Marlins Rumors & News

  • Marcell Ozuna struggles will likely delay extension talks

    Fish Stripes "Miami's outfield has been considered one of the best in all of baseball and Marcell Ozuna has a lot to do with that. Over his first two major league seasons, Ozuna has proven he has power and can have success anywhere in the lineup. But he has slowed down a bit in 2015. Before the start of the..." July 06

  • Cubs keep building character as big series with Cardinals looms

    CSN Chicago "The Cubs only had three hits Sunday afternoon, but that's all they needed. The Cubs (44-36) continue to build their character and find ways to win with a slumping offense as they held on for a 2-0 win over the visiting Marlins (35-48) in front of 37,764 fans Sunday at Wrigley Field. "We did..." July 06

  • University of Toronto engineering students build first knuckleball pitching machine

    Toronto Star "R.A. Dickey often speaks of submitting to his fickle pitch, embracing its unpredictability and accepting the mystery. He has described the knuckleball as a “metaphor for letting go.” Engineers, by nature, are less inclined to leave such mysteries unsolved. Armed with their pesky math and..." July 06

  • AL and NL Starters for the 2015 All-Star Game announced

    Hardball Talk "The starters for the American and National League teams for the 2015 All-Star Game, hosted at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, were announced tonight on ESPN’s Esurance All-Star Starters Selection Show. The starters: National League C: Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants 1B: Paul..." July 06

  • Marlins option Marcell Ozuna to Triple-A

    Hardball Talk "Following another 0-for-3 performance in Sunday’s loss to the Cubs, the Marlins optioned outfielder Marcell Ozuna to Triple-A New Orleans. Ozuna was mired in a dreadful slump, going hitless in five consecutive games and in nine of his last 10 games. It’s still a surprising move as Ozuna was..." July 05

  • Kris Bryant provides Fourth of July fireworks in Cubs win over Marlins

    CSN Chicago "Kris Bryant didn't want to wait until after the game to see some fireworks, so he created some of his own. The Cubs rookie slugger smashed a pair of homers in his first two at-bats — including a grand slam the second time up — and drove in six runs as the Cubs cruised to a 7-2 win over the..." July 05

  • Marlins option Jarred Cosart to Triple-A, will activate Michael Morse on Sunday

    Hardball Talk "Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant may have single-handedly resulted in Marlins starter Jarred Cosart‘s demotion to Triple-A following Saturday’s game at Wrigley Field. Cosart lasted only 1 2/3 innings, allowing seven runs on four hits and three walks with two strikeouts. Six of those runs came on two..." July 05

  • Bour powers Marlins to 2-1 victory over Cubs

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Justin Bour just might be the best bargain in sports. Drafted by the Cubs in the 25th round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft, Bour languished in Chicago's organization for five years before the Marlins pilfered him in the Triple-A phase of the Rule 5 Draft in 2013 for a measly..." July 04

  • Woman sues Miami Marlins for ‘shark’ attack

    Miami Herald "Miami Marlins fans are all too familiar with the Great Sea Race. At the sixth-inning break of every home game, fans can expect to see the four foam-rubber costumes of Bob the Shark, Spike the Sea Dragon, Julio the Octopus and Angel the Stone Crab sprinting around the baseball field. But Beth..." July 04

  • Marlins sign 12th pick of First-Year Player Draft Josh Naylor

    Fox Sports Florida "The Miami Marlins officially announced the signing of Josh Naylor, the 12th pick in last month's First-Year Player Draft, on Thursday night. Naylor turned 18 years old and graduated from St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, last week. Reports circulated..." July 03

  • Fernandez launches homer, downs Giants in return

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It had been more than 400 days since Jose Fernandez stepped onto the mound in a major league game. The long road to get back from Tommy John surgery was trying but ultimately inspiring. Appropriatedly, so was his triumphant return to the Marlins in a rollicking matinee revival Thursday at..." July 03

  • Who is baseball's best manager? The survey says ...

    ESPN "If you subscribe to the notion that smart, analytically savvy front offices determine a team's success and the manager is little more than an appendage clad in cap and spikes, chances are you haven't spent much time following the National League West. Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Dave..." July 03

  • Justin Bour's walk-off homer leads Marlins past Giants 6-5

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Marlins appear to have this excitement thing down pat. Well, at least for the past two games. A day after an inside-the-park home run helped them win, they defeated the San Francisco Giants 6-5 Wednesday on Justin Bour's three-run, walk-off homer. It was their second straight victory..." July 02

  • Happy Jose Fernandez Day!

    Fox Sports "When Thursday's MLB slate begins at 12:10 p.m. ET, Jose Fernandez will throw his first pitch for the Marlins since May 9, 2014. Fernandez tore the UCL ligament in his elbow last season, leading to Tommy John surgery. In five minor-league rehab starts, Fernandez posted a 4.01 ERA but struck out..." July 02

  • 5d
    clarkspencer @clarkspencer

    Jarred Cosart will return to the rotation Saturday in Chicago, according to #Marlins manager Dan Jennings. Jose Urena likely odd man out.

  • Dee Gordon's inside-the-park homer keys Marlins 5-3 win over Giants

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon has never been known for his hitting power. What he lacks in strength is more than made up for with speed. That was on display Tuesday when Gordon recorded the first inside-the-park home run at Marlins Park. He hit the three-run homer in the second inning of..." July 01

  • All-Star starters to be revealed Sunday night "While you continue to vote in these final and frenetic days of the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, Major League Baseball announced today that the starting position players will be unveiled in a new manner at 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday on the "Esurance All-Star Starters Selection Show" on ESPN,..." June 30

  • 7d
    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    #Marlins have received multiple trade inquiries on Mat Latos and Dan Haren, sources say. Can move starter with Jose Fernandez's return.

  • Zack Greinke has something to show for his efforts in Dodgers’ win over Miami Marlins

    L.A. Daily News "For the first time in three weeks, Zack Greinke pitched with a lead Sunday. When it finally came in the sixth inning against the Miami Marlins, it was ugly. Jimmy Rollins beat out an infield single and went to second on a balk. Rollins took third base on a sacrifice bunt by Greinke himself,..." June 29

  • Report: Marlins have received multiple inquiries about Latos, Haren

    The Score "Two of the Miami Marlins' most experienced hurlers are reportedly generating interest as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline grows nearer. The Marlins have received multiple trade inquiries regarding veteran right-handers Mat Latos and Dan Haren - both of whom will hit free agency at season's..." June 29

  • Major League Baseball is open to a rules change to let pitchers use some sticky goo

    Boston Globe "It’s a rule casually broken hundreds of times a day by players on every team in baseball. Umpires will not enforce it unless asked to, and even then they would rather leave well enough alone. “The pitcher shall not apply a foreign substance of any kind to the ball.” That is what Rule 8.02(a)(4)..." June 29

  • 8d
    Jim Callis @jimcallisMLB

    1st-rder Josh Naylor will sign w/@Marlins for $2.25 mil (slot 12 = $3,051,800). Canada HS 1B, maybe best raw & usable power in @MLBDraft.

  • 8d
    Joe Frisaro @JoeFrisaro

    Jose Fernandez's final rehab start, 5 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 2 BB, 8 ks in loss for @JaxSunsBaseball Next start 7/2 for #Marlins v #SFGiants

  • Giancarlo Stanton out 4-6 weeks with broken hand

    ESPN "Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton will miss four to six weeks with a broken bone in his hand, ESPN's Tim Kurkjian reported. Stanton broke the hamate bone in his left hand during the Marlins' 7-1 loss to the Dodgers on Friday night. He is expected to have surgery and be out at least a..." June 28

  • 9d
    Joe Frisaro @JoeFrisaro

    Would guess Michael Morse will return from rehab assignment ASAP. If not today, tomorrow or Monday. #Marlins

  • 9d
    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Marlins are calling up utilityman miguel rojas

  • Uh oh: Giancarlo Stanton heading for X-rays on injured left hand

    CBS Sports "The Dodgers beat the Marlins on Friday night (LAD 7, MIA 1), and Miami may have lost more than just the game. Franchise cornerstone Giancarlo Stanton suffered a hand injury on a swing-and-miss in the sixth inning and is heading for X-rays. "My bat dug into my hand a little bit. It didn't feel..." June 27

  • 9d
    Christina De Nicola @CDeNicola13

    Giancarlo Stanton said it's his left palm. Would know the extent mañana. Said it hurt most on swings and misses, as game went on. #Marlins

  • Brett Anderson strikes out 10 Marlins in Dodgers' 7-1 win

    Orange County Register "Left-hander Brett Anderson matched a career-high with 10 strikeouts in seven strong innings Friday night as the Dodgers beat the Miami Marlins, 7-1. Anderson allowed just one run on five hits -- three of them by former Dodgers Dee Gordon (the current major-league leader with 112..." June 27

  • Cardinals power past Marlins

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Before allowing Jaime Garcia to hit in the eighth inning and committing to him as the pitcher for the bottom of that inning, manager Mike Matheny asked the lefty how he felt. Garcia’s answer, Matheny said later, would “radically influence” the decision. The lefty said his arm felt good, felt..." June 25

  • 11d
    #VoteMarlins @Marlins

    Roster Moves: • Jarred Cosart reinstated from Disabled List • RHP Vin Mazzaro designated for assignment

  • Cardinals inch past Marlins

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The game already as tight as his right shoulder was about to be, Carlos Martinez jockeyed for a view of the field as Mark Reynolds came to the plate with the bases loaded and a win there for the taking. Earlier in the seventh inning, Martinez had been hit in the shoulder by a 94 mph fastball,..." June 24

  • Lorenzen leads Reds to win with father in attendance

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Michael Lorenzen brought his father, Clif, in to see him pitch Sunday. A nice Father Day's gesture. But in Lorenzen's case, it had special meaning. It was only the second time his father has seen him pitch since Michael was 9 years old. "He left when I was really young," Lorenzen said...." June 22

  • Nicolino leads Marlins to 5-0 victory over Reds in MLB debut

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Justin Nicolino's major league debut was a smashing success. Nicolino pitched seven innings of four-hit ball, Derek Dietrich homered twice and the Miami Marlins snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday night Nicolino became the first pitcher..." June 21

  • Marlins pitchers Tome Hoehler, Brad Hand may be involved in developing trade

    Hardball Talk "Marlins pitching prospect Justin Nicolino was called up to start in place of Tom Koehler against the Reds on Saturday night, as Koehler is dealing with some neck and back pain, per Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald.’s Joe Frisaro hears that Koehler and Brad Hand may be involved in a..." June 21

  • Giancarlo Stanton on HR Derby: 'If I'm asked, I'll do it'

    ESPN "Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is willing to participate in the 2015 Home Run Derby. He just needs to be asked. "If I'm asked, I'll do it," he said Friday before the Marlins' 5-0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. Stanton, the majors' home run leader at 25,..." June 21

  • 16d
    clarkspencer @clarkspencer

    Tom Koehler says he's dealing with neck/upper back spasms, should only miss tonight's start and return to rotation. #Marlins

  • 16d
    Joe Frisaro @JoeFrisaro

    Again, nothing official. But hearing rumblings Koehler and Brad Hand may be involved in developing trade w unknown team. #Marlins

  • Leake sharp as Reds beat Marlins

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Marlon Byrd quickly showed his wrist wasn't an issue in his return from the disabled list, homering in his second at-bat of the night to give the Reds an early 1-0 lead. And that's all Reds starter Mike Leake would need, against a Marlins team that looked like it was still asleep after arriving..." June 20

  • Who will be the next player to join the 3000 hit club?

    Hardball Talk "Last night, Alex Rodriguez became the 29th player in MLB history to join the 3,000-hit club. He’s the first player to reach the milestone since former teammate Derek Jeter on July 9, 2011. After Jeter reached 3,000, I attempted to make a guess about who would be next. I went with Rodriguez, but..." June 20

  • A-Rod inches closer to 3,000 hits as Yankees rout Marlins

    New York Daily News "The crowd wanted to see history. Instead, it had to settle for a Yankees win. Alex Rodriguez had two cracks at his 3,000th hit, but his milestone must wait at least one more day as A-Rod failed to get a hit in his final two trips to the plate Thursday night. Carlos Beltran — who was booed..." June 19

  • 18d
    Manny Navarro @Manny_Navarro

    #Marlins will have Jarred Cosart throw one more rehab assignment in the minors

  • Michael Pineda strikes out nine, allows one hit as Yankees hold on for 2-1 win over Marlins

    New York Daily News "Alex Rodriguez returned to the lineup and moved closer to history. Michael Pineda returned to his regular work day and nearly made some history of his own. Rodriguez singled twice to move within three hits of 3,000 for his career — and Pineda carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning — as..." June 18

  • Marlins Have Had Internal Discussions About Re-Signing Ichiro

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins have had internal discussions about bringing Ichiro Suzuki back into the fold for the 2016 season, manager Dan Jennings told Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Jennings offered high praise for the 41-year-old Ichiro, calling him the “most prepared player” he’s been around and citing..." June 18

  • Almost ready: Jose Fernandez strikes out 10 in rehab start

    Hardball Talk "Marlins right-hander Jose Fernandez was dominant in his second minor-league rehab start Wednesday, striking out 10 batters in 4.2 innings at Single-A as he comes back from Tommy John elbow surgery. Fernandez served up a solo homer and exited before completing five innings because he was on a..." June 18

  • Marlins continue to cultivate generational fan base

    Fox Sports Florida "When fans filled Marlins Park for the first two games of a home-and-home set, cheers for the New York Yankees echoed just as loud as the ones for the Miami Marlins. So signifies the growing pains of a franchise that came into existence in 1993. While the Yankees organization has been around..." June 17

  • Marlins pummel Yankees Eovaldi in 8-run first

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "It is always intriguing, if not conclusive, when players traded for one another face off, especially two pitchers. It is merely a snapshot in gauging who got the better end of the deal. But rarely has the focus been more one-sided than Tuesday when the Marlins' David Phelps took the mound..." June 17

  • Koehler, Dietrich boost Marlins over Yanks

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Marlins manager Dan Jennings paid homage prior to Monday's visit by the Yankees to "the most storied franchise in our great game." Jennings has particular appreciation for the Yankees as they signed him out of a tryout camp in 1984 – he pitched in three spring training games before being..." June 16

  • Jennings likely to be Miami manager in 2016 "Managing is certainly agreeing with Dan Jennings. So much so that there is a strong possibility D.J. will retain his post as Marlins manager in 2016. On the subject, the Marlins public stance is they will revisit the situation at the end of the year. That’s their blanket statement regarding..." June 16

  • Marlins' pitcher Jose Fernandez says he'll return July 2

    Sporting News "Jose Fernandez's long-awaited return is on the horizon. The Marlins right-handed pitcher announced during Monday's game against the Yankees that he will make his return start July 2. Fernandez worked out with Marlins minor leaguers in an extended spring training game earlier this month and..." June 16