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Colin Moran injured, Brian Bogusevic to Triple A, and Mike Redmond backs off replay challenge

As reported by Miami Herald colleague Barry Jackson, minor league third baseman Colin Moran has a knee injury that is expected to keep him sidelined for three weeks. Fortunately for Moran and the Marlins, there are no tears. According to the Marlins, Moran has a MCL sprain in his left knee. Moran was expected to start the season at Single A Jupiter, and the Marlins are in no great hurry to have their top draft pick of a year ago in a big-league uniform by the end of the season.

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Outfielder Brian Bogusevic wasn't exactly tickled when the Marlins designated him for assignment last week and expressed a desire to be traded, or to at least be claimed by another team. Neither happened and Bogusevic on Wednesday was outrighted to Triple A New Orleans. Bogusevic has the option of becoming a free agent and trying is luck elsewhere, but is expected to accept the assignment.

Right-handed pitcher Michael Brady, on the the other hand, was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Angels. Brady was also designated for assignment on Sunday in order to clear room on the 40-man roster for Kevin Slowey and Reed Johnson.

Brady, 27, was a 2009 draft pick (24th round) out of Cal-Berkeley and last season went 2-2 with a 1.53 ERA and 23 saves in 49 relief appearances at Double A Jacksonville. (see stats here).

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After Marcell Ozuna was called out on a bang-bang play at first in Tuesday's fifth inning, manager Mike Redmond thought the play might be one worth challenging via replay. As the Marlins' video review experts were checking out the play back in the clubhouse, Redmond went into delay mode, walking out to first base to confer with umpire Mike DiMuro.

"It's all so new," Redmond said. "I'm used to sprinting out there on the field. So now I have to kind of pull myself back a little bit. The key here is buy a little time, to make sure we see it and get the call right. I thought it was close enough to at least go out there and talk about it."

It took less than a minute for Redmond to receive the signal from the dugout that DiMuro had made the correct call and that Ozuna was indeed out on the play.

"At the end, he got the call right," Redmond said. "I just said (to DiMuro), 'Hey, you got it. I'm out of here.'"

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Had Garrett Jones been thrown out at the plate Tuesday when he scored from first on Jarrod Saltalamacchia's double, Redmond said he would have challenged the call because Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario was blocking the dish without the ball -- something that is now prohibited. Jones slid between the catcher's legs and was called safe as the ball got by Rosario.

"I would have gone out there for that, absolutely," Redmond said. "Had he caught that and tagged him out, we would have definitely tried to get that reviewed. I think we would have had a legitimate (beef). I think we would have scored that run, no matter what."

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With the Rockies sending out their first right-hander of the series tonight in Jordan Lyles, Derek Dietrich will be receiving his first start at second base. Garrett Jones goes to the clean-up spot with Casey McGehee sliding down a notch to the No. 5 spot:

Marlins lineup:

1. Christian Yelich, lf; 2. Dietrich, 2b; 3. Giancarlo Stanton, rf; 4. Jones, 1b; 5. McGehee, 3b; 6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, c; 7. Ozuna, cf; 8. Adeiny Hechavarria, ss; 9. Henderson Alvarez, p.

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Al-Kendall

I was afraid Brady would not make it through waivers. Olmos may have been a better choice last week.

Flav C.

Brady was lights out in A and AA. Good pick up for the Angels organization.

Happy for him and his family, back to his home in L.A.

Lou Vales

My favorite team from 1956-1992 is 2-0 with 2 walkoff wins and my TIED for with my favorite team from 93 to present is 2also 2-0. People have often asked me who I would pull for if the Tigers and Marlins played in the World Series and I surprise most of them by saying "Marlins" because of the way they present such an UNDERDOG story. No fans, Well, you guys,No big TV deal, until a couple of years ago no stadium, no owner, no front office. It's amazing the Marlins have won more World Series since 1958 than The Rays, Mariners, Angels, Cubs, Brewers, Rockies, Padres, Indians,Astros, Rangers, Angels and Braves(in 57 as Milwaukee and 1!!!!!!! in Atlanta) COMBINED!!! That is 56 years!!! This organization is near DYNASTIC conbared to about 35% of other MLB teams.

Lee

Great post, Lou. You might also add that while winning 2 World Series they have never won their division.

THED

Nice 3-1 start for the Fish!

Lou Vales

The Marlins are the ONLY team in the history of MLB that has NEVER lost a playoff series. Of course you needed to have participated in the post season to qualify for that honor. I believe all current MLB teams have played in the post season.

Flagstaffishfan

Love the post Lou. They are an interesting story for certain.

Stan M

Even though I am a huge fan, and generally optimistic, for some reason I have no confidence in Turner. In my opinion, he pitches like a flame thrower, but he has no flame to throw. Like the way McGehee plays the game. I hope that aggressiveness rubs off on others.

Lois

I really like McGehee and think he should hit clean up whether it is a right hand pitcher or a left hand pitcher. He is a special player.

Stan M

Our AAA and AA teams also did well in their openers. Brian Flynn gave up no runs and Caminero also pitched two shutout innings in relief. At AA, DeSciafani only gave up one run and Wittgren pitched well in relief.
With Koehler matching up well against another #5 starter tonight and followed by the Kid and Eovaldi, we must sweep or take 2 of 3 to keep the momentum. For then we go to Wash and our two first pitchers against the Nats are Alvarez and Turner. If we win one of those two, I'll really start believing that something is going on here.
In the past I've worried about this team's vulnerability against LH pitching when Moran and maybe Keys also join the squad next year. But even this year we look a little weak. They simply have to platoon Jones.
I wonder how much that face mask is bothering Dietrich I pointed out that he turned 2 double play balls into single outs in our last exhibition game, and he arguably cost us that only loss when he made a bad throw to Hech at 2B.

Flav C.

Stan,

Keep your eye on Felix Munoz. He is transitioning to Greensboro (Class A) this season and there are high expectations he could be a very good option in a near future for the Marlins as far as a 1B who can drive runs.

He's done that in A- (Batavia), leading the team in RBIs, doubles, HRs, and TB. Because of his age (22) it is very likely he should see some playing time at class A+ in Jupiter later this season.

If Munoz gets anywhere around 24-30 HRs in 2014, you can be sure he will see playing time at a major league level in 2015.

By the way, he is a lefty hitter who hits really well against righties (around .320 bat avg) and above average against lefties (around .265 bat avg).

Doesn't strike out much.

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