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  • Jesus Luzardo Ends Season On A High Note

    Miami Marlins left-hander Jesus Luzardo went out on top in his final 2022 start of the season, shutting the division-leading Atlanta Braves down for six scoreless innings while allowing four hits with one walk and 12 strikeouts in the team's 4-0 victory on Monday. Luzardo picked up his fourth win of the season in the process, and he'll finish the year 4-7 with a 3.32 ERA (3.12 FIP), a 1.04 WHIP, a career-high 120 strikeouts and 35 walks in 100 1/3 innings pitched over his 18 starts in his first full season with the Fish. It was one of the 25-year-old southpaw's best starts of the year, and he tied his career high for strikeouts in a single game. If Luzardo can stay healthy in 2023, he can certainly be an ace for fantasy managers.

    Oct 4 · Source via Marlins Jesus Luzardo
  • Miguel Rojas To Have Wrist Surgery Wednesday

    Miami Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas (wrist) is set to undergo wrist surgery on Wednesday, the final day of the regular season, to address an injured right wrist that he's played with for almost two and a half months. He's in the starting lineup on Monday against Atlanta Braves right-hander Bryce Elder, starting at shortstop and hitting eighth. Rojas has played in 57 of the team's 68 games following the All-Star break entering Monday's game against the Braves. On the year, the 33-year-old shortstop is hitting .237/.282/.324 with a .606 OPS, all of which are the lowest marks during his Marlins career. Despite the disappointment at the plate, he's made 65 straight starts at shortstop without an error and should be in consideration for the National League Gold Glove award at the 6.

    Oct 3 · Source via Marlins Miguel Rojas
  • Sandy Alcantara Shut Down For Season

    Miami Marlins starting pitcher Sandy Alcantara (rest) has been shut down for the remainder of the season, according to manager Don Mattingly. The Cy Young candidate was originally scheduled to pitch next Wednesday against the Braves, but the team decided to shut him down early. Alcantara ends the year with a 14-9 record, 2.28 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 207:50 K:BB ratio over an astounding 228 IP. Alcantara should be one of the first pitchers drafted next year, especially in points leagues where his volume puts him a step above everyone else.

    Oct 2 · Source via Marlins Sandy Alcantara
  • Edward Cabrera Exits Saturday's Start Early

    Miami Marlins pitcher Edward Cabrera (ankle) exited Saturday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers after appearing to aggravate his right ankle injury. He was removed from Saturday's start after his warmup pitches during the bottom of the fourth inning. The 24-year-old struck out five over three perfect innings before exiting. His issue isn't considered long-term, and he is expected to return before Spring Training starts, but his 2022 season is over. Cabrera owned a 3.01 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 75 strikeouts across 71 23 innings in 2022.

    Oct 2 · Source via Marlins Edward Cabrera prospects
  • Edward Cabrera Set To Start On Saturday

    Miami Marlins starting pitcher Edward Cabrera (ankle) is in line to start on Saturday vs. the Milwaukee Brewers. The lanky hurler left his last start early after twisting his ankle while fielding a bunt in the fourth inning against the Nationals. He will most likely be on a pitch count as this will be his final start of the season and the Marlins won't want to push him too hard. The 24-year-old Cabrera owns a 6-4 record, 3.15 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 70:33 K/BB ratio over 68 2/3 innings (13 starts). He's a name to keep an eye on in fantasy drafts next season.

    Oct 1 · Source via Marlins Edward Cabrera prospects
  • Jesus Sanchez Returns To Marlins Lineup

    Miami Marlins outfielder Jesus Sanchez will be in the starting lineup on Friday against Corbin Burnes and the Milwaukee Brewers. He will hit fifth as the designated hitter for the fish. It will mark the first time Sanchez has been in a major league lineup since August 2. Sanchez has immense potential and can crush the ball, but his strikeout rate is out of control and he hasn't been able to make consistent enough hard contact to make up for it. The big lefty has a .205/.271/.387 slash line this season to go along with 12 homers and a steal. He shouldn't be added outside of the deepest of leagues, but could be someone to watch next season.

    Sep 30 · Source via Marlins Jesus Sanchez
  • Avisail Garcia Slugs Grand Slam Thursday

    Miami Marlins outfielder Avisail Garcia hit a go-ahead grand slam in the eighth inning on Thursday to propel his team to a 4-2 win over the Brewers. His two-out shot off Freddy Peralta just cleared the right-center field fence for his only hit of the ball game as he finished the game going 1-for-4. The 31-year-old didn't live up to expectations in 2022 by hitting .230 with eight homers, 30 runs, 35 RBI, and four steals through 94 games as he's dealt with injuries nearly all season. At least he can finish out his season on a high note after his late-game heroics, but his stock is trending down heading into the offseason.

    Sep 30 · Source via Marlins Avisail Garcia
  • Sixto Sanchez To Undergo Shoulder Surgery, Expected To Be Ready For Spring Training

    Marlins righty Sixto Sanchez is set to undergo arthroscopic bursectomy surgery on his throwing shoulder on October 5th, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports (via Twitter). Sanchez, currently Miami’s eleventh-ranked prospect according to, is expected to be ready for Spring Training 2023. Sanchez’s upcoming surgery represents another setback in what has become a…

    Sep 29 · MLB Trade Rumors Marlins Sixto Sanchez
  • Avisail Garcia, Joey Wendle Back From IL, Garrett Cooper To IL

    The Miami Marlins activated outfielder Avisail Garcia (hamstring), infielder Joey Wendle (hamstring) and pitcher Tommy Nance (groin) from the injured list on Thursday. The Marlins also placed infielder/outfielder Garrett Cooper (pinkie) on the 10-day injured list with a pinkie fracture and Steven Okert (triceps) on the 15-day injured list with left triceps tightness. Jesus Sanchez was recalled and Jerar Encarnacion and Luke Williams were optioned to Triple-A Jacksonville. Garcia is starting in right field and batting cleanup on Thursday, while Wendle is at the 6 and hitting seventh against Milwaukee Brewers left-hander Eric Lauer. With less than a week left in the regular season, Cooper's 2022 campaign will come to an end.

    Sep 29 · Source via Marlins Avisail Garcia Joey Wendle Garrett Cooper
  • Sixto Sanchez To Have Another Shoulder Surgery

    Miami Marlins right-hander Sixto Sanchez (shoulder) is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic right shoulder surgery conducted by Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Oct. 5, but the Marlins anticipate him being ready for spring training next year. Hopefully this procedure will put the 24-year-old Dominican back on track to pitch for the Fish in 2023, as he's missed the last two seasons with his shoulder injury. In his rookie year in 2020, he went 3-2 with a 3.46 ERA (3.50 FIP), a 1.20 WHIP, 33 strikeouts and 11 walks in 39 innings pitched over seven starts.

    Sep 29 · Source via Marlins Sixto Sanchez
  • Jesus Luzardo Solid In No-Decision

    Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jesus Luzardo was very good for five innings against the New York Mets, but his outing came to a sour conclusion when he gave up a two-run home run to Mets third baseman Eduardo Escobar. Luzardo completed the sixth inning, giving up just the two runs on four hits and two walks with six strikeouts. He was in position for a win at the time but was forced to settle for a no-decision when the bullpen gave up the lead and eventually the game. Luzardo has shown plenty of promise this season with a 3.53 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and 108 strikeouts in 94 1/3 innings.

    Sep 28 · Source via Marlins Jesus Luzardo
  • Bryan De La Cruz Homers Wednesday

    Miami Marlins outfielder Bryan De La Cruz had a strong game Wednesday, going 3-for-4 with a two-run home run and a double in a 5-4 extra-inning loss to the New York Mets. De La Cruz now has 12 home runs for the season to go with his .714 OPS, 34 runs, 38 RBI, and three stolen bases in 325 plate appearances. He now has a nine-game hitting streak with multi-hit performances in each of his last four. That has helped him to a prodigious .421/.453/.825 slash line in September. He's always had plenty of talent, and time will tell if he can parlay this good stretch into a better 2023.

    Sep 28 · Source via Marlins Bryan De La Cruz
  • Garrett Cooper Fractures Left Pinkie Tuesday

    Miami Marlins first baseman/outfielder Garrett Cooper (pinkie) fractured his fifth metacarpal on his left hand in the fifth inning of Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Mets, per Miami Herald's Jordan McPherson. Cooper was hit by a pitch in the top of the fifth inning and went 1-for-2 with a single and a strikeout before being replaced by Charles Leblanc. This will likely be the end of Cooper's season, who slashed .261/.337/.415 with nine home runs and 50 RBI in 469 plate appearances. The 31-year-old has played well when healthy but has endured numerous injuries over the past several seasons.

    Sep 28 · Source via Marlins Garrett Cooper
  • Dylan Floro Strikes Out Side In Save

    Miami Marlins relief pitcher Dylan Floro looked dominated Tuesday, striking out the side in order to earn his eighth save of the season in a 6-4 win over the New York Mets. Floro has been the most effective option out of the bullpen for manager Don Mattingly, and while the Marlins have not had many save opportunities, they will be looking to play spoiler over this final stretch of the season. Floro could be a sneaky pick-up for fantasy managers in their push to the finish line. He has a 3.10 ERA and 1.09 WHIP with 44 strikeouts in 49 1/3 innings.

    Sep 27 · Source via Marlins Dylan Floro closers
  • Pablo Lopez Earns 10th Win

    Miami Marlins starting pitcher Pablo Lopez reached double-digit wins Tuesday, notching his 10th victory with six solid innings against the New York Mets. Lopez allowed three runs on five hits and no walks in the 6-4 win, but his only real mistake was giving up a home run to Pete Alonso. Lopez now has a 10-10 record with a 3.90 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, and 167 strikeouts in 173 innings. Expectations were higher for Lopez this year, and he has not quite had the season fantasy managers were hoping for. There's a high likelihood he will begin 2023 in a different uniform.

    Sep 27 · Source via Marlins Pablo Lopez
  • JJ Bleday Hits Homer Tuesday

    Miami Marlins outfielder JJ Bleday had the biggest swing in Tuesday's 6-4 victory over the New York Mets, a two-run home run that looked more like a lazy fly ball until it landed over the right field fence. Bleday also singled and walked in five plate appearances. The rookie has yet to find his stride at the plate, with just a .618 OPS in his first 216 plate appearances, but with five homers and four steals on the year, he still has potential to grow into an excellent all-around fantasy option over the next few seasons.

    Sep 27 · Source via Marlins JJ Bleday prospects
  • Avisail Garcia Has A Hit In First Rehab Game

    Miami Marlins outfielder Avisail Garcia (hamstring) went 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout while serving as the designated hitter in his first minor league rehab game with Triple-A Jacksonville on Monday. Barring a setback on what will likely be a short rehab assignment in the minors, Garcia should return from the injured list at some point this week to finish off the 2022 regular season in the big leagues. After hitting a career-high 29 home runs with the Milwaukee Brewers last year, the 31-year-old Venezuelan slugger has disappointed with the Fish and is currently batting .230/.267/.316 with only seven home runs, 31 RBI, 29 runs scored and four stolen bases in 339 at-bats.

    Sep 27 · Source via Marlins Avisail Garcia
  • Avisail Garcia To Begin Rehab Assignment Monday

    Miami Marlins outfielder Avisail Garcia (hamstring) and right-hander Tommy Nance (groin) will start a minor league rehab assignment on Monday with Triple-A Jacksonville. As long as Garcia doesn't suffer any setbacks in the minors, he should be able to rejoin the Fish for the final few days of the 2022 regular season. The 31-year-old has been on the shelf for the last two weeks with a left hamstring strain, but he's getting closer to returning to the starting lineup. Garcia has been a disappointment in his first year in Miami with a .230/.267/.316 slash line, seven home runs, 31 RBI, 29 runs scored and four stolen bases in 93 games after hitting a career-high 29 long balls last year for the Milwaukee Brewers.

    Sep 26 · Source via Marlins Avisail Garcia
  • Edward Cabrera Leaves Early With Ankle Injury

    Miami Marlins starting pitcher Edward Cabrera (ankle) has left Sunday's start early after twisting his right ankle while fielding a bunt in the fourth inning. Cabrera threw some warmup pitches after the injury occurred, according to beat writer Christina De Nicola, but he was pulled from the contest anyway. Cabrera surrendered two earned runs to go along with three punchouts over 3 2/3 innings before leaving the game. The team should provide an update on his status shortly. Jeff Brigham has taken over for the Marlins.

    Sep 25 · Source via Marlins Edward Cabrera
  • Don Mattingly Stepping Down After This Season

    Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly will not return in 2023, according to Craig Mish of MLB Network. Per Mish, Mattingly and the team have agreed to mutually part ways at the end of the season. He guided the Marlins to a 437-583 overall record since the 2016 season and took them to playoffs once during the shortened 2020 season. Mattingly won National League Manager of the Year that season as well. The search for the new manager of the Marlins will begin in earnest this offseason.

    Sep 25 · Source via Marlins
  • Joey Wendle Expects To Return This Season

    Miami Marlins infielder Joey Wendle (hamstring) will resume running on Friday and said he expects to return this season despite going on the injured list for a hamstring injury. Wendle was put on the injured list on Monday with left hamstring tendonitis, and he'll be eligible to return on Sept. 29. But with so little time left in the regular season, fantasy managers in single-year leagues can likely toss him aside to the waiver wire the rest of the way. The 32-year-old left-handed hitter had trouble staying healthy in his first year in Miami, and he currently has a slash line of .258/.297/.366 with only three home runs, 31 RBI, 26 runs scored and 12 stolen bases in his 325 at-bats.

    Sep 23 · Source via Marlins Joey Wendle
  • Joey Wendle Placed On Injured List

    The Miami Marlins placed infielder Joey Wendle (hamstring) on the 10-day injured list on Thursday with left hamstring tendonitis. The Fish also put left-hander Trevor Rogers (lat) on the 15-day injured list with a left lat strain and recalled pitchers Braxton Garrett and Peyton Burdick from Triple-A Jacksonville. Garrett will likely start on Friday. Wendle's IL stint is retroactive to Sept. 19. The 32-year-old veteran had missed the team's last three games, and with time running out in the 2022 season, he may have played his last game in 2022. Expect to see Jordan Groshans and Charles Leblanc battle for playing time in Miami's infield with Wendle on the shelf. Wendle has played in only 95 games in his first year in Miami, hitting .258/.297/.366 with only three home runs, 31 RBI, 26 runs and 12 stolen bases in 348 plate appearances.

    Sep 22 · Source via Marlins Joey Wendle
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