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Jose M. Fernandez Cuban Stats

Multiple reports indicate Cuban second baseman Jose Fernandez has left the island and will seek to play in MLB. For those of you Google-stymied by his also-Cuban namesake, his full name is Jose Miguel Fernandez Diaz. I have Fernandez’s birthday as April 27, 1988, meaning that 2015 will be his age-27 season. He has played played for Matanzas in Serie Nacional since 2007-2008, giving...
Via Obstructed View
3 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Jose Fernandez defects from Cuba

With many teams in search of a second baseman this offseason, the best player available may now be on the market. Jon Morosi of Foxsports is reporting that Cuban second baseman Jose Fernandez has defected and is looking to sign a major league contract.Cuban 2B Jose Fernandez has defected and is seeking an MLB contract, sources confirm. He's regarded as a big league player.—...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins position analysis: Second base

Second base wasn't supposed to be a revolving door in 2014 when the Miami Marlins signed veteran Rafael Furcal to a one-year, $3.5 million deal last offseason. But various leg injuries prevented the 36-year-old from re-energizing his career in South Florida. After missing 2013 with Tommy John surgery, Furcal sustained a hamstring strain during spring training in Jupiter, Fla...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: All of Giancarlo Stanton's 2014 homers added up

This is a pretty awesome video put together by the staff over at Whistle Sports. It shows all 37 of Giancarlo Stanton’s homers from the 2014 season. Needless to say, there were some tape-measure shots. It also adds up the distance of all the homers, which was a total of nearly three miles. Who needs to ride a scooter to the ballpark? Instead, maybe just hitch on to one of Stanton’s...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins outright utility man Jordany Valdespin to Triple-A

With the offseason underway, the Miami Marlins made a pair of transactions on Friday. Utility player Jordan Valdespin was outrighted to Triple-A New Orleans, while the Texas Rangers claimed utility player Ed Lucas. Valdespin, who signed a minor-league deal last December without an invitation to spring training, was coming off a 50-game suspension after the Biogenesis probe. Upon...
Via Fox Sports Florida
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Rumors: Miami targeting SP this offseason

The Miami Marlins exceeded all expectations this season and were able to compete for a playoff spot until the final week of the season.  Heading into this offseason, instead of standing pat, MLB.com's, Joe Frisaro, is reporting that the club is set to target starting pitching this winter.This would be a major step toward helping the club remain competitive and getting to the...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins to pursue starting pitching this winter

The Miami Marlins appear intent on pursuing a starting pitching upgrade this winter, as the position is "high on Miami's shopping list this offseason", according to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro. The Marlins seem set on adding versatility to their 40-man roster, which could lead to some current starters moving to the bullpen, opening the door for new faces in the rotation...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins' Fernandez throwing just 4 1/2 months after surgery

MIAMI -- Jose Fernandez released the ball with such velocity that the sound of it landing in the catcher's mitt echoed crisply throughout Marlins Park. And to think, he's nowhere close to throwing hard yet. Fernandez's recovery from elbow-reconstruction surgery is turning another corner, with the Miami Marlins' ace now starting a throwing program. He made 25 tosses...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Injury Update: Jose Fernandez throws for first time since surgery

The Miami Marlins finished the 2014 season with a record of 77-85, fourth in the National League East. They finished in the middle of the pack in both runs scored and ERA. Significant injuries to Giancarlo Stanton and Jose Fernandez hindered any hopes for a push in the division. The good news on Fernandez is that he threw for the first time since undergoing surgery on his right...
Via MLB Injury News
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins president: We're not trading Giancarlo Stanton

Giancarlo Stanton’s talents are staying in South Beach. The Marlins have long expressed a desire to keep Stanton despite continued speculation Miami might eventually trade the two-time All-Star. Marlins president David Samson told the Miami Herald on Monday that Stanton is a big part of the organization’s future plans. “He’s on this team (in 2015) either way,” Samson said...
Via NESN.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins Rumors: Miami unlikely to pursue Yasmany Tomas, Hector Olivera

The Miami Marlins have now been reportedly deemed unlikely to pursue Cuban stars such as Yasmany Thomas and Hector Olivera who could be major signings this offseason.#163081814 / gettyimages.comThis is according to a report by Joe Frisaro on joefrisaro.mlblogs.com:A couple of Cuban players have attracted Miami’s interest. Outfielder Yasmany Tomas worked out for representatives...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Steven Souza saves no-hitter with amazing catch

Jordan Zimmerman owes Steven Souza a drink. Zimmerman, a pitcher for the Washington Nationals, was one out away from his first career no-hitter Sunday when Miami Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich lifted a fly ball to deep left field. The ball looked like it would find the turf, ending Zimmerman’s bid, but Souza sprinted back, laid out and made an incredible catch to end the...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton posts pic showing face is looking better

Last Thursday, Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was blasted in the face with an 88-mph fastball resulting in “multiple facial fractures”, “dental damage” and a “facial laceration requiring stitches”. Tuesday, the slugger (and National League MVP candidate) took to Instagram to post an update as to how he’s doing.  And, well, considering dude had broken teeth...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Casey McGehee went nuts during Marlins-Brewers fight (Video)

Miami Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee and manager Mike Redmond were both ejected from Thursday’s game with the Brewers after two Marlins were hit by pitches in the same at-bat. First Giancarlo Stanton was hit in the face by Mike Fiers (the pitch was called a strike because Stanton swung), and then Fiers hit pinch-hitter […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton hit in face by pitch, taken away in ambulance

This was the scary scene from Milwaukee when Mike Fiers hit Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton with a pitch during Thurday’s game against the Brewers. Stanton took the pitch in the jaw and began bleeding profusely before receiving medical attention. The outfielder was eventually placed on a stretcher and taken to a nearby hospital by ambulance. Obviously something you never...
Via Next Impulse Sports
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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