Marlins traded a promising rookie pitcher to Diamondbacks
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins traded a promising rookie pitcher Wednesday for a prospect they hailed as their shortstop of the future.
Miami sent right-hander Zac Gallen to the Arizona...
Mike Pagliarulo fired as Marlins’ hitting coach
MIAMI (AP) — Mike Pagliarulo has been fired as hitting coach for the Miami Marlins, who rank last in the majors in runs.
Pagliarulo had been with the team since 2017. Assistant hitting coach...
Pitcher Dan Straily released by Marlins
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Dan Straily was released Monday by the Miami Marlins, who will give the pitcher $1,209,677 in termination pay rather than his $5 million salary.
‘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 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.
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.
Marlins’ Yelich traded to Brewers for 4 prospects
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins general manager Michael Hill was traveling Thursday to participate in a series of marathons when he swung the team's latest trade, sending center fielder Christian Yelich to the Milwaukee Brewers for four prospects.
And so the Marlins' dismantling marathon continues.
AP source: Marlins catcher JT Realmuto requests trade
MIAMI (AP) — J.T. Realmuto wants to join the Miami Marlins' exodus.
The catcher requested a trade in the wake of the team's payroll purge, a person familiar with the situation said Monday. The person confirmed Realmuto's request to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because discussions with the Marlins were private.
The person said Realmuto's agent told the Marlins trading the three-year veteran would make sense for the rebuilding team because of his high market value.
Marlins’ Dee Gordon traded to Mariners for 3 prospects
MIAMI (AP) — The Marlins' latest payroll purge began not with Giancarlo Stanton, but with Dee Gordon.
The two-time All-Star second baseman was traded Thursday to the Seattle Mariners for three prospects in the first big deal involving new Marlins CEO Derek Jeter. He wants to cut payroll by more than 20 percent to $90 million or less, which is why NL MVP Stanton is also on the trading block.
Stanton’s status in doubt; Mattingly to return to Marlins
MIAMI (AP) — While Giancarlo Stanton's destination remains unclear, Don Mattingly will be back with the Miami Marlins next season.
President of baseball operations Michael Hill confirmed Thursday that Mattingly will return for the third season of his four-year contract as manager. The decision had been expected, but the recent sale of the franchise to a group including Derek Jeter had left Mattingly's future in question.
- After back-to-back ALCS appearances, Blue Jays stumble
- Reds' big shortcoming sets up 3rd straight 90-loss season
- Rebuilding White Sox see foundation starting to take shape
- Royals likely bidding fond farewell to championship core
- Phillies have reason to be optimistic about future
- Braves' meager progress leaves Snitker's status uncertain
- McCutchen's future again offseason focus for Pirates
- Marlins are in transition, their direction uncertain
- Injuries derail Mariners' hopes of ending playoff drought
- Rebuilding begins in earnest for 98-loss Tigers
- Cardinals: Cupboard isn't bare after missing playoffs again
- Angels miss postseason again, yet optimism reigns in Anaheim
- Rebuilding Padres have work to do to catch up in NL West
Derek Jeter’s group closes on purchase of Miami Marlins
MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter's group closed on its purchase of the Miami Marlins on Monday, and he and new controlling owner Bruce Sherman will speak publicly for the first time about the deal at a news conference Tuesday.
Marlins’ Edinson Volquez to undergo Tommy John surgery
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins right-hander Edinson Volquez will undergo Tommy John surgery for the second time Friday, ending his season and potentially his career.
Recovery typically takes 12 months, and Volquez is 34, making his return problematic.
The veteran has been sidelined since July 17 because of a left knee injury, and the elbow issue surfaced during his rehabilitation, Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said. An MRI disclosed a torn ulnar collateral ligament.
MIAMI (AP) — A group led by Miami Marlins president David Samson plans to run seven marathons in seven days on seven continents.
Others scheduled to participate in the World Marathon Challenge include Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill and team executive Jeff Conine, Boston Marathon race director Dave McGillivray and Paralympian triathlete Sarah Reinertsen.
Marlins acquire RHP Straily from Reds for 3 minor leaguers
MIAMI (AP) — Replacing Jose Fernandez will be a collective task for the Miami Marlins, with 14-game winner Dan Straily joining the effort Thursday.
Miami obtained Straily from the Cincinnati Reds for three minor leaguers, including right-handers Luis Castillo and Austin Brice, both highly regarded prospects in the Marlins' thin system. Outfielder Isaiah White was also dealt to Cincinnati.
Sapakoff: Michael Hill, the Buckeye from Clemson’s backyard
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – A lot of Ohio State people look out of place in the Valley of the Sun this week. Buckeye fans have descended on Phoenix wearing T-shirts and shorts as locals bundle up against unusually chilly temperatures in the 50s.
Big No. 77 in scarlet and gray fits in on the Ohio State side of a football squabble with No. 2 Clemson like a shrimp boat in Columbus. Michael Hill, a starting defensive tackle for the No. 3 Buckeyes, is from Pendleton, a few miles from the Clemson campus.
Marlins finalize $16M, 2-year deal with pitcher Brad Ziegler
MIAMI (AP) — The Marlins sealed a deal Friday with right-hander Brad Ziegler, their latest move in an attempt to emulate recent playoff teams by building a strong bullpen.
Ziegler reached an agreement last week on the $16 million, two-year contract, which became final after he passed a physical. Miami also gave right-hander Junichi Tazawa a $12 million, two-year contract.
AP source: Ziegler gets $16 million, 2-year deal with Miami
MIAMI (AP) — The perennially thrifty Miami Marlins have become big spenders in the late innings.
Two people familiar with the deal said right-hander Brad Ziegler agreed Friday to a $16 million, two-year contract with the Marlins, who added their second former Red Sox reliever in as many days.
Tazawa finalizes $12 million, 2-year contract with Marlins
MIAMI (AP) — Before signing reliever Junichi Tazawa, the Miami Marlins consulted with an expert on Japanese pitching: Ichiro Suzuki.
Tazawa finalized his $12 million, two-year contract with the Marlins on Friday after passing a physical. The deal came with an endorsement from Suzuki, the Marlins' outfielder and 3,000-hit club member.
What was Suzuki's scouting report on his fellow native of Japan?
Winners, losers and trends at baseball’s winter meetings
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — All-Star closers Aroldis Chapman, Mark Melancon and Wade Davis moved to different bullpens. Chris Sale boosted a big rotation in Boston. And the Washington Nationals got their fans talking — a lot.
As teams packed up along the Potomac River and headed home Thursday, a look at what did and didn't happen this week at the winter meetings:
Marlins offer contracts to All-Stars Ozuna, Ramos
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins have offered 2017 contracts to All-Stars Marcell Ozuna and A.J. Ramos, along with their four other arbitration-eligible players.
The others are right-handers Tom Koehler and David Phelps, and infielders Adeiny Hechavarria and Derek Dietrich.
Marlins players gather at park to grieve death of Fernandez
MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on the boating death of Miami Marlins pitching ace Jose Fernandez (all times local):
Miami Marlins players gathered at the team's ballpark to grieve together following the death of teammate Jose Fernandez.
"A lot of words were said, meaningful words and emotion and prayer," Marlins president David Samson said. "Jose is a member of this family for all time."
LEADING OFF: Angels try to end 10-game skid, Marlins-A-Rod?
A look at what's happening all around the majors today:
The Angels have dropped 10 in a row, their worst losing streak since an 11-game skid in 1999. Back home from an 0-9 road trip, Ricky Nolasco and Los Angeles face a tough opponent: Felix Hernandez and the Mariners, who have won eight of nine.
Alex Rodriguez may soon get a call from Miami Marlins
MIAMI (AP) — Alex Rodriguez may soon get a call soon from his hometown team.
The Miami Marlins are in the market for a power hitter to replace injured slugger Giancarlo Stanton, who will likely miss the rest of the regular season. They're discussing whether to reach out to Rodriguez, president of baseball operations Michael Hill said Sunday.
Marlins acquire LHP Cervenka from Braves
DENVER (AP) — The Miami Marlins have acquired rookie left-handed reliever Hunter Cervenka from the Atlanta Braves for two minor league players.
The Braves sent infielder Anfernee Seymour and left-hander Michael Mader to the Braves on Saturday.
Cervenka is expected to join the Marlins in Denver on Sunday. He was 1-0 with a 3.18 ERA in 50 appearances for the Braves, and opponents were hitting .175 against him.
The Marlins are in contention for an NL wild-card...