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  • Tanner Scott Continues Improvements On Sunday

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    Miami Marlins closer Tanner Scott picked up his second save in two days on Sunday, closing out the Chicago Cubs in a 6-3 win. Scott has gotten his season back on track in the past week, picking up three saves while allowing only two hits and two walks. Another big indicator that Scott might be returning to form is that he hasn't walked a batter in his last two appearances after walking an astronomical 12 batters in his first eight appearances. Fantasy managers should be encouraged by the results and have a little more confidence in Scott when determining lineups for next week.

    Apr 22 · Source via Closers Miami Marlins Tanner Scott
  • Tanner Scott Picks Up Third Save Of Season On Saturday

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    Miami Marlins closer Tanner Scott picked up his third save of the season in Saturday's 3-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Scott gave up two singles to start the ninth but then retired the next three batter to avoid damage and seal the win without giving up a run. The 29-year-old hasn't gotten many opportunities for closes this season with the Marlins reeling, but he is now three-for-four in close situations and has a 3.72 ERA. Scott will look to pick up at least one more save this weekend with game two of the Saturday doubleheader happening tonight and the series finale against the Cubs happening on Sunday.

    Apr 20 · Source via Closers Miami Marlins Tanner Scott
  • Marlins Place A.J. Puk On 15-Day Injured List

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    The Marlins have announced a series of roster moves in advance of today's double-header with the Cubs, including the news that left-hander A.J. Puk has been placed on the 15-day injured list due to fatigue in his throwing shoulder.  As was reported yesterday, Roddery Munoz was indeed called up from Triple-A, and he'll officially act...

    Apr 20 · MLB Trade Rumors Miami Marlins A.J. Puk
  • Marlins Limiting Max Meyer's Workload

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    The Miami Marlins recently optioned No. 3 prospect Max Meyer to Triple-A Jacksonville despite the fact that he had been the team's most consistent starter three turns through the rotation to begin the year. But Meyer missed 19 months due to Tommy John surgery in August of 2022, so his workload in 2024 was always going to be monitored closely. The most innings he's thrown in his professional career was 111 three years ago. Manager Skip Schumaker said Meyer won't be shut down, but he'll pitch once a week in three-inning stints for Jacksonville so he can be available to the Fish in the second half of the season. "There's not an exact date or timeline," Schumaker said of Meyer's return. The 25-year-old has a bright future in the big leagues, but his ceiling is capped significantly for fantasy managers in 2024.

    Apr 20 · Source via Prospects Miami Marlins Max Meyer
  • A.J. Puk Moves To 15-Day Injured List

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    The Miami Marlins announced on Saturday that they placed left-hander A.J. Puk (shoulder) on the 15-day injured list with left-shoulder fatigue. In additional moves, right-hander Kyle Tyler's contract was selected from Triple-A Jacksonville and left-hander Josh Simpson (elbow) was moved to the 60-day IL. Right-hander Roddery Munoz was designated as the 27th man on Saturday for the team's doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs. Puk had to have his start this week pushed back multiple times due to an illness, but now he's dealing with an arm injury and will have to miss at least the next two weeks. The 28-year-old southpaw has lost each of his four starts of the season and has a 9.22 ERA and 2.63 WHIP while not going more than 4 2/3 frames in any of his outings. When Puk is ready to return from the IL, he could very well find himself back in Miami's bullpen.

    Apr 20 · Source via Miami Marlins A.J. Puk
  • Marlins To Call Up Roddery Muñoz For MLB Debut

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    The Marlins are going to bring up right-hander Roddery Muñoz as the 27th man for tomorrow's double-header, per Isaac Azout of Fish on First. The righty will be making his major league debut, starting one of the two games of the twin bill. It's a belated birthday present for Muñoz, who just turned 24 on...

    Apr 20 · MLB Trade Rumors Miami Marlins Roddery Munoz
  • Braxton Garrett Could Throw Bullpen Soon

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    Miami Marlins manager Skip Schumaker said on Friday that starting pitcher Braxton Garrett (shoulder) is playing catch at 90 feet. Braxton could next advance to a bullpen session, but the Marlins will first re-evaluate him after the catch session before he moves ahead in his progression. Working his way back from a left shoulder impingement, Garrett made two minor-league rehab starts earlier in April before experiencing a "dead arm" after Monday's bullpen session. His return timetable is murky at the moment, but the team should provide another update in the coming days. The 26-year-old left-hander fully broke out a year ago, registering a 3.66 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and a wonderful 156:29 K:BB through 159 2/3 innings (31 appearances) and should be stashed in the majority of fantasy leagues. The scuffling A.J. Puk would be a prime candidate to move back to Miami's bullpen when Garrett ultimately makes his 2024 season debut.

    Apr 20 · Source via Miami Marlins Braxton Garrett
  • Roddery Munoz Expected To Start On Saturday

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    Miami Marlins right-hander Roddery Munoz will be called up from Triple-A Jacksonville on Saturday as the team's 27th man and is expected to start one of the games of the doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs after the contest on Thursday was postponed due to inclement weather. It will be Munoz's major-league debut. The 24-year-old was acquired in a trade from the Pittsburgh Pirates in the offseason. He should be ignored as a streamer by fantasy managers in all formats after beginning the 2024 season at Jacksonville by giving up 14 runs (13 earned) on 10 hits (three home runs) while walking 12 and striking out seven in 10 2/3 innings over three appearances (two starts). Munoz will surely be sent back to the farm after his big-league debut on Saturday.

    Apr 19 · Source via Miami Marlins Roddery Munoz
  • Marlins-Cubs Postponed On Thursday

    Thursday's game between the Miami Marlins and Chicago Cubs has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Saturday, with games at 1:20 p.m. and 6:40 p.m. in Chicago. The probable starters from today, A.J. Puk and Jameson Taillon, will likely pitch tomorrow in the series opener. Shota Imanaga is expected to start one of Saturday's games for Chicago, while Jesus Luzardo and Edward Cabrera could take the mound for Miami. Fantasy managers should remove any players from these teams from their Thursday lineups.

    Apr 18 · Source via Miami Marlins Chicago Cubs
  • Victor Mesa Jr. Homers In Second Straight Game

    Miami Marlins outfield prospect Victor Mesa Jr. had his second straight three-hit game and second straight game with a home run for Triple-A Jacksonville on Wednesday. After starting the season 4-for-22 (.181) with no home runs, the 22-year-old has gone 10-for-21 (.476) with three home runs over his last five games. Last season the lefty hit just .242 in 123 games at Double-A but he belted 18 home runs as a 21-year-old. In 2024, the Marlins' top-ranked offensive prospect is hitting .387 with three doubles, three home runs, nine RBI, and six runs scored. Per MLB.com, Mesa Jr. has an ETA of 2025, however, if the Marlins continue on their current path of futility it could make sense to get him some big league at-bats this season.

    Apr 17 · Source via Miami Marlins Victor Mesa
  • Bryan De La Cruz Homers In Loss

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    Miami Marlins outfielder Bryan De La Cruz has been heating up at the plate over the last week or so. On Wednesday, De La Cruz went 2-for-4 with a solo home run during the 3-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants. The 27-year-old is currently on a six-game hitting streak. During that span, De La Cruz has posted three multi-hit games. Fantasy managers should make sure to keep him in their lineups while he's hot at the plate.

    Apr 17 · Source via Miami Marlins Bryan De La Cruz
  • A.J. Puk To Start On Thursday

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    Left-hander A.J. Puk (illness) has been confirmed as the Miami Marlins' starter for Thursday's series opener against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. After dealing with an illness in recent days, Puk was back at the ballpark on Wednesday playing catch and working out. The 28-year-old southpaw was pushed back twice in the rotation this week while feeling under the weather. It's good news that Puk is feeling good enough to start on Thursday, but most fantasy baseball managers will probably be wanting to stay away from him against Chicago after he's started the year by going 0-3 with a 5.91 ERA (6.90 FIP) and 2.44 WHIP with a league-leading 14 walks and just eight strikeouts in 10 2/3 innings in his first three starts.

    Apr 17 · Source via Miami Marlins A.J. Puk
  • Tanner Scott Earns Second Save Of Season Tuesday

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    Miami Marlins closer Tanner Scott picked up his second save of the season in Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Giants. Scott came in to pitch the top of the ninth inning up by three. He got the first out on a flyout, allowed back-to-back walks, and got the final two outs on a strikeout and a pop-out. Things haven't gone smoothly for the 29-year-old, as he is 0-3 and has converted two of three save opportunities with a 4.15 ERA, an 8.31 K/9 rate, and a huge 12.46 BB/9 rate. Scott ended the 2023 season to earn the closer's role to start 2024, but walks have been an issue throughout his career. Fantasy managers should keep an eye out to see if he can get them back under control.

    Apr 17 · Source via Closers Miami Marlins Tanner Scott
  • Ryan Weathers Removed Early Due To Cramping

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    Miami Marlins left-hander Ryan Weathers (hand) was removed from his start on Tuesday against the San Francisco Giants for precautionary reasons due to cramping in his left hand. Before departing, Weathers was in command, allowing two earned runs on five hits (one homer) while walking one and striking out a career-high 10 batters while matching his career-high with six innings pitched in his second win of the season. The 24-year-old threw 90 pitches in the outing and probably wasn't going to go much deeper into the game regardless. It sounds like his injury isn't anything serious, so fantasy managers should expect Weathers to make his next scheduled start this Sunday in Chicago against the Cubbies. With the strong effort on Tuesday, Weathers is now 2-1 on the year with a 2.70 ERA for the Fish.

    Apr 16 · Source via Miami Marlins Ryan Weathers
  • A.J. Puk Won't Start On Wednesday

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    Miami Marlins left-hander A.J. Puk (illness) is still under the weather and will not make his scheduled start on Wednesday against the San Francisco Giants. Instead, lefty Trevor Rogers will move up to start in the series finale. Puk has now been pushed back twice this week, as he was originally scheduled to pitch in the series opener against the Gigantes on Monday. If the 28-year-old southpaw is feeling better later this week, there's a good chance he'll take the ball for the series opener on Thursday versus the Chicago Cubs. The former sixth overall pick by the Oakland Athletics in 2016 out of Florida hasn't fared too well in his transition to a full-time starting role in 2024 so far, posting a 5.91 ERA and 2.44 WHIP with a league-high 14 walks and just eight K's in his first three starts.

    Apr 16 · Source via Miami Marlins A.J. Puk
  • Trevor Rogers To Start Series Finale For Marlins

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    The Miami Marlins will be starting left-hander Trevor Rogers on Wednesday in the series finale against the San Francisco Giants. A.J. Puk was in line to start on Wednesday afternoon, but the left-hander is dealing with an illness so will not start. Rogers has started three games for the Marlins this season and is 0-2 with a 4.80 ERA as he's pitched 15 innings allowing nine runs, eight earned while walking eight.

    Apr 16 · Source via Miami Marlins Trevor Rogers
  • Edward Cabrera Fans 10 In No-Decision

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    Miami Marlins right-hander Edward Cabrera really dazzled in his first start of 2024 on Monday against the San Francisco Giants, giving up just one run on five hits while walking one and striking out 10 in six innings to pick up a quality start and no-decision. The 26-year-old began the 2024 campaign on the injured list due to a right-shoulder injury, but he surely didn't look like a pitcher coming off an injury in this one. It was the third time he's had double-digit strikeouts in a game in his young career, and it was nice to see him pounding the strike zone all night. Cabrera went 7-7 with a 4.24 ERA and 1.44 WHIP with 66 walks and a career-high 118 strikeouts in 99 2/3 innings in 2023 and should be immediately scooped up off the waiver wire in fantasy leagues if he's available after his performance Monday night.

    Apr 16 · Source via Miami Marlins Edward Cabrera
  • Luis Arraez Picks Up Three Hits

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    Miami Marlins infielder Luis Arraez went 3-for-4 with three singles in Monday's loss versus the San Francisco Giants. The strong performance raises his batting average to .284. Arraez was a breakout star last season with Miami as he hit .324 with 10 homers and 69 RBI, but has started slow in 2024. For the season he has no homers and just one RBI. Managers shouldn't panic yet as he is getting hits, but being at the top of a bad lineup will limit his other opportunities. At this rate it is probably best to remain patient versus selling low on Arraez as many managers spent a higher draft pick on him. He will look to keep it going versus Jordan Hicks in Game 2 of series.

    Apr 16 · Source via Miami Marlins Luis Arraez
  • Marlins Outright Matt Andriese

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    Marlins righty Matt Andriese cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Jacksonville, according to the MLB.com transaction log. He has the service time to decline the assignment in favor of free agency, although it isn't clear if he'll do so. Andriese could well decide to stick with the organization after signing a minor league deal over...

    Apr 16 · MLB Trade Rumors Miami Marlins Matt Andriese
  • Marlins Select Jhonny Pereda

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    The Marlins announced they've selected catcher Jhonny Pereda onto the major league roster. He fills in for Christian Bethancourt, who is headed to the 10-day injured list, retroactive to April 14, as he battles a viral illness. Miami already has an opening on the 40-man roster after designating Matt Andriese for assignment over the weekend. It's...

    Apr 15 · MLB Trade Rumors Miami Marlins Jhonny Pereda
  • Christian Bethancourt Lands On Injured List

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    Miami Marlins catcher Christian Bethancourt (illness) has been placed on the 10-day injured list on Monday. It appears Bethancourt is dealing with some sort of illness and he'll be sidelined for at least a week or so. In a corresponding move, the Marlins have selected catcher Jhonny Pereda from Triple-A Jacksonville. He figures to split up the playing time behind the plate with Nick Fortes while Bethancourt is sidelined.

    Apr 15 · Source via Miami Marlins Christian Bethancourt
  • Braxton Garrett Experiencing "Dead Arm"

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    Miami Marlins manager Skip Schumaker said that left-hander Braxton Garrett (shoulder) experienced "dead arm" after his latest bullpen session. The good news is that this isn't related to his initial left-shoulder injury that caused him to open the season on the injured list. It remains to be seen if this will delay the 26-year-old southpaw from returning to Miami's starting rotation this week. He should be sufficiently stretched out after throwing 86 pitches in his last minor-league rehab start for Triple-A Jacksonville last Friday. Fantasy managers that are in need of some extra starting pitching depth in deeper mixed leagues should consider picking Garrett off the waiver wire now. He should stick in the team's rotation all year if he can stay healthy after going 9-7 with a 3.66 ERA and 1.15 WHIP with 29 walks and 156 K's in 159 2/3 innings in 2023.

    Apr 15 · Source via Miami Marlins Braxton Garrett
  • Marlins To Place Jake Burger On Injured List, Activate Edward Cabrera

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    The Marlins are placing third baseman Jake Burger on the 10-day injured list due to a left oblique injury, tweets Christina De Nicola of MLB.com. She adds that Burger likened the discomfort he experienced to a 2023 oblique injury where he only missed the 10-day minimum. The team hasn't provided a timetable for his return...

    Apr 15 · MLB Trade Rumors Miami Marlins Jake Burger Edward Cabrera
  • Max Meyer Optioned To Minors

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    Miami Marlins pitcher Max Meyer was optioned to the minors before the team's matchup against the San Francisco Giants on Monday. With A.J. Puk (illness) being scratched from his start earlier in the day, the Marlins decided to call up Edward Cabrera to take his spot. However, his promotion has resulted in Miami sending down Meyer -- who has been the team's best pitcher in the early going. The right-hander has given up just four earned runs across 17 innings pitched (2.12 ERA) through three starts. He is also coming off the best outing of his career, allowing only one earned run across six strong innings against the Atlanta Braves on Saturday. However, with the 25-year-old coming off Tommy John surgery, it appears the team is taking a careful approach with their young pitcher. Despite his option to the minors, he is a player you should be looking to stash in fantasy, given his upside.

    Apr 15 · Source via Miami Marlins Max Meyer
  • Jake Burger Going On Injured List

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    Miami Marlins third baseman Jake Burger (oblique) is heading to the injured list on Monday with a left-oblique injury. He compared the discomfort on Sunday against the Atlanta Braves to last year when he suffered a similar injury while with the Chicago White Sox, when he missed 10 days. The Marlins will call up infielder Otto Lopez, who was claimed off waivers from the San Francisco Giants on April 4. Lopez can play shortstop, second base and third base and last appeared in the big leagues in 2022. Hopefully for fantasy managers, the 28-year-old Burger only needs to miss the minimum 10 days on the IL. In his absence, Emmanuel Rivera is likely to see most of the starts at the hot corner for the Fish. In his first 16 games of 2024, Burger had three homers and 15 RBI despite hitting just .228 (13-for-57).

    Apr 15 · Source via Miami Marlins Jake Burger
  • A.J. Puk Scratched, Edward Cabrera Activated

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    Miami Marlins left-hander A.J. Puk has been scratched from his scheduled start on Monday against the visiting San Francisco Giants due to an illness while Edward Cabrera (shoulder) will be activated from the injured list and will start in Puk's place on Monday. Puk's next start has been pushed back to Wednesday. It hasn't been a great start to Puk's season after winning a rotation job coming out of spring training as he sports a 5.91 ERA through three starts and just 10 2/3 innings of work. More concerning is his eye-popping 14 walks in those 10 2/3 frames with just eight strikeouts in that time. As for Cabrera, he has also struggled with control in his Triple-A rehab as he walked 14.8% of the hitters he faced in three starts, although he was able to escape with a 0.71 ERA.

    Apr 15 · Source via Miami Marlins Edward Cabrera A.J. Puk
  • Tanner Scott Falls Apart In Ninth

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    Miami Marlins relief pitcher Tanner Scott had another rough outing on Sunday, blowing the save and taking the loss in a 9-7 defeat at the hands of the Atlanta Braves. Scott allowed a crushing two-out, three-run homer to Marcell Ozuna in the ninth that flipped this game on its head. Scott has struggled severely so far this season and might be in danger of losing the closer role if he can't figure things out quickly. Fortunately for him, no one else in the Marlins pen looks worthy of the spot either, so he might be given a few more chances.

    Apr 15 · Source via Closers Miami Marlins Tanner Scott
  • Jake Burger Leaves Sunday's Game With Oblique Injury

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    Miami Marlins third baseman Jake Burger left Sunday's game early after experiencing left oblique discomfort. The 28-year-old was replaced by Emmanuel Rivera after taking one at-bat. Burger will likely undergo further testing to determine the severity of the injury. Burger has been relatively productive to start the campaign with three home runs and 15 RBI, but his .228/.281/.421 slash line leaves a bit to be desired. Rivera and Vidal Brujan may see more reps if Burger misses time, but neither are interesting fantasy options.

    Apr 14 · Source via Miami Marlins Jake Burger
  • Tim Anderson Remains Out Of Lineup Sunday

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    Miami Marlins shortstop Tim Anderson (illness) is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Braves. It will be the third straight missed game for Anderson, although he is still considered day-to-day. In his absence, Vidal Brujan will get another start and bat eighth for the Marlins. The 26-year-old is just 1-for-18 at the plate this season and can be avoided in all formats while Anderson is shelved.

    Apr 14 · Source via Miami Marlins Tim Anderson
  • Marlins Designate Matt Andriese For Assignment

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    The Marlins announced that right-hander Matt Andriese has been designated for assignment.  Calvin Faucher has been called up from Triple-A Jacksonville to take his fellow right's spot on the 26-man roster. Signed to a minor league deal during the offseason, Andriese had that contract selected on April 4, resulting in his first taste of Major...

    Apr 13 · MLB Trade Rumors Miami Marlins Matt Andriese Calvin Faucher
  • Tim Anderson Dealing With An Illness, Remains Out On Saturday

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    Miami Marlins shortstop Tim Anderson (illness) is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Atlanta Braves. He also missed Friday's contest against the Braves and remains under the weather. The 30-year-old is considered day-to-day, with the series finale on Sunday being the next chance for him to return to the lineup. Anderson is slashing .280/.308/.300 with a double, two stolen bases, and four runs scored over 13 games this season. Vidal Brujan will replace Anderson again at shortstop and is batting ninth in Saturday's game. Brujan has not logged a hit over 16 plate appearances this season, and fantasy managers can avoid using him as a streamer in most leagues.

    Apr 13 · Source via Miami Marlins Tim Anderson
  • Edward Cabrera Scheduled For Minor League Start On Wednesday

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    Miami Marlins starting pitcher Edward Cabrera (shoulder) is scheduled for a minor league rehab start with Triple-A Jacksonville on Wednesday. Cabrera is slated for six innings, or about 90 pitches, in the start. This will be the 25-year-old's third rehab start and, if all goes well, it's likely he will be taken off the injured list and added to the Marlins active roster. "I anticipate him being back in the rotation at some point soon," said Marlins manager Skip Schumaker. The struggling Marlins will surely welcome him back with open arms as their starters currently hold a 4.75 ERA and need as much help as possible to turn around their 2-11 start.

    Apr 12 · Source via Miami Marlins Edward Cabrera
  • Tim Anderson Absent From Friday's Lineup

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    Miami Marlins shortstop Tim Anderson (illness) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Atlanta Braves. According to Marlins manager Skip Schumaker, Anderson is sick, so it was better for him to take the day off. He is considered day-to-day. The 30-year-old has started all 13 games for the Marlins, slashing .280/.308/.300 with an RBI, four runs, and two stolen bases over 52 plate appearances. Vidal Brujan is batting ninth and will handle shortstop duties while Anderson is rested. Brujan has yet to record a hit in 13 plate appearances over seven games this season and can be avoided as a streamer and a DFS play for Friday's main slate.

    Apr 12 · Source via Miami Marlins Tim Anderson
  • Jake Burger Up To MLB-High 15 RBI

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    Miami Marlins third baseman Jake Burger kept his foot on the gas during Wednesday's 5-3 win over the New York Yankees, cranking his second home run of the young season. Burger took Yankees right-hander Marcus Stroman yard to deep center to bring home Luis Arraez and Nick Fortes for a three-run shot as part of a four-run Miami fourth inning. Although Burger didn't hit well during spring training, he's up to a productive .260/.291/.480 triple-slash line with three taters and an MLB-high 15 RBI over 50 at-bats to this point. The righty-hitting infielder faces two left-handers and an underperforming Atlanta Braves rotation during a three-game weekend set with the division rivals starting on Friday, but all three of Burgers homers have come against right-handed pitching this season.

    Apr 11 · Source via Miami Marlins Jake Burger
  • Ryan Weathers Holds Yankees In Check

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    Miami Marlins starting pitcher Ryan Weathers quieted the New York Yankees in Wednesday's 5-3 victory, tossing five scoreless innings on three hits and three walks while fanning one hitter. Weathers was not particularly dominant in this one, but he got the job done by not allowing any of his baserunners to score. The 24-year-old left-hander has been a first-round bust to this point in his career but holds a sharp 2.57 ERA through 14 innings for the Fish to begin the season. His 1.50 WHIP is concerning, however, and his lack of strikeout stuff limits his overall fantasy appeal. Weathers gets a good matchup in his next scheduled start at home versus the San Francisco Giants next Tuesday, when he'll be worth streaming consideration.

    Apr 11 · Source via Miami Marlins Ryan Weathers
  • Edward Cabrera's Next Rehab Start Set For Wednesday

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    Miami Marlins right-hander Edward Cabrera (shoulder) will make his next minor-league rehab start with Triple-A Jacksonville on Wednesday and is scheduled for five innings or 80 pitches. In Cabrera's last rehab start, he was able to go four innings last Friday. If the 25-year-old is able to avoid any setbacks with his right shoulder on Wednesday, there's a good chance the Marlins will activate him from the injured list in order to make his 2024 debut. The Marlins are getting some much-needed rotation reinforcements soon in Cabrera and left-hander Braxton Garrett (shoulder) with both Sandy Alcantara (elbow) and Eury Perez (elbow) out for the entire season. Garrett is the more attractive waiver-wire pickup in deep-mixed fantasy leagues, but Cabrera could also be useful for pitching depth if he can get his command under control.

    Apr 8 · Source via Miami Marlins Edward Cabrera
  • Braxton Garrett To Make Another Rehab Start Friday

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    Miami Marlins left-hander Braxton Garrett (shoulder) will make another minor-league rehab start on Friday with Triple-A Jacksonville and is scheduled to go either five innings or 80 pitches in the outing. Garrett was able to go 4 1/3 innings and threw 66 pitches in his latest rehab start for Jacksonville on Sunday and will most likely be ready to join Miami's starting rotation if he gets through Friday's rehab start without any setbacks with his shoulder. The 26-year-old southpaw is recovering from a left-shoulder impingement that he suffered in spring training. The former seventh overall pick in 2016 out of high school had a strong year in 2023 with the Fish, going 9-7 with a 3.66 ERA and 1.15 WHIP with 29 walks and a career-high 156 K's in 159 2/3 innings. Garrett is absolutely worth a waiver-wire pickup now in deep-mixed leagues if he's available.

    Apr 8 · Source via Miami Marlins Braxton Garrett
  • Jazz Chisholm Jr. Out Of Monday's Lineup Against Lefty

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    Miami Marlins outfielders Jazz Chisholm and Jesus Sanchez are not in the starting lineup on Monday against the New York Yankees and left-hander Nestor Cortes. This will be Chisholm's first time on the bench this year after starting each of the club's first 10 contests. The 26-year-old All-Star does have two home runs and eight RBI, but overall he's 7-for-34 (.206) with a stolen base, six runs scored and 11 strikeouts in 42 trips to the plate. Vidal Brujan is starting in center field and batting eighth, while Avisail Garcia is in right field and hitting sixth against Cortes in the series opener. Brujan is hitting .143 in seven career at-bats versus Cortes, while Garcia doesn't have a hit in his only career at-bat against the crafty southpaw.

    Apr 8 · Source via Miami Marlins Jazz Chisholm
  • Bryan De La Cruz Has First Three-Hit Game Of The Season

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    Miami Marlins outfielder Bryan De La Cruz tallied his first three-hit game of the season in the team's 10-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. De La Cruz moved down in the order for Sunday's game, hitting seventh, after batting third through fifth in every game before that. However, the move down in the order helped the 27-year-old. He singled in his first two at-bats before starting off the eighth inning with a single. De La Cruz is a sneaky fantasy option moving forward, and someone fantasy managers should keep an eye on. He has a hit in nine of 10 games to begin the 2024 campaign.

    Apr 8 · Source via Miami Marlins Bryan De La Cruz
  • Braxton Garrett Gives Up Two Runs In Rehab Start

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    Miami Marlins left-hander Braxton Garrett (shoulder) allowed two earned runs on three hits while walking none and striking out five over 4 1/3 innings in his minor-league rehab start for Triple-A Jacksonville on Sunday. He gave up a solo home run and a double with one out in the fifth inning before being pulled and threw a total of 66 pitches (45 strikes) during the outing. The 26-year-old southpaw's velocity looked good as he attempts to return from a left-shoulder impingement that he was diagnosed with in spring training. Garrett is probably going to need one more rehab start in the minors before the Marlins feel comfortable adding him to their starting rotation, but when he is ready, he'll be a much-needed rotation arm for a team that has already lost Sandy Alcantara and Eury Perez to Tommy John surgeries in 2024.

    Apr 8 · Source via Miami Marlins Braxton Garrett
  • Nick Gordon Collects Two Hits, Three RBI In Sunday's Win

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    Miami Marlins outfielder Nick Gordon had an ideal game Sunday, smacking two hits and driving in three runs in Sunday's 10-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. He is slashing .200/.200/.550 in 20 at-bats, good for an OPS of .750 in 2024. Gordon was traded to the Marlins during the offseason. The 28-year-old's performance on Sunday could be a sign of things to come. The Marlins don't have much outfield depth, and that could allow Gordon to grasp an everyday job if he continues to stay hot. Look for Gordon to be in the lineup daily for a lowly Marlins team that has won one game this year.

    Apr 8 · Source via Miami Marlins Nick Gordon
  • Marlins Reportedly Void 2025 Club Option On Skip Schumaker

    Marlins manager Skip Schumaker is set to become a free agent following the 2024 season, reports Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Schumaker was hired by the club in October 2022 to serve under then-GM Kim Ng and agreed to a two-year deal with a club option for 2025, but Nightengale reports that Miami agreed to...

    Apr 8 · MLB Trade Rumors Miami Marlins
  • Marlins Outright Kent Emanuel

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    The Marlins have assigned left-hander Kent Emanuel outright to Triple-A Jacksonville, according to the transactions log on Emanuel's MLB.com player profile. Emanuel was designated for assignment last week in order to make room for right-hander Matt Andriese on the club's 40-man roster. Emanuel has the right to reject the assignment after being outrighted to the...

    Apr 7 · MLB Trade Rumors Miami Marlins Matt Andriese Kent Emanuel
  • Astros Acquire Jacob Amaya From Marlins

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    The Astros have acquired infielder Jacob Amaya from the Marlins, per The Athletic's Chandler Rome. In return, Rome adds that the Marlins will receive cash considerations and minor league right-hander Valente Bellozo. Amaya had been designated for assignment by the Marlins earlier this week. Per Rome, Houston has optioned Amaya to Triple-A and placed left-hander...

    Apr 6 · MLB Trade Rumors Houston Astros Miami Marlins Jacob Amaya
  • Brewers Claim Vladimir Gutierrez Off Waivers From Marlins

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    The Milwaukee Brewers claimed right-hander Vladimir Gutierrez off waivers from the Miami Marlins on Friday and optioned him to Triple-A Nashville. Gutierrez allowed three earned runs on three hits (one home run) while walking two and striking out four in a four-inning relief appearance with Miami this year before being designated for assignment. The 28-year-old former undrafted free agent has experience as both a starter and reliever in his major-league career. Before appearing out of Miami's bullpen this year, Gutierrez hadn't appeared in the majors since 2022 with the Cincinnati Reds. In his 154 2/3 big-league innings over 33 outings (30 starts), Gutierrez has a 5.47 ERA and 1.53 WHIP with 72 walks and 121 K's.

    Apr 5 · Source via Miami Marlins Milwaukee Brewers Vladimir Gutierrez
  • Brewers Claim Vladimir Gutierrez

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    The Brewers have claimed right-hander Vladimir Gutierrez off waivers from the Marlins, tweets Adam McCalvy of MLB.com. He's been optioned to Triple-A Nashville. Miami designated Gutierrez for assignment earlier in the week. Gutierrez, 28, was a high-profile prospect out of Cuba who signed for a $4.75MM bonus (plus a 100% tax on that sum) with...

    Apr 5 · MLB Trade Rumors Miami Marlins Milwaukee Brewers Vladimir Gutierrez
  • Josh Bell Hits First Homer

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    Miami Marlins first baseman Josh Bell went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer in Thursday's loss versus the St. Louis Cardinals. Bell hit his first blast off Lance Lynn in the bottom of the fifth inning, but it wouldn't be enough to give the Marlins their first victory of the season. The switch-hitter has always shown power in his bat and has been slotted into the No. 2 in the lineup thus far. Bell will not make a huge dent with a career .259 batting average and his power could useful for managers looking for infield or first base help in deeper formats. The Marlins have Friday off, but Bell will look to build off his performance against Steven Matz and the Cardinals on Saturday.

    Apr 5 · Source via Miami Marlins Josh Bell
  • Ryan Weathers Picks Up No-Decision

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    Miami Marlins starting pitcher Ryan Weathers tossed five innings in a no-decision against the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday. The lefty tossed five innings and allowed three hits, three runs, three walks and struck out six. The six strikeouts are nice and he now has 11 on the season in nine innings, but the walks are a red flag with five to date. Weather is a former prized pitching prospect who came over from the San Diego Padres this offseason and will be heavily counted out with the Marlins dealing with a massive number of injuries in their pitching department. If Weather can limit the walks, he can be useful in deeper leagues. He will look to limit baserunners in his next start against the New York Yankees on Wednesday.

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  • Jake Burger's Two Homers Not Enough In Loss

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    Miami Marlins third baseman Jake Burger blasted two solo home runs on Thursday, but it wasn't enough as his squad fell 8-5 to the St. Louis Cardinals to remain winless. Burger led off the fourth inning with a 421-foot homer to deep left center to knot the game at 1-1 before going back-to-back with Josh Bell and belting another long ball during a three-run Miami fifth frame that got right-hander Lance Lynn out of the contest. After a 9-for-46 cold spell during spring training, the 27-year-old St. Louis native is enjoying a hot start to the regular season with a .355/.400/.581 triple-slash line, two big flies, 10 RBI, and six runs scored over his first 31 at-bats. Now hitting .310 with 11 homers, 38 RBI, and 33 runs scored in 61 career games for the Fish, Burger is quickly developing into one of fantasy's better four-category contributors at third base.

    Apr 4 · Source via Miami Marlins Jake Burger
  • Marlins Claim Otto López From Giants

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    The Marlins have claimed infielder/outfielder Otto López off waivers from the Giants, per Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. The Giants had designated him for assignment earlier this week when they selected Nick Avila. The Marlins announced the claim and that they have transferred righty Eury Pérez to the 60-day injured list in a...

    Apr 4 · MLB Trade Rumors San Francisco Giants Miami Marlins Otto Lopez Nick Avila
  • Eury Perez To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

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    Touted young Marlins righty Eury Perez will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the 2024 season, president of baseball operations Peter Bendix announced to reporters this morning (X link via Christina De Nicola of MLB.com). He'll have the surgery on Monday. Perez made his big league debut last season at just 20 years of age....

    Apr 4 · MLB Trade Rumors Miami Marlins Eury Perez
  • Marlins Claim Otto Lopez Off Waivers From Giants

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    The Miami Marlins claimed infielder Otto Lopez off waivers from the San Francisco Giants on Thursday. The move comes after the Giants designated Lopez for assignment on Monday to make room on the roster for Nick Avila. The 25-year-old Dominican infielder played in nine big-league games with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2021 and 2022 but spent all of last year with Triple-A Buffalo, slashing .258/.313/.343 with two home runs, 35 RBI, 13 stolen bases and 48 runs scored in 84 games played. Lopez can play all around the infield and will give the Marlins some extra organizational infield depth in 2024. He has a career .297/.363/.407 slash line, 19 home runs and 90 stolen bases in his seven years in the minors.

    Apr 4 · Source via Miami Marlins San Francisco Giants Otto Lopez
  • Edward Cabrera Set For Rehab Start Friday

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    Miami Marlins right-hander Edward Cabrera (shoulder) is set to throw four innings in a minor-league rehab game on Friday with Triple-A Jacksonville. The Marlins got bad news on Thursday that young righty Eury Perez (elbow) will need Tommy John surgery and miss all of 2024. The good news is the Fish have rotation reinforcements coming in Cabrera and left-hander Braxton Garrett (shoulder). Cabrera threw three scoreless innings on 43 pitches in his first rehab start with Jacksonville last Sunday, so he's slightly ahead of Garrett, who will be making his first rehab start this Sunday. If the 25-year-old Cabrera looks good in his second rehab start on Friday, the Marlins could decide to activate him from the 15-day injured to make his 2024 big-league debut next week.

    Apr 4 · Source via Miami Marlins Edward Cabrera
  • Braxton Garrett To Make Rehab Start Sunday

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    Miami Marlins left-hander Braxton Garrett (shoulder) will make a minor-league rehab start for Triple-A Jacksonville on Sunday. Garrett is ready to embark on a minor-league rehab assignment after throwing a three-inning simulated game earlier this week. The 26-year-old southpaw will probably need another rehab start in the minors before the Fish consider activating him from the injured list to join the major-league starting rotation. With both Sandy Alcantara (elbow) and Eury Perez (elbow) now out for the year, the Marlins need all the help they can get in their rotation now. Garrett is recovering from a left-shoulder impingement in spring training and is worth a waiver-wire pickup in deep-mixed leagues when he's healthy.

    Apr 4 · Source via Miami Marlins Braxton Garrett
  • Marlins Designate Kent Emanuel For Assignment, Select Matt Andriese

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    The Marlins announced Thursday that they've selected the contract of right-hander Matt Andriese from Triple-A Jacksonville and designated lefty Kent Emanuel for assignment in a corresponding move. Miami also optioned infielder Jonah Bride to Jacksonville, opening an active roster spot for infielder Emmanuel Rivera, whom they acquired from the D-backs on Tuesday. Emanuel, 31, was...

    Apr 4 · MLB Trade Rumors Miami Marlins Matt Andriese Kent Emanuel
  • Eury Perez To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

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    The Miami Marlins announced on Thursday that right-hander Eury Perez (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery and will miss the rest of the 2024 season. Not only have the Marlins become the first team in MLB history to start a season 0-7 a year after making the playoffs, but now they'll be without their two best pitchers in Perez and Sandy Alcantara (elbow) for all of 2024. The 20-year-old Perez was diagnosed with right-elbow inflammation during spring training and opened the year on the injured list, but now he won't be available to the Fish or fantasy managers for all of this year and the start of 2025. You can now safely drop him in single-year fantasy leagues, but the impressive young hurler needs to remain stashed in all dynasty/keeper formats.

    Apr 4 · Source via Miami Marlins Eury Perez
  • Padres Tried To Trade For Luis Arraez, Jesus Luzardo

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    A year after spending north of $400MM in free agency, the Padres spent a total of $50MM on free agents this offseason, adding just $9.35MM to the 2024 payroll. Indeed, in an effort to slash the budget, president of baseball operations A. J. Preller made most of his biggest acquisitions on the trade market. The...

    Apr 4 · MLB Trade Rumors Miami Marlins San Diego Padres Luis Arraez Jesus Luzardo
  • Marlins Acquire Emmanuel Rivera, Designate Jacob Amaya

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    The Marlins announced Tuesday that they've acquired infielder Emmanuel Rivera from the D-backs in exchange for cash. Shortstop Jacob Amaya was designated for assignment to open a spot on the 40-man roster. Rivera, 28 in June, is coming off a lackluster season in 2023 but seemed on the verge of a breakout in the prior...

    Apr 2 · MLB Trade Rumors Miami Marlins Arizona Diamondbacks Jacob Amaya Emmanuel Rivera
  • Marlins Acquire Emmanuel Rivera From Diamondbacks

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    The Miami Marlins announced on Tuesday that they acquired infielder Emmanuel Rivera from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for cash considerations. In a corresponding move, the Marlins designated infielder Jacob Amaya for assignment. Rivera will head to the East Coast as infield depth (mainly at third base behind Jake Burger) and as a candidate to get some at-bats at designated hitter for the Fish. The 27-year-old is off the fantasy radar in pretty much all leagues but would be a candidate for a waiver-wire pickup in NL-only setups if Burger misses time with injury. The Puerto Rican infielder has slashed .247/.304/.380 with 17 home runs, 74 RBI, four stolen bases and 91 runs scored in 217 games played in his three major-league seasons to this point.

    Apr 2 · Source via Miami Marlins Arizona Diamondbacks Jacob Amaya Jake Burger Emmanuel Rivera
  • Jesus Luzardo Searching For First Win Of The Season

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    Jesus Luzardo will take the mound at home for the Miami Marlins on Tuesday in his second start of the season. Luzardo went five innings allowing two runs on two hits while walking two and striking out eight. He will now face an Angels lineup that is slashing .195/.264/.383. Luzardo has faced the Angels six times, but just once as a starter, but is 1-0 with a 1.69 ERA. Mike Trout has taken the lefty deep three times in just five at-bats, so Luzardo is looking to find better success on Tuesday and pick up his first win of the season.

    Apr 2 · Source via Miami Marlins Jesus Luzardo
  • Braxton Garrett To Throw Three Innings Tuesday

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    Miami Marlins left-hander Braxton Garrett (shoulder) is scheduled to throw three innings or 50 pitches at extended spring training on Tuesday. If Garrett comes out of that session without any setbacks, he could be ready to embark on a minor-league rehab assignment. He's trying to recover from a left-shoulder impingement since early in spring training, which has caused him to open the 2024 season on the injured list. If the 26-year-old southpaw avoids setbacks on his minor-league rehab assignment, he could make his season debut in Miami's starting rotation before the end of April. After going 9-7 with a 3.66 ERA and 1.15 WHIP with 29 walks and a career-high 156 strikeouts in 159 2/3 innings for the Fish last year, Garrett has appeal for rotation depth in deep-mixed fantasy leagues when he's healthy.

    Apr 1 · Source via Miami Marlins Braxton Garrett
  • Another Bullpen Session Coming Soon For Eury Perez

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    Miami Marlins right-hander Eury Perez (elbow) threw a bullpen session on Saturday and is set to throw another one in the next few days. Saturday was the first time that Perez threw off the mound since experiencing right-elbow inflammation during spring training. The 20-year-old threw all of his pitches during the 20-pitch session on Saturday and will continue to build up his arm before facing live hitters and eventually going on a minor-league rehab start. The Dominican hurler should be stashed in an injured list spot in all fantasy leagues after he went 5-6 with a 3.15 ERA and 1.13 WHIP with 108 strikeouts in 91 1/3 innings over 19 starts in 2023. The sky is the limit for Perez when he's healthy.

    Apr 1 · Source via Miami Marlins Eury Perez
  • Marlins Select Kent Emanuel, Designate Vladimir Gutierrez

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    The Marlins announced Monday that they've selected the contract of lefty Kent Emanuel from Triple-A Jacksonville. Right-hander Vladimir Gutierrez, who was just selected to the big league roster prior to Sunday's game, was designated for assignment to open a roster spot. It's a quick turnaround for Gutierrez, who returned to the majors Sunday for the...

    Apr 1 · MLB Trade Rumors Miami Marlins Kent Emanuel Vladimir Gutierrez
  • Jazz Chisholm Jr. Hits Grand Slam In Loss To Pirates

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    Miami Marlins center fielder Jazz Chisholm Jr. went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in Sunday's 9-7 loss against the Pittsburgh Pirates. With the bases loaded, he took Pirates starter Bailey Falter deep in the first inning for his first home run in 2024. The 26-year-old is hitting just .143 (2-for-14) for the season with a .762 OPS through four games. Chisholm and his five-tool potential will look to build on Sunday's performance when the Marlins face the Los Angeles Angels in a plus matchup on Monday. Fantasy managers should continue to roll with Chisholm in all league formats.

    Apr 1 · Source via Miami Marlins Jazz Chisholm
  • Jake Burger Continues Hot Start To The Season

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    After a horrible spring training, Miami Marlins third baseman Jake Burger is scorching to start the season. He is slashing .438/.444/.500 with six RBI and three runs scored while striking out only twice over 16 at-bats in 2024. Burger is looking to improve on his hot hitting from the end of the 2023 season with the Marlins (slashed .295/.343/.547 across 26 games in September), and he is looking primed for a career-best season in the majors. Burger is worth starting in all fantasy leagues against the Cardinals' weakened starting rotation for the upcoming week.

    Apr 1 · Source via Miami Marlins Jake Burger
  • Tanner Scott Takes Loss Sunday

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    Miami Marlins closer Tanner Scott took the loss in a 9-7 extra-inning defeat against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Scott was tasked with the 10th inning of a tied game but allowed a hit, a walk, and committed an error. This led to two Pirates runs, which was enough to saddle Scott with the loss. The walks are a big concern for the 29-year-old, who has never had much command in his career, although he was able to control his pitches better last season. He has now walked three hitters in two innings so far this season, and if he continues down this path he could relinquish the closer role.

    Apr 1 · Source via Closers Miami Marlins Tanner Scott
  • Marlins To Select Vladimir Gutierrez

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    The Marlins will select the contract of right-hander Vladimir Gutierrez prior to Sunday's game against the Pirates, reports Francys Romero. Miami has an open spot on the 40-man roster, so only a 26-man roster move will be necessary. Daniel Alvarez Montes of El Extra Base reports that the Fish will likely option righty Declan Cronin...

    Mar 31 · MLB Trade Rumors Miami Marlins Declan Cronin Vladimir Gutierrez
  • Edward Cabrera Scheduled For Rehab Start On Sunday

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    Miami Marlins right-hander Edward Cabrera (shoulder) is scheduled to make a rehab start for the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, the Miami Marlins' Triple-A club, on Sunday. The 25-year-old is only expected to throw three innings. Cabrera was diagnosed with a shoulder impingement on March 12th and was placed on the team's 15-day injured list. No timetable has been set for his return, but given that the rehab start goes well, he could be looking to return to a Marlins rotation that's missing key pieces. Cabrera will continue to ramp up his workload and likely need a few more rehab starts before returning to the mound.

    Mar 30 · Source via Miami Marlins Edward Cabrera
  • Eury Perez Throwing On Friday

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    Miami Marlins starting pitcher Eury Perez (elbow) was recently placed on the 15-day injured list. Luckily, it sounds like the right-hander is making solid progress. On Friday, it was reported that Perez was throwing from 105 feet. It's good to see him getting in some action after going down with left elbow inflammation. He was able to mix in some breaking balls during his long toss session on Thursday. The team is likely going to take the cautious approach here, so fantasy managers might have to be patient. The organization should give an update on his timetable to return soon.

    Mar 29 · Source via Miami Marlins Eury Perez
  • Braxton Garrett Throws Two Innings

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    Miami Marlins left-hander Braxton Garrett (shoulder) threw two innings in extended spring training on Thursday and is scheduled to throw a bullpen session in Miami on Sunday. Garrett was forced to start the season on the injured list due to a left-shoulder impingement that he suffered during spring training. However, he's working his way back and should be able to make his 2024 debut for the Marlins before the end of April, barring any setbacks. The 26-year-old southpaw had a 3.66 ERA in 159 2/3 innings in his first full season in Miami's starting rotation, giving him plenty of upside in mixed leagues if he can just stay healthy. The former seventh overall pick by the Fish in 2016 has a wipeout slider that generates a lot of swings and misses.

    Mar 29 · Source via Miami Marlins Braxton Garrett
  • A.J. Puk Looking To Begin Starting Career On Right Note Friday

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    Miami Marlins left-hander A.J. Puk will look to begin his new career as a starter on the right note when he takes on the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night. Vast injuries to the Miami rotation opened the door for Puk to at least begin the season as a starter and he took major advantage of the opportunity in Grapefruit League action. The former A's top prospect posted a tidy 1.32 ERA with a whopping 23 strikeouts against four walks across 13 2/3 innings of work this spring, all as a starter. This is Puk's first career start and it comes in a nice matchup against a Pirates team that tied for 24th with a .307 wOBA and finished 23rd with a 24.1% K% against left-handed pitching last season.

    Mar 29 · Source via Closers Miami Marlins A.J. Puk
  • Yankees Acquire Jon Berti From Marlins

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    The New York Yankees acquired infielder Jon Berti from the Miami Marlins on Wednesday, according to a source. It's unknown what the Marlins will receive in return. The Yankees are going to be without both DJ LeMahieu (foot) and Oswald Peraza (shoulder) for the start of the 2024 regular season, so the 34-year-old Berti will give the Yanks more infield depth until those two are able to return. Berti can also play in the outfield, but most of his playing time early in the season figures to come at third base for the Bombers. Berti stole a league-high 41 bags in 102 games for the Marlins in 2022 but came back down to Earth in that category last year with only 16 swipes, but he did manage to hit .294 (114-for-388) in 133 contests. He won't supply much power but his fantasy stock in AL-only leagues is now on the rise for his speed.

    Mar 27 · Source via Miami Marlins New York Yankees Jonathon Berti DJ LeMahieu Oswald Peraza
  • Marlins Acquire Burch Smith From Rays

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    The Miami Marlins acquired right-hander Burch Smith from the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday in exchange for cash considerations. Smith had an assignment clause in his minor-league contract, and the Rays didn't have a spot for him on their major-league roster out of spring training. The Marlins selected Smith's contract from Triple-A Jacksonville after the trade. The 33-year-old last pitched in the majors in 2021 with the Oakland Athletics, posting a 5.40 ERA (4.21 FIP) and 1.38 WHIP with 11 walks and 28 strikeouts in 43 1/3 relief innings. He'll be completely off the fantasy radar in what's expected to be a long-relief role for the Fish. In five big-league seasons, Smith has a poor 6.03 ERA, a 1.56 WHIP, one save, 87 walks and 184 strikeouts in 191 innings pitched.

    Mar 27 · Source via Tampa Bay Rays Miami Marlins Burch Smith
  • Huascar Brazoban Placed On Restricted List

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    The Miami Marlins placed right-hander Huascar Brazoban on the restricted list on Tuesday after he never reported to spring training due to visa issues. The move opens up a spot on Miami's 40-man roster. In his second major-league season with the Fish in 2023, Brazoban appeared in 50 games out of the bullpen and posted a 4.14 ERA (3.94 FIP) with a 1.43 WHIP, 31 walks and 65 strikeouts in 58 2/3 innings pitched. The 34-year-old Dominican could still pitch at some point for the Marlins in 2024, but considering the fact he missed all of spring training, he'll have to start his season in the minor leagues and work his way back to the big-league bullpen.

    Mar 26 · Source via Miami Marlins Huascar Brazoban
  • Eury Perez Plays Catch Pain-Free

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    Miami Marlins right-hander Eury Perez (elbow) played catch in camp pain-free on Saturday and will play catch again on Sunday. Even though it's already decided that Perez will open the 2024 regular season on the 15-day injured list due to inflammation in his right elbow, it's good news to see him throwing a baseball without any pain this weekend. The 20-year-old avoided structural damage in his arm and could make his season debut in late April if he can avoid any setbacks as he begins to ramp back up. Perez showed last year that he has tons of fantasy upside by going 5-6 with a 3.15 ERA and 1.13 WHIP with 108 strikeouts in 91 1/3 innings over his first 19 major-league starts. There's still a lot to like about Perez, but his elbow injury makes him a bit more of a risk in fantasy heading into the 2024 season.

    Mar 24 · Source via Miami Marlins Eury Perez
  • Trey Mancini Opts Out Of Marlins Contract; Curt Casali Won't Make Roster

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    Veteran first baseman/outfielder Trey Mancini has opted out of his minor league deal with the Marlins, manager Skip Schumaker told the Miami Herald’s Jordan McPherson and other reporters.  Catcher Curt Casali has also been told that he isn’t making the Opening Day roster, but Casali has yet to decide on whether or not to exercise…

    Mar 23 · MLB Trade Rumors Miami Marlins Curt Casali Trey Mancini
  • Marlins To Include Max Meyer On Opening Day Roster

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    Right-hander Max Meyer will be part of the Marlins’ Opening Day roster, the Miami Herald’s Craig Mish reports (via X).  Meyer “has the inside track” to win the fifth starter’s job, Mish writes, which would line the rookie up to face the Angels on April 1 in what would be Meyer’s third career MLB start.…

    Mar 23 · MLB Trade Rumors Miami Marlins Max Meyer
  • Max Meyer Makes Opening Day Roster

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    Miami Marlins right-hander Max Meyer has made the team's Opening Day roster and has the inside track to begin the season in the team's starting rotation as their fifth starter, according to a source. If Meyer is indeed in the rotation, he would likely make his first start on April 1 in an excellent matchup against the Los Angeles Angels. The 25-year-old earned a roster spot out of camp by throwing seven scoreless Grapefruit League innings with five strikeouts and only one walk in spring training. He's getting the opportunity with Eury Perez (elbow), Braxton Garrett (shoulder) and Edward Cabrera (shoulder) all starting the year on the shelf, so as soon as one of them is ready to make their 2024 debut, Meyer could be the one to get booted from Miami's rotation.

    Mar 23 · Source via Miami Marlins Max Meyer
  • Sixto Sanchez Makes Roster In Relief Role

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    Miami Marlins right-hander Sixto Sanchez will be on the team's Opening Day roster, according to manager Skip Schumaker. Sanchez hasn't pitched in the big leagues since the shortened 2020 season due to multiple shoulder injuries, so the fact that he will even start in the big leagues is a modest surprise for the Fish. The 25-year-old former top prospect tossed seven scoreless Grapefruit League innings this spring while walking three and striking out four and will open his second MLB season in a relief role, which puts him off the fantasy radar for now. It's hard to predict how Sanchez will fare because of how long of a layoff he's had due to injuries. In his rookie campaign in 2023, he showed promising upside with a 3.46 ERA and 1.20 WHIP with 11 walks and 33 K's in 39 innings over just seven starts.

    Mar 22 · Source via Miami Marlins Sixto Sanchez
  • Eury Perez To Start On Injured List With Elbow Inflammation

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    Miami Marlins right-hander Eury Perez (elbow) will start the 2024 regular season on the 15-day injured list after being diagnosed with right-elbow inflammation. In addition to his elbow injury, Perez dealt with a fingernail issue in spring training. All in all, fantasy managers who are counting on the young 20-year-old to contribute to their rotation in 2024 have to be happy that he avoided any structural damage in his arm and won't need surgery. But Perez is going to miss at least the first couple weeks of the season and might not make his season debut until late April or early May. The Dominican hurler is one of the most impressive young arms in baseball after he posted a 3.15 ERA and 1.13 WHIP with 108 strikeouts in 19 starts after making his MLB debut in 2023, but his elbow injury has made him more of a No. 3/4 fantasy starter entering 2024.

    Mar 22 · Source via Miami Marlins Eury Perez
  • Edward Cabrera, Braxton Garrett Throw Bullpens

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    Miami Marlins manager Skip Schumaker said right-hander Edward Cabrera (shoulder) and left-hander Braxton Garrett (shoulder) both threw bullpen sessions in camp on Wednesday. Cabrera's bullpen consisted of around 20 pitches (all fastballs), while Garrett got up and down three times and is scheduled to throw a live batting practice session on Sunday. Cabrera, 25, threw for the first time since being diagnosed with a right-shoulder impingement last week. He is going to start the season on the injured list and will need several more bullpens before facing live hitters again. Garrett, 26, also won't be ready for Opening Day but could make his 2024 debut before the end of April. The Marlins' starting rotation is really limping to the starting line this year with Cabrera, Garrett and Eury Perez (elbow, finger) all ailing.

    Mar 20 · Source via Miami Marlins Edward Cabrera Braxton Garrett
  • Max Meyer An Option For Opening Day Rotation

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    Miami Marlins manager Skip Schumaker said that he isn't ruling out right-hander Max Meyer for the team's Opening Day starting rotation given all the starting pitcher injuries in spring training. "I think everyone's on the table," Schumaker said. Bryan Hoeing, who was projected to be a multi-inning arm out of the bullpen, is also a candidate for the season-opening rotation. The 25-year-old Meyer was sent to minor-league camp earlier this week, but the Fish could call him back with Eury Perez (elbow), Braxton Garrett (shoulder) and Edward Cabrera (shoulder) all ailing with Opening Day coming up quickly in the rearview mirror. Meyer is the team's top pitching prospect and has thrown seven scoreless innings in Grapefruit League action, making him an intriguing stash candidate in deep-mixed leagues. However, his 2024 upside will be limited after he missed all of last year due to Tommy John surgery.

    Mar 17 · Source via Miami Marlins Edward Cabrera Braxton Garrett Bryan Hoeing Max Meyer Eury Perez
  • Offseason In Review: Miami Marlins

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    The Marlins snuck into the playoffs in 2023, their first postseason berth in a full season in 20 years. Despite that, it ended up being an offseason focused on changing and planning for the future. Major League Signings SS Tim Anderson: One year, $5MM 2024 spending: $5MM Total spending: $5MM Option Decisions OF/DH Jorge Soler…

    Mar 16 · MLB Trade Rumors Offseason Miami Marlins Tim Anderson Matt Andriese Josh Bell Christian Bethancourt Jonah Bride Jake Burger Edward Cabrera Curt Casali Declan Cronin Jonathan Davis Kent Emanuel Calvin Faucher Braxton Garrett Mychal Givens Nick Gordon Tristan Gray Vladimir Gutierrez Trey Mancini Darren McCaughan Max Meyer A.J. Puk Trevor Rogers Devin Smeltzer Kyle Tyler
  • Eury Perez Dealing With Elbow Soreness, Set To Undergo Imaging

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    The Miami Marlins announced starting pitcher Eury Perez (elbow) is set to undergo imaging and testing on his throwing elbow in the coming days. Perez was pulled from his start Wednesday after experiencing discomfort from a broken fingernail. He started to experience elbow discomfort on Thursday. Part of the 20-year-old's diagnostic process will be to meet with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Keith Meister in Texas. Perez was set to be a vital part of the Marlins' rotation, projected for 161 strikeouts, a 3.13 ERA, and a 1.17 WHIP. After a promising 2023, Perez and the Marlins will certainly be hopeful that testing and imaging will reveal as little damage as possible as Miami's current rotation is decimated. Fantasy managers will have to wait for the imaging results on Perez's sore elbow. The injury jeopardizes his status for Opening Day, and he could miss the start of the season.

    Mar 16 · Source via Miami Marlins Eury Perez
  • Edward Cabrera Playing Catch Friday

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    Miami Marlins right-hander Edward Cabrera is playing catch on Friday as he recovers from a confirmed right shoulder impingement. An MRI didn't reveal any structural damage in the 25-year-old's shoulder as the issue appears to be more of the day-to-day variety. Cabrera worked to a 4.24 ERA across 22 outings (20 starts) last season and punched out a hearty 27.2% of the hitters he faced. At the same time, he also walked a bloated 15.2% of the batters he faced while he sports a career 14% BB% in 197 2/3 frames at the big-league level. Cabrera has the stuff to be a fantasy asset due to a 26.2% K% in his big-league career but if his control doesn't improve his fantasy value will be capped.

    Mar 15 · Source via Miami Marlins Edward Cabrera
  • Eury Perez Won't Throw For 3-4 Days

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    Miami Marlins right-hander Eury Perez (finger) won't throw for three to four days after experiencing fingernail/blister issues with his right-middle finger. The youngster left his most recent start after just 14 pitches due to the finger issue. The 20-year-old was fantastic in his big-league debut in the 2023 season, posting a 3.15 ERA alongside a dynamite 20.4% K-BB% across 19 starts and 91 1/3 innings with the Marlins. He also worked to a 3.19 ERA and a monstrous 31% K-BB% in eight starts at Double-A. The Fish were careful with their prized, young righty in terms of his workload last season, but he should be in for a notable increase in innings in the 2024 season, barring further injury woes. This issue doesn't appear to be serious but is something prospective fantasy managers will want to keep an eye on prior to draft day.

    Mar 15 · Source via Miami Marlins Eury Perez
  • Braxton Garrett To Throw Live Batting Practice Sunday

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    Miami Marlins left-hander Braxton Garrett (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a live batting practice session as he looks to build up after experiencing soreness early in camp. Garrett is unlikely to be ready for Opening Day. The southpaw enjoyed a quality season in the 2023 campaign, working to a 3.66 ERA and an impressive 19.3% K-BB% on the back of a minuscule 4.4% BB%, the latter of which ranked fourth among pitchers who tossed at least 150 innings a season ago. The 26-year-old is certainly worth stashing in all fantasy formats as he sports a 3.86 ERA across 58 outings (56 starts) in his career, but also a 3.63 ERA alongside an 18.7% K-BB% over the last two seasons. A.J. Puk could crack the Marlins' rotation to begin the season in Braxton's absence.

    Mar 15 · Source via Miami Marlins Braxton Garrett
  • Eury Perez Exits Early Wednesday With Blister Issue

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    Miami Marlins right-hander Eury Perez (finger) left his Grapefruit League start early on Wednesday after only 14 pitches due to what appeared to be a fingernail/blister issue. Perez has been dealing with a right middle-finger issue this spring, and the issue apparently cropped up again on Wednesday. The 20-year-old isn't dealing with any kind of serious arm injury, which is good, but this is still something that fantasy managers shouldn't completely ignore when considering Perez for as a No. 2 starter in upcoming drafts. Perez was electric after being called up to the big leagues last year. He wasn't so good after a midseason break to conserve his innings, but if healthy, Perez has high-end fantasy appeal for the long term with his fastball-slider-curveball-changeup mix.

    Mar 13 · Source via Miami Marlins Eury Perez
  • Marlins Option Max Meyer To Triple-A

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    The Miami Marlins optioned right-hander Max Meyer to Triple-A Jacksonville on Tuesday. It's not what Meyers had hoped for, but the 25-year-old figures to be in the big-league starting rotation at some point in 2024. He looked good in spring training, throwing seven shutout innings, and the Fish could need him in April with both Braxton Garrett (shoulder) and Edward Cabrera (shoulder) dealing with arm injuries this spring. Meyer had Tommy John surgery early in 2022 after making his MLB debut, which forced him to miss all of last season. There's plenty of fantasy intrigue here if Meyer is healthy, including a potential relief role down the road if starting doesn't work out, but his fantasy ceiling will be limited in 2024 while he's on an innings limit.

    Mar 12 · Source via Miami Marlins Max Meyer
  • Edward Cabrera Diagnosed With Right Shoulder Impingement

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    March 12: Cabrera has been diagnosed with an impingement in his right shoulder and is day-to-day for the time being, Schumaker revealed to the Marlins beat this morning (X link via Issac Azout of Fish On First). Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald adds that he’ll be evaluated further today, and the team will determine…

    Mar 12 · MLB Trade Rumors Miami Marlins Edward Cabrera
  • Edward Cabrera Has Right-Shoulder Impingement

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    Miami Marlins right-hander Edward Cabrera (shoulder) has been diagnosed with a right-shoulder impingement after undergoing an MRI exam. "Day-to-day thing," said manager Skip Schumaker. Cabrera has avoided any structural damage in his shoulder, but he also missed around a month in 2023 with a similar injury, so fantasy managers shouldn't just assume that the 25-year-old hurler will be able to pitch when the regular season kicks off in a couple of weeks. We should know more later this week on whether Cabrera will need to go on the injured list to start the year. In his third year in the big leagues in 2023, Cabrera went 7-7 with a 4.24 ERA and 1.44 WHIP with 118 K's and 66 walks in 99 2/3 innings. Injuries and walks are concerning, but when Cabrera is on like he was to close out last year, he has the ability to be a fantasy asset with a career 26.2% strikeout rate.

    Mar 12 · Source via Miami Marlins Edward Cabrera
  • Tim Anderson Hits First Homer Of Spring Monday

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    Miami Marlins shortstop Tim Anderson hit his first home run of the spring in Monday's 1-0 Grapefruit League win over the Mets. Anderson hit a second-inning fastball from Tylor Megill over the right-field fence for the only run of the game. The 30-year-old is hitting .211 with no stolen bases in 19 spring at-bats. He will be looking to start anew with the Marlins, as injuries and poor performance stymied his fantasy value over the past several seasons with the White Sox.

    Mar 12 · Source via Miami Marlins Tim Anderson
  • Edward Cabrera To Undergo MRI

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    Miami Marlins starting pitcher Edward Cabrera (shoulder) is scheduled to undergo an MRI, according to manager Skip Schumaker. The right-hander was supposed to take the mound on Sunday, but didn't due to shoulder tightness. The organization said that it was a precautionary move, but it makes sense that they want to do imaging as well. Cabrera was off to a hot spring, so hopefully, it's just a minor setback for him. Fantasy managers will have to check back later after the imaging is done.

    Mar 11 · Source via Miami Marlins Edward Cabrera
  • Marlins Ink Mychal Givens To Minor-League Pact

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    The Miami Marlins have signed reliever Mychal Givens to a minor-league deal. The veteran right-hander spent the 2023 season with the Orioles but appeared in just six games, posting a 11.25 ERA in that time. Much of his nine-year career has been spent with Baltimore but Givens has also appeared with the Rockies, Reds, Cubs, and Mets. He has been an effective reliever in his career as he sports a 3.47 ERA across 425 appearances, posting a 3.38 ERA across 59 outings as recently as the 2022 season. He could very well lock down a role with the Fish in the 2024 season but won't be in the mix for saves behind closer Tanner Scott in the 2024 campaign.

    Mar 10 · Source via Miami Marlins Mychal Givens
  • Edward Cabrera Exits Early On Sunday

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    Miami Marlins right-hander Edward Cabrera departed his Sunday start before throwing a pitch due to right shoulder tightness. He finished his warmup tosses before trainers came out to evaluate him and he ultimately walked off the field with what the team is calling precautionary reasons. The 25-year-old has yet to allow a run across five Grapefruit League games this spring, striking out five against zero walks in that time. After he worked to a 2.22 ERA across five starts at Triple-A in the 2023 season, Cabrera posted a 4.24 ERA in 22 outings (20 starts) with the Marlins a season ago, punching out a healthy 27.2% of the hitters he faced in that time. More word on his status should be made available in the coming days but Cabrera remains a solid fantasy asset for the 2024 season.

    Mar 10 · Source via Miami Marlins Edward Cabrera
  • Marlins Sign Mychal Givens To Minor League Deal

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    The Marlins have signed right-hander Mychal Givens to a minor league contract, MLB.com’s Christina De Nicola reports (X link).  The deal will become official when Givens passes a physical, and the veteran reliever will receive an invite to Miami’s big league spring camp. More to come….

    Mar 10 · MLB Trade Rumors Miami Marlins Mychal Givens
  • A.J. Puk Continues Impressive Spring

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    Miami Marlins pitcher A.J. Puk has been nearly unhittable early in camp. The left-hander is attempting to move into the starting rotation full-time. So far, the southpaw has lived up to the hype with another solid outing on Saturday. Puk piled up six strikeouts over 3 1/3 scoreless innings versus the Washington Nationals on Saturday. Puk has now fired 8 1/3 scoreless innings with a 15/4 K/BB ratio and a 1.20 WHIP this spring. The 28-year-old will continue climbing up draft boards if he keeps pitching like this going forward.

    Mar 10 · Source via Closers Miami Marlins A.J. Puk
  • Luis Arraez Collects Three Hits Friday

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    After a slow start to the spring season, Miami Marlins second baseman Luis Arraez got going on Friday in a 3-1 Grapefruit League loss to the New York Mets. The 2x batting champ went 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI. It was a welcome sight after the 26-year-old went 1-for-16 (.063) to begin the spring, but just like that, he's 4-for-19 (.211). The 2x All-Star's value is in his ability to collect loads of hits, as he doesn't hit for much power and doesn't pile up the counting stats despite how often he gets on base. Look for him to pile up the hits again in 2024 as he's one of the best, if not the best, in all of baseball at making contact. He's a much better points league option than roto, however.

    Mar 9 · Source via Miami Marlins Luis Arraez
  • Marlins, J.D. Martinez Have Had Recent Discussions

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    The Marlins and free agent slugger J.D. Martinez have had recent talks, reports Craig Mish of the Miami Herald. The slugger has been seeking a two-year deal. Mish notes that the Marlins have been planning to keep the DH spot open and rotate Josh Bell, Jake Burger and others through that spot. There doesn’t appear…

    Mar 8 · MLB Trade Rumors Miami Marlins J.D. Martinez
  • J.D. Martinez, Marlins In Discussions

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    The Miami Marlins and free-agent designated hitter J.D. Martinez are in discussions as the slugger lingers on the open market. The Marlins lost their primary designated hitter from last season Jorge Soler to the San Francisco Giants in free agency, so a fit with Martinez makes sense. However, the club could also go with a rotating DH combo of Josh Bell and Jake Burger as Martinez is reportedly seeking a two-year deal. The veteran is coming off of a massive season with the Dodgers in which he hit .271 with 33 home runs and 103 RBI despite appearing in just 113 games a season ago. Despite his utility-only eligibility and his unsure landing spot in free agency, Martinez still makes sense for fantasy managers around his 235.2 ADP.

    Mar 8 · Source via Miami Marlins J.D. Martinez
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