Just finished a conference call with Larry Beinfest. Here are a few of the quick-hit highlights:
-- With the July 31 trade deadline approaching, Beinfest said "I don't see major, major things happening at this point."
-- Beinfest did not say whether the Marlins would be buyers or sellers, but team has a lot to do to make up for "unfortunate" June. "We're in digging out mode."
"I never really consider ourselves sellers. You're always buying something. I guess the way we stand right now is we just need to continue to grind away and win some games. I think it's important to recognize our goal was to win this year and also, at the same time, build momentum into the new ballpark. Big picture view, there's a lot of pieces on this team we think will be parts of this team in years to come."
-- There's still no timetable on Josh Johnson, or whether he'll even return this season. "We hope that he will pitch this year. We are not going to rush him back. We are going to make sure he's healthy and ready to go." Johnson has not picked up a baseball in more than two weeks.
-- Clay Hensley is starting tonight for Double A Jacksonville, slated for 75 pitches, and -- assuming all goes well -- will start for the Marlins on Monday at Citi Field in New York against the Mets.
-- Chris Coghlan has been transferred to Double A Jax and is expected to play at least two to four games in center before a decision is made on when to activate him from the DL.