Marlins Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Martinez pitches, hits Cardinals past Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- After the English-only media left his side in the clubhouse, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez let loose with a wry smile and a joke in his native Spanish. "Maybe," said Martinez, after he drove in a career-high four runs, "they will put me in left field now." That..." May 08

  • Stanton hits two homers as Marlins one-hit Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The Miami Marlins came about as close as possible to producing a combined no-hitter Sunday afternoon. However, the recent math suggests they will get another chance at a multi-pitcher gem far sooner than later. Jose Urena and three relievers teamed up for a one-hitter, and..." May 07

  • Cabrera's injury overshadows Mets win over Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The New York Mets fared well without Asdrubal Cabrera for the final six innings Saturday night. Now the Mets can only hope they won't be without their leader for a far longer period of time. Cabrera's left thumb injury overshadowed another offensive outburst by the Mets on..." May 06

  • Alex Rodriguez declined opportunity to join group bidding to buy Marlins

    Fox Sports "It won’t be Alex Rodriguez vs. Derek Jeter for the Marlins. Rodriguez passed this week on a chance to join the Tagg Romney group in their effort to purchase the Miami franchise, according to major-league sources. The addition of Rodriguez to the group led by Romney and Hall of Fame pitcher..." May 06

  • Giancarlo Stanton tired of being asked about Aaron Judge "The comparisons between Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge keep coming, more and more by the day, and perhaps they're apt. Judge doesn't yet have Stanton's pedigree, his contract or his reputation. But he is probably the only comparable player to Stanton in baseball history in terms of strength..." May 06

  • Beckham's two homers lead Rays past Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays won Florida's "Citrus Series" against the Miami Marlins for the season, cruising to a 5-1 win Thursday night at Tropicana Field to take three of four games from their in-state rivals. The Rays (15-15) got seven shutout innings from starter Matt..." May 05

  • Mets get five runs in the seventh to rally past Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Citi Field is located more than 2,000 miles to the east of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and more than 5,000 feet closer to sea level. But as he managed his 1,000th game with the New York Mets on Friday night, Terry Collins felt like he was back in the 1980s and the city he called his..." May 05

  • Former D-Backs GM Stewart reportedly joins Tagg Romney's effort to buy Marlins

    USA Today "Dave Stewart, former general manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, has joined Massachusetts businessman Tagg Romney’s ownership group bid for the Miami Marlins, a high-ranking baseball executive told USA TODAY Sports. The executive spoke only on the condition of anonymity since Romney has not..." May 05

  • Sixth-inning uprising boosts Marlins past Rays

    The Sports Xchange "ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Miami Marlins got seven straight hits to open the sixth inning, rallying against the Tampa Bay Rays' injury-depleted bullpen for a 10-6 win Wednesday night at Tropicana Field. "It was good for us to be able to jump on that reliever today," Marlins manager Don..." May 04

  • Cobb pitches Rays past Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- It was a blistering night at Marlins Park. Both starting pitchers -- Alex Cobb of the Tampa Bay Rays and Edinson Volquez of the Miami Marlins -- dealt with finger blisters but with wildly different results. Logan Morrison homered against his former team, and Cobb pitched six..." May 03

  • Odorizzi returns, helps Rays beat Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- The slide was legal and that -- ultimately -- meant victory for the Tampa Bay Rays. Jake Odorizzi came off the disabled list to pitch five effective innings and the bullpen went four scoreless innings as Tampa Bay beat the Miami Marlins 4-2 on Monday night at Marlins Park...." May 02

  • Jeb Bush 'confident' he and Jeter will buy Marlins and they reportedly have the money

    New York Post "Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Monday he is “confident” his effort to buy the Miami Marlins will succeed. Bush, who is part of a bidding group that includes Yankees great Derek Jeter, hopes to become the exclusive bidder for the MLB team when the auction sale is completed, he told The Post..." May 02

  • Derek Jeter's reported purchase of the Marlins sounds less and less likely

    CBS Sports "Jeffrey Loria is seeking a buyer for his Miami Marlins, and the rumored asking price is in excess of $1 billion. Not so long ago, we learned that retired Yankees legend and future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter was interested in purchasing the Marlins . Then it was reported that a group helmed..." May 01

  • Bour powers Marlins past Pirates

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Marlins first baseman Justin Bour entered Miami's Sunday game in a miserable slump, batting just .184. "There was a patch there when I thought I wouldn't get a hit the rest of the season," Bour said. "There are 162 games, and I won't get a hit." Bour need not worry about that..." April 30

  • Pirates use big inning to beat Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Gift Ngoepe's sixth-inning triple to right field would have gone over the fence in any other stadium other than Marlins Park, Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. Ngoepe, a speedy rookie second baseman from South Africa, settled for his first career triple and, overall, had..." April 29

  • Nova tosses three-hit shutout as Pirates jolt Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Ivan Nova is proving to be a wise acquisition for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Nova pitched a three-hit shutout with no walks to lead Pittsburgh to a 4-0 win over the Miami Marlins on Saturday night at Marlins Park. Nova (3-2), who struck out seven and has allowed just one walk in..." April 29

  • Jeter, Bush trying to raise nearly $1 billion in cash for Marlins

    Fox Business "There are nearly one billion reasons why the Jeter-Bush team may not win the Miami Marlins after-all. Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush face the herculean task of having to raise nearly $1 billion in cash from outside investors if they want to complete their planned purchase of the Miami Marlins, a..." April 28

  • Tagg Romney-Tom Glavine group still alive for Marlins ownership

    CBS Sports "At some point in 2017 (or maybe 2018, but hopefully the process doesn't drag on that long), the Marlins will be sold from the ownership of Jeffrey Loria. Several days ago, reports indicated that the group headed up by former Florida governor Jeb Bush and future MLB Hall of Famer and former Yankees..." April 28

  • 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