The Marlins have penciled in big free agency haul Wei-Yin Chen to start on Opening Day, and have named Jose Fernandez the starter for the following game.
Pitcher David Phelps hopes to bring both reliability and versatility to the Marlins in 2016. The 29-year-old's season was cut short last season after sustaining a stress fracture in August.
The freak injuries Don Kelly has suffered over the years won't stop him. He's responded well to the setbacks he's received, and hopes to work towards a roster spot.
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Reliever Rafael Soriano announced his retirement Sunday, walking away from baseball after enduring 14 seasons with six teams. The 36-year-old's decision was mainly aided by the fact that he had yet to report to the minor leagues due to visa issues.
As the Adam LaRoche retirement fiasco/saga continues, South Side Sox collected more details surrounding the situation.
A sitting United States President has not visited the baseball haven country of Cuba in nearly a century. That'll all change soon, as President Barack Obama will head to Cuba along with the MLB. As the relationship between the two nations is getting better, we may see more of these trips, and Nationals manager Dusty Baker sure hopes so.