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Penny an option?

Are the Marlins considering turning to their past to help them at the moment?

According to the Miami Herald, the Marlins are one of a handful of teams interested in veteran right-hander Brad Penny.

A member of Florida’s 2003 World Series title team, Penny has been released by the Red Sox. He will become a free agent after clearing waivers on Monday.

The Rockies, Rays, White Sox and Rangers also have been mentioned as possible suitors for Penny.

Indications are the Marlins not be the frontrunner for Penny, who played for Rockies manager Jim Tracy when they were both with the Dodgers.

Also, it is not clear if Florida feels Penny would help in the rotation. His best fit could be in the bullpen.

According to a league insider, Penny still can help a team, and returning to the National League would likely help the veteran.

— Joe Frisaro

Mistakes adding up

Until the ninth inning on Saturday night, the Marlins and Rays were playing a pretty competitive game.

Tampa Bay, however, blew it up open with six runs in the ninth inning. The Marlins ended up losing 10-3.

The way the Marlins lost was especially frustrating. In all, Marlins pitching walked nine, hit a batter and issued a walk. In the field, they committed three errors.

According to Elias, the last time an MLB team walked at least nine, hit a batter, recorded a balk, committed three or more errors and allowed 10 runs came in 1998. That year, the Mets did it in a 10-5 loss to the Cardinals on Aug. 21.

— Joe Frisaro