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Miami Marlins third baseman Brian Anderson is dealing with a side issue that kept him out of Wednesday's lineup. Manager Don Mattingly did not specify any further, so it's unclear if Anderson's injury is an oblique issue or something more minor. He did not sound overly concerned however, and the Marlins are not expected to send Anderson to the injured list at this point. He's off to a slow start, slashing just .183/.246/.283, but he's always had rough Aprils and seemed to be putting the bat on the ball better of late. Fantasy managers with Anderson in their lineups should make alternate plans for the next couple of games.
Miami Marlins first baseman/outfielder Garrett Cooper is dealing with a minor groin injury, according to manager Don Mattingly. It explains why Cooper hasn't been mixed into the starting lineup in a few days. Cooper is off to a somewhat slow start, batting just .205/.300/.318 while splitting time at first base and the corner outfield spots. He's not expected to require a stint on the injured list, but it could still be a few days before he does anything more than pinch hit.
Miami Marlins first baseman Jesus Aguilar had a productive day in Wednesday's win over the Baltimore Orioles, going 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI. He also scored a run of his own and drew a walk. Aguilar's power has yet to show up as he hasn't hit a home run yet this season, but he's "just missed" quite a few that have turned out to be warning track fly balls. Still, Aguilar is hitting .296 with a .755 OPS and should continue to hit in the middle of the Marlins batting order.
Miami Marlins closer Yimi Garcia earned a save, his fourth of the season, in Wednesday's win over the Baltimore Orioles. Garcia was called upon for one of the easier saves of the season, coming into the ninth inning of a 3-0 game. He made it look even easier than that though, tossing just 10 pitches while recording one strikeout. Garcia lowered his ERA to 0.87 and has been outright excellent since ascending to the closer's role. With Don Mattingly still mentioning how much he "believes in" Anthony Bass, it's hard to say how safe Garcia's job is, but it may cause a riot if Mattingly pulls Garcia at this point.
Miami Marlins rookie starting pitcher Trevor Rogers was excellent on Wednesday, keeping the Orioles off the board for seven innings. He allowed just four hits and a walk while striking out eight. Rogers only threw 82 pitches (60 strikes), but he was wisely removed after the seventh inning and the Marlins bullpen held on to give the rookie his second win of the season. Rogers will be 2-1 with a 1.64 ERA the next time he takes the mound. He's quickly becoming a must-start pitcher in all formats.