3/9/2014 | Koehler making case for fifth rotation spot
A frontrunner appears to be emerging for the Marlins' fifth starter spot. Tom Koehler, the incumbent, is certainly helping his cause.
3/9/2014 | Menechino determined to drive home message
The mission in Marlins' camp is getting the players to replicate and duplicate at the plate. Copy the good points, and repeat them when the swings matter. This is a message first-year hitting coach Frank Menechino is driving home every day.
3/9/2014 | Hill sees encouraging signs as spring evolves
Opening Day is 22 days away, and thus far, Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill is encouraged by what he's seeing in Spring Training.
3/9/2014 | Bullpen competition starting to heat up
It's about to get interesting for a couple of bullpen openings at Marlins camp. There are a number of candidates for what may ultimately be two or three spots. At the mid-way point of Spring Training, manager Mike Redmond is sending a reminder that the time is now to show something.
3/9/2014 | Marlins may be locked into lineup early
Barring something unforeseen, the starting lineup on Sunday is what the Marlins project will be out there on Opening Day. There also is a strong likelihood the batting order was also intact.
3/9/2014 | Stanton hits first homer to back Koehler's solid start
Giancarlo Stanton provided the "wow factor" with his monstrous solo home run in the fourth inning. But the decisive blow was delivered by Alex Avila, who lined a two-out, two-run double in the eighth inning that vaulted the Tigers to a 3-1 win over the Marlins on Sunday afternoon at Roger Dean Stadium.
3/8/2014 | Mechanics key for Marlins' Turner this spring
Jacob Turner made his second start of Spring Training on Saturday afternoon in a 6-6 tie in nine innings against the Braves at Champion Stadium. The 22-year old threw 54 pitches in 2 1/3 innings, giving up two runs on seven hits and a walk.
3/8/2014 | Johnson's role could go beyond mentor for Marlins
Marlins non-roster invitee Reed Johnson knows a thing or two about mentoring young players. In parts of two seasons with the Braves, Johnson helped guide the young club to back-to-back postseason appearances.
3/8/2014 | Infield guru Hill not swayed by shift in thinking
There's one thing you should know about Perry Hill, the Marlins' first-base coach and infield instructor. In an era of overshifts and computer analysis, he's a dinosaur.
3/8/2014 | Marlins opt to slate Fernandez for sim game
The Marlins think All-Star pitcher Jose Fernandez has had enough of the Mets for now. The right-hander will throw a simulated game on Monday rather than face New York for the second time this spring.
3/8/2014 | After McGehee's blast, Marlins display discipline
The Marlins and the Braves agreed to end the game after nine innings with it tied at 6 on Saturday afternoon in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., where Miami worked 10 walks and got a home run from Casey McGehee.
3/7/2014 | Alvarez able to pick up where he left off
Henderson Alvarez, who no-hit the Tigers in the 2013 season finale, opened his Grapefruit League action on Friday by tossing three perfect innings in a 7-3 win over the Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium.
3/7/2014 | Hech, Marlins enjoy big day behind Alvarez
Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez and Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright both tossed scoreless outings in their spring debuts, while Adeiny Hechavarria collected three RBIs in Miami's 7-3 victory over St. Louis on Friday afternoon at Roger Dean Stadium.
3/7/2014 | Red Sox GM apologizes to Marlins for travel roster
Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said he received an e-mail of apology from Boston general manager Ben Cherington regarding the roster the Red Sox sent to Roger Dean Stadium on Thursday.
3/7/2014 | Slow starter Yelich begins to find groove
Even before games began this spring, the 22-year-old admitted he would have a tough time duplicating his numbers from last spring. But Yelich also didn't expect this Grapefruit League campaign to go completely the other way. He entered Friday hitless in his first 11 at-bats, with five strikeouts. The drought was snapped with a first-inning single to center off St. Louis' Adam Wainwright.
3/7/2014 | Ozuna hopes No. 13 proves to be lucky
Don't tell Marcell Ozuna that 13 is an unlucky number, because he won't listen. Projected as the Marlins' starting center fielder, Ozuna has switched to No. 13 after wearing 48 as a rookie last year.
3/6/2014 | Red Sox reunion helps provide closure for Salty
Before taking the field on Thursday, Jarrod Saltalamacchia reunited with old friends and former Red Sox teammates. But once it was time for business, the 28-year-old was squarely focused on his new beginning.
3/6/2014 | High pitch count leads to short outing for Eovaldi
Eovaldi, projected as the Marlins' No. 2 starter, was initially scheduled to throw three innings on Thursday against the Red Sox at Roger Dean Stadium. But in the first inning, the hard-throwing right-hander got into a bind, needing 36 pitches to get out of a bases-loaded jam.
3/6/2014 | Eovaldi, Hand labor, but keep Sox off board in tie
The threat of rain hovered over Roger Dean Stadium most of Thursday afternoon, and the impact of the weather arrived before either the Marlins or Red Sox could score a run.
3/6/2014 | Stanton, 24, willing to take on leadership role
When you're a buff 6-foot-6, 250-pounder and belt a baseball as far as anyone on the planet, people take notice. On a youthful Marlins squad, Giancarlo Stanton clearly stands out. Not just because of his massive stature and his threat at the plate, but because he is looked upon to be an example.
3/6/2014 | Fiery Furcal happy to get off spring schneid
A bit of frustration set in after Rafael Furcal's second straight hard liner was caught on Wednesday afternoon in the Marlins' 5-2 win over the Mets. In his first at-bat, Furcal lined out to first base. And in his second at-bat, he threw his hands up in disgust after he stung the ball to right -- for another out. Finally, in Furcal's third at-bat, he singled to left, giving him his first hit of Spring Training, making him 1-for-7.
3/6/2014 | Marlins don't plan to get shift-happy with infield
Advanced defensive metrics continue to grow throughout the Major Leagues, and some teams rely so heavily on the data that they are constantly adjusting infielders all over the diamond.
3/5/2014 | Fernandez's off-field energy translates to mound
Spring Training is a big deal to Jose Fernandez, who makes it clear that he isn't just using his Grapefruit League starts to go through the motions.
3/5/2014 | Fernandez brilliant in win over Mets
Jose Fernandez was his usual brilliant self in a 5-2 victory at Tradition Field, holding the Mets to two hits with two strikeouts over 3 1/3 shutout innings.
3/5/2014 | Heaney pitches freely and easily in 'B' game
Another inning, another seemingly effortless outing by Andrew Heaney, who threw a perfect inning in a "B" game against the Cardinals on Wednesday on Field 2 at Roger Dean Stadium.
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