clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Miami Marlins Links, 3/5/18: Ellington’s shoulder, Jeter’s podcast appearance, Sierra’s speed

News and Links for Monday.

Miami Marlins Photo Day Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Miami Marlins’ links for Monday, March 5th:

Spring training

The Marlins fell to the Braves yesterday by a score of 5-2 to bring their spring training record to 6-3. Dan Straily pitched three scoreless, but Adam Conley was saddled with the loss after giving up six hits and two earned runs in three innings pitched. On the hitting side of the equation, the lone highlight was a Bryan Holiday solo shot.

The Marlins will take the field again today at 1:05 eastern against the defending champion Houston Astros, with Dillon Peters drawing his second start.

Ellington’s shoulder trouble

The injury bug strikes every spring training and the Marlins are unfortunately no exception to the rule.

Ellington was wildly ineffective in his spring debut this past Sunday, failing to record an outwhile allowing two earned runs. Ellington is a potential set-up arm for the Marlins this season so one can only hope that any issues he is experiencing are minor in nature.

Feinsand’s debut podcast

MLB.com executive reporter Mark Feinsand has launched a new podcast called “Executive Access.” His first guest? Marlins head honcho Derek Jeter.

It’s a relatively short but interesting conversation, definitely worth a listen during your treadmill run.

Heir-apparent to Flash Jr.?

The Miami Herald’s Andre C. Fernandez ponders Marlins’ rookie Magneuris Sierra’s ability to become an elite baserunner.

Straily emerging as a leader

Ralph Long over at MLB.com says Dan Straily is primed to become a clubhouse mentor.

Two Marlins appear on “likely to be traded” list

Former GM Jim Duquette includes J.T. Realmuto and the aforementioned Dan Straily as two of the fifteen most likely players to be traded this season.