The Marlins defeated the Mets 13-2 on Monday for their third victory in Grape Fruit League play. David Phelps started in place of Matt Latos and pitched three innings, while only allowing one run. Jordany Valdespin had two hits and collected three RBI's. Reid Brignac also had three hits and three RBI's. Derek Dietrich had two hits as well.
With Jose Fernandez still rehabbing from an elbow injury and questions surrounding who will be the fifth starter, the Marlins may consider keeping 13 pitchers on the 25-man roster.
Cuban Prospect, Hector Olivera, has been ruled an eligible free agent by the MLB and the Marlins are reported to be a potential suitor.
Jose Fernandez will most likely be out until around the All-Star break, but his return can not come soon enough for the playoff-hopeful Marlins.
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After feeling discomfort in his throwing elbow, Cliff Lee's status is unknown at this point as he waits for a second opinion on his MRI of his elbow. The discomfort is in the same part of his elbow that he injured last season, which caused him to miss the ladder part of the year.
Devin Mesoraco of the Cincinnati Reds has been ruled out indefinitely after suffering a concussion from a foul-tip hitting him in the mask.
Reggie Jackson has decided to auction off the letters that spelt out "Yankee Stadium", which he owns, on the old Yankee Stadium. The letters are believed to be sold somewhere between $300,000-$600,000.
After tying a career-high in home runs with 37 in 2014, could Giancarlo Stanton eclipse 40 homers for the first time in his career this season?
Henderson Alvarez will take the mound as the Marlins 'ace' on Opening Day, with Jose Fernandez still sidelined.
After being selected by the Marlins in the 19th round of the 2014 draft, Mason Davis is working hard to fulfill his dream of making it to the majors.
After an MVP-caliber season last season and a new $335 million contract, what kind of numbers can we expect from Giancarlo Stanton this season.