Marlins Rumors & News

  • Marlins' David Phelps placed on DL; Jake Esch to make debut and start vs. Mets

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Four hours before first pitch Wednesday, the Marlins scratched right-handed David Phelps from his start against the New York Mets and placed him on the disabled list with a left oblique strain. The Marlins called up right-handed Jake Esch from Triple-A New Orleans to make the start and his..." August 31

  • Skip Bayless Says He's Sure Tim Tebow WILL PLAY Pro Baseball

    TMZ "Skip Bayless is ALL IN on Tim Tebow's baseball career ... saying what he saw at Timmy's private workout on Tuesday has him convinced the ex-QB's chances of playing pro ball are about 100%. You might've heard (how could you not) Tim showed his stuff to 27 major league teams in L.A. Tuesday......" August 31

  • “Mixed reviews” for Tebow’s baseball workout

    Pro Football Talk "The headline at ESPN.com says Tim Tebow “shows off power” at his baseball workout (i.e., one-man fantasy camp). The article paints a more sobering view of his prospects. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com writes that Tebow drew “mixed reviews” at the workout, which scouts from 28 teams attended. He..." August 31

  • Lugo pitches Mets past Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Just as they would have predicted back in April, the New York Mets are in playoff contention in late August thanks to their starting pitching -- but not the starting pitchers they envisioned. Rookie right-hander Seth Lugo became the latest unexpected stopper for the Mets on..." August 30

  • MLB, MLBPA donate $250,000 for Louisiana flood relief

    Hardball Talk "Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association announced this morning that they are contributing $250,000 to assist victims of the devastating floods that recently hit Louisiana. The $250,000 contribution is being divided among three charitable organizations: The..." August 30

  • Perdomo, Padres deal Marlins disappointing loss

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins got a double dose of Luis. In fact, "double" was the word of the day as the Marlins, in contention for an NL wild-card berth, concluded a disappointing 2-4 homestand by hitting into a club record six double plays. Rookie Luis Perdomo pitched the first..." August 28

  • Stanton has 'slim chance' of returning for final week?

    Larry Brown Sports "If the Miami Marlins can stay in the playoff race, there is a slight chance they’ll have some big help down the stretch. According to Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball, Giancarlo Stanton could return for the final week of the regular season if everything goes “absolutely perfect.” The most..." August 28

  • Marlins rally for walk-off win over Padres

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Chris Johnson culminated the Miami Marlins' productive line of base hits and an improbable victory. Johnson' walk-off RBI double in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted the Marlins to a 7-6 win over the San Diego Padres on Friday night. Facing San Diego closer Brandon Maurer,..." August 27

  • Padres Claim Oswaldo Arcia From Marlins

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Padres have claimed Oswaldo Arcia from the Marlins, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune tweets. Arcia will start in the Padres’ outfield tonight. The team has optioned outfielder Patrick Kivlehan to make room for Arcia on its active roster. The last two months have been something of..." August 27

  • Richard helps Padres shut out Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The playoff-contending Miami Marlins were shut out on Saturday night for the second time in five days, this time by the lowly San Diego Padres. In addition, Miami announced after the game that Andrew Cashner, the pitcher the Marlins acquired from the Padres on July 29 in a..." August 27

  • Marlins Designate Oswaldo Arcia For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins announced that they have designated outfielder Oswaldo Arcia for assignment in order to clear a spot on the roster for the newly acquired Jeff Francoeur. Arcia had only recently been claimed off waivers from the Rays, but his time with the Marlins will amount to just two games/two..." August 25

  • Dyson, Royals top Marlins to keep rolling

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Kansas City Royals center fielder Jarrod Dyson did his best Usain Bolt impersonation by sprinting full speed at Marlins Park. Except that at the end of Dyson's run of about 100 feet, there was a wall, not tape, and there was also a baseball to catch. Dyson scaled that wall,..." August 25

  • Giancarlo Stanton says he's uncertain if he'll play again this season

    CBS Sports "The Marlins entered Thursday just 1 1/2 back in the race for the second wild card. Yet no matter how close the Marlins get to a postseason spot, their efforts are overshadowed by the looming specter that is Giancarlo Stanton's availability. Stanton, of course, was placed on the disabled list..." August 25

  • Tim Tebow has ‘no shot’ of making it in baseball

    Larry Brown Sports "At least 20 MLB teams are expected to take a look at Tim Tebow’s baseball prospects at the former NFL quarterback’s workout next week, but some scouts is confident nothing will come of it. Katie Strang of ESPN.com spoke with three pro baseball scouts on Wednesday, and all three “expressed..." August 25

  • Braves send Jeff Francoeur to Marlins in a three-way trade also involving the Rangers

    Hardball Talk "MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro hears Marlins minor league catcher Matt Foley is also involved in the deal, though it’s not yet known to which team he’ll go. It’s also unknown if Foley does or does not live in a van down by the river. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Braves are sending..." August 25

  • Marlins, Fernandez halt Royals' 9-game win streak

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- On an eventful night at Marlins Park, the Miami Marlins survived Jose Fernandez's cramps and a near meltdown by closer Fernando Rodney. In the middle of all that, they made a trade to bolster their bench and went on to beat the hottest team in baseball. Fernandez improved his..." August 24

  • Twenty MLB teams to attend Tim Tebow's workout on Aug. 30

    ESPN "Tim Tebow is scheduled to hold a workout for Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, a source told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. More than 20 MLB teams are confirmed to attend the workout, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. For almost the past year, Tebow has been training in..." August 24

  • Royals blank Marlins for ninth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The Kansas City Royals are the hottest team in baseball, and they proved it again on Tuesday night at Marlins Park. Lorenzo Cain's sixth-inning RBI single broke up a scoreless duel as the Kansas City Royals won their ninth game in a row with a 1-0 victory over the Miami Marlins...." August 23

  • MLB postseason schedule announced

    MLB.com "Major League Baseball announced its 2016 postseason schedule on Tuesday, opening with the American League Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser on TBS on Tuesday, Oct. 4, and followed by the National League equivalent on ESPN one night later. The 112th World Series on FOX will begin on Tuesday,..." August 23

  • Tim Tebow to hold workout for MLB teams Aug. 30

    SI "Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow will hold a workout for prospective Major League Baseball teams on Aug. 30 in Los Angeles, reports ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick. Tebow, who last played baseball in high school in 2005, announced earlier this month that he was planning on pursuing a professional..." August 23

  • D’Backs Ownership Stopped Shelby Miller Trade With Marlins, Hale Firing

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Diamondbacks and Marlins had worked out a trade that would have sent Shelby Miller to Miami in exchange for three starting pitchers, only for Arizona ownership to shoot down the deal, a Marlins executive tells USA Today’s Bob Nightengale. The two sides had been linked in talks about Miller,..." August 22

  • A Don Mattingly-Yasiel Puig reunion in Miami? Far-fetched, but it sure would be exciting

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Don Mattingly didn't feel appreciated by the Dodgers. Yasiel Puig feels betrayed by them, as they suddenly decided to crack down on his behavior after years of looking the other way. What if they were to bury the hatchet to take down their common enemy? It probably won't happen, but it's fun..." August 22

  • Ichiro passes Al Kaline for 28th on all-time hits list

    MLB.com "Robbed of a hit in his first at-bat on Saturday night at PNC Park, Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki wasn't denied his second time up. The 42-year-old lined a double to right off Pirates right-hander Chad Kuhl in the fourth inning for his 3,008th career hit in Miami's 3-1 win. The extra-base hit..." August 21

  • A.J. Ramos’ rehab going well; reliever could return as early as Sunday

    Miami Herald "A.J. Ramos’ simulated pitching session prior to Friday night’s game went well, giving the Marlins hope he will return as early as Sunday. Ramos said he threw about 25 pitches off the mound and felt as good as he had since sustaining a hairline fracture to his right middle finger. Ramos..." August 21

  • Marlins accept gifts, knock off Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- It wasn't pretty for the Miami Marlins, but it didn't need to be. In the middle of a wild-card race in August, every win is considered a thing of beauty. The Marlins overcame a sloppy fourth inning and took advantage of a few defensive lapses to complete a sweep of the..." August 21

  • Giancarlo confident in return this season

    MLB.com "Don't rule out Giancarlo Stanton playing for the Marlins in the final week or so of the season. A week after going on the disabled list with a Grade 3 left groin strain, the three-time All-Star right fielder is expressing confidence he will return. "He's going to be back," Marlins president of..." August 21

  • Marlins Activate A.J. Ramos From DL

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins have activated closer A.J. Ramos from the 15-day disabled list and optioned right-hander Brian Ellington to Triple-A New Orleans, tweets Joe Frisaro of MLB.com. Ramos landed on the DL Aug. 9 (retroactive to Aug. 6) with a finger injury, meaning he ended up staying on the shelf for the..." August 21

  • Marlins win on Andino's RBI in ninth

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- It wasn't quite close-your-eyes-and-hope-for-the-best, but Robert Andino wasn't exactly oozing confidence when he stepped to the plate with a Miami Marlins win potentially in his hands. The game was tied with a runner on second and no outs in the top of the ninth. Andrino..." August 20

  • Phelps, Marlins shut down Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Mixed alliances weren't an issue for David Phelps Saturday. Sure, his wife and dozens of family and friends were at sold-out PNC Park to watch him pitch in the city of his offseason home. But Phelps was all about the Miami Marlins, and they were all about him after his nearly..." August 20

  • Marlins, Giants reportedly in the mix for Carlos Gomez

    Yardbarker "After failing to find a trade taker for Carlos Gomez, the Houston Astros have released the struggling outfielder outright, and a couple of National League teams could be interested in scooping him up on the cheap. The Astros designated Gomez for assignment earlier this month and finally..." August 20

  • Straily, Cabrera fuel Reds past Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- During spring training, Dan Straily wasn't sure where his career was headed after he was traded by one team and placed on waivers by another. "I didn't know where I was going to be," Straily said. "I just wanted to keep that carrot out there." The Cincinnati Reds..." August 18

  • Rob Manfred wants a pitch clock in MLB in 2017

    The Comeback "In an effort to find ways to speed up the game of baseball, Commissioner Rob Manfred has openly discussed the possibility of adding a pitch clock to Major League Baseball. Manfred is no stranger to discussing innovative ways to improve the game he now sees over. Manfred has brought on the idea..." August 18

  • Marlins don’t want Fernandez to surpass 180 innings

    Fish Stripes "Miami wants to keep ace Jose Fernandez under 180 innings this season and is on pace to do so, according to MLB Network’s Jon Morosi. Fernandez, who isn’t far removed from season-ending Tommy John surgery, has skipped several starts this season in order to ensure he doesn’t surpass his set..." August 18

  • Marlins president: A-Rod rumors fueled by Miami connection

    New York Post "If he couldn’t end his baseball career in The Bronx, then the romantic (if not logical) second choice for Alex Rodriguez always seemed to be Miami. The longtime South Florida resident received a god’s welcome from the fans each of the few times he appeared as a visiting player in Marlins Park and,..." August 18

  • Phillips' key double leads to 3-2 win for Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Injuries and age might be taking their toll on Brandon Phillips. But the Cincinnati Reds second baseman hasn't lost his knack for the spectacular. Phillips, who returned after missing two games with a bruised left knee, doubled twice, including one that drove in the..." August 17

  • The honeymoon phase is over for the new-school general managers

    MLB Daily Dish "Every year at certain points of the season, Mike Bates runs a GM confidence poll in which fans of every major league team are asked—in very simple terms—how confident they are in their favorite team’s front office. The 2016 midseason results just went up, and finding trends has become the new..." August 17

  • Rob Manfred: Baseball is changing quicker than ever

    ESPN "Baseball is the greatest game in the world. If you need proof, look no further than the fact that baseball, like no other sport, has an amazing capacity to spark genuine and even heated debate. Baseball fans and media like nothing more than to talk about what is good and bad about the game. The..." August 17

  • Phelps earns victory as Marlins defeat Reds

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- David Phelps hadn't earned a win as a starting pitcher in 14 months. That dry spell ended Monday night. Phelps allowed two runs and struck out eight batters in 5 1/3 innings as the Miami Marlins beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-3 at Great American Ball Park. Miami used six..." August 16

  • Barnhart, Reds slam Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Tucker Barnhart always embraced his role as a defense-first catcher. This season, though, he is contributing with the bat as well. Barnhart's grand slam highlighted a five-run first inning, and Anthony DeSclafani gave up two runs over six frames, lifting the Cincinnati Reds to..." August 16

  • Alex Rodriguez still could be good fit with Marlins, Yankees' Mark Teixeira says

    Newark Star-Ledger "There are a few empty lockers in the back left corner of the Yankees clubhouse. Carlos Beltran used to have a couple stalls there. He's now DHing for the Texas Rangers. That's also where Alex Rodriguez's things were until someone cleared everything out after his farewell game Friday night..." August 16

  • A-Rod publicist issues statement to put return rumors to rest: 'It's not happening'

    CBS Sports "With rumors about possible interest from the Marlins swirling, Alex Rodriguez has come out and said he will not play again this season. A-Rod issued a statement through longtime publicist Ron Berkowitz on Monday. Here's the statement: "I want to put all this talk to rest about Alex playing..." August 16

  • Report: A-Rod likely headed to Marlins to play first base

    NESN "Alex Rodriguez’s “retirement” looks like it’s going to be short-lived. The now former New York Yankees designated hitter never said his career was over, even as he and the Yankees announced the awkward end to their relationship last week. Rodriguez on Friday played the final game of his..." August 15

  • Marlins Considering Carlos Gomez

    MLB Trade Rumors "In the wake of Giancarlo Stanton’s season-ending groin injury, the Marlins are exploring several hitters, including the Astros’ Carlos Gomez, MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro reports. Gomez would presumably join Ichiro Suzuki in a platoon, with one of the two veterans playing with regulars Christian Yelich..." August 15

  • Alex Rodriguez may soon get a call from Miami Marlins

    San Francisco Chronicle " Alex Rodriguez may soon get a call from his hometown team. The Miami Marlins are in the market for a power hitter to replace injured slugger Giancarlo Stanton, and they're discussing whether to reach out to Rodriguez, president of baseball operations Michael Hill said Sunday." August 15

  • White Sox slip past Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- In sports, there is only winning and misery. The Chicago White Sox enjoyed the former, getting the first career home run from Jason Coats, the first career win for reliever Chris Beck and what proved to be the winning run scored by a slow-footed catcher scampering from third on a..." August 14

  • Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton suffers potential groin injury

    Today's Knuckleball "Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton will be checked prior to tomorrow’s contest for a potential groin injury he may have suffered at the conclusion of Saturday night’s game against the Chicago White Sox. Stanton was thrown out at second base to end the game and appeared to collapse right..." August 14

  • Mattingly: Stanton injury 'didn't look real good'

    The Score "The Miami Marlins are holding their collective breath after slugger Giancarlo Stanton suffered a possible groin injury on the final play of Saturday's game against the Chicago White Sox. Trailing 8-7 with two outs in the ninth, Stanton tried to stretch a single into a double after White Sox..." August 14

  • Miami Marlins will place Giancarlo Stanton, Adam Conley on DL

    Fish Stripes "Miami placed Giancarlo Stanton and Adam Conley on the disabled list Sunday, according to MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro. Robert Andino and Hunter Cervenka are expected to be recalled in the corresponding roster move, according to Frisaro. Stanton was being examined for a groin injury after an awkward..." August 14

  • Mattingly: Marlins haven't talked about signing A-Rod; doesn't rule out possibility ex-Yankee could be asset

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "On the day the New York Yankees gave Alex Rodriguez his release as a player, Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly faced the inevitable question. Do you feel like A-Rod could help this team right now? "We really haven't talked about it as far as him coming here," Mattingly said. "You've got..." August 14

  • Marlins edge White Sox to avoid series sweep

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- A dramatic 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday afternoon didn't feel like that for the Miami Marlins. The rotten taste was because of the injury news they received on right fielder Giancarlo Stanton's groin and, to a lesser extent, left-hander Adam Conley's left hand...." August 14