Marlins Rumors & News

  • Phillies beat Marlins for sixth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Manager Pete Mackanin of the Philadelphia Phillies recalled a conversation he had last year with pitching coach Bob McClure. The subject was starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson and his use of changeups against right-handed batters. Mackanin was against it, but deferred to..." April 27

  • Jeffrey Loria once tried to trade for Derek Jeter

    Newsday "Derek Jeter was on the radar of Jeffrey Loria long before the Miami Marlins’ owner agreed in principle Tuesday to sell his team for $1.3 billion to a group that includes the retired Yankees captain and former Florida governor and Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush. The sale is subject..." April 27

  • Franco grand slam powers Phillies past Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- With the bases loaded in the third inning and the Philadelphia Phillies trailing by two runs, Maikel Franco swung and missed so hard his helmet flew off his head and rolled a few feet away. "I think that happened 20 or 25 times last season," Franco said. The Phillies..." April 26

  • NFL draft forces Marlins to 'uneventful' Delaware for Phillies series

    USA Today "The Miami Marlins, who open a three-game series against the Phillies Tuesday night, were muscled out of Philadelphia by the NFL draft and forced to make alternate accommodations over state lines. With the city of Philadelphia hosting the draft -- which begins Thursday -- hotel accommodations..." April 26

  • Jeb Bush-Derek Jeter Group Said to Win Auction for Miami Marlins

    Bloomberg "A group led by former Florida governor Jeb Bush and former New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter have won the auction for the Miami Marlins baseball team, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person requested anonymity because the sale contract hasn’t been signed. The person..." April 25

  • Marlins manufacture 11th-inning uprising against Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- The Miami Marlins blasted three home runs, including two by Giancarlo Stanton, and got 14 strikeouts in seven innings from right-handed starter Dan Straily. The San Diego Padres' Austin Hedges countered with his fifth homer in seven games while starting pitcher Jered Weaver was..." April 23

  • Hedges powers Padres past Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- Even when his catcher opened the season with 24 straight hitless at-bats, San Diego Padres manager Andy Green had faith in 24-year-old Austin Hedges. "Hedges can hit," Green said Friday night after the catcher hit a monumental three-run homer to cap a four-run seventh to beat..." April 22

  • Tom Glavine may make pitch to buy the Miami Marlins

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Braves great Tom Glavine could be pulling for a different team soon. And he might be going up against Derek Jeter again too. According to Bloomberg News, the Hall of Fame pitcher is part of a group bidding to buy the Miami Marlins. Glavine has reportedly joined a group led by Solamere..." April 20

  • Major League Baseball in Las Vegas? Commissioner says it's an option

    Chicago Tribune "Major League Baseball would be open to having a team in Las Vegas, Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday. With two existing franchises — the Oakland A’s and the Tampa Bay Rays — struggling to secure financing for new stadiums, the option of relocating a team to Las Vegas is very much on the..." April 20

  • Final ownership bids for Marlins reach $1.3B

    Bloomberg "Quogue Capital founder Wayne P. Rothbaum is among the final bidders for baseball’s Miami Marlins, according to people close to the negotiations. Bids were due last week and came in between $1.2 billion and $1.3 billion, said one of the people, who asked for anonymity because the talks are..." April 20

  • Some in Miami are protesting the Marlins' decision to build a Jose Fernandez statue

    CBS Sports "Historically, the Miami Marlins have been poor at public relations -- be it the team's repeated firesales, their questionable approach toward getting a new stadium, or a zillion other things. You would think, however, that announcing intent to build a statue honoring Jose Fernandez would be the..." April 20

  • Marlins pitchers nearly no-hit Mariners

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Miami Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen snaked through seven innings of no-hit ball Tuesday before being pulled when he hit the century mark on the pitch counter. Suffice to say, that was enough for the left-hander to earn his second win of the season, a 5-0 decision over the Seattle..." April 19

  • Haniger, Seager drive Mariners past Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- In a battle of Opening Day starters between the Miami Marlins and Seattle Mariners, it was the offenses who took top billing, in a 10-5 Seattle victory on Wednesday at Safeco Field. Mitch Haniger had three hits, including a double, and added a walk, in addition to driving in four..." April 19

  • Jeb Bush and Derek Jeter teaming up in pursuit of Miami Marlins

    Miami Herald "Jeb Bush and Derek Jeter have joined forces in their bid to buy the Miami Marlins, according to sources familiar with the talks. The former Florida governor and retired New York Yankees star once were rivals for the Major League Baseball franchise but now have teamed up to try and buy the team,..." April 19

  • Miranda guides Mariners past Marlins for 4th straight win

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- The 13th start of Ariel Miranda's major league career was his best. The 28-year-old Cuban threw seven shutout innings, Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz hit first-inning homers, and the Seattle Mariners cruised to a 6-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Monday. Seattle earned its..." April 18

  • Umpires may begin using microphones to explain replay decisions to the crowd

    CBS Sports "Instant replay decision explanations may soon be coming to a ballpark near you. According to the Associated Press, MLB and the umpires will soon begin discussing a plan that will allow crew chiefs to use a microphone to explain replay decisions to the crowd. The NFL and NHL currently have..." April 18

  • Marlins activate Martin Prado, designate Tyler Moore for assignment

    Hardball Talk "The Marlins have activated third baseman Martin Prado from the 10-day disabled list and designated 1B/OF Tyler Moore for assignment, MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro reports. Prado started the year on the DL with a strained right hamstring, an injury sustained during the World Baseball Classic. Moore, 30,..." April 17

  • Riddle me this: Marlins beat Mets again

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Rookie infielder J.T. Riddle's first major league homer may be his last big-league at-bat for awhile. Riddle hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to lead the Marlins to a 4-2 walk-off win over the New York Mets on Sunday afternoon at Marlins Park. The Marlins,..." April 16

  • Yelich, Stanton HRs lift Marlins past Mets

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- For center fielder Christian Yelich, being dirty never felt so good. Yelich and Giancarlo Stanton homered consecutively in the eighth inning to help the Miami Marlins rally for a 5-4 win over the New York Mets on Saturday night at Marlins Park. Besides hitting his second homer..." April 15

  • D'Arnaud blast lifts Mets past Marlins in 16th

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins ran out of setup relievers. The New York Mets didn't run out of power. Travis d'Arnaud blasted an upper-deck solo home run in the top of the 16th inning to lead the Mets to a wild 9-8 win over the Marlins on Thursday night at Marlins Park. "The emotions..." April 14

  • Realmuto, Rojas lift Marlins past Mets

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Catcher J.T. Realmuto not only won the game for the Miami Marlins, he also saved the bullpen. Both of those things were vital for Miami as it used Realmuto's two-out, walk-off double in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the New York Mets 3-2 on Friday night at Marlins Park...." April 14

  • Marlins constructing 10-foot sculpture of Jose Fernandez outside Marlins Park

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Details regarding how the Miami Marlins will honor and remember late ace Jose Fernandez are becoming clearer. Owner Jeffrey Loria, in an extensive Q&A with ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, revealed the organization has commissioned a 9- or 10-foot sculpture of Fernandez, to be placed somewhere outside..." April 13

  • Inciarte's two HRs help Braves past Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton hit one homer routinely over the fence and a second one that landed in the Clevelander bar's swimming pool, where a fan jumped in to retrieve the souvenir. Stanton is 6 feet 6, 250 pounds and has 210 career home runs. Depositing home runs in..." April 12

  • MLB revenue crosses $9 billion, average team’s value up 19%

    The Comeback "It’s never been better to be an owner of a Major League Baseball team. According to the annual valuation rankings from Forbes, the average value of an MLB franchise jumped 19% in the past year thanks to local TV deals, rising profits and MLB’s expanded focus on branching out with new..." April 12

  • Ozuna slugs Marlins past Braves

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Marcell Ozuna is no fan of cats, but maybe the charcoal-gray feline that scampered onto the field Tuesday night at Marlins Park will bring his team good luck. "I detest cats," Ozuna said. "I don't like them ... at all. "That cat made me a little worried, a little scared. First..." April 11

  • The World Baseball Classic Injury Effect

    The Ringer "This year’s World Baseball Classic was a massive spectator success. For the first time in the tournament’s short history, which has spanned four events over 11 years, the games were streamed on MLB.TV, which made them more accessible. In another, on-field first, the United States went all the way,..." April 11

  • Syndergaard, Mets stop Marlins, avoid sweep

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Like many people in the tri-state area, New York Mets players had a lengthy to-do list on a pleasant early spring Sunday. Noah Syndergaard needed to spare an overworked bullpen and put himself in position to earn his first win of the season. Jay Bruce needed to finish off a good..." April 10

  • Multiple contributors help Marlins to 8-1 win over Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Giancarlo Stanton, the reigning Home Run Derby champion and the player viewed as the most likely to make a post-steroid era run at the season home run record, has yet to homer this season. The Miami Marlins have scored 25 runs. So ... why fix what's not broken? "No more..." April 09

  • Chen, Marlins too strong for Wheeler, Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Between the active players on the 25-man roster and the coaching staff, the Miami Marlins had a combined 13,608 major league hits sitting in the dugout when Marlins left-handed pitcher Wei-Yin Chen stepped to the plate in the bottom of the fourth inning Friday night. They were..." April 07

  • Starter Money is the pitching stat all baseball bettors should know

    Covers.com "2016 was a pretty good year, all things considered, for Jake Arrieta. He got a healthy salary raise, was his team’s Opening Day starter, he earned an All-Star appearance and finished the year with a 18-8 win-loss record and a 3.21 earned run average. He became a World Series winner and helped..." April 07

  • Marlins' Bour beats Nats with 10th-inning double

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Miami Marlins were a strike away from being swept in a three-game series to start the season in Washington. Throw in a pair of rain delays and a looming road trip to New York, and the first week of the year was looking grim. But the Marlins got two-out RBI hits in the..." April 06

  • Marlins' Don Mattingly: Derek Jeter 'always talked about' owning a team

    ESPN "Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly says Derek Jeter, his successor as captain of the New York Yankees, has "always talked about" owning a major league team one day. Mattingly was asked before Miami's game at the Washington Nationals on Wednesday about a report on FoxBusiness.com that said..." April 06

  • Roark settles in as Nationals defeat Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- This has been an uneven spring for Tanner Roark, the right-handed starter for the Washington Nationals. He pitched for the U.S. team in the World Baseball Classic, but that messed up his regularly spring training preparation. Roark also had to adjust to new catcher Matt..." April 05

  • Derek Jeter interested in buying Marlins

    Fox Business "It's opening week for Major League Baseball and a multibillion-dollar bidding war could soon start over one of the worst franchises in the sport. At least three possible bidders have emerged to purchase the Miami Marlins baseball team including one representing the country’s most prominent..." April 05

  • Lind's pinch-hit homer lifts Nationals past Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Miami Marlins began this season without any left-handers in the bullpen for manager Don Mattingly. "We are just not set up like that," Mattingly sighed late Monday afternoon. That void hurt the Marlins on Opening Day, as lefty swinger Adam Lind hit a pinch-hit, two-run..." April 03

  • Marlins sign Vance Worley to minor league deal

    Hardball Talk "Right-hander Vance Worley has signed a minor league deal with the Marlins, according to reports from MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro. The righty is expected to join the rotation in Triple-A New Orleans pending completion of a physical. Worley, 29, completed a one-year stint with the Orioles in 2016,..." April 02

  • Marlins' Ichiro wants to play until he's 50: 'I think I’ll just die' when it's time to retire

    Miami Herald "Ichiro Suzuki doesn’t believe in vacations. The last time he took one — 2004 or ’05, he doesn’t recall which — was a week-long trip to Milan, Italy. He worked out pretty much the entire time and said the excursion threw him out of sync for two or three weeks. Never again, he..." March 30

  • Why MLB will likely not join the NHL and NFL and move a team to Las Vegas

    CBS Sports "On Monday afternoon, National Football League owners approved the relocation of the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. The move is at least two years away, possibly three, but it has been agreed to. Owners voted 31-1 in favor of the move . Whenever the Raiders do move, they will become the second..." March 27

  • Rob Manfred Wants MLB to 'Own the Next Generation' of Sports Fans

    Bleacher Report "Long before the first batter stepped into the box at the start of his tenure as the 10th commissioner in baseball history, Rob Manfred threw out his own first pitch: Chief among his priorities would be to captivate the next generation of sports fans in a way that he was captivated when his parents..." March 27

  • Marlins pitcher Jeff Locke likely out for April with biceps tendinitis

    ESPN "Miami Marlins pitcher Jeff Locke is likely to miss at least the first month of the season as he recovers from biceps tendinitis, according to manager Don Mattingly. Locke threw off a mound Saturday morning for the first time in more than a month, showing progress from an injury suffered at the..." March 26

  • Edinson Volquez named Marlins' Opening Day starter

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Edinson Volquez will start on Opening Day for the Miami Marlins, manager Don Mattingly announced Friday. The right-handed Volquez, the club’s signature offseason addition, will take the ball April 3 against the Nationals in Washington, D.C., pitching in his team’s first game of the season for..." March 24

  • Study: MLB broadcast booths lack diversity

    Hardball Talk "At SB Nation’s Phillies blog The Good Phight, David S. Cohen compiled the demographics of the broadcast booths across baseball and found that it does not reflect the population of baseball nor of the United States. Of 164 announcers in 30 teams’ booths, 148 (90.2 percent) are white men. Only..." March 22

  • Martin Prado expects to miss Opening Day with hamstring strain

    MLB.com "Martin Prado has a Grade 1 right hamstring strain and a slight upper right calf strain, and the Marlins' third baseman does not anticipate being ready for Opening Day. As discouraged as Prado is about not being ready for the regular season, he's also relieved by the results of his MRI, because..." March 19

  • MVP, Cy Young odds: Oddsmakers release favorites for 2017 MLB season

    CBS Sports "The 2017 season approacheth! Mostly, that means our attention will be locked on the various playoff races from the very start. However, we’ll also make time to eyeball the individual awards derbies from time to time. So to get us in that mindset, let’s have a look at these preseason MVP and Cy..." March 16

  • Fernandez was piloting boat during fatal crash, investigators say

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Marlins pitching ace Jose Fernandez was at the controls of his speeding boat when it crashed into a rock jetty of the coast of Miami Beach last September, killing the 24-year-old All-Star and his two passengers, investigators have concluded. The vessel was traveling at more than 65 miles an..." March 16

  • Jose Fernandez's Mom and Girlfriend Will Split Control of Estate, Judge Says

    TMZ "Jose Fernandez's mom and girlfriend will split control of the late MLB star's estate, a Miami judge ruled on Wednesday. The 24-year-old pitcher -- who passed away in a boating accident back in September -- left behind no will. Fernandez's attorneys have valued his estate around $2-3..." March 15

  • MLB commish Rob Manfred admits it's unlikely MLB players will play in Olympics

    CBS Sports "The 2017 World Baseball Classic is underway and we’ve already seen some dramatic games. The tournament continues over the next two weeks and will culminate with the Championship Game on March 22 at Dodger Stadium. Here is the full WBC schedule . In three years, baseball and softball will return..." March 08

  • MLB teams focusing on improved rest to help their players perform better

    CBS Sports "Long before Moneyball came along, the game of baseball embraced numbers and statistical analysis. Every single team in baseball has a stats department. The ways and means have certainly changed, but the goal remains the same: use numbers to find a competitive advantage. These days..." March 08

  • MLB approves device to measure biometrics of players

    ESPN "Major League Baseball has approved the use of a continuous biometric monitor that can be worn by players during games. The device, made by a company called WHOOP, is the first of its kind approved by any of the major American sports leagues to be worn during competition. Teams cannot force..." March 06

  • Loria expected to sell Marlins before 2018

    Miami Herald "The question is no longer if Jeffrey Loria will sell the Marlins. It’s how quickly. According to people briefed on the situation in the past week, Loria is fully expected to sell the team sometime this year, barring an unforeseen change of heart. He has decided it’s time to move on from..." March 05