• Chad Qualls, dealing with a tight back, was not available on Wednesday night. But the right-hander says he is feeling better and could be available, unless the Marlins opt to give him another day to rest.
• Placido Polanco, on the seven-day concussion disabled list, came to Marlins Park on Thursday to ride the stationary bike and be further evaluated. The veteran, plunked on the helmet by a pitch last Friday against San Francisco, has been at home the past few days.
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