Marlins hurting in the pen

Updated: June 24, 2009, 6:48 PM ET
By James Quintong

The curse of Relief Efforts strikes again. My colleague Eric Karabell often bemoans the fact that a top closer lands on the DL or loses his job mere hours after the Relief Efforts column is posted on Wednesday afternoons. Now, I have a first-hand experience with this as I filled in for Karabell this week and soon the Marlins' Matt Lindstrom was placed on the DL with a sprained right elbow.

Lindstrom, who also struggled with elbow issues during spring training and the World Baseball ...

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