Talented young arms make Marlins optimistic about future
MIAMI (AP) — The path to progress for the Miami Marlins starts on the mound.
The Marlins believe their reboot will gain momentum in Season 2 under CEO Derek Jeter, and any improvement likely...
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — At a time when home runs dominate baseball's offensive strategy, the Miami Marlins are zigging to the long ball's zag.
Manager Don Mattingly realizes that if his Marlins...
Starlin Castro among few veterans on young Marlins
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Starlin Castro remains a veteran on a Miami Marlins' team that has gone with youth.
"I don't try to put it in my mind because that's one thing I can't control,"...
Marlins searching for answers to Chen’s road woes
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The "homer" could follow the "opener" into baseball's lexicon.
Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly says he'd consider rearranging some of pitcher Wei-Yin Chen's starting...
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — Jeff McNeil will be exchanging the big glove he's been wearing this spring for the smaller one in his locker.
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The return of inflammation to Jorge Alfaro's right knee is once again prompting the Miami Marlins to shut down their expected opening-day catcher for a few more...
Astros’ Alex Bregman slowed by back tightness
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman left Wednesday's 11-5 victory over the Miami Marlins because of back stiffness.
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — There were a few whiffs before Gary Denbo and Derek Jeter really connected.
The friendship dates to 1992, when Denbo was managing the Class A Gulf Coast League Yankees...
Atlanta’s Duvall trying to rebound from dip in power
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Adam Duvall left Cincinnati and suddenly stopped hitting homers — and yes, he's been well aware of the drought.
Marlins take leadership role in teaching players Spanish
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — New Miami Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro showed up for the team's first full-squad spring training workout wearing a T-shirt that read, "I talk (trash) about you in Spanish,"...
Marlins prospect Mesa diagnosed with strained hamstring
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Miami Marlins outfield prospect Víctor Víctor Mesa has been diagnosed with a grade one right hamstring strain and reassigned to minor league rehabilitation, a setback in the...
Marlins rookie Victor Victor Mesa strains hamstring
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Miami Marlins outfield prospect Victor Victor Mesa strained his right hamstring Sunday in a spring training game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
New Marlins catcher Alfaro hurts knee chasing foul ball
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Newly acquired Miami Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro bruised his right knee Saturday when he collided with the dugout railing and then fell down the steps chasing a foul...
Marlins begin rollout of outfielder Victor Victor Mesa
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — For a franchise that has been a perennial loser, Victor Victor Mesa sounds like a winner.
The Miami Marlins can't be sure, however, because they they've never seen Mesa...
AP source: Machado, Padres agree to $300M, 10-year deal
SAN DIEGO (AP) — With their city's long-suffering fans desperate for a winner, the rebuilding San Diego Padres delivered their splashiest free agent signing ever by agreeing with All-Star...
Derek Dietrich and Reds finalize minor league contract
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Derek Dietrich and Cincinnati have finalized a minor league contract, giving the Reds another infield and outfield option.
Jorge Posada on joining Marlins: ‘Perfect timing’
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — A black cap with the Miami Marlins' new neon logo sat atop Jorge Posada's graying hair Monday, a jarring sight for fans who recall he spent his entire playing career with the New York Yankees.
But Posada switched allegiances to return to the majors, and he's at spring training as a special adviser to his close friend and former teammate, Marlins CEO Derek Jeter.
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Reliever Sergio Romo, Marlins finalize $2.5M, 1-year deal
MIAMI (AP) — Right-hander Sergio Romo and the Miami Marlins have finalized a one-year contract that guarantees the reliever $2.5 million.
Romo can earn an additional $250,000 in performance bonuses for games finished as part of the deal announced Friday: $50,000 each for 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 games finished.
The 35-year-old was 3-4 with a 4.14 ERA last year for Tampa Bay with 25 saves in 33 chances.
Marlins open camp, and Don Mattingly knows decisions await
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — There have been years in his managerial career where Don Mattingly has arrived for the first day of spring training without any mystery regarding who would be on the 25-man roster coming out of camp.
AP source: Marlins adding Jorge Posada to front office
MIAMI (AP) — Jorge Posada and Derek Jeter are teammates again.
Posada will be joining the Miami Marlins' front office as a special adviser to Jeter, said to a person with knowledge of the negotiations. The person spoke Tuesday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Posada's hiring has not been publicly announced.
Jeter is entering his second season as the Marlins' CEO.
‘No patience’: Jeter anxious to see Marlins become winners
MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter stood and chatted a few rows from home plate in Marlins Park on Monday morning. His words were sometimes drowned out by noises coming from construction crews; steel clanging against steel in an area getting built behind the center field wall, or the whirring of engines moving heavy machinery about.
‘Give us a chance’: Marlins make plea to fans entering 2019
MIAMI (AP) — The outfield grass at Marlins Park was a worn-out mess on Saturday, with those who arrived for the team's annual FanFest being greeted by signs reminding them that the turf will be replaced soon.
When it comes to the Marlins, many things are a work in progress.
Marlins will spend spring sorting out young roster
MIAMI (AP) — During the offseason the Miami Marlins announced the addition of new concession menu items, including mushroom tacos, fries with mole sauce and bottomless popcorn and soda.
So much for the team's 2019 upgrades. Marlins fans hungry for a winner will have to wait.
Phillies get top catcher Realmuto from Marlins for 3 players
MIAMI (AP) — In October, J.T. Realmuto's agent predicted the Miami Marlins' All-Star catcher would be with another team by spring training.
He was right.
After months of speculation over what they'd do, the Marlins traded Realmuto on Thursday to the Philadelphia Phillies for catcher Jorge Alfaro, two pitching prospects and $250,000 in international signing bonus pool allocation.
Curtis Granderson agrees to minor league deal with Marlins
MIAMI (AP) — Outfielder Curtis Granderson has agreed to a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins and will report to big league spring training.
If added to the 40-man roster, he would get a one-year contract that pays $1.75 million while in the major leagues and have the chance to earn $250,000 in performance bonuses for plate appearances.
Indians acquire RHP Wittgren in trade with Marlins
CLEVELAND (AP) — Looking to reconstruct their bullpen, the Cleveland Indians acquired right-hander Nick Wittgren from the Miami Marlins.
The three-time defending AL Central champions sent right-hander Jordan Milbrath to the Marlins for Wittgren, who made 32 appearances for Miami last season. The 27-year-old posted a 2.94 ERA and also pitched for Triple-A New Orleans.
Pirates sign Maurer, Shuck to minor league deals
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed reliever Brandon Maurer and outfielder J.B. Shuck to minor league contracts that include invitations to big league camp when spring training begins next month.
Maurer, 28, is 16-31 with 36 saves and a 5.36 ERA in 289 games with Seattle, San Diego and Kansas City, including an 0-4 mark with a 7.76 ERA in 37 appearances with the Royals in 2018.
Neil Walker agrees to $2M, 1-year contract with Marlins
MIAMI (AP) — Switch-hitting infielder Neil Walker agreed Tuesday to a $2 million, one-year contract with the Miami Marlins and is expected to compete for a starting job.
Walker was among the unsigned free agents last winter who attend a free agent training camp in Bradenton, Florida, and he agreed in mid-March to a $4 million, one-year contract with the New York Yankees.
Marlins, Realmuto avoid arbitration with $5.9 million deal
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins avoided arbitration with J.T. Realmuto by agreeing to a $5.9 million deal with the All-Star catcher, who has been mentioned in numerous trade scenarios this offseason.
Realmuto hit .277 with 21 homers and 74 RBIs last season, when he made $2.9 million.
The deal reached Friday includes bonuses of $50,000 each for All-Star selection, Gold Glove Award and Silver Slugger Award.
Mel Stottlemyre Jr. hired as Marlins pitching coach
MIAMI (AP) — Former Seattle Mariners pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr. has been hired as pitching coach for the Miami Marlins.
Also joining manager Don Mattingly's staff is former Kansas City Royals manager Trey Hillman, who will be first base and infield coach.
Slugger Pedro Alvarez signs minor league deal with Marlins
MIAMI (AP) — Former home run champion Pedro Alvarez has signed a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins and will attend spring training as a non-roster invitee.
The 31-year-old Alvarez hit 30 homers for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2012, 36 in 2013 and 27 in 2015. He led the majors in homers in 2013. Alvarez batted .180 with eight homers in 45 games last year for the Baltimore Orioles.
Marlins LHP Peters traded to Angels for minor league pitcher
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins left-hander Dillon Peters has been traded to the Los Angeles Angels for minor league right-handed reliever Tyler Stevens.
The trade was announced Wednesday.
The 26-year-old Peters had been designated for assignment by Miami. He went 3-4 with a 6.10 ERA in 13 games, including 11 starts, for the Marlins in 2017-18.
Marlins INF-OF Derek Dietrich designated for assignment
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins have designated for assignment infielder-outfielder Derek Dietrich, who had been with the team since 2013.
Dietrich is eligible for arbitration after making $2.9 million this year, when he hit .265 with 16 home runs in 149 games while playing mostly in left field. He's a .254 career hitter with 60 homers.
New colors and logo for Derek Jeter’s Marlins
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins are in the midst of a rebranding campaign, and it's unclear whether the effort will include keeping National League Most Valuable Players for a change.
As of now, the Marlins are merely making cosmetic tweaks, unveiling a new logo and color scheme for Derek Jeter's year-old ownership regime.
MLB All-Stars visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly and Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda were among the members of Major League Baseball's All-Star tour of Japan who visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on Monday.
Mattingly laid a wreath at the cenotaph in the park which commemorates the victims of the atomic bombings in 1945.
Marlins catcher Realmuto not distracted by trade rumors
TOKYO (AP) — Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto isn't letting trade rumors become a distraction either at home or in Japan, where he is currently part of an MLB All-Star tour.
Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill has dismissed talk about trading Realmuto, but the catcher's agent, Jeff Berry, predicted his client will be with a different team by spring training.
Top agent Boras calls rebuilding teams ‘competitive cancer’
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — The agent for free agent Bryce Harper and many of baseball's top players claims rebuilding teams have become a "competitive cancer" that caused this season's 4 percent attendance drop.
As the sport's officials start to consider possible rules changes to spark offense and speed up play, Scott Boras acidly critiqued several clubs that were among the 17 to draw fewer fans this year than last.
Mattingly, Molina set to lead MLB All-Star tour of Japan
TOKYO (AP) — All-Star catcher Yadier Molina hopes to throw out some speedy runners. Don Mattingly looks forward to seeing Japan's national team.
Mattingly and Molina are in Japan as part of a Major League Baseball All-Star tour that features six games against Japan.
The series begins on Friday with three games on consecutive nights at Tokyo Dome followed by one game in Hiroshima on Nov. 13 and two games in Nagoya on Nov. 14 and 15.
Marlins exec says Realmuto ‘knows how we feel about him’
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill dismissed talk about trading J.T. Realmuto with a joke Friday, noting the All-Star catcher may well be in a new uniform next year because there are rumors about the team changing its logo.
Realmuto's agent, Jeff Berry, predicted this week that his client will be with a different team by spring training.
Agent: Realmuto won’t sign long-term deal with Marlins
MIAMI (AP) — The agent for catcher J.T. Realmuto says his client has informed the Miami Marlins he won't sign a long-term contract, increasing the likelihood the team will trade yet another All-Star.
Rays agree to $2.61M bonus with Cuban prospect Gaston
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a $2.61 million signing bonus with 16-year-old Cuban pitching prospect Sandy Gaston, pending a physical.
The hard-throwing right-hander is considered one of the top international free agent prospects and had attracted interest from several major league teams, including the Miami Marlins and Baltimore Orioles.
The Rays agreed to the deal on Tuesday and hope to finalize the agreement within a few days.
Hail to the Victors: Marlins sign free-agent Cuban brothers
MIAMI (AP) — When newly signed Miami Marlins prospect Victor Victor Mesa was asked Monday how soon he'll be in the major leagues, Derek Jeter leaned over with a smile and a word of caution for the young Cuban.
Win for Jeter: Marlins’ home run sculpture will be moved
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins' home run sculpture is outta here.
The team won county permission Tuesday to move the kitschy, widely disliked Red Grooms sculpture out of Marlins Park to the plaza outside the ballpark. The vote was a victory for Marlins CEO Derek Jeter, who can now remove from the ballpark one reminder of unpopular previous owner Jeffrey Loria's regime.
Marlins part with pitching coach Nieves, 3 other coaches
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins are parting with pitching coach Juan Nieves and three other coaches after their 98-loss season.
Also not returning in 2019 will be first base coach Perry Hill, assistant hitting coach Frank Menechino and strength and conditioning coach Ty Hill. All were on the staff of manager Don Mattingly, who will be back for a fourth season.
The Marlins finished last in the majors in runs and OPS, and last in the National League in ERA and pitching strikeouts.
Lots of losing for Jeter in 1st year as Marlins as owner
MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter played on a winning team in each of his 20 seasons as a shortstop, which made his first year as an owner a test of patience.
He admits he failed.
Jeter's Miami Marlins went 63-98 — a new, humbling experience for him, but nothing new for the troubled franchise. By finishing with the worst record in the National League, the Marlins endured their ninth consecutive losing season, the longest such streak in the majors.
Syndergaard gets 1st shutout, Mets top Marlins 1-0 in finale
NEW YORK (AP) — Noah Syndergaard and the New York Mets ended this disappointing season the same way they want to start the next one.
Powered by dominant pitching.
Syndergaard threw his first major league shutout and the Mets wrapped up a frustrating 2018 campaign Sunday with their second consecutive 1-0 victory over the Miami Marlins.
Wright walks off to long ovation in farewell game with Mets
NEW YORK (AP) — Much like the last few years of his truncated career, David Wright's finale was no fairytale at the plate.
Adoration, appreciation, respect. Those were the tokens he took home.
Wright left to a long standing ovation before a sellout crowd at Citi Field in his farewell game for the New York Mets on Saturday night.
Wright completes long comeback, Mets lose to Marlins 8-1
NEW YORK (AP) — As he crouched in the on-deck circle, David Wright felt more nervous than he had in his entire career.
After all that rehab work, all those months and years spent waiting for this moment, the New York Mets' captain finally made it back into a major league game Friday night.
"It was my first time on a baseball field that I can remember that I felt like I was going to throw up," Wright said. "My heart felt like it was beating through my chest."