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Andrew Miller gets hurt after another poor outing

    According to Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez, pitcher Andrew Miller rolled his right ankle Wednesday afternoon during his second minor league start with Triple-A New Orleans.

     Gonzalez said the play happened while Miller was chasing down a bunt down one of the base lines. Prior to the injury, however, Miller had another poor outing.

In one inning, Miller gave up four earned runs, while walking two and hitting a batter. In two starts, Miller has now gone 0-2 with 10 earned runs and 11 walks, six hits and eight strikeouts.

The development raises the question of who will be the Marlins' 5th starter for the near future? And do they now feel added urgency to make a trade for a starting pitcher?

There's of course Sean West, who pitched will earlier this season, but he may not be ready. Anibal Sanchez needs more time to recover. And even if Burke Badenhop starts Saturday, is he ready to be a part of the rotation?

Gonzalez said the team is having discussions on ways to improve the team, but did not elaborate. And he has yet to officially name a starter for Saturday's game against the Cubs, which is a day after the MLB trade deadline.

Here is tonight's lineup for the Marlins: 1. Coghlan lf; 2. Bonifacio 3b; 3. Ramirez ss; 4. Cantu 3b; 5. Hermida rf; 6. Uggla 2b; 7. Ross cf; 8. Baker c; 9. Johnson p.

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Miami Marlins 2012

Trade Miller while you can, kid reads B-U-S-T all over him. He's struggled everywhere, and is injury prone. Hopefully Maybin hits well in the future and is a stud; if not we totally got screwed in the Miggy-and-D-Train Trade with the Tigers.

P. Scott

Not sure how we got "screwed" on the Miggy-D-Train trade, even if neither Maybin nor Miller develops. Willis can't hit the side of a barn, and we would have never paid Cabrera what he was worth on the market.

Makes you realize how valuable these 40-year-old innings-eaters are at the back of a rotation. Charlie Hough looked alright at the ground-breaking. Wheel him back out there!

DEBBIE

I KNEW THAT IF ANDREW WAS SENT TO THE MINOR LEAGUES AND THAT IF THEY TRIED TO CHANGE HIS WAY OF PITCHING THAT HE WOULD GET INJURED AND I WAS RIGHT,WASN'T I? I THINK THAT ANDREW HAS SHOWN A LITTLE BIT THIS YEAR THAT HE HAS POTENTIAL WHEN HE STRUCK OUT THE DIAMONDBACKS 9 TIMES. THAT IS TRULY SAYING SOMETHING. HE IS DEFINITELY NOT A BUST LIKE DONTRELLE WITH HIS SUPPOSED NERVOUSNESS. COME ON GIVE ME A BREAK! ANDREW WILL COME BACK AND SHOW YOU ALL HOW GREAT HE CAN BE. GO ANDREW!!!

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