• Christian Yelich, who went 1-for-5 with a homer and four RBIs in a rehab start with Triple-A New Orleans on Thursday, was scheduled to play once more for the Zephyrs on Friday night. Redmond said Yelich, who was placed on the 15-day DL with a lower back strain on June 16, will travel back to Miami on Saturday. He should be ready to be activated on Sunday.
• The Marlins did not take batting practice before Friday's series opener against the Athletics. Because of the 14-inning game on Thursday night, the Marlins didn't touch down in Miami until 4 a.m. ET, and many players and staff didn't arrive home until an hour later.
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