Marlins salvage finale vs Rays despite Elieser Hernandez leaving game with biceps injury

MIAMI — Starting pitcher Elieser Hernandez was removed from the Miami Marlins’ 12-7 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in the third inning Saturday with right biceps tendon inflammation. Manager Don Mattingly, pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr. and head trainer Gene Basham went to the mound to check on Hernandez after he struck out Rays pitcher Rich Hill. Hernandez’s fastball velocity was noticeably down, with the six four-seam fastballs he threw to Hill ranging from 85.3 mph and 87 mph. He averaged 91.3 mph with the pitch last season and 90.6 mph in 2019. Paul Campbell, a relief pitcher who the Marl…

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