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Andrew Miller Exits Another Bad Start with Sprained Ankle

           If they weren't doing so already, have to figure that the Marlins are looking for starting pitching help after Andrew Miller turned in another dud for Triple A New Orleans on Wednesday and left after one inning with a sprained right ankle.

          Miller injured his ankle while fielding a swinging bunt during a first inning in which he gave up four runs on three hits, two walks and a hit batsman. On Friday, while making his first start for the Zephyrs after being sent down by the Marlins, Miller was brutal, walking nine batters in 4 2/3 innings.

          Clearly, the Marlins can't count on Miller returning to the rotation anytime soon. With Anibal Sanchez also injured and Sean West getting the seasoning he needs in the minors, all signs suggest that the Marlins, if they hope to contend for a playoff spot, must find a starter to join a rotation that now includes Josh Johnson, Ricky Nolasco, Chris Volstad and Rick VandenHurk.

           The Marlins to use Burke Badenhop in a long relief role even though he is expected to receive a spot start Saturday.