-to-day injury to Cole Gillespie doesn’t kill a season, but it builds up the injury list which has tormented the Marlins all year.

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From Around the Web:

Marlins expected September roster expansion to come from disabled list — Ira Winderman

Dan Jennings smiled when asked about the possibilities of soon having the opportunity to expand the roster to 40 players come Sept. 1.

“I think essentially the cavalry is here, especially where the pitchers are concerned,” the Miami Marlins manager said before Friday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Marlins Park. (Read More Here)

Marcell Ozuna hits home run off top of foul pole — Adam Hirschfeld, Palm Beach Post

There hasn’t been a whole lot to cheer about this season for Miami Marlins fans.

But included in Thursday night’s 9-7 win over the Phillies at Marlins Park was one of those baseball moments you don’t see very often — if ever.

The Marlins got four runs off Philadelphia starter Jerome Williams in the first and then added another four in the second, the big blow being a two-run home run off the left-field foul pole from recently recalled Marcell Ozuna. (Read More Here)

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