Marlins Rumors & News

  • Marlins' Chen headed to DL with elbow issue

    The Score "The Miami Marlins will place Wei-Yin Chen on the 15-day disabled list with an elbow issue, manager Don Mattingly confirmed Sunday, one day after the 31-year-old left-hander was scratched from Monday's scheduled start against the Philadelphia Phillies. On Saturday, the Marlins offered no..." July 24

  • Matz pitches six scoreless innings as Mets blank Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- This could have gone terribly wrong for New York Mets left-hander Steven Matz. With runners on the corners and two outs in the fifth inning, Matz faced Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who had hit five homers in the past three games against the Mets. Stanton, a..." July 24

  • Fernandez wins again at home, Stanton homers for Miami

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Speed kills, and whether it was Jose Fernandez's 99-mph fastballs or Giancarlo Stanton's 100-plus-mph line drives, the Miami Marlins knocked out the New York Mets on Saturday night. They even boxed in the dugout to celebrate. Fernandez improved his Marlins Park record to 26-1,..." July 23

  • Marlins still in mix to acquire Cashner

    The Score "The playoff-chasing Miami Marlins remain in discussions with the San Diego Padres regarding pitcher Andrew Cashner, the coveted right-hander who's been the subject of increased trade speculation in recent days. Cashner continues to be pursued by several teams ahead of next week's non-waiver..." July 23

  • Ichiro is 4 MLB hits away from 3,000

    SB Nation "Ichiro Suzuki is in the unique position of having more hits than anyone else in baseball history while also sitting just four hits away from becoming the 30th player in MLB history with 3,000 career knocks. Ichiro has 4,274 when you combine his 1,278 hits from Nippon Professional Baseball, and has..." July 23

  • Ichiro moves within 4 hits of 3,000 with multi-hit effort

    The Score "Ichiro Suzuki moved closer toward immortality Thursday at Citizens Bank Park, where the venerable Miami Marlins recorded the 2,995th and 2,996th hits of his MLB career with a pair of singles against the Philadelphia Phillies for his 18th multi-hit game of 2016. Making just his second start..." July 22

  • Reyes ignites Mets in victory over Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Pitcher Logan Verrett knows exactly what leadoff hitter and recent acquisition Jose Reyes brings to the New York Mets. "He's like a can of Red Bull balled up into a human being," said Verrett, who started for New York on Friday. "That's something we were lacking. He brings that..." July 22

  • Koehler, Marlins cruise past Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Tom Koehler was nearly unhittable, the Miami offense did plenty of hitting and the Marlins rolled to a 9-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park Thursday night. Miami, which took three of four from the Phillies, has won 11 of its past 16. The Marlins..." July 21

  • MLB eyes limits on relief pitchers, which doesn't make much sense

    Sporting News "Rob Manfred has been vocal about several changes he's looking to negotiate during his tenure as commissioner of Major League Baseball. Add "relief pitcher restrictions" to that list. On Thursday's episode of ESPN's "Mike and Mike," Manfred said MLB has been "talking a lot internally" about..." July 21

  • Hellickson keeps Marlins in check in Phillies' win

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Jeremy Hellickson did not consider Wednesday night's start against the Miami Marlins an audition. It might have been just that, however. The Philadelphia right-hander pitched eight strong innings and Tyler Goeddel homered as the Phillies beat the Marlins 4-1. "It..." July 20

  • The MLB home run explosion of 2016: Are juiced baseballs to blame?

    ESPN "The day before the All-Star Game, Max Scherzer was in a good mood. He talked about University of Missouri football, how the curveball he developed in 2013 took his game to the next level and the new cutter he's starting to throw. Then he was asked about the home run spike across the..." July 20

  • How every team in the National League looks going into the MLB trade deadline

    CBS Sports "The August 1 non-waiver trade deadline is just two weeks away, meaning the clock is ticking for teams to complete trades that will either help position themselves for a playoff push this year or set themselves up for a brighter future. Last week, we looked at all 15 American League teams,..." July 20

  • Yelich's 10th-inning single sends Marlins past Philliies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Miami Marlins continue to find ways to win, and Christian Yelich continues to be a big reason for that. Yelich, who homered earlier in the game, drove in the decisive run with an opposite-field single in the top of the 10th inning as the Marlins beat the Philadelphia..." July 19

  • Report: Marlins target Pineda, Hellickson in starter search

    The Score "The Miami Marlins need starting pitching help to stay in the playoff race, and they're apparently leaving no stone unturned in that quest. Miami has reportedly inquired about several pitchers, most notably Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Jeremy Hellickson and New York Yankees right-hander..." July 19

  • Prado's homer powers Marlins past Phillies

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Martin Prado said Monday night's 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Phillies was "significant." It was also the first of its kind, the Marlins having never before rallied to win after trailing through eight innings this season. Prado won it with a leadoff homer off Phillies..." July 18

  • Christian Yelich's attorneys looking into 'false and defamatory' video

    CBS Sports "Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich has issued a response to a video posted online allegedly showing him engaged in a sex act with a woman. His lawyers are investigating. Yelich's tweet was deleted shortly after being posted. The video in question was posted on Twitter by user @RealMarlinsFan...." July 18

  • Marlins Interested In Jeremy Hellickson

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Marlins’ search for rotation help has spanned many targets over the past month, and MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro adds another name to the list today, tweeting that Miami is interested in division-rival Jeremy Hellickson of the Phillies. Marlins scouts and officials will get an up-close look at..." July 18

  • Rage against the machines: MLB stars don't want to see robot umps

    Sporting News "When you follow a game on Major League Baseball’s website, it’s there. When you watch a local broadcast, there’s a good chance you’ll see it. When you see an ESPN broadcast, it’s part of the live picture. Graphics showing the strike zone, telling viewers immediately whether a pitch is good, are..." July 18

  • Marlins no longer the circus clowns of MLB

    USA Today "Major League Baseball’s carnival act, which has amused us for years with its own version of clowns, fortune tellers and Tilt-a-Whirls, has left town. The Miami Marlins, before our very eyes, have become an honest-to-goodness baseball team, turning 13 years of anguish and comedy into legitimate..." July 18

  • Report: Shortened MLB schedule gaining momentum

    Sportsnaut "Major League Baseball has used a 162-game schedule for more than 50 years. When it comes time to negotiate the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the MLB schedule might be changing. “The idea of returning to a 154-game regular season has gained momentum recently,” per David Lennon of New York..." July 18

  • Suzuki creeps toward milestone as Marlins beat Cardinals

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Ichiro Suzuki drew closer to a cherished major league milestone and helped the Miami Marlins maintain their place in the National League wild-card race. Suzuki collected three hits and a walk Sunday, leading Miami's 13-hit attack as it knocked off the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 at..." July 17

  • Marlins capitalize on Cardinals' bullpen, defense

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- Call it a case of failure ultimately leading to success. Miami Marlins second baseman Miguel Rojas atoned for a flyout that left the bases loaded in the seventh inning Friday night with a tie-breaking RBI single in the top of the ninth, giving Miami a 7-6 win over the St. Louis..." July 16

  • Deja vu for Wainwright as Cardinals blank Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- On Saturday night, the St. Louis Cardinals celebrated the 10-year anniversary of their 2006 team that won the World Series after sneaking into the playoffs with an 83-79 record that barely won the National League Central. The guy who threw the last pitch of that World Series..." July 16

  • Marlins' Dee Gordon: Expected to begin rehab work Monday

    CBS Sports "Gordon (suspension) is expected to begin a 10-game rehab assignment with Triple-A New Orleans on Monday, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports." July 15

  • Marlins have deal in place with #7 pick Braxton Garrett

    Today's Knuckleball "On the final day for teams to come to terms with their 2016 draft selections, the Miami Marlins and #7 overall pick Braxton Garrett have reached a deal, sources tell Today’s Knuckleball. Garrett is in Miami for a physical Friday morning before a deal is to be signed. Details of the deal are not..." July 15

  • 2016 MLB All-Star Game ratings and viewership are record lows

    Awful Announcing "There was a time when the MLB All-Star Game could boast that it was a mid-summer ratings and viewership draw. But in this day and age of internet, fragmented cable universe and so many other alternatives, the All-Star Game can no longer make that claim. While the American League can feel good..." July 13

  • Report: Marlins seeking top starting pitcher in trade

    Sportsnaut "For the first time in a while, the Miami Marlins head into the second half of the MLB season as contenders. As such, Miami is also looking to make upgrades on the trade market. One area that the Marlins are looking to improve is the starting pitching. “The Marlins (with limited available trade..." July 13

  • Rob Manfred: PEDs not behind surge in homers

    Newsday "The day after Giancarlo Stanton’s personal fireworks display lit up Petco Park in the Home Run Derby, commissioner Rob Manfred faced a volley of questions about Major League Baseball’s sudden power surge, and what might be behind it. Stanton is one of the strongest players in the sport, at a..." July 13

  • Ortiz: Red Sox should sign Encarnacion, trade for Fernandez

    The Score "With only a few months left in his illustrious career, David Ortiz continues to lobby the Boston Red Sox to replace him with Edwin Encarnacion after he retires. Following his early departure from Tuesday's All-Star Game at Petco Park, Ortiz reiterated that the Red Sox should go out this winter..." July 13

  • Marlins interested in Rich Hill?

    ESPN "Add the Miami Marlins to the list of teams interested in Rich Hill, but acquiring the Oakland Athletics' left-hander will be no easy task. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports the Marlins, who have previously been linked to the Rays’ Jake Odorizzi and and the Padres’ Drew Pomeranz, could..." July 13

  • Jose Fernandez wants to give up a home run to David Ortiz in the All-Star Game

    CBS Sports "Tuesday night, Red Sox slugger David Ortiz will play in the 10th and final All-Star Game of his Hall of Fame career. He's in the middle of a remarkable season but insists he will not change his mind and come back for another year. Marlins righty and fellow All-Star Jose Fernandez is a big fan..." July 12

  • MLBPA head: Pitchers' Derby will be considered for 2017

    The Score "Those slugging pitchers might get their wish next season. Major League Baseball and the Players' Association are going to discuss incorporating pitchers into the Home Run Derby for as soon as next season, MLBPA executive director Tony Clark told Jayson Stark of ESPN on Monday. The union leader..." July 12

  • Miami Marlins Balk at Seemingly Promised 61% Ticket Price Discount Despite Horrible Attendance

    The Big Lead "The Miami Marlins sent out an e-mail on Monday promising to discount ticket prices based on how many home runs Giancarlo Stanton hit in the 2016 Home Run Derby. What a cool idea! Wonder how they’ll mess it up? As you know, Stanton went crazy, hitting a record 61 homers. The Marlins, who have..." July 12

  • Giancarlo Stanton wins MLB Home Run Derby

    USA Today "Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton won the 2016 MLB Home Run Derby on Monday night at Petco Park in San Diego, setting a record with 61 total home runs in a single Derby. Stanton defeated defending champion Todd Frazier of the Chicago White Sox in the final, hitting 20 homers to Frazier's 13. Of..." July 12

  • The Home Run Derby is Trash

    Complex "There was a time when I used to get psyched for the Home Run Derby. But there was also a time when I used to get psyched for Adam Sandler movies. You get a little older, you revaluate a few things in your life, among them what you waste your time watching. And baseball’s gimmicky exhibition of..." July 11

  • Stanton's homer helps Marlins complete sweep of Reds

    The Sports Xchange "By Walter Villa, The Sports Xchange MIAMI - The Miami Marlins finished the first half season with a surge. Giancarlo Stanton hammered a go-ahead, two-run homer in the fifth inning to lead Miami to a 7-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday at Marlins Park. With the win,..." July 10

  • A Trump presidency raises concerns among Major League Baseball players

    USA Today "As part of its All-Star Week celebration in San Diego, Major League Baseball will dedicate a new sporting complex in neighboring Tijuana on Monday, with Commissioner Rob Manfred in attendance. It’s a continuation of MLB’s efforts to expand its foothold in Mexico, which began with Manfred’s trip to..." July 09

  • Fernandez continues home dominance as Marlins top Reds

    The Sports Xchange "MIAMI -- Jose Fernandez took a trip to the mall on Friday morning in preparation for next week's All-Star Game in San Diego. "I had to make some adjustments in my clothing, some shoes," the Miami Marlins right-hander said of the midsummer classic. "It's really fun." The good times..." July 08

  • 3 MLB 1st-round picks are unsigned with a week to go

    SB Nation "The MLB Draft was roughly a month ago, which means the deadline to sign its selections is coming up. Friday, July 15 is the final day to sign any picks from the 2016 draft, which shouldn’t be a huge problem for the vast majority of teams or selections. With one week to go, though, there are three..." July 08

  • Marlins, Red Sox among teams scouting Rich Hill

    Today's Knuckleball "Roughly 15 scouts were on hand at the Astros-Athletics game where prime trade candidate Rich Hill took the mound, and Hill didn’t disappoint. In six innings pitched, Hill allowed only three hits, one run, two walks and struck out 10 hitters. Among the teams with scouts in attendance: the..." July 08

  • Home Run Derby contestants announced

    SB Nation "The 2016 Home Run Derby contestants were announced on Thursday evening, and the eight participants in Monday's power display include the host team's lone All-Star as well as the major league leader in home runs. ESPN will televise the Home Run Derby on Monday beginning at 8 p.m. ET live from..." July 07

  • 2016 MLB Trade Deadline: The best options at each position who could be traded

    CBS Sports "With the August 1 trade deadline less than four weeks away, this is as good of a time as any to start defining the market. There are numerous ways to do that, but we've settled on an old-timey, pure basebally approach: constructing a team -- or most of one -- using players who seem to have a great..." July 07

  • Marlins Agree to Sign Albert Guaimaro

    Baseball America "Another one of the five Venezuelan prospects that Major League Baseball removed from the Red Sox has a new team. The Marlins have agreed to sign 17-year-old Albert Guaimaro, with plans to convert him from an outfielder to a catcher. Guaimaro, 17, ranked as Baseball America’s No. 15..." July 07

  • Flores, deGrom propel Mets past Marlins

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The task of finding playing time for both Wilmer Flores and Jose Reyes within the New York Mets' infield is a delicate one for manager Terry Collins, not to mention the players involved. But it was also a winning one for the Mets on Wednesday afternoon. Flores produced his second..." July 06

  • Barry Bonds says Ichiro could easily win the Home Run Derby

    Fox Sports "This year's Home Run Derby won't feature the likes of David Ortiz, Mike Trout or Bryce Harper as all three have confirmed they won't be participating. For one reason or another, most sluggers don't like to take part in the competition given the effect it can have on a swing. Not to mention, it's..." July 06

  • Fans trash All-Star jerseys after 1st TV appearance

    The Score "When the jerseys for this year's All-Star weekend were revealed back in April, the initial public reception was quiet. However, after they were worn on television for the first time by players on Tuesday, fans are beginning to speak up on the brown and mustard get-ups, and the feedback hasn't..." July 06

  • Here are your 2016 All-Stars for the American and National Leagues

    Hardball Talk "The 2016 All-Star Game will be hosted by the Padres at Pecto Park on July 12. Your starters were just announced on a special selection show on ESPN. American League Starters C – Salvador Perez, Kansas City Royals 1B – Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals 2B – Jose Altuve, Houston..." July 06

  • Stanton homers twice, powers Marlins past Mets

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Giancarlo Stanton is not going to play for the National League in the All-Star Game next week. But he put on quite an audition Tuesday night for a spot in the Home Run Derby. Stanton accounted for all the Marlins offense Tuesday, when he hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the..." July 05

  • These under-the-radar players deserve to be MLB All-Stars

    USA Today "Unless a late voting surge changed the direction of All-Star Game balloting, the Chicago Cubs will have an overwhelming presence at the July 12 showcase in San Diego, with as many as five of the eight elected National League starters possibly coming from the NL Central leaders. And that doesn’t..." July 05

  • Conley, Marlins beat Braves at Fort Bragg

    The Sports Xchange "FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The Miami Marlins' Adam Conley and Christian Yelich took something with them that they will remember the rest of their lives. The Marlins claimed another victory as well, though this one was unlike any others. Conley pitched six shutout innings, and the Marlins..." July 04