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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Marlins Injury Update: Bryan Morris diagnosed with groin strain

By on 8/28/2014 06:00:00 AM

The Miami Marlins entered Wednesday night's game against the Los Angeles Angels with a record of 65-66, third in the National League East. The Marlins, who are 20th in the Major Leagues in staff ERA, were without reliever Bryan Morris, who left the visitors' clubhouse at Angel Stadium with an apparent hip injury just two hours before the start of Tuesday's game.

As reported by Juan C. Rodriguez of the Sun Sentinel, Morris was heading back to Florida to get his right hip checked out. Marlins President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill said Morris started complaining of discomfort on Saturday in Colorado. Following the examination,'s Joe Frisaro reported that Morris had been diagnosed with a right groin strain, but the team do not expect him to miss too much time, with manager Mike Redmond suggesting it was possible he'd be available during the weekend series against Atlanta.

Losing Morris would certainly be a blow to the bullpen, which has been stellar since the All-Star break. Morris has been excellent this season since being acquired from the Pirates, allowing just two earned runs in 37 2/3 innings.

Morris, in his third Major League season, is 7-0 with a 1.76 ERA in 56 games this season. He's allowed only 55 hits and 22 walks in 61 1/3 innings this season. In 116 career games with the Pirates and the Marlins, Morris is 12-7 with a 2.60 ERA.

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