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Marlins released INF Miguel Tejada.

Tejada was inked to a minor league deal in May but played in only four games for Double-A Jacksonville before going down with a right shoulder injury. He was close to returning, but the Marlins decided to go ahead and cut the 40-year-old loose. Tejada remains unlikely to play in a major league game again.
Jul 31 - 9:40 PM

Marlins designated LHP Donnie Joseph for assignment.

The Marlins needed to clear space on the 40-man roster after Thursday's trade with the Astros. Joseph was acquired via trade from the Royals last month after being designated for assignment. He didn't appear in a game for Miami.
Jul 31 - 9:12 PM

Marlins general manager Mike Hill said Thursday that Jarred Cosart could make his team debut as soon as Friday against the Reds.

It doesn't appear to be set in stone yet, but he would be on five days' rest that day. Jacob Turner is currently slated to start Friday, so he could be moved to the bullpen or to Triple-A.
Jul 31 - 8:19 PM

Marlins acquired OF Austin Wates from the Astros in the Jarred Cosart deal.

A 2010 third-round pick, Wates sports a .303/.381/.415 batting line over five minor league seasons. He doesn't have any power but can run and play all three outfield spots. Wates has hit .299/.396/.381 at Triple-A this year.
Jul 31 - 4:52 PM

Marlins acquired INF/OF Enrique Hernandez from the Astros in the Jarred Cosart deal.

Hernandez, 22, sported a nice .284/.348/.420 batting line over 24 games for the Astros and will give the Marlins another option at second base and in the outfield. He profiles as a super utility player.
Jul 31 - 4:50 PM

Marlins acquired RHP Jarred Cosart, INF/OF Enrique Hernandez and OF Austin Wates from the Astros in exchange for OF Jake Marisnick, 3B Colin Moran, RHP Frances Martes and a 2015 compensation pick.

Cosart has posted a 3.57 ERA over his first 30 major league starts and is under control for a few more years, but his 4.13 FIP and 1.42 WHIP suggests that a regression is coming. He will at least get to pitch in a very pitcher-friendly park but isn't much of a fantasy option with his low strikeout rate.
Jul 31 - 4:47 PM

MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports that the Marlins have acquired Jarred Cosart and Enrique Hernandez from the Astros.

Colin Moran, Jake Marisnick and a compensation pick are expected to head to the Astors in the deal. Cosart has posted a 3.57 ERA over his first 30 major league starts and is under control for a few more years, but Houston probably did well to sell him off for what was a nice return.
Jul 31 - 4:14 PM

Houston is "very, very busy" taking calls on Jarred Cosart, reports FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

The 24-year-old is 9-7 with a 4.41 ERA and will exit this season with just 1.070 years service time, leaving him under club control for years. The Astros will need to be presented with an offer they can't refuse, but GM Jeff Luhnow is apparently fishing hard.
Jul 31 - 11:18 AM

Enrique Hernandez went 2-for-3 with a double, triple and two RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Athletics.

Hernandez also scored a run in the loss. The triple, which plated a run in the fifth inning, was his second in 23 games this season. Hernandez has held his own in his first go-round in the majors, batting .289/.357/.434 thus far. The spark plug doesn't hold much mixed league value, but he's certainly an AL-only commodity with his performance to date.
Jul 30 - 12:08 AM

Marlins recalled INF Ed Lucas from Triple-A New Orleans.

Lucas has hit only .239/.276/.277 across 51 games this season for the Marlins. He'll work in a utility role.
Jul 29 - 11:26 PM

Henderson Alvarez threw seven scoreless innings in the Marlins' 3-0 shutout of the Nationals on Tuesday.

Alvarez had one sticky situation in the second inning that required a bit of magic -- and some luck -- but he otherwise quieted the Nationals over his seven innings. The right-hander allowed just three hits and walked four on the evening. The All-Star moved to 8-5 with a 2.48 ERA through 22 starts this season, and he'll square off with the Reds on Sunday.
Jul 29 - 11:06 PM

Giancarlo Stanton went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI in a win over the Nationals on Tuesday.

Stanton broke a scoreless tie with his 25th double of the season in the sixth inning. He added an RBI single in the eighth. The two runs batted in added to his NL-leading total of 71 RBI. It's shaping up to be a career year for the outfielder, who's hitting .293/.393/.535 overall.
Jul 29 - 11:02 PM

Christian Yelich had an RBI double and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Nationals.

In a 1-0 game in the eighth inning, Yelich hit a run-scoring double to give the Marlins some breathing room. It was his only hit in four at-bats on the night. The run scored later in the inning gives him 18 runs in July, a month in which he's hitting .320. He's got a few more games left this month to add to those numbers.
Jul 29 - 10:58 PM

Jordany Valdespin went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in a win over the Nationals on Tuesday.

The multi-hit game was Valdespin's first since being recalled 10 days ago, and he's now hitting .267/.290/.500 in those 10 games. He's started eight of those 10 games as he's been splitting time between the outfield and second base, but the 26-year-old is nothing more than a fringy NL-only option at this point.
Jul 29 - 10:53 PM

Steve Cishek got himself into and out of trouble to work a scoreless ninth inning and earn the save against the Nationals on Tuesday.

Cishek allowed a leadoff single to Ian Desmond and hit Danny Espinosa with a pitch, and after a Nate McLouth strikeout pinch-hitter Jayson Werth came to the plate representing the tying run. Cishek got him to fly out before another single loaded the bases with two outs for Anthony Rendon. Cishek got Rendon to strike out as well, ending the threat and securing a hard-earned 27th save. All's well that ends well, but Cishek owners would prefer less dramatics than they've had in recent days.
Jul 29 - 10:50 PM


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