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Miguel Rojas went 3-for-4 with a solo homer in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Braves.

Fantasy Impact: Rojas had a nice afternoon at the plate Saturday, but that has not been the case for very often to this point in the season. The veteran shortstop is hitting a mere .220 with an OPS barely above .600 through 135 plate appearances. Rojas just is not really on the fantasy radar right now.

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Cole Sulser worked a scoreless ninth inning to pick up a save in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Braves, allowing a hit and a walk while striking out two.

Fantasy Impact: As difficult as it is to believe, Sulser converted the first save for the Marlins since April 30 on Satuday. This was the second successful conversion for the 32-year-old righty on the season. With team saves leader Anthony Bender (back) on the IL, Sulser could be in line for more save chances moving forward.

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Sandy Alcantara completely stifled the Braves in Saturday's 4-1 victory, allowing one run on four hits and no walks while racking up 14 strikeouts across eight innings.

Fantasy Impact: Alcantara proved himself a bona fide ace once again Saturday night. The 26-year-old righty is in a serious groove of late, as he has surrendered only three earned runs over his last 32 innings. In that stretch, Alcantara has posted a 0.66 WHIP and 27.4-percent strikeout rate. He will look to keep it going Thursday against the Giants.

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Jazz Chisholm Jr. is not in the Marlins starting lineup on Saturday against the Braves.

Fantasy Impact: This will be the fourth straight game Chisolm has missed due to left hamstring tightness. It is still possible he returns on Sunday.

Category: Injury Updates


Anthony Bender underwent an MRI on his ailing back that revealed only stiffness. (Source: Christina De Nicola on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is obviously good news for Bender, who started the year as the Miami closer before his back issues led to ineffectiveness and him eventually being removed from the role. He's eligible to return from the IL in the second week of June and it sounds like that's a realistic possibility with the MRI results. If no other Marlins reliever grabs the closer's role in the interim, expect Bender to again be the ninth-inning option, so long as he can perform as he did early in the season.

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Jesus Luzardo still hasn't begun a throwing program since being placed on the IL with a forearm strain, according to Don Mattingly. (Source: Christina De Nicola on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: When Luzardo was first placed on the IL two weeks ago, the Marlins downplayed his injury and suggested that they expected him back in about three weeks. That's obviously not going to be the case now, and the fact that Luzardo hasn't yet begun a throwing program is worrisome news. As most fantasy managers know, forearm strains often denote elbow issues, so there's every reason for Miami to be careful with Luzardo, who was in the midst of a breakout season. But, at this point, fantasy managers should expect a lengthy absence.

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Sixto Sanchez is throwing from 105 feet now, according to Don Mattingly. (Source: Jordan McPherson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is progress, of course, but Sanchez is nowhere close to returning from his shoulder injury. He's still doing dry side mound work but not tossing from a mound, so until he takes that step, it's not worth talking much about his potential return.

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Jon Berti went 1-for-4 with a single, a stolen base, and a run scored in Friday's 6-4 loss to the Braves.

Fantasy Impact: Playing for the first time in three weeks due to a stint on the COVID-19 IL, Berti filled in at second base for Jazz Chisholm (hamstring) and led off for the Marlins on Friday. Chisholm should not be out too much longer. Still, due to his versatility, Berti is usually able to find enoungh playing time to contribute some speed and runs in deeper fantasy formats.

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Jesus Aguilar went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday's 6-4 loss to the Braves.

Fantasy Impact: Aguilar temporarily put the Marlins ahead 4-3 with a clutch home run in the sixth inning of Friday's contest. That was the first home run for the veteran slugger since May 14, so it was certainly nice to see for his those rostering him. Overall, Aguilar has had quite a solid month with the bat, hitting .292 with an .817 OPS, five homers, and 14 RBI across 22 games in May.

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Garrett Cooper went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in Friday's 6-4 loss to the Braves.

Fantasy Impact: With his team down 3-0 in the sixth, Cooper got the Marlins right back in the game with a two-run shot off of Braves righty Ian Anderson. Cooper has been cooking at the plate in recent days, going 8-for-18 over his last five games.

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Trevor Rogers worked five innings in Friday's 6-4 loss to the Braves, giving up three runs on four hits and a walk while striking out three.

Fantasy Impact: Rogers was a little better versus the Braves this tme around and actually had a chance to get a victory when he exited the game. The Marlins lefty gave up all three of his runs in the fifth inning after pitching very well over the first four. Rogers will carry an elevated 5.23 ERA and 1.45 WHIP on the road to Colorado next week. That is probably one to avoid.

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Avisail Garcia was put on the IL Friday for undisclosed reasons. There are some reports it is the COVID-IL, which would explain the lack of information. (Source: Jordan McPherson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: If Garcia is indeed on the COVID-IL, he could be back in a matter of days if he passes protocols. Conversely, it could last much longer if he's symptomatic. Garcia's production is a long way off from his stellar 2021 so far this year. On the season, he's hitting .207 with three HRs, three SBs, and ten RBI.

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Steven Okert worked an inning of relief in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Rays, giving up no runs on one hit and no walks with one strikeout.

Fantasy Impact: Okert has been very solid out of the Marlins bullpen so far this season, as he sports a 2.13 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and 34.6-percent strikeout rate across 12 2/3 innings. The 30-year-old southpaw has not been scored upon in any of his last five outings.

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Jacob Stallings went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Known as a glove-first catcher, Stallings has really been getting done in the batter's box of late. He went into play back on May 9 batting a mere .164 for the season. In his dozen games since then, the 32-year-old backstop has hit a cool .359 with three doubles and nine RBI. As usual, catcher is an incredibly thin position in terms of fantasy production. You could do much worse than Stallings right now.

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Tommy Nance tossed an inning of relief in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Rays, allowing no runs on one hit and no walks while striking out the side.

Fantasy Impact: Nance made his season debut for the Marlins back on May 9 and has really impressed since. The towering righty has logged 7 2/3 innings across six relief appearances so far, putting together a 1.17 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, and 10-to-4 K/BB ratio.

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Jorge Soler went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Make it seven home runs this month for Soler and four in his last seven games. The 30-year-old slugger has been on an absolute tear in that seven-game stretch, hammering his way to an .821 SLG with six extra-base hits and eight RBI. Soler is a serious source of power in any fantasy format.

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Cody Poteet worked three innings in Wednesday's 5-4 loss to the Rays, giving up five runs on four hits and three walks whiles striking out one.

Fantasy Impact: Poteet has been outstanding so far this season. At least, he has aside from the first inning of Wednesday's start - his second of the year - in which the Rays tagged him for five earned runs. Overall, the 27-year-old righty has allowed only seven runs across 26 innings for an excellent 2.42 ERA to this point. Poteet is serving in a swingman role for the Marlins. He could return to the bullpen after this outing or get another start in Colorado on Tuesday.

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Pablo Lopez went seven innings in Tuesday's 4-0 loss to the Rays, giving up four runs on nine hits and no walks while racking up eight strike outs.

Fantasy Impact: The long ball plagued Lopez in this otherwise strong outing, as the Marlins righty surrendered three of them on the night. Lopez is having a great season to this point and this effort did nothing to alter that. He now sports a superb 2.04 ERA, 0.96 WHIP, and 27.1-percent strikeout rate through nine starts on the year. His next start is likely to come Monday in Colorado.

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Brian Anderson went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Braves.

Fantasy Impact: Anderson has been getting done at the plate in recent days. Over his last eight games, the 29-year-old has slugged a stout .500 with a homer and four doubles. He is worth a look in deeper mixed leagues if available.

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Elieser Hernandez worked five innings in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Braves, giving up just one run on three hits and one walk while striking out five.

Fantasy Impact: After allowing 14 runs (10 earned) across 13 1/3 innings over his last three starts, Hernandez was in need of a solid outing such as this. Perhaps the 27-year-old righty can build off of it and course correct from his early-season struggles. Still, his inconsistencies have him well off the fantasy radar in all but the deepest of leagues right now. Hernandez is in line for another bout with the Braves in Atlanta next weekend.

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