Marlins reliever Edgar Olmos thought he felt bad after giving up a walk-off grand slam to John Mayberry Jr. last night. His little brother took it harder. "He was crying for 10 minutes straight," Olmos said today, refering to the reaction of 11-year-old Kevin Olmos.
According to a report from Joe Frisaro at MLB.com, the Miami Marlins are not considering trading relievers Steve Cishek and Mike Dunn. However, starter Ricky Nolasco and possibly reliever Ryan Webb are available for the right price.
Few numbers look good for the Marlins as they struggle through their second season at a new ballpark. The team went from leading the way in higher ticket sales to having a firm hold on last place in that category.
Mike Redmond hasn’t really had the chance to manage the team he thought he would have this season. But nearly 60 games in, it appears he’s getting a lot closer to it.
America’s former pastime is staggering again. Baseball is like the stranded baserunner who can’t get home. Every time the sport tries to get beyond the Steroids Era, it lengthens.
Nathan Eovaldi will make at least one more minor-league start with the Double A Jacksonville Suns before he joins the Marlins, manager Mike Redmond said Wednesday.
Eovaldi made his third rehab start Tuesday and allowed three runs in the top half of the first, but settled in afterward, finishing his outing after four and two-third innings. He gave up four earned runs, struck out four batters, and walked four. His velocity was good, according to Redmond.
Top prospect Christian Yelich -- expected to be called up at some point this season -- will be placed on the minor league disabled list Thursday with a small abdominal wall strain. He is expected to miss about two weeks.
The Marlins haven't had a consistent starter on the hot corner since they traded away Miguel Cabrera five years ago. They may finally have their third baseman of the future now.
Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton sat at a locker checking his phone as the Marlins' postgame show aired on the clubhouse TV Wednesday afternoon. Yet while his teammates were wrapping up a series against the Phillies, the 23-year-old had just taken batting practice more than 1,000 miles away at Roger Dean Stadium. Less than two hours later, Stanton would go 0-for-3 in his second rehabilitation game with the high Class A Jupiter Hammerheads of the Florida State League. Stanton expects to return off the disabled list -- barring any setbacks -- on Monday when the Marlins open a six-game home stand against the Brewers.
If you are looking for franchise-player types, chances are you won't find one in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. The general feeling is this year's class doesn't have another Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper or Mike Trout. That said, it doesn't mean the 2013 Draft is completely void of high-end talent, either. For an organization like the Miami Marlins that is looking to address multiple needs, the hope is that having quantity makes up for what may be a lack of high-end quality. One reason the Marlins promise to be among the most active teams is because they have so many picks, especially early. They possess five of the first 80 overall picks -- Nos. 6, 35, 44, 73 and 80.
It has been two years since the Marlins drafted Jose Fernandez at No. 14 overall, and the rookie pitcher said it remains one of the proudest accomplishments of his life. "It's a feeling that is just incredible," Fernandez said. "It was the best feeling I ever had when they said my name in the draft. I knew, from then on, it was up to me, and how hard I worked, to get to the big leagues."
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Jason Collins, who recently took the historic step of being the first openly male gay active professional athlete in any of the four major American sports, threw out the first pitch at Fenway Park before the Red Sox played the Rangers on Thursday.
The Red Sox, picking seventh in the First-Year Player Draft for the first time in 20 years, took perhaps the best two-way player available in Trey Ball. Though Boston drafted him as a left-handed pitcher, Ball, a product of New Castle (Ind.) Chrysler High School, is also highly-regarded as a left-handed hitter and outfielder.
The Cubs hope they found an impact player in San Diego third baseman Kris Bryant, selected No. 2 overall pick in Thursday's first round of the First- Year Player Draft.
The Astros had two years to do a vast amount of homework on Stanford pitcher Mark Appel, whom the club considered taking with the top overall pick last year. After passing on Appel and taking Puerto Rican shortstop Carlos Correa with the No. 1 overall pick in 2012, the Astros didn't want to let him go this time.
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The Miami Marlins stumbled into the regular season with an unimpressive starting rotation, but with some injury returns and some fortuitous luck, the Fish look to have a decent rotation by the end of June.
Jupiter scored two runs in the bottom of the 10th to beat Clearwater, Kyle Jensen homered again for Jacksonville, and Mason Hope had a solid start for Greensboro.
The Miami Marlins have chosen North Carolina junior and third basemen Colin Moran with their first round pick.