Marlins Rumors & News

  • Barry Bonds apologizes to Dodgers outfielder for photo snub: 'That ain't me'

    MLB.com "Nearly a month after Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson didn't get a picture at Dodger Stadium with one of his all-time favorite baseball players as a youth while growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, he just received the next-best thing. Well, sort of. Let's just say Barry Bonds was on the..." May 29

  • Braves continue mastery of Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves don't look like the team with the worst record in the National League when they play the Miami Marlins. Gordon Beckham hit a three-run homer and Jeff Francoeur also had two hits as the Braves roughed up the Miami bullpen for a 7-2 victory Saturday. "This..." May 28

  • Jose Fernandez Is Baseball's Forgotten Stud

    Number Fire "It's understandable why everyone has been obsessing with Clayton Kershaw, Noah Syndergaard, Jake Arrieta, Chris Sale and Stephen Strasburg so far this season. All five of those pitchers have been ridiculously good and deserving of all the accolades. But there is one young starter that tends to..." May 27

  • Joc Pederson: Barry Bonds snubbed me on photo request

    Larry Brown Sports "Joc Pederson, who was born in 1992, grew up watching Barry Bonds do things on a baseball field that most men aren’t capable of. Like many other children of the 1990s and 2000s, Pederson idolized Bonds. Not anymore. Bonds is working as a hitting coach with the Miami Marlins this season. When..." May 26

  • Gillespie single lifts Marlins past Rays

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Cole Gillespie is 31, playing on his sixth team as he nears 200 career games in his major-league career, but days like Wednesday make it worthwhile. Gillespie, given his first start of the season in left field with the DH in play for the first time this season, got..." May 25

  • Morrison lead Rays to victory over his former squad

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Logan Morrison got his revenge. Morrison, who was drafted by the Marlins in 2005 and played his first four years in the majors with the organization, went 3-for-3 with a walk, a steal and two runs scored as his Tampa Bay Rays beat Miami 4-3 on Tuesday at Marlins Park. "It was..." May 24

  • Miami Marlins Sue Season Ticket Holders, Continue To Be The Worst

    Deadspin "Remember when the Miami Marlins sued Jonathan Vilma because he moved his barbecue restaurant out of the stadium after the Marlins screwed up his food and failed to deliver on their promise of a packed house and booming business? Well, now the Marlins are suing even more people who had the audacity..." May 24

  • Suzuki's 4-hit night helps Marlins edge Rays

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- It is hard to impress Ichiro Suzuki. The 42-year-old outfielder went 4-for-5 -- including a key eighth-inning hit -- to help the Miami Marlins rally to a 7-6 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night at Marlins Park. Suzuki, making his third consecutive start in place of..." May 23

  • Marlins held a private workout for Cuban free agent Yadiel Hernandez

    Baseball America "Yadiel Hernandez, a 28-year-old Cuban outfielder, had a private workout with the Marlins at Marlins Park on Saturday, with president of baseball operations Michael Hill among those in attendance. Hernandez, who is a free agent exempt from the international bonus pools, is a lefthanded corner..." May 23

  • Solving the mystery behind Giancarlo Stanton's epic slump

    CBS Sports "Marlins cloutsman Giancarlo Stanton is not having a characteristic season in 2016. After Sunday's loss to Max Scherzer and the Nationals (WAS 8, MIA 2), Stanton is now batting .211/.324/.469. Thanks to Stanton's secondary skills, those aren't bad numbers at the OPS level. However, they are..." May 23

  • Ichiro moves closer to 3,000 hits with 4-for-4 night

    The Score "Saturday wasn't advertised as turn-back-the-clock night at Marlins Park, but Ichiro Suzuki sure did his part to make it seem like 2001. The 42-year-old future Hall of Famer put on a vintage four-hit performance to move 46 hits away from reaching 3,000 in MLB, and helped lead his Miami Marlins..." May 22

  • Dunn throws sim game, targets June return

    MLB.com "A target range is in place for Marlins reliever Mike Dunn's return from the disabled list. Dunn, who has missed all of this season due to a left forearm strain, threw a simulated game on Saturday and he anticipates being reinstated perhaps as early as June 1 or 2. "That's what the plan is..." May 22

  • Bour homers as Marlins hold off Nationals

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- It wasn't exactly a called shot by the Miami Marlins, but it was close enough. Justin Bour hit a two-run, tiebreaking homer and Jose Fernandez improved his record at Marlins Park to 21-1 as the Miami Marlins defeated the first-place Washington Nationals 3-2 in Saturday night's game..." May 21

  • Mattingly not ready to move slumping Stanton from cleanup spot

    MLB.com "Mired in one of the worst slumps of his career, Giancarlo Stanton got some early work in on Friday afternoon. For about 45 minutes before the team came out to stretch, the three-time All-Star took batting practice on the field, working closely with hitting coach Barry Bonds and manager Don..." May 21

  • Zimmerman, Taylor support Roark in Nationals' win over Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Leave it to the birthday guy, 37-year-old left fielder Jayson Werth, to provide a comical perspective to his Washington Nationals' 4-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Friday night. After Tanner Roark finally solved the Marlins after going 0-3 with an 8.40 ERA in three previous starts..." May 20

  • Barry Bonds upset over ‘racism’ at daughter’s school

    Larry Brown Sports "Officials at a private school in California are investigating a video that students shared on social media that features offensive language, and the incident has hit close to home for former MLB slugger Barry Bonds. Bonds, whose daughter attends Brentwood School, sent a tweet on Tuesday..." May 18

  • MLB players confronting realities of smokeless tobacco laws in major cities

    The Comeback "Cities like Boston, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco have all passed bans on the use of smokeless tobacco at ticketed sporting events, leaving teams like the Washington Nationals are beginning to confront a new reality and some big time issues. Player now have to decide whether..." May 18

  • Joseph hits first homer as Phils top Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- It is not often that a major league starting pitcher is overshadowed on a night when he records 10 strikeouts. Philadelphia Phillies manager Pete Mackanin nonetheless believed that was the case Tuesday, when his team beat the Miami Marlins 3-1. "Tonight," he said, "was..." May 17

  • Commissioner Rob Manfred unhappy with length of games

    ESPN "The average time of a nine-inning baseball game is up nearly seven minutes compared with this point last season, and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred isn't happy about it. "We think the single biggest thing we had going for us early in the year [last season] was player focus on the topic," Manfred..." May 17

  • Ozuna, Bour homers help Marlins top Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "By Gordie Jones, The Sports Xchange PHILADELPHIA -- Miami Marlins centerfielder Marcell Ozuna has seemingly been doing it all lately. On Monday night, he and his teammates did just enough. Ozuna homered to extend his hitting streak to 16 games and the Marlins beat the Philadelphia..." May 16

  • Marlins earn split with Nationals

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Miami center fielder Marcell Ozuna saw right fielder Giancarlo Stanton out of the corner of his eye as he tracked a long fly to right-center in the fourth inning by Washington's Ryan Zimmerman. "I thought I could get that ball," Ozuna said. "I called it first and then he said,..." May 15

  • Stanton, Ozuna help Marlins earn split with Nationals

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Giancarlo Stanton helped make a name for himself early in his career as a hitting star at Nationals Park, where his 15 homers are the most of any visiting player. Late Saturday night he showed off his defensive ability, running toward the right-field line and making a diving..." May 15

  • Harper homer propels Nats past Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- It was not a question of how hard the ball was hit against Washington Nationals starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez on Friday night. It was more of a question of where. Paying homage to Wee Willie Keeler, who said "hit 'em where they ain't" more than 100 years ago, the Marlins..." May 13

  • 5 pitchers next in line for Stephen Strasburg-esque extensions

    MLB Daily Dish "Stephen Strasburg's 7-year, $175 million contract extension has caused quite the conversation, from how big of risk it can be for the Nationals to its impact on the rest of baseball. That impact goes to a number of young pitchers that are looking to cash in on their early success in the majors,..." May 12

  • Chen, Bour carry Marlins past Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Miami Marlins left-hander Wei-Yin Chen was throwing bulls-eyes all night, tying his career high with 12 strikeouts. But the biggest strike of the night was delivered by his center fielder, Marcell Ozuna. Chen got the win, and Justin Bour slugged a two-run homer to lead Miami..." May 11

  • Marlins Designate Craig Breslow, Select Dustin McGowan

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins have designated southpaw Craig Breslow for assignment, as MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro first reported on Twitter. His roster spot will go to right-hander Dustin McGowan, whose contract was selected from Triple-A. Breslow, 35, has provided 14 innings to the Miami pen thus far, allowing..." May 11

  • Why MLB’s domestic violence policy does not require a criminal conviction

    Hardball Talk "When Aroldis Chapman was suspended under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy, a good number of people — some of them commenters at this site — took issue with it because “hey, he wasn’t charged with a crime.” The same has been said about Jose Reyes and will be said about him again..." May 11

  • Villar pushes Brewers past Marlins 10-2

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The last time Miami Marlins left-hander Adam Conley faced the Milwaukee Brewers -- which was just 11 days ago at Miller Park -- he was untouchable, retiring 23 batters without allowing a hit. On Tuesday at Marlins Park, Conley retired no batters before he gave up a hit. More than..." May 10

  • Marlins beat Brewers despite disallowed homer

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- With the way Jose Fernandez pitched, it did not matter that a run was taken off the scoreboard. Fernandez stuck out 11 batters in seven scoreless innings, and the Marlins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 Monday despite a Miami run being taken off the scoreboard when J.T. Realmuto..." May 10

  • Justine Siegal will be first woman to manage independent minor league game

    The Comeback "Justine Siegal continues to break down baseball barriers. The San Rafael Pacifics Baseball Club has announced that Siegal will be the first ever woman to coach at the independent minor league level when she’ll manage the team in late June. The specific event “Women Run the Show” was created..." May 10

  • Phillies win another one-run game

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The way things have been going, a one-run lead feels like much more than that for the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies are 11-3 in one-run games, and the latest evidence of their gritty play came Sunday afternoon at Marlins Park. Tyler Goeddel and Andres Blanco hit..." May 08

  • Phillies eighth-inning rally dooms Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Unable to solve starting pitcher Tom Koehler, the Philadelphia Phillies found their opening when the Miami Marlins went to their bullpen. The Phillies rallied from a 3-1 deficit with a three-run eighth inning off two relievers to defeat the Marlins 4-3 Saturday night at Marlins..." May 07

  • MLB relocating Puerto Rico series to Miami

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) jointly announced today that the two-game series in San Juan, Puerto Rico between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Miami Marlins, which had been slated for May 30th-31st at Hiram Bithorn Stadium, has been relocated..." May 06

  • Marlins complete sweep of D-backs

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins are doing things they have rarely -- and in some cases -- never done before. Adam Conley pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings and the Miami bullpen kept up its brilliant work of late as the Marlins defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-0 on Thursday night, sweeping the..." May 05

  • Manfred: Decision on games in Puerto Rico coming soon

    CBS Sports "Earlier this week we heard concerns about the Zika virus may result in MLB moving a Marlins-Pirates series scheduled to be played in Puerto Rico later this month. The series is scheduled for May 30-31. On Thursday commissioner Rob Manfred said the league will soon make a decision about the..." May 05

  • Puerto Rico irked by likely loss of Pirates-Marlins series

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Puerto Rico officials on Wednesday expressed indignation over the potential cancellation of a Pittsburgh versus Miami baseball series scheduled on the island, saying concerns about the Zika virus are overblown. Calling off the games would be disrespectful to the family of the late Pirates star..." May 05

  • More PED busts coming from Major League Baseball

    ESPN "Major League Baseball is expected to announce in the next few days that another player has tested positive for the steroid Turinabol, a drug that was commonly used by East German athletes in the 1970s. The positive test is one of a handful being processed, two sources familiar with the cases told..." May 04

  • Cuba says defectors still will not be allowed to play in 2017 WBC

    ESPN "Cuba decided to maintain its ban on baseball players who defected the country and will not allow them to represent Cuba in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Despite some encouraging sounds and the recent reopening of borders with the United States, Cuba is not yet ready to forgive those who left..." May 03

  • Four MLB stars that must be traded in 2016

    Sportsnaut "While the MLB trade deadline is still months away, it’s never too early to start thinking about guys that should be dealt. And this year, there are a few stars in need of relocation. Usually, veteran players on bad teams best fit this description. Even though the season is still very early, we..." May 03

  • Baseball close to canceling Puerto Rico trip because of Zika concerns

    Yahoo! Sports "About 100 scouts and executives descended upon Puerto Rico this week to watch high school shortstop Delvin Perez, a possible top-five pick in the June draft. One of the officials texted a picture of bug spray with 30 percent DEET, accompanied by a two-word caption: “I’m prepared.” The fear of..." May 03

  • Carters' two homers lead Brewers' victory over Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- There was no need for a last-ditch comeback attempt for the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday afternoon at Miller Park. The Brewers' offense made sure they took care of business early in their series finale against the Miami Marlins. Chris Carter hit two home runs and Domingo Santana..." May 01

  • Braun's 5 non-veto trade partners revealed

    The Score "Ryan Braun has the ability to veto trades to every team in the big leagues except for five. According to a report by FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the hot-hitting Braun is becoming a unique trade chip for Milwaukee given his torrid start to the 2016 season, as well as the combination of his age..." May 01

  • Conley-led Marlins roll past Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Never underestimate the power of a good night's sleep. While the rest of his teammates were making a late-night, cross-country flight from Los Angeles, Miami Marlins left-hander Adam Conley was already tucked in and asleep at a hotel in Milwaukee, where he was scheduled to start..." April 30

  • MLB players could push for harsher PED suspensions

    SB Nation "The Major League Baseball players who do not use performance-enhancing drugs are not pleased with the ones who do. With Chris Colabello and Dee Gordon both suspended this month, there is a sudden call for harsher penalties for failed PED tests coming from players. Some, like Justin Verlander, have..." April 30

  • Mattingly: Gordon 'probably' would've kept no-hitter alive

    The Score "As he watched that blooper off the bat of Jonathan Lucroy fall just beyond the outstretched glove of Derek Dietrich on Friday night, spoiling the combined no-hit efforts from Adam Conley and Jose Urena with one out in the ninth inning, Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly couldn't help but wonder..." April 30

  • Bryce Harper says Dee Gordon’s PED suspension is ‘not good for baseball’; Doesn't want his batting title

    Washington Post "The announcement of Dee Gordon’s 80-game suspension for performance-enhancing substances came at 1:18 a.m. Eastern time Friday. So it wasn’t until later that morning that much of the baseball world, including the Nationals, saw the news about the Marlins’ speedy second baseman. The Nationals are..." April 30

  • Ichiro passes Frank Robinson for 33rd all time with 2,944th hit

    Los Angeles Times "Ichiro Suzuki achieved a pair of baseball milestones Friday night when he led off the Miami Marlins' game against Milwaukee with a basehit and then stole second base. The hit, a single to right field on a 1-0 fastball from the Brewers' Zach Davies, was the 2,944th of Suzuki's major league..." April 30

  • Gordon suspension overshadows Marlins' sweep

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The stunning, 80-game suspension of 2015 National League batting champion Dee Gordon for the use of performance-enhancing drugs overshadowed a surprising four-game sweep by the Miami Marlins over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night. "Dee Gordon is a very important part..." April 29

  • Report: Dee Gordon tested positive for PEDs during spring training, tried to appeal

    The Comeback "After all of the NFL Draft hysteria had died down Thursday night, MLB dropped a major surprise with the announcement that Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon tested positive for PEDs and would be suspended for 80 games starting immediately. Now, according to ESPN’s Jayson Stark, the..." April 29

  • Dee Gordon says in statement he 'ingested something that contained prohibited substances' unknowingly

    Miami Herald "Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon released the following statement through Major League Baseball's Players Association on Friday morning regarding his 80-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs. "Though I did not do so knowingly, I have been informed that test results showed I ingested..." April 29