Hanley Ramirez scratched Tuesday with elbow strain

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Alanna Rizzo of SportsNet LA had the news first …

Elbow strains can range from minor to really serious, but the Dodgers aren’t offering any more information at this time. Justin Turner will start at shortstop in Hanley’s place on Tuesday night against the Rockies.

Ramirez, an impending free agent, has battled thumb, shoulder, calf, lower back, hamstring, oblique, hand, and rib injuries all in the last two seasons. And now we can add a right elbow issue to the list.

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Marlins sign Brandon Kintzler to one-year, $3.25 million deal

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Jon Morosi reported on Saturday that the Marlins signed veteran reliever Brandon Kintzler to a one-year contract worth $3.25 million. The deal includes a club option for 2020 worth $4 million with a $250,000 buyout, according to ESPN’s Jesse Rogers.

Kintzler, 35, put up a terrific 2.68 ERA with 48 strikeouts and 13 walks over 57 innings for the Cubs last season. He’s been mostly good in recent years, but relievers in their mid-30’s have had a tough time finding multi-year deals.

The Marlins have a handful of players who could rack up saves this coming season, namely Drew Steckenrider and José Ureña along with Kintzler. The club will likely use spring training to determine an official closer, if they name one at all. The Marlins have also expressed interest in free agent Pedro Strop.