2014 Miami Marlins News and Rumors

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.

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.

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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.

Miami Marlins' Ed Lucas to begin year on DL

Miami Marlins infielder Ed Lucas, who battled for a roster spot this spring, was injured in Thursday afternoon's game against the Cardinals and will open the season on the disabled list.

Marlins cut roster to 27, Rafael Furcal to DL

The Miami Marlins have made another in a final series of roster cuts to bring the team's numbers down to 27 before the March 31 Opening Day game. Rafael Furcal will not be there, as he will be on the disabled list to start the year.

Donovan Solano and Ed Lucas compete for final spot

While the Marlins' 2014 campaign is about to commence, there remains a few holes in the team's big league club. One of those areas stands in the middle infield. Minor league journeymen Donovan Solano and Ed Lucas stands as the two best options.

Spring Training: Marlins demote Capps, Caminero

Yesterday, the Miami Marlins surprised most folks by demoting recently acquired reliever Carter Capps along with prospect Arquimedes Caminero among their roster cuts, paving the way for Henry Rodriguez and Kevin Slowey to make the roster.

Miami Marlins may have bullpen 'surprises'

With just a week before the start of the regular season, the Miami Marlins have several decisons to make with regard to their bullpen. Steve Cishek will be the team's closer, but Miami has a handful of minor league options to choose from.

Marlins don't need to trade Turner, pitchers

The Miami Marlins filled out position players last offseason knowing that their pitching staff was stocked with depth. The team, however, has no need to trade starting pitchers like Jacob Turner anytime soon to fill other holes on the roster.

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