Marlins Rumors & News

  • Cuba says defectors still will not be allowed to play in 2017 WBC

    ESPN "Cuba decided to maintain its ban on baseball players who defected the country and will not allow them to represent Cuba in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Despite some encouraging sounds and the recent reopening of borders with the United States, Cuba is not yet ready to forgive those who left..." May 03

  • Four MLB stars that must be traded in 2016

    Sportsnaut "While the MLB trade deadline is still months away, it’s never too early to start thinking about guys that should be dealt. And this year, there are a few stars in need of relocation. Usually, veteran players on bad teams best fit this description. Even though the season is still very early, we..." May 03

  • Baseball close to canceling Puerto Rico trip because of Zika concerns

    Yahoo! Sports "About 100 scouts and executives descended upon Puerto Rico this week to watch high school shortstop Delvin Perez, a possible top-five pick in the June draft. One of the officials texted a picture of bug spray with 30 percent DEET, accompanied by a two-word caption: “I’m prepared.” The fear of..." May 03

  • Carters' two homers lead Brewers' victory over Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- There was no need for a last-ditch comeback attempt for the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday afternoon at Miller Park. The Brewers' offense made sure they took care of business early in their series finale against the Miami Marlins. Chris Carter hit two home runs and Domingo Santana..." May 01

  • Braun's 5 non-veto trade partners revealed

    The Score "Ryan Braun has the ability to veto trades to every team in the big leagues except for five. According to a report by FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the hot-hitting Braun is becoming a unique trade chip for Milwaukee given his torrid start to the 2016 season, as well as the combination of his age..." May 01

  • Conley-led Marlins roll past Brewers

    The Sports Xchange "MILWAUKEE -- Never underestimate the power of a good night's sleep. While the rest of his teammates were making a late-night, cross-country flight from Los Angeles, Miami Marlins left-hander Adam Conley was already tucked in and asleep at a hotel in Milwaukee, where he was scheduled to start..." April 30

  • MLB players could push for harsher PED suspensions

    SB Nation "The Major League Baseball players who do not use performance-enhancing drugs are not pleased with the ones who do. With Chris Colabello and Dee Gordon both suspended this month, there is a sudden call for harsher penalties for failed PED tests coming from players. Some, like Justin Verlander, have..." April 30

  • Mattingly: Gordon 'probably' would've kept no-hitter alive

    The Score "As he watched that blooper off the bat of Jonathan Lucroy fall just beyond the outstretched glove of Derek Dietrich on Friday night, spoiling the combined no-hit efforts from Adam Conley and Jose Urena with one out in the ninth inning, Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly couldn't help but wonder..." April 30

  • Bryce Harper says Dee Gordon’s PED suspension is ‘not good for baseball’; Doesn't want his batting title

    Washington Post "The announcement of Dee Gordon’s 80-game suspension for performance-enhancing substances came at 1:18 a.m. Eastern time Friday. So it wasn’t until later that morning that much of the baseball world, including the Nationals, saw the news about the Marlins’ speedy second baseman. The Nationals are..." April 30

  • Ichiro passes Frank Robinson for 33rd all time with 2,944th hit

    Los Angeles Times "Ichiro Suzuki achieved a pair of baseball milestones Friday night when he led off the Miami Marlins' game against Milwaukee with a basehit and then stole second base. The hit, a single to right field on a 1-0 fastball from the Brewers' Zach Davies, was the 2,944th of Suzuki's major league..." April 30

  • Gordon suspension overshadows Marlins' sweep

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- The stunning, 80-game suspension of 2015 National League batting champion Dee Gordon for the use of performance-enhancing drugs overshadowed a surprising four-game sweep by the Miami Marlins over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night. "Dee Gordon is a very important part..." April 29

  • Report: Dee Gordon tested positive for PEDs during spring training, tried to appeal

    The Comeback "After all of the NFL Draft hysteria had died down Thursday night, MLB dropped a major surprise with the announcement that Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon tested positive for PEDs and would be suspended for 80 games starting immediately. Now, according to ESPN’s Jayson Stark, the..." April 29

  • Dee Gordon says in statement he 'ingested something that contained prohibited substances' unknowingly

    Miami Herald "Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon released the following statement through Major League Baseball's Players Association on Friday morning regarding his 80-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs. "Though I did not do so knowingly, I have been informed that test results showed I ingested..." April 29

  • The MLBPA continues to shoot itself in the foot regarding PEDs

    Hardball Talk "Most players are adamantly anti-PEDs now. Unlike their complicit or passive predecessors, today’s players don’t, for the most part, accept PEDs as just part of the game. They’re competitors and they see PED use as their competition cheating. They consider these guys to be taking money and service..." April 29

  • Marlins 2B Dee Gordon suspended 80 games after PEDs violation

    ESPN "Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon has been suspended 80 games without pay, effective immediately, for violating MLB's performance-enhancing drug policy, the league said early Friday. The speedy second baseman tested positive for the performance-enhancing substances exogenous testosterone..." April 29

  • Urena rescues Marlins in 2-0 win over Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "With the bases loaded on walks and their closer for the night -- as well as their manager -- ejected, the Miami Marlins needed a hero. Enter Jose Urena. The right-hander bailed Miami out of a crazy bottom of the eighth inning and earned his first big league save, preserving Justin..." April 28

  • Marlins rally past Dodgers

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Giancarlo Stanton continued to make himself at home at Dodger Stadium. Stanton homered for the third straight game, and the Miami Marlins rallied for a 6-3 victory over Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night before 41,102. Kershaw limited the..." April 27

  • Marlins edge Dodgers in Mattingly's return to L.A.

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Don Mattingly enjoyed a triumphant return to Dodger Stadium. Giancarlo Stanton homered, and the Miami Marlins earned a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday night. Stanton went 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBIs in the first game against Los Angeles for..." April 26

  • Baker compares Harper to Bonds: 'He's ahead of Barry'

    The Score "Bryce Harper is only 23 years old, but his manager, Dusty Baker, worked with seven-time MVP Barry Bonds for close to a decade during his time with the San Francisco Giants and knows a star when he sees one. After Harper hit a game-tying pinch-hit home run during a ninth inning come-from-behind..." April 25

  • Realmuto is a real force as Marlins edge Giants

    The Sports Xchange "SAN FRANCISCO -- Already with three hits under his belt in a ballpark where he'd never previously had even one, Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto decided to shoot for the moon in the eighth inning of a tie game Sunday. He missed, fouling a Josh Osich pitch straight back. Realmuto..." April 24

  • Bonds doesn't feel timing is right for Giants' tribute

    San Jose Mercury News "Not long after the Giants won their third World Series, former outfielder Barry Bonds said of AT&T Park: "I built this ballpark. Y'all just learned how to use it." He was joking. But only a little. Bonds returns Friday night to the house he once electrified. He arrives as, of all things, the..." April 22

  • Marlins Designate Chris Narveson, Outright Dustin McGowan

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins have announced that lefty Chris Narveson has been designated for assignment. His roster spot will go to recalled righty Jose Urena. Meanwhile, the club has outrighted right-hander Dustin McGowan, who was previously in DFA limbo. Narveson, 34, was off to a rough start in his first 8..." April 21

  • Rob Manfred says MLB expansion coming 'in the longer term'

    Sporting News "While acknowledging that having 32 teams in Major League Baseball would make scheduling easier than the current 30-team setup in which daily interleague play is required, commissioner Rob Manfred is being careful not to get anyone’s hopes up too high that a new team soon will be coming to their..." April 21

  • Nationals bullpen comes through in win over Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Emergencies are Yusmeiro Petit's specialty. When starting pitcher Joe Ross developed a blister on his right middle finger early in Wednesday night's game, the Washington Nationals sounded their alarm. Petit heard it and responded to help the Nationals defeat the Miami Marlins..." April 20

  • Four-homer inning propels Nats past Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Jayson Werth's 200th career home run came in a big spot. Werth's shot, on a 3-2 fastball in the seventh inning, broke up a scoreless pitching duel between Miami Marlins rookie Adam Conley and Washington Nationals veteran Stephen Strasburg. Washington added three more home runs..." April 19

  • MLB remains unbalanced as female umpires strike out

    The Sports Quotient "In 2015, the NFL introduced its first female referee into the league and joined the NBA as the only two major professional sports with women officiating regular-season games. Although female participation in all levels of professional sports has increased since the passing of Title IX almost 40..." April 19

  • Trades MLB Teams Should Already Be Thinking About for 2016

    Bleacher Report "Though they're rare, trades in the first few weeks of an MLB season do occasionally take place. We need only look back to last season for evidence, as Atlanta traded All-Star closer Craig Kimbrel to San Diego just a few games after Opening Day. So it's never too early to start looking at..." April 19

  • Fernandez, Marlins overpower Nationals

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- It was power pitcher against power hitter. In perhaps the most exciting pitch of the night, Miami Marlins right-hander Jose Fernandez blew a 99 mph fastball past Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper, who swung and missed during his second plate appearance. That was..." April 18

  • Unlikely hero Smith allows Braves to down Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- With a .130 batting average, Mallex Smith makes for an unlikely hero. But the rookie outfielder, a native of Tallahassee, Fla., came back to his home state and delivered a game-winning RBI single in the top of the 10th inning on Sunday as the Atlanta Braves defeated the Miami..." April 17

  • Dustin McGowan designated for assignment

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins have designated right-handed reliever Dustin McGowan for assignment and recalled fellow righty Kyle Barraclough to take his place on the roster, the team announced. McGowan, whom the Marlins signed in December, had already racked up six appearances out of their bullpen this year." April 17

  • Markakis carries the load as Braves win again

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI – Why wait? That's what Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez was thinking with right fielder Nick Markakis. The Braves got off to a horrendous 0-9 start, and Markakis was one of the few Atlanta hitters producing. Gonzalez figured it was time to make a change and he moved..." April 16

  • Which manager is the likeliest to get fired?

    MLB Daily Dish "As the season gets underway, an inevitable outcome is that various teams don't meet their expectations. That can mean a number of different things such as a subpar record, or young players failing to take the next step. Regardless of what the exact reason is, failing to meet predetermined goals..." April 16

  • Braves snap nine-game slide to start season

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The Atlanta Braves won't have to worry about a connection with historic futility. Adonis Garcia drove in three runs and the Braves snapped a nine-game losing streak to start the season with a 6-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday. The Braves avoided a 0-10 start that..." April 15

  • How do these MLB finales rank vs. Kobe's last game?

    The Score "On Wednesday night, after spending the preceding six months negotiating his own mortality on an exhausting farewell tour, Kobe Bryant - the ferocious, indelible five-time NBA champion - gave everyone one more evening of the Black Mamba, dropping 60 points before an incredulous crowd at Staples..." April 14

  • Marlins claim Eric Jokisch off of waivers

    Fantasy Pros "The Miami Marlins have claimed LHP Eric Jokisch off of Waivers from the Chicago Cubs; optioned to Triple-A New Orleans." April 14

  • Baseball's 100 Miles Per Hour Club

    Men's Journal "It's one of those brilliant Florida mornings that baseball fans jones for during the last days of February's brutal slog. And what better fix for seasonal affective disorder than a dose of pure heat being doled out daily at the New York Yankees training complex in Tampa? Three of the game's most..." April 13

  • Barry Bonds: Alex Rodriguez will not break my home run record in two years

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s nothing personal, A-Rod. It’s just a matter of simple arithmetic. Legendary slugger and current Marlins hitting coach Barry Bonds commented on Alex Rodriguez’s pursuit of his all-time home run record, saying he doesn’t think Rodriguez will break it if he does indeed retire in two..." April 13

  • Marlins pull out victory over Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Upon being told he was responsible for the longest at-bat in the history of the Florida/Miami Marlins, Dee Gordon grinned. "Probably the most strikeouts (in a game), too," he said. He was right, but the first four-strikeout game of Gordon's career was a lot easier to take..." April 12

  • Fast start helps Marlins rout Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The Miami Marlins staked Jarred Cosart to a big lead Monday night -- too big a lead, as it turned out. Giancarlo Stanton's two-run homer capped the Marlins' seven-run second inning, but Cosart could not last through the fifth inning of what ended up being a 10-3 win for Miami..." April 12

  • Baseball's slide rule isn't changing anytime soon, and players need to accept it

    Yahoo! Sports "Baseball's new sliding rules are not changing. Deep down, players know this. Already, teams have been told this. And though no one in the commissioner's office or the union's headquarters cares to publicly acknowledge it, sources told Yahoo Sports all parties are in agreement: None of the three..." April 12

  • MLB's New 'Utley Rule' Proving to Be Mistake in Need of Quick Fix

    Bleacher Report "Today, we're going to talk about takeout slides, the so-called Utley Rule and why it needs fixing posthaste. You've got opinions. We've got opinions. Everyone's got opinions. First, though, a fact: Major League Baseball had to do something. After the Pittsburgh Pirates' Jung Ho Kang went..." April 11

  • Barry Bonds says Bryce Harper 'Doesn't Compare' to him

    Bleacher Report "Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is one of the brightest talents in MLB, but it's still too early to begin putting him in the same discussion as the greatest players ever—a point which Barry Bonds will be all too happy to remind you. "He is a beast. [But] he doesn't compare to me..." April 11

  • Ross leads Nationals past Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- Joe Ross was supposed to pitch on Saturday, but the game was called due to inclement weather. The young right-hander certainly pitched on Sunday, and his first start of the season was impressive. He gave up a leadoff triple to Dee Gordon, who eventually scored, but Ross,..." April 10

  • The simple fix MLB immediately must make to the new slide rules

    Fox Sports "Proactive and progressive. These are the two best adjectives to describe Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. In his second year leading our game, he needs to step in and make an immediate change to the disaster the new slide rules have become. The new slide rules instituted this..." April 09

  • Two-out hits key Marlins' win over Nationals

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Miami Marlins decided to go to their bullpen after a rain delay of 1 hour, 25 minutes in the middle of the second inning Thursday, while the Washington Nationals stayed with starter Tanner Roark. The visitors' decision paid off. Marlins reliever David Phelps pitched..." April 07

  • Marlins’ Tyler Kolek Undergoes Tommy John Surgery

    MLB Trade Rumors "Marlins top prospect Tyler Kolek underwent Tommy John surgery today, MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo reports (via Twitter). Kolek was said in late March to have been sidelined with an elbow issue after a strong Spring Training. Miami made the big right-hander the second pick in the 2014 draft (behind..." April 07

  • Kinsler, Upton lead Tigers over Marlins in extras

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Ian Kinsler was the obvious star for the Detroit Tigers, but left fielder Justin Upton's contributions were just as vital. Kinsler blasted a three-run homer and had the game-winning single in the top of the 11th inning to lead Detroit to an 8-7 Opening Day win over the Miami Marlins..." April 06

  • Is the Marlins playoff drought a sign of a curse?

    Fish Stripes "SB Nation released it's 2016 MLB preview late last week; it's a fantastic production, both insightful and humorous, exactly the kind of thing you come to any given SB Nation site for. What caught my eye, specifically, was Marc Normandin's section entitled "Last of the cursed teams." It's..." April 06

  • MLB Releases 2016 Draft Bonus Slots

    MLB Trade Rumors "Major League Baseball has released the final draft bonus slots to teams, and MLB.com’s Jim Callis provides the figures. As he explains, and the attached table reflects (mobile link), the Reds have the highest total draft spending power and are one of five clubs with over $10MM in bonus pool..." April 05

  • Major League Baseball Is Back, and Maybe Worse Than Ever

    Rolling Stone "On Thursday afternoon, in the overpriced and stratified city that I now call home, the San Francisco Giants will play their home opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Giants are among the favorites to win the World Series, which, if it happens, would be their fourth title in seven seasons...." April 05