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MARLINS NOTES V. CARDINALS: LoMo Out, Eovaldi Returns in Arizona

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Marlins manager Mike Redmond said first baseman Logan Morrison has some sort of back issue and won't play Friday night against the Cardinals.

Redmond said LoMo was taking some swings in the cage and came in and said he couldn't go.

Redmond didn't have a timetable for Morrison's return -- although he said he thinks things like this take longer than just one night. So we'll see.

-- Nathan Eovaldi, sidelined all season with a shoulder injury, will make his 2013 debut Tuesday in Arizona.

Eovaldi pitched for Double-A Jacksonville yesterday and is back with the Marlins on Friday.

He said the shoulder feels good and he's ready to get things going again.

Redmond said he liked what he saw out of Eovaldi during spring training -- before he got hurt.

-- Someone asked Redmond if he spoke to the team about the challenges in playing the Cardinals -- a squad with the best record in baseball.

As expected, the answer was no.

"We just worry about what we do,'' Redmond said.

The Marlins, it may be noted, have the worst record in baseball. Like the Cardinals and the second-place Red Sox, there's about a three-game difference between Miami and Houston for last in the MLB.