The Marlins have yet to find a taker for Dan Haren, but some surprising teams are starting to show interest. According to Jon Morosi of FOX SPORTS, the Colorado Rockies have "mild interest" in trading for starting pitcher Dan Haren. The Giants were also said to be involved in discussions but Morosi also tweeted that the Giants active dialogue with the Marlins has ended.
According to Matt Eddy at Baseball America, the Marlins made two such moves recently, signing outfielder Tyler Colvin and infielder Scott Sizemore to minor league deals and both will likely also include invitations to spring training with the big club.
The Marlins and Cardinals will play each other six times in Grapefruit League action at Roger Dean. Among the Marlins' notable home games: March 15 (Detroit Tigers), March 24 (Boston Red Sox), and the April 1 Grapefruit League finale against the Washington Nationals. cComments Got something to say? Start the conversation and be the first to comment. ADD A COMMENT 0 All start times for Marlins' exhibition games -- including the March 2 and 3 contests against Florida International University and the University of Miami, respectively -- are 1:05 p.m. with one exception. The Marlins host the Atlanta Braves under the lights (7:05 p.m.) on March 20.
All options remain in play for the Marlins in their search for a fourth outfielder. There are at least four candidates, and no clear frontrunner. Free agents Nate Schierholtz and Ichiro Suzuki definitely are in the mix. But the list is deeper than these two.
Jose Fernandez was the total package during his 2013 National League Rookie of the Year Award-winning season. The Marlins' ace showed dominance and poise rarely seen by a 20-year-old. In fact, Fernandez's first big league season was so impressive, according to Marlins radio voice Dave Van Horne, it surpassed the early seasons of two pitchers just elected to the Hall of Fame -- Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez.
Don’t close the door on Dan Haren pitching for the Marlins just yet. I’m hearing rumblings that Miami hasn’t given up hope the 34-year-old will have a change of heart and ultimately report to Spring Training with the rest of the pitchers and catchers on Feb. 20.
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A day after having shoulder surgery to fix his right AC joint, Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth said in an email to MLB.com that he expects to be fully recovered by Opening Day.
OAKLAND -- The A's replenished the depth of their lineup as well as their bench Saturday by acquiring utility man Ben Zobrist and shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Tampa Bay Rays. Oakland had to part with catcher John Jaso and two Minor League prospects, infielder Daniel Robertson and outfielder Boog Powell, to complete the trade. But the value of the package Oakland sent to the Rays appeared suitable, since Zobrist is akin to five players by himself. A two-time All-Star, Zobrist can play second base and third base as well as all three outfield spots. He also switch-hits
Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia, on the comeback trail from knee surgery, told the New York Daily News on Friday that he is experiencing no pain and expects to be ready for Spring Training. Sabathia was in New York attending a boxing event put on by Roc Nation Sports, the agency that represents him. The 34-year-old made only eight starts last season, going 3-4 with a 5.28 ERA. He last pitched on May 10, suffering from a degenerative right knee condition that led to surgery in late July.
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A National League scout told CBS Sports' Jon Heyman Eovaldi is a solid addition to the Yankees' staff even though he has difficulty finding the strike zone at times.
FOX Sports Florida's Christina De Nicola had a nice interview with Marlins hitting coach Frank Menechino that deserves some mention. Let's break it down from our outside perspective.
Andrew McKirahan could win a roster spot, but the Marlins want to explore other lefties. Plus links on Cole Gillespie and former Marlin Gaby Sanchez.
The 34-year old starter could head to San Francisco in the event that Tim Hudson is not healthy by Opening Day.