Marlins Rumors & News

  • Marlins will trade Hechavarria in next few days

    Scout "The NL-East has been atrocious this season. With the exception of the Nationals, all four teams are nearly locks to sell. According to Jeff Passan, the Marlins are expected to strike first. Adeiny Hechavarria is reportedly on his way out of Miami. The Marlins are still fielding offers, but we..." June 22

  • Marlins Agree To Terms With First-Rounder Trevor Rogers

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins have agreed to terms with first-round pick Trevor Rogers, per Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald (Twitter links). The high school southpaw will take home a $3.4MM bonus, so long as his physical checks out. With the move, Miami will save $475,800 against the slot allocation of the..." June 20

  • Dee Gordon thinks he could beat The Freeze in a race

    MLB.com "If you haven't heard of The Freeze, it's time we taught you a thing or two about this agile man who can outrun anybody. Well, almost anybody. He has been defeated before so we know it's possible, but what if he were to take on someone like Dee Gordon? The Marlins are currently in Atlanta taking..." June 18

  • 3rd potential buyer enters bidding for Marlins franchise

    Fanrag Sports "While people involved with sale talks involving the Marlins continue to suggest that one of the two leading groups – the Derek Jeter group and the Tagg Romney-Tom Glavine group – are “most likely” to win the team through negotiation, sources suggest that at least one other viable prospect owner..." June 17

  • Marlins activate Justin Bour off DL after 10 days

    Fanrag Sports "Justin Bour went on the 10-day disabled list with bothersome lower-leg issues earlier this month, but no further complications emerged and the first baseman will return to his post on Friday night. The Miami Marlins activated the corner infielder this afternoon in advance of the team’s road..." June 16

  • Could the Marlins consider trading Stanton?

    Fanrag Sports "Giancarlo Stanton’s name has not come up in any trade talks yet – but that may only be because current ownership owner understands his Marlins fate will be left up a new owner (with Stanton’s considerable input since he has a full no-trade provision in his record $325-million contract). There’s..." June 16

  • Baseball is experiencing a home run spike because the balls are juiced

    Hardball Talk "The home run rate in Major League Baseball spiked dramatically in the second half of the 2015 season and has remained on an upward trajectory every since. As a result, we are on pace to shatter the all-time single season home run record in 2017 by over 300 homers. Many people have asked why the..." June 14

  • Ichiro ties Derek Jeter for most Interleague hits all-time

    Fanrag Sports "Ichiro Suzuki delivered a pinch-hit single Tuesday as the Miami Marlins hosted the Oakland Athletics, giving him 364 Interleague hits to tie Derek Jeter for the most all-time. Ichiro entered the game in the pitcher’s spot in the seventh inning Tuesday and drove a single through the right side..." June 14

  • MLB commissioner 'convinced' Marlins will be sold, possibly to group with Derek Jeter

    CBS Sports "Despite plenty of sale news and rumors, the Miami Marlins remain available and on the market. A handshake agreement fell apart earlier this year for political reasons. Then, a few weeks ago, Jeb Bush backed out of a deal to purchase the team, reportedly due to a power struggle with partner Derek..." June 13

  • The Marlins drafted A-Rod's nephew in the second round

    CBS Sports "Monday night, the three-day event that is baseball's annual amateur draft started with a live MLB Network broadcast. Here is our recap and analysis of the first round. The Miami Marlins used their second round pick, the 51st overall selection, to draft North Carolina State infielder Joe Dunand..." June 13

  • Marlins' Ichiro: 'Every day has been a battle' this season

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Two right fielders helped shape the Miami Marlins’ 3-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, a loss that sent Miami home with an underwhelming sub-.500 road trip through Chicago and Pittsburgh and with a series split over the weekend despite taking the first two games. Giancarlo Stanton,..." June 12

  • Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton on bruised right wrist after getting hit: 'I thought it was snapped'

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Giancarlo Stanton left the Miami Marlins’ game Saturday with a right wrist contusion. Stanton took a 95.3-mph fastball off the hand in the first inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates, hopping around in pain before heading to first base. After a trainer checked him out — and he continued shaking..." June 11

  • Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton exits game after being hit by pitch

    Sportsnaut "The Miami Marlins got a pretty major scare. Star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton exited Saturday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates after being hit on the hand by Pirates starter Trevor Williams. The pitch registered at over 95 miles-per-hour and Stanton was seen in tremendous pain before..." June 10

  • Marlins Open To Trading Phelps, Koehler; Ramos Not Available For Now

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins are open to the idea of trading righty swingman David Phelps and right-handed starter Tom Koehler, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. Phelps is one of multiple relievers the Fish could consider trading, though their biggest bullpen arm (closer A.J. Ramos) is apparently not on..." June 10

  • Volquez credits ankle injury for recent success: 'Keep it sore and I'll be fine'

    Miami Herald "Edinson Volquez doesn’t want his injured ankle to heal. That’s right. Volquez wants it to remain sore from now until the end of the season, and for good reason. He claims it’s helping him pitch better. “You know what’s crazy?” Volquez said on Thursday night after following Saturday’s..." June 09

  • Joe Maddon’s shifts are causing fantasy baseball controversy

    New York Post "Winning a fantasy baseball championship requires a tremendous amount of work. In addition to the countless hours you spend scouting players and doing research for your draft, the in-season management it takes to keep your roster competitive requires your constant attention. You are required to..." June 07

  • Justin Bour lands on the 10-day disabled list

    Hardball Talk "The Marlins announced on Tuesday that first baseman Justin Bour has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left ankle contusion. The club recalled catcher Tomas Telis from Triple-A New Orleans. Bour, 29, missed over two months last year with an ankle injury. " June 07

  • Hosmer: Volquez pitching no-no on Ventura's birthday wasn't a coincidence

    The Topeka Capital-Journal "Caught up in all the hoopla with Saturday being what would have been Yordano Ventura’s 26th birthday, Kansas City first baseman Eric Hosmer didn’t know former teammate Edinson Volquez was starting Saturday for the Marlins. But as the afternoon and evening progressed, Hosmer and the rest of..." June 05

  • Edinson Volquez dedicates no-hitter to Yordano Ventura, Jose Fernandez

    The Comeback "Before Edinson Volquez took the mound at Marlins Park on Saturday, baseball had not seen a no-hitter in over a year. Volquez put an emphatic end to that drought, shutting down the Diamondbacks over nine dazzling innings. He threw only 98 pitches, struck out 10, walked two and allowed no hits in..." June 04

  • Marlins Could Consider Offers For Yelich, Ozuna, Realmuto

    MLB Trade Rumors "At 23-31 and nine games out of a National League wild-card spot, the Marlins are on track for a potentially interesting sale around the trade deadline, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal (video link). Barring a turnaround, the Marlins will be “wide open” entering the deadline, says Rosenthal,..." June 04

  • Stanton becomes franchise’s all-time RBI leader in win over Diamondbacks

    Miami Herald "By his standards, it was hardly one of Giancarlo Stanton’s longest home runs. Yet, his 351-foot solo shot to right field off Arizona’s Patrick Corben in the fifth inning on Friday night at Marlins Park had significance. It not only gave the Marlins a 6-5 lead in an eventual 7-5 victory over..." June 03

  • MLB give Marlins money for Fernandez’s death. Here’s how Marlins are spending it.

    Miami Herald "Major League Baseball quietly has given the Miami Marlins $700,000 as a result of Jose Fernandez’s death in a Sept. 25 boating accident, and the Marlins this past week allocated all of that money to a trust for Fernandez’s three-month old daughter Penelope and to Jose’s mother, Maritza, according..." June 01

  • Jeb Bush dropped pursuit of Marlins over disagreement with Derek Jeter

    Larry Brown Sports "Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush will not be purchasing the Miami Marlins after all, and the reason is apparently down to Derek Jeter. On Tuesday, Bush withdrew from the process, reportedly because he and Jeter, who was also part of the prospective ownership group, disagreed on how the team..." May 31

  • Jeb Bush no longer interested in buying Marlins, report says

    Sporting News "Jeb Bush has ended his attempt to purchase the Marlins, the Associated Press reported Tuesday, citing an unidentified person close to the negotiations. The former Florida governor led a group that included former Yankees captain Derek Jeter, who may still explore a bid with other investors,..." May 30

  • Marlins negotiating purchase agreement with two groups, still expect sale

    Miami Herald "The Marlins are negotiating purchase agreements with groups led by both Jeb Bush and Tagg Romney, fully intending to strike a deal with one of those two groups in the coming weeks, an MLB source briefed on the situation said Saturday. The Bush/Derek Jeter group is further along in completing a..." May 27

  • Marlins bring back David Phelps from bereavement list

    Fanrag Sports "David Phelps will return to his place in the Miami Marlins’ bullpen after a short stay on the bereavement list prompted by a death in the family. The Marlins will send right-hander Drew Steckenrider to Triple-A New Orleans. Phelps went on the Marlins’ bereavement list before Tuesday’s game, so..." May 26

  • Tagg Romney group told Derek Jeter to dump Jeb Bush, join their team in bid for Marlins: report

    New York Daily News "Could one Hall of Famer be trying to lure a future Cooperstown-bound shortstop to the other side in the ongoing Marlins-for-sale saga? According to the SportsBusiness Journal’s Daniel Kaplan, the bidding group led by Tagg Romney — the son of 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney —..." May 26

  • Marlins owner needs to reduce asking price to sell team

    New York Post "Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria, unable to attract a bid at his already reduced $1.3 billion asking price, may soon face a tough choice — cut the price a second time or take his money-losing team off the block, sources told The Post. Neither of the two bidding groups — including one with..." May 25

  • Yelich perplexed by Marlins' struggles: 'You think I imagined (losing) 20 of 25?'

    Miami Herald "The Marlins haven’t won back-to-back games in a month of Sundays. That’s right. The Marlins have gone four weeks since posting back-to-back wins, with the last instance coming on April 23 — a Sunday. The drought didn’t end Sunday when, one night after taking down the Dodgers, they..." May 22

  • Marlins' Ramos invites Dodgers to see him 'whenever' after plunking Eibner

    Miami Herald "Maybe someone finally woke up the Marlins. Benches cleared in Friday’s ninth inning when Dodgers reliever Ross Stripling threw a pitch behind the back of Giancarlo Stanton. Manager Don Mattingly was screaming mad. Mattingly, Stripling and Dodgers bench coach Bob Geren were ejected. But, in the..." May 20

  • The 15 best MLB players who could be traded this summer

    Fox Sports "The MLB trade deadline is a ways away — it's not until July 31. But a quarter of the way through the MLB season, it's clear that some teams are evaluating their options to buy or sell this summer. Selling is not a decision that comes easy and no team already finds itself in a position to..." May 20

  • Giancarlo Stanton says frustration level is “highest ever”

    Miami Herald "Giancarlo Stanton should be a happy man, what with a $325 million contract that sets him up for life. But all that money -- guaranteed to the decimal -- isn’t putting a smile on his face. He is fed up with losing, and losing is all he’s ever known as a Marlin. Before taking the field..." May 19

  • Ian Desmond compares Twins’ Jose Berrios to Jose Fernandez

    Larry Brown Sports "Jose Berrios has been dominant in his first two outings this season for the Minnesota Twins. He’s looked so good that he has one of his opponents comparing him to the late Jose Fernandez. Here’s what Colorado Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond said about Berrios after Thursday’s game. Desmond..." May 19

  • Commissioner Manfred: Marlins bidders close in price, rest up to Jeffrey Loria

    CBS Sports "If you've been following the Miami Marlins' sale saga, you probably know that there are two groups competing to take over the franchise. One is led by former Florida governor Jeb Bush and future Hall of Fame shortstop Derek Jeter, and the other is led by Tagg Romney (son of former Massachusetts..." May 19

  • 2017-18 MLB Free Agent Power Rankings

    MLB Trade Rumors "About 24% of the MLB regular season is in the books. The Astros, Yankees, and Nationals currently reign supreme. Familiar names Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, and Chris Sale top the WAR leaderboards. Though we’re only in mid-May, there’s a subset of players who can’t help but look ahead: those..." May 18

  • Derek Jeter in a billion-dollar dogfight for Marlins

    New York Post "Derek Jeter is no stranger to competition. Now his rookie experience at team ownership has turned into a nail-biter, according to baseball’s commissioner. Upon the conclusion of Major League Baseball’s quarterly ownership meetings at the league’s Manhattan headquarters Thursday afternoon, Rob..." May 18

  • Marlins demote struggling veteran starter Tom Koehler to minors

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Desperate times call for desperate measures so after the reeling Miami Marlins absorbed a 12-2 pounding at the hands of the major-league best Houston Astros Tuesday night, veteran right-handed starter Tom Koehler was optioned to AAA-New Orleans. Koehler, 30, an 18th-round pick by the Marlins in..." May 17

  • The Marlins need to tear down, even under a new owner

    Fox Sports "Often when a team is sold, the new owner’s promise of a better day includes a pledge to increase payroll. Whoever buys the Marlins should do just the opposite — shed big contracts, trade for prospects, stop trying to apply Band-Aids when a major overhaul is warranted. Such a strategy would..." May 17

  • Marlins Designate Mike Aviles, Shake Up Pitching Staff

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins have announced a host of roster moves, with the club designating infielder Mike Aviles for assignment to open a 40-man and active roster spot. He’ll be replaced by fellow infielder Christian Colon, who was claimed yesterday. Righties Brian Ellington and Odrisamer Despaigne are..." May 17

  • Gurriel, Astros slam Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Marlins Park is located in a Miami neighborhood known as "Little Havana," which must have made Yuli Gurriel feel right at home. Gurriel, a native Cuban, hit his first career grand slam, leading the Houston Astros to a 7-2 win over the Miami Marlins on Monday night at Marlins..." May 16

  • Marlins Claim Christian Colon, Designate Steve Lombardozzi

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins have claimed infielder Christian Colon off waivers from the Royals, per a club announcement. Miami designated fellow infielder Steve Lombardozzi to create roster space. Colon, who just turned 28, had played a limited role thus far for Kansas City in 2017 and was designated for..." May 16

  • Wei-Yin Chen might not pitch again in 2017

    Miami Herald "The Marlins aren’t sure when, or even if, lefty starter Wei-Yin Chen will return to their rotation this season. But after a bullpen session was cut short on Saturday because of continued discomfort, it is all but certain Chen won’t be back anytime soon as he continues to deal with arm and elbow..." May 14

  • Braves benefit from Ozuna miscue to jolt Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Marcell Ozuna, the left fielder for the slumping Miami Marlins, lost a ball in the lights, which is fitting. Right now, the way the Marlins are playing, you could say they are lost as a ballclub. Ozuna's miscue led to a two-run Atlanta rally and a 3-1 Braves victory on Saturday..." May 13

  • Flowers powers Braves to 8-4 win over Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Mike Foltynewicz lost his glove on one third-inning pitch. By the end of the night, he had lost his winless streak, too. Tyler Flowers slugged a two-run homer and tied his career high with four RBIs to lead the Atlanta Braves to an 8-4 win over the Miami Marlins on Friday night at..." May 12

  • ‘Bringing sexy back to MLB’: How Marlins Man found his distracting friends

    New York Post "Marlins Man has a new life goal: “I’m going to try bringing sexy back to the MLB.” For the second time this baseball season, the famous fan brought a group of attractive women to a Marlins game and they sat alongside him much to the delight of the Twitterverse. Though this time one of the..." May 12

  • Fowler gives Cardinals sixth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The St. Louis Cardinals have won a season-best six straight games, but their formula -- falling behind before rallying -- isn't popular with manager Mike Matheny. "I love the result and that we have what it takes to fight back," Matheny said after the Cards' latest win on Wednesday..." May 11

  • Juice the ball. Or don't juice it. Just tell us!

    ESPN "I was at a sabermetric conference in Cambridge last August watching a physics professor, Alan Nathan, give a presentation on the possibility of a juiced ball in major league baseball, when around Slide 16, I found myself in a near-frenzy of intrigue and excitement. Nathan, perhaps the world's..." May 11

  • Marlins Place Adeiny Hechavarria On DL, Designate Joe Gunkel For Assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins announced that they’ve placed shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria on the 10-day disabled list due to a left oblique strain. In his place, they’ve selected the contract of Stephen Lombardozzi from Triple-A New Orleans. Right-hander Joe Gunkel has been designated for assignment in order to..." May 10

  • Fowler caps Cards' comeback vs. Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- St. Louis Cardinals center fielder Dexter Fowler can't throw quite yet. But he can sure hit. Fowler, who has missed five straight starts due to a lat injury, slashed a go-ahead single in the top of the ninth as St. Louis rallied to a 6-5 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday..." May 09

  • Marlins' Martin Prado back on DL; Chen's return likely delayed

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "On a night that mild, clear weather made it possible to play with the roof open at Marlins Park, the news was mostly gloomy Monday from the Miami Marlins’ M*A*S*H unit. The score was 3-1 in favor of the nays on the health of four players of pressing concern. The immediate ramification was..." May 08