2014 Miami Marlins News and Rumors

Miami Marlins recall reliever Carter Capps

Before Wednesday afternoon's game in Atlanta, the Miami Marlins recalled reliever Carter Capps from Triple-A New Orleans. Capps was acquired in the Logan Morrison trade with Seattle.

Marlins' closer Steve Cishek's historic streak

With every save he notches, Steve Cishek adds to his franchise record 33 consecutive saves, a streak which spans almost an entire year. Can he continue to be the bright spot in a struggling Marlins bullpen?

Marlins' Christian Yelich thriving in leadoff spot

Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich has been effective atop Miami's lineup, and has helped the offense early. Yelich is expected to be a career .300 hitter with his line drive-type swing.

Marlins' Casey McGehee sizzles at home

After a season away from the MLB in Japan, Miami Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee has returned to the states and produced impressive numbers in Marlins Park.

Marlins' Dietrich benched to 'regain confidence'

Miami Marlins second baseman Derek Dietrich has been out of the starting lineup in an attempt to regain his confidence, according to a report. Dietrich was swinging a hit bat but struggled defensively.

Marlins' Tom Koehler making use of all pitches

A more effective fastball has helped Miami Marlins starter Tom Koehler thus far in 2014. Koehler's command and pitch selection in varying situations has been notably improved.

Bullpen struggles lead to late losses

While Miami's starting pitching struggled at times during the eight game losing streak, the Marlins' bullpen has been inconsistent and have failed to either hold onto a lead or keep a game tied in the later innings.

Kevin Slowey to join Miami Marlins' rotation

After Brad Hand struggled in a pair of starts, the Miami Marlins have decided to insert Kevin Slowey into the starting rotation. Miami could consider a four man rotation because the club has a pair of Thursdays off.

Marlins' starters struggle during losing streak

The Miami Marlins ended an eight game losing streak on Tuesday night. During the streak, Miami's starting pitching struggled, as did the bullpen.

New Home Plate Collision Rule Creates Headaches

A play at the plate during the sixth inning of the Miami Marlins-Philadelphia Phillies game on Sunday afternoon perfectly illustrates the gray area that MLB inadvertently created when it sought to rid itself of unnecessary home plate collisions.

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Marlins' Rafael Furcal begins rehab assignment

Miami Marlins second baseman Rafael Furcal began his rehab assignment with Class-A Jupiter on Monday night. Furcal will be back in action continually for three weeks.

Marlins' Jose Fernandez anxious about next start

Miami Marlins Manager Mike Redmond fears that Jose Fernandez will be anxious to get back on the mound after giving up six runs on Friday night, stating that it will be "torture" until Fernandez's next start.

Redmond remains confident in reliever Marmol

Despite a poor outing on Wednesday night against the Nationals, Marlins Manager Mike Redmond will continue to count on Carlos Marmol in key situations. Marmol is notoriously known for having trouble finding the strike zone.

Errors plague Miami Marlins in early losses

The Miami Marlins have been prolific at two things in 2014: scoring runs and committing backbreaking errors. Unsurprisingly, the errors have occurred most frequently in the Marlins' four losses.

Marlins' Jacob Turner placed on 15-day DL

The Miami Marlins placed starter Jacob Turner on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday. Turner was scratched from his Wednesday start after experiencing right shoulder pain.

Stanton looking to build off early success

Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton was notably effective during the first week of the season, and is confident he can continue to be successful moving forward. Stanton posted 12 RBIs against the Rockies and Padres.

Jacob Turner to miss Wednesday start

Jacob Turner will not be making the start tonight versus the Washington Nationals, as he hurt his shoulder in batting practice and will be medically evaluated. Lefty Brad Hand will take his place on the mound.

Miami Marlins on even keel heading into Washington

Having just won their first two series at home against the Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres to start the 2014 season, the Miami Marlins are not planning on letting the outcome of the Washington series determine their level of success.

Hechavarria benefiting from offseason adjustments

Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria struggled offensively in 2013, but is off to a hot offensive start this year. Hitting coach Frank Menechino worked on Hechavarria's approach during Spring Training.

Miami Marlins in top third in fan costs

According to the Fan Cost Index released each year, the Miami Marlins reside in the top third of cost for fans to go to a baseball game.

Marlins' offseason moves fuel early success

The Miami Marlins sought to add offense throughout the offseason, and it was the offense that helped the Marlins win their first series of 2014. Jose Fernandez, Nathan Eovaldi, and Miami's bullpen were solid in victories over the Colorado Rockies.

Miami Marlins' Ed Lucas out seven weeks

Miami Marlins' infielder Ed Lucas, who began the season on the disabled list, had surgery on his left hand on Wednesday. Lucas' rehab may be delayed because of the procedure.

Miami Marlins lose first instant replay review

Marlins skipper Mike Redmond made history on Wednesday night by making the club's first challenge using Major League Baseball's new instant replay system on a call at second base.

Hill reveals offseason process in preseason speech

In the annual "State of The Union"-type address, President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill expressed his belief that the Marlins should be considered contenders in the near future.

Furcal injury forces Marlins to adjust lineup

With Rafael Furcal opening the season on the 15-day disabled list, Manager Mike Redmond will have to choose who will bat leadoff for the next two weeks. Furcal was signed to be the Marlins' starting second baseman and leadoff hitter.

Tino Martinez calls Miami Marlins hitters 'soft'

Tino Martinez resigned halfway through last season, and despite a temporary silence, has made known his belief that Miami's hitters are "soft." Martinez was reportedly unpopular with both players and fellow coaches.

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