A-Rod gets 2,999th hit, Yankees beat Marlins for 2-game sweep
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Rotowire: Jul 16 / 2:36p ET
News: Dunn has registered a disappointing 4.34 ERA and 1.31 WHIP over 29 inning pitched this season, but made five straight scoreless appearances to close the first half.
Impact: Dunn had a very shaky start to the season, posting a 5.30 ERA in April and May, but has been heating up along with the summer weather. Since June 1, he's got a 2.61 ERA while reestablishing himself as a quality setup option for the Marlins. He'll continue to provide a late-inning bridge from the Miami rotation to closer A.J. Ramos.
Rotowire: May 15 / 8:50p ET
News: Dunn took the loss Friday night, allowing one run on one hit while retiring just one hitter in the Marlins' 5-3 loss to Atlanta.
Impact: Both Dunn and Bryan Morris were mentioned as possible closer options when Steve Cishek was removed from the role earlier this week, but both pitched in the eighth inning (and both allowed runs) which suggests A.J. Ramos will continue to get opportunities as the team's closer.
Rotowire: May 12 / 8:58a ET
News: Dunn could be in the mix for save opportunities, MLB.com reports.
Impact: Manager Mike Redmond noted that Dunn, A.J. Ramos and Bryan Morris would be the primary options to replace a struggling Steve Cishek. The lefty reliever is rounding into form after a shaky start, reeling off seven straight scoreless appearances. Dunn has experience stepping in on a limited basis when the team has needed a fill-in closer in the past, but Ramos has a higher ceiling in the role.