Marlins Rumors & News

  • Fernandez helps Marlins beat Cubs

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins flexed their muscles literally and figuratively this weekend. Jose Fernandez struck out 13 and continued his dominance at home as the Miami Marlins defeated the slumping Chicago Cubs 6-1 on Sunday afternoon. Miami (41-35) took three out of four in the series..." June 26

  • Contreras pushes Cubs past Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "By Walter Villa, The Sports Xchange MIAMI -- In just seven major league games, Willson Contreras already has eight RBIs, including the game-winner on Friday night at Marlins Park. He also hit a two-run homer, his third long ball in his amazing first week in the majors, as the Chicago..." June 24

  • Stanton helps Marlins hand Cubs fourth straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The pie masked the pain. Giancarlo Stanton homered and hit a go-ahead single in the eighth inning to lift the Miami Marlins over the suddenly slumping Chicago Cubs 4-2 on Thursday night at Marlins Park. Stanton's heroics could not have come soon enough for the proud slugger,..." June 23

  • Marlins Among Teams With Interest In Bud Norris

    MLB Trade Rumors "Braves righty Bud Norris had a dismal start to the season, but he’s righted the ship over the past seven weeks or so and is drawing trade interest from multiple clubs, including the Marlins, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports (via Twitter). Norris, 31, isn’t exactly a marquee trade chip but..." June 23

  • Jose Fernandez and Gerrit Cole ‘pipe dreams’ to be traded

    Today's Knuckleball "In an effort to improve their starting rotation, the Boston Red Sox made calls on young stars Jose Fernandez and Gerrit Cole, but they were given an answer that the teams will give everyone: No. One GM called Fernandez or Cole being traded ‘pipe dreams’. The Marlins have no intention of..." June 23

  • Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Las Vegas to one day have a MLB team

    Hardball Talk "The NHL will soon bring an expansion team in Las Vegas, while the NFL and NBA have continued interest in the city. Major League Baseball is no different. Commissioner Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Vegas one day having a major league team. In the past, Major League Baseball has been..." June 23

  • Marlins shut down Braves behind Conley

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly said Adam Conley has "days when his stuff is really good and other days when it's not as sharp." Wednesday was one of those good days. Conley, a 26-year-old left-hander, pitched eight scoreless innings and Justin Bour blasted a two-run homer..." June 22

  • Report: Marlins asked Padres about Drew Pomeranz

    The Score "The Miami Marlins are in the thick of the NL wild-card race, and it appears they're doing everything possible to stay there. The team has reportedly reached out to the San Diego Padres about acquiring left-hander Drew Pomeranz to boost their starting rotation, a source told Jon Morosi of..." June 22

  • Marlins eye trade market for more pitching "The Miami Marlins have the longest postseason drought of any National League franchise. And they are serious about ending it. The Marlins have engaged in preliminary talks about trading for a starting pitcher, contacting the Tampa Bay Rays regarding Jake Odorizzi and San Diego Padres on Drew..." June 22

  • Report: Marlins drawing trade inquiries on Ozuna, Yelich

    The Score "The Miami Marlins have pushed themselves into wild-card contention, but that hasn't stopped teams from checking in on the availability of two of their young outfielders. Marcell Ozuna and Christian Yelich have reportedly been drawing trade inquiries, sources tell Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports,..." June 21

  • Ivan Rodriguez working with Trojan on Zika prevention awareness

    Sportress of Blogitude "Former Major League Baseball great Ivan Rodriguez is teaming up with a condom company to raise awareness about preventing the transmission of the Zika virus in his native Puerto Rico, according to a Dallas Morning News report. Rodriguez reportedly was “shocked” to hear about the potential..." June 21

  • Marlins exploring pitching market; have interest in Jake Odorizzi

    MLB Daily Dish "The Miami Marlins are scouring the pitching market, and among their targets is Rays’ right-hander Jake Odorizzi, per MLB Network’s Jon Morosi. As Morosi reports, the Marlins have had “preliminary contact” with Tampa Bay regarding the burgeoning 26-year-old. Odorizzi is certainly a tantalizing..." June 21

  • Reynolds, homer-happy Rockies outslug Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- They say one is the loneliest number, but that was not the case for the Colorado Rockies on Monday night at Marlins Park. In a game that featured eight home runs -- all of them solo shots -- Mark Reynolds hit the go-ahead homer in the sixth inning to lead Colorado to a 5-3 win over..." June 20

  • Ozuna's 3-run homer lifts Marlins over Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Marcell Ozuna hit his sixth go-ahead homer of the season and that was enough with the way the Miami Marlins' bullpen has been pitching lately. Backed by Ozuna's three-run homer, Miami earned its fourth shutout of the season en route to a 3-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies on..." June 19

  • Marlins pound out 9-6 win over Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- It's hard to figure out which was more impressive -- the Miami Marlins' offense that cracked 17 hits, including two homers, or the relief pitching that held the Colorado Rockies to no runs and one hit over 6 2/3 innings. But if there were a first star in Saturday's game, it would be..." June 18

  • Marlins Man leaves Indians game early following abuse from fans at Progressive Field

    Let's Go Tribe "Laurence Leavy (aka 'Marlins Man'), who was in town to watch the Cavaliers' Game 6 win in the NBA Finals, decided to take in a Cleveland Indians game tonight, presumably before hopping on a flight to catch Game 7 of the Finals in The Bay Area. It is something he has done for years now, at various..." June 18

  • Yelich homer helps Marlins rally past Rockies

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Pitchers have been trying to get Christian Yelich out with off-speed stuff all year, but that strategy did not work Friday night. Yelich hit a two-run homer to help the Miami Marlins rally past the Colorado Rockies 5-1 on Friday night at Marlins Park. Rockies starter Jon Gray..." June 17

  • Griffey says he tickled Ichiro before every game

    The Score "Interesting anecdotes continue to pour in as the baseball world celebrates Ichiro Suzuki's historic hit No. 4,257. There's the story of Ichiro's agent giving him an autographed bat from the late Tony Gwynn, whom shared the same representation." June 17

  • Padres sign Edwin Jackson to minor league deal

    San Diego Union-Tribune "The Padres have signed veteran right-hander Edwin Jackson to a minor league deal, a source said Thursday. Jackson, 32, was released by Miami earlier this month. In eight appearances for the Marlins, including three starts, he went 0-1 with a 5.91 ERA. He walked six batters and struck out seven..." June 17

  • Setting odds for Ryan Braun's possible landing spots

    The Comeback "Two years ago, the idea of the Milwaukee Brewers trading Ryan Braun was ludicrous. Hell, even a year ago, trading Braun seemed like a pipe dream for Milwaukee, even as they started unloading every player with any positive value. That was mainly due to his declining production and unwieldy..." June 16

  • Mathis' grand slam, Koehler lift Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Miami starter Tom Kohler was spotted to a five-run lead Tuesday night before he threw his first pitch. And that concerned the right-hander. "Sometimes those are the hardest games to pitch," said Koehler, who allowed two runs over six innings to record the win as the..." June 15

  • Ichiro breaks Rose's hit mark, but Padres top Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Ichiro Suzuki gained a slice of baseball history Wednesday afternoon at Petco Park, but the San Diego Padres still defeated Miami 6-3 to prevent a Marlins sweep of a three-game series. With a first-inning single off Luis Perdomo and a two-out, ninth-inning double off Padres..." June 15

  • Ranking the 30 teams from least likely to most likely to acquire Jose Reyes

    CBS Sports "Earlier on Wednesday, the Rockies officially cut ties with shortstop Jose Reyes by designating him for assignment. The team now has 10 days to trade, release, or waive him. Reyes has finished serving his 51-game suspension under the league's domestic violence policy, but with rookie Trevor..." June 15

  • Ichiro notches hit No. 4,256, matches Pete Rose's MLB record

    The Score "With a leadoff single against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday, Miami Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki now has 4,256 hits between MLB and Nippon Professional Baseball, tying Pete Rose's all-time hits record. The infield single marks Ichiro's 2,978th hit in the majors. He had 1,278 hits in..." June 15

  • Are You Ready For Unbearable Trade Rumor Season?

    Deadspin "Listen, can you hear it? A faint whisper grows louder. “The Cubbies could use another bat on the bench.” it says. “Why not trade for Andrew McCutchen?” That’s right, my friends, it is almost Unbearable Trade Rumor season, the time of year when baseball fans, radio callers, and hometown..." June 15

  • Ranking All 30 MLB Farm Systems, Post 2016 MLB Draft

    Bleacher Report "The 2016 MLB draft is in the books, with 1,216 players selected over the course of the 40-round, three-day event. With no clear-cut No. 1 talent in this year's class, the first round was as unpredictable as any in recent memory and a number of highly regarded prospects wound up slipping below..." June 15

  • Bonds: Ichiro's hit count has to include Japan

    The Score "As far as Barry Bonds is concerned, Ichiro Suzuki's hits from his playing days in Japan should be counted along with his tally in MLB. Some baseball minds - including current all-time hits leader Pete Rose - feel Suzuki's 1,278 hits in the Nippon Professional Baseball League shouldn't factor..." June 15

  • Marlins pile up 19 hits, blow out Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Miami Marlins left-hander Wei-Yin Chen had trouble keeping the ball in the ballpark Monday night, but it didn't stop him from emerging with a win. "He gave up four homers, but when they are solo like that, they don't hurt as much," Marlins manager Don Mattingly said after Miami..." June 14

  • These six teams could most use Cuban phenom infielder Yulieski Gurriel

    CBS Sports "On Monday, we learned Major League Baseball has officially declared Cuban infielder Yulieski Gurriel a free agent. He defected in February and is now able to sign with any team. Gurriel will need some time in the minors to get up to speed, though the expectation is he will be ready to help in the..." June 14

  • Jose Fernandez, Jake Arrieta Among Pitchers Who Want Their Own Home Run Derby

    NESN "It looks like Madison Bumgarner might have started a revolution. The San Francisco Giants ace, whose 13 career home runs top all active pitchers, expressed his desire to participate in this year’s Home Run Derby recently. And even though his manager Bruce Bochy said that’s not going to happen, a..." June 14

  • As Ichiro closes in, Pete Rose chafes: 'They're trying to make me the Hit Queen'

    USA Today "It is one of the most sacred records in all of sports, with one of the greatest hitters in baseball history on the verge of eclipsing it. Strangely, we are ignoring it. Miami Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki entered Monday night needing just four hits to tie Pete Rose’s all-time record of..." June 13

  • Rare Bourn homer sparks Diamondbacks surge

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Michael Bourn's first home run in 197 games broke up Jose Fernandez's perfect game Saturday, and his Arizona teammates took it from there. Bourn's homer with two outs in the sixth inning triggered a spurt of five straight hits and a four-run inning, leading the Diamondbacks to a..." June 12

  • Ray controls Marlins in D-backs' win

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Robbie Ray made the best start of his young career Sunday, one deep breath at a time. Pitching coach Mike Butcher worked with Ray on tempo in his last side session, and a more controlled Ray controlled the Miami Marlins in the Diamondbacks' 6-0..." June 12

  • Barry Bonds on David Ortiz’ legacy: “You just have to respect it”

    Boston Herald "Barry Bonds shared many perspectives at Target Field in an interview with the Herald Thursday, zeroing in on the success of another left-handed slugger who has defied the convention of age — his friend David Ortiz — before moving to wide-angle views of the media, progress and even Bill..." June 12

  • Bour's pinch-hit slam lifts Marlins over Diamondbacks

    The Sports Xchange "PHOENIX -- If Justin Bour has something on Tyler Clippard, he is not about to let it out. Bour hit his third homer off Clippard in four career plate appearances Friday, a grand slam that sparked a seven-run seventh inning in the Miami Marlins' 8-6 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks at..." June 11

  • Marlins use seventh-run seventh to bury Twins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- After dropping the first two games of a nine-game trip, the Miami Marlins got the reset they needed on Thursday. Miami sent a dozen men to the plate in a seven-run seventh inning, breaking open a tie game to take the finale of their three-game series with the Minnesota Twins..." June 10

  • Miami Marlins draft LHP Braxton Garrett with No. 7 pick in 2016 MLB Draft

    Miami Herald "High school pitcher Braxton Garrett has been on the Marlins’ radar since last summer. Apparently impressed with what they saw over the past year, the Marlins took the left-handed pitcher from Florence, Alabama, with the seventh pick of the MLB first-year player draft on Thursday..." June 10

  • Plouffe powers Twins over Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Trevor Plouffe didn't appear to have any knee pain, especially when he was circling the bases. Plouffe, who missed three games in May with a knee injury and has slowly been working his way back to effectiveness for the Twins homered early and had a run-scoring double late in..." June 09

  • 2016 MLB Draft: How to watch, stream, and everything else you need to know in one place

    MLB Daily Dish "There is no greater thrill in sports than sitting quietly while a man in a suit slowly reads off a list of names over the course of several days. Fortunately for baseball fans, that time of the year has once again arrived. It will be MLB commissioner Rob Manfred in his second year at the podium..." June 09

  • Twins prevail on Dozier's walk-off homer in 11th

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- Getting to 100 career wins would usually be reason for a manager to celebrate, at least a little. For Minnesota Twins skipper Paul Molitor, in the midst of a tough season, the milestone was more of a relief. Brian Dozier's walk-off homer in the 11th inning lifted the..." June 08

  • Would the Marlins keep Jose Fernandez over Giancarlo Stanton?

    Fish Stripes "When the Marlins signed Giancarlo Stanton to a 13-year deal, they deemed him one of the faces of the franchise. Jose Fernandez, then and now, was the other. Miami attempted to sign Fernandez to a long-term deal shortly after extending Stanton, but Fernandez reportedly declined the offers. He is..." June 08

  • Marlins prospect to undergo surgery after knife prank

    The Score "Stone Garrett, the top-ranked outfielder in the Miami Marlins' minor-league system, will undergo thumb surgery to repair injuries sustained during a prank involving 2015 first-round pick Josh Naylor, according to a statement released Tuesday by Reynolds Sports Management. In the statement,..." June 07

  • Jose Fernandez is challenging one of Pedro Martinez’s historic records

    Boston "Pedro Martinez struck out a lot of batters over the course of his career — but this season, Jose Fernandez has a chance to break one of his historic records. The Marlins’ 23-year-old hurler has an MLB-leading 110 strikeouts and a 13.26 K/9 rate after a dominating performance against Matt Harvey..." June 07

  • Study says pitch clocks in MLB could increase risk of injury to pitchers

    Toronto Star "If Major League Baseball were to introduce a pitch clock to quicken the pace of play and shorten the length of games it would also increase the injury risk to pitchers, a McMaster University study has found. Increasing pace of play is a stated priority for MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, who in..." June 07

  • Dead money: Which players have the worst contracts in baseball?

    SI "Don’t look for Ryan Howard in the Phillies' lineup this weekend; he won’t be there. Instead, he’ll be on the bench, where manager Pete Mackanin has stationed him for what has been reported as “at least the next three games.” This is the closest the Phillies have come yet to acknowledging that..." June 06

  • Marlins' No. 2 prospect Naylor injures teammate with knife

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "An off-field incident involving two of the Miami Marlins' top four minor league prospects and a knife resulted in an injury that will keep one of them out of action for an undetermined amount of time. Michael Hill, the Marlins president of baseball operations, confirmed Sunday that Josh Naylor,..." June 06

  • Fernandez racks up 14 Ks in Marlins' 1-0 win

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Jose Fernandez no longer has to go "max effort" on each pitch, according to Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly. Fernandez has become more a true pitcher, and that showed through on Sunday as he matched his career high with 14 strikeouts, winning a 1-0 pitching duel against Matt..." June 05

  • Marlins outlast Pirates in extras

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Four is fantastic for the Miami Marlins. For the Pittsburgh Pirates, this four-game series was a disaster. Christian Yelich hit a two-out, walk-off double in the 12th inning to lead the Miami Marlins to a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates at Marlins Park on Thursday..." June 03

  • Syndergaard, Loney lead Mets to victory

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- New York Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard is not only a dominant pitcher -- he's humble, too. After winning his fourth straight decision, beating the Miami Marlins 6-2 on Friday, Syndergaard gave a lukewarm assessment of his nine-strikeout performance. "I didn't think I had..." June 03

  • X-rays negative after Dietrich hit on wrist "On a night right fielder Giancarlo Stanton returned to the lineup, the Marlins watched Derek Dietrich leave after being struck on the left wrist with a pitch in the eighth inning of Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Pirates. According to a source, X-rays on Dietrich's wrist revealed a bone bruise,..." June 02