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Sunday Briefing: Marlins

   PHILADELPHIA -- As expected, the Marlins placed Austin Kearns on the bereavement list this morning one day after the reserve outfielder returned to Kentucky to attend to a family matter. The Marlins called up catcher Kyle Skipworth from Triple A New Orleans to fill his spot on the roster. Kearns can remain on the list for up to seven days.

   Besides Skipworth, the Marlins only had one other uninjured position player on their 40-man roster they could have chosen: outfielder Kyle Jensen.


   Second baseman Donovan Solano could soon be headed to the disabled list if the soreness in his left side doesn't subisde by Monday. Solano, who was a late scratch from Saturday's lineup, said Sunday the injury was continuing to bother him.

   For the second straight game, Chris Valaika started at second. Valaika helped to preserve Saturday's combined 1-hitter by Jose Fernandez et al by making several difficult defensive stops.


   Infielder Nick Green cleared waivers Sunday and was outrighted to Triple A New Orleans. Green was designated for assignment earlier in the week.


   Manager Mike Redmond is 42 today.


   Despite being a day game after a night game, catcher Miguel Olivo was back behind the plate Sunday because a cut on Rob Brantly's finger re-opened last night.