MARLINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Koehler treats start like regular-season game

All the work and preparation Tom Koehler has been doing throughout Spring Training transferred over to the main field on Monday afternoon. In what likely was Koehler's final Grapefruit League start, the right-hander struck out seven in 5 2/3 innings in the Marlins' 5-0 loss to the Mets at Roger Dean Stadium.
Via Marlins.com
3 hours ago

Marlins' 5th-starter race coming down to the wire

Three candidates remain for one rotation spot, and the Marlins anticipate making a decision before leaving the Roger Dean Stadium complex on Saturday.
Via Marlins.com
9 hours ago

With eye on postseason, Marlins expect to be active

The Marlins have their sights set on the postseason, and if necessary, the front office is prepared to be buyers by the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.
Via Marlins.com
9 hours ago

Miami Marlins' Jeff Locke to Miss First Month of Season

Via FOX Sports
10 hours ago

Fans in high spirits at Marlins’ spring training

Visiting Jupiter is a great way to get close the players and the game Floridians are lucky. Not just because of the lovely weather, beach and surfing, but also because of spring training baseball. Marlins fans are even luckier because their team trains just 90 miles to the north in Jupiter. I have been fortunate to go to spring training four out of the last five years and have...
Via Fish Stripes
10 hours ago

Don’t be shocked if Jose Urena earns the last rotation spot

Regardless, he seems to be a lock to make the roster. It seemed Jose Urena was destined to earn a spot on the Marlins roster given the fact he is out of options, but don’t be shocked if he ends up earning the last spot in Miami’s rotation. Adam Conley has struggled, and as a result, Conley, Urena and left-hander Justin Nicolino are all reportedly in the mix for the final starting...
Via Fish Stripes
10 hours ago

Ichiro’s T-Shirts Now Have Their Own Twitter

Prior to his sophomore season with the Miami Marlins, Ichiro showed up to Spring Training wearing a shirt with (no doubt) his favorite player on the front. Yup, that’s a crude drawing of Ichiro on the front of the future Hall of Famer’s shirt. Fun, right? Turns out, the former American League MVP’s love of t-shirts didn’t begin and end with this gem. Dude’s seemingly got...
Via Hall of Very Good
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Spring Training Report: A Closer Look at Justin Nicolino

Justin Nicolino is building a strong case for Miami’s fifth rotational starting slot. As Don Mattingly has named four of the five starters in the Marlins rotation, the smart money on the fifth spot has been on Adam Conley or Jose Urena. Given his rough 2016 and his unimpressive start to spring training, Justin Nicolino was the dark horse candidate. However, given the success...
Via Fish Stripes
2 days ago

Who will make the Miami Marlins roster?

There are players who will obviously be on the roster. Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich, Dee Gordon, just to name a few, have no problems making the roster, but filling out the roster will be something to keep an eye on over the next two weeks. Here is a group of players who have given themselves a solid chance to make the opening day roster or at least get a look later on in...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins 3B Prado likely to miss opener with hamstring injury

Miami Marlins third baseman Martin Prado is expected to miss the start of the regular season after straining his right hamstring at the World Baseball Classic. Marlins manager Don Mattingly already has ruled out Prado playing in any exhibition games. ''Obviously it's never good, but I'm encouraged it's a Grade 1,'' Mattingly said Sunday at the Marlins' camp in Jupiter, Florida...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins 3B Martin Prado likely to miss start of season with hamstring strain

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Miami Marlins third baseman Martin Prado is expected to miss the start of the regular season after straining his right hamstring at the World Baseball Classic. Marlins manager Don Mattingly already has ruled out Prado playing in any exhibition games. "Obviously it's never good, but I'm encouraged it's a Grade 1," Mattingly said. "From there we just kind of wait...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins 3B Prado expected to miss opener with bad hamstring

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Miami Marlins third baseman Martin Prado is expected to miss the start of the regular season after straining his right hamstring at the World Baseball Classic. Marlins manager Don Mattingly already has ruled out Prado playing in any exhibition games. Playing for Team Venezuela, Prado injured his hamstring running out a ground ball in the sixth inning of Wednesday...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton just hit a freakin’ ROCKET go-ahead homer for the USA

Giancarlo Stanton is the most powerful hitter alive, and the Miami Marlins’ outfielder showed off his talents Saturday night in Team USA’s must-win World Baseball Classic game against the Dominican Republic. With the game tied 2-2 in the the top of the fourth, Ervin Santana tried to sneak a fastball by Stanton on the inner half, and that was a bad idea. Stanton annihilated the...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Fernandez found responsible for fatal boating accident

Former Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was intoxicated and speeding when he and two others died in a boating accident last September, according to a report issued by police.As David Ovalle of the Miami Herald reported, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission said Thursday that Fernandez would have likely been charged with manslaughter and faced other charges had he lived. Investigators...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins updates at the World Baseball Classic

The World Baseball Classic is back, and that has turned a month of expedition games into one of serious international competition for selected players. The Miami Marlins have six players representing three countries, and all of those players got the luxury of playing in their home park for the first round. Here is a recap of each country with Marlins players. United States Three...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeffrey Loria reportedly expected to sell Marlins this year

Jeffrey Loria’s handshake agreement to sell the Miami Marlins apparently fell through, though that will not impede the owner’s attempt to sell his team.The Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson reports that Loria is expected to sell the Marlins this year, barring a change of heart.Jackson says Loria is in active talks with four groups of potential buyers and has had talks with two others...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Abreu ate fake passport on way to United States

In front of a federal grand jury in Miami on Wednesday, White Sox slugger Jose Abreu said he once ate a fake passport while flying to the US to cover up his illegal travel. This comes as part of an investigation into a smuggling operation that brought Cuban baseball players to the country.On an Air France flight from Haiti to Miami, Abreu testified that he had ordered a beer and...
Via The Comeback
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Girlfriend of the late Jose Fernandez has baby daughter

The girlfriend of late Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez had a baby girl on Friday evening.Few details are known, but according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, Maria Arias delivered the child she had with Fernandez, a baby girl named Penelope. Fernandez himself picked the name back in August when he learned that he was going to be having a girl.No information on height or weight...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Don Mattingly’s solution to speeding up baseball: Draft guys who don’t strikeout

Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly was one of the best contact hitters during his 14-year career with the New York Yankees. The former first baseman never struck out more than 43 times in a single season. Now, as a manger on the bench, Mattingly decided he wanted to chime in on the whole debate about speeding up the game he loves so much. He had a somewhat interesting take, one...
Via Sportsnaut
February 24, 2017  |  Discuss
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