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Carter Capps out for season; Dee Gordon is Marlins MVP

After trying to get back on the mound for the Marlins, reliever Carter Capps said he finally "ran out of time" and will not pitch again this season.

Capps, who established himself as a formidable setup reliever out of the Marlins' bullpen, last pitched on Aug. 3 before suffering a right elbow strain. He has been throwing bullpen sessions and on Thursday threw a simulation game.

But he said he was still feeling discomfort in his arm and decided the smart thing to do -- with only nine games remaining -- was just to shut down and wait for next season.

"I'll definitely be (ready to go) in spring training," he said. "I'll do my normal throwing over the offseason."


The time is drawing near when Giancarlo Stanton will also have to decide whether it's worth trying to make it back this season. Stanton has missed more than two months after breaking a bone in his hand.

"I think we're getting close to that, where he's either going to have a yea or a nay," said manager Dan Jennings. "Really, within the next couple of days -- this home stand -- he's at that point where he needs to feel like it is worth testing or it's time to shut it down and build for 2016. I know, in his mind, he's close to that."

Stanton hasn't taken batting practice in days.


Dee Gordon has been voted MVP of the Marlins for 2015 by the Miami chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Gordon is vying for the league batting and stolen base titles, and could garner the Gold Glove Award for his play at second base.

Members of the local BBWAA chapter also announced its other annual winners:

Rookie of the Year: catcher J.T. Realmuto

Charlie Hough "Good Guy" -- Tom Koehler

Jeff Conine Award (for determined play and exemplary attitude): Adeiny Hechavarria