Fish Bites: Marlins' Front Office Reassures Giancarlo Stanton He's Not Being Traded

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

After news leaked from the Houston Astros organization that Giancarlo Stanton may have been shopped in November, the Miami Marlins reassured the slugger that the club was not shopping him. Plus links on Henderson Alvarez, Brad Hand and more.

Miami Marlins reassure Giancarlo Stanton they are not trying to trade him - Miami Marlins - MiamiHerald.com
On Monday, 10 months worth of internal trade talks by the Houston Astros front office were leaked online by computer hackers. Among a couple of discussions involving the Marlins and Astros was a conversation on Nov. 15 that included talk over Stanton.

Marlins place Ramos on DL | Fox News
The Miami Marlins placed pitcher A.J Ramos on the DL with shoulder inflammation.

Marlins’ Alvarez Is Winning With Theatrical Flair " CBS Miami
Henderson Alvarez's a pitcher, and that's not his only position. He'll throw a batter out at first base while sitting on the mound. He'll lie flat on his back while watching a teammate make a play.

Ed Lucas helps Miami Marlins beat Philadelphia Phillies, 5-4, in 11 innings | NJ.com
Ed Lucas' single scored the winning run from second base with one out in the 11th inning Tuesday night and the Miami Marlins broke a four-game losing streak by beating the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4.

Brad Hand will get opportunity at fifth spot in the Miami Marlins’ rotation - Miami Marlins - MiamiHerald.com
Brad Hand is getting another shot at earning a spot in the Marlins rotation.

AROUND THE LEAGUE:

Yankees' Carlos Beltran on Wednesday's game: "We have to go out and win, basically;" NY Mets' Syndergaard not close; a minor leaguer earns praise - NY Daily News
"Right now, every game is important to us," Carlos Beltran said after the Yankees fell to .500 and face a critical stretch before the All Star Break.

David Ortiz of Boston Red Sox has Chicago Cubs' solution -- Oust day games - ESPN Chicago
David Ortiz thinks he knows why the Chicago Cubs haven't been able to win consistently over the years.

Cleveland Indians vs. Seattle Mariners - Recap - June 29, 2014 - ESPN
Felix Hernandez hurled a 1-hit shutout Saturday against the Cleveland Indians.

Report: Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey exits loss to Orioles with groin tightness - SI Wire - SI.com
R.A. Dickey exited Saturday night's 3-2 loss in Baltimore to the Orioles with what National Post reporter John Lott tweeted was right groin tightness.

Jose Abreu still a ‘no’ for Home Run Derby - Chicago Sun-Times
Jose Bautista — the captain of the American League team that will take part in the Home Run Derby during All-Star festivities July 14 — last weekend in Toronto, White Sox rookie slugger Jose Abreu isn’t thinking about participating in the competition.

FROM FISH STRIPES:

Miami Marlins considered trading Giancarlo Stanton to Houston - Fish Stripes

Leaked Houston Astros files revealed Monday that the Miami Marlins considered trading Giancarlo Stanton to the Houston Astros for a pair of prospects. General Manager Dan Jennings denied the report.

Miami Marlins Minor League Report: July 1 - Fish Stripes
Two players flirt with the cycle, Greensboro wins a slugfest, and Brian Anderson stays hot.

2014 Miami Marlins Midseason Report: Bullpen - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins' bullpen has underperformed this season after a solid campaign last year. But Steve Cishek remains the lone bright spot in a difficult 2014 season.

Miami Marlins place reliever A.J. Ramos on disabled list - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins placed reliever A.J. Ramos on the 15-day disabled list following Tuesday's 5-4 extra innings victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Justin Bour could be recalled from Triple-A in the corresponding move.

2014 MLB All-Star Game: Miami Marlins All-Star Power Rankings, Week 3 - Fish Stripes
The Miami Marlins are still angling for another All-Star inclusion for the Fish beyond Giancarlo Stanton. Who has the best odds as we move closer to the All-Star deadline?

Miami Marlins Prospect Update: Austin Brice - Fish Stripes
A look at the up and down career of Marlins pitching prospect Austin Brice.

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