Month: March 1999

Watkins Sent to Colorado

After a strong performance by all of its potential bench players, the Marlins traded Pat Watkins to the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named later. It appeared as if the final bench spot was between Watkins and Bruce Aven. Both had a strong…

Braves Beat Marlins 3-2

A strong pitching performance from the Atlanta Braves held the Marlins to a 3-2 loss. Mark Kotsay drive in the Marlins’ runs on a 2-run home run. A.J. Burnett allowed three runs in four innings, putting his chances to start with the Major League team…

Cliff Floyd to the DL

Cliff Floyd, who lead the Marlins in home runs, RBI, and set a club record in doubles will start the season on the disabled list due to a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee. Floyd recently signed a 4 year contract estimated at…

Marlins Demote 4 More Players

Even though their game with Detroit was rained out, the Marlins continued to evaluate their roster by sending 4 more players down to the minors: Armando Almanza (P), Chris Clapinski (IF), Benji Gil (SS), and Rafael Medina (P). Medina was a starter last season before…

Marlins 7 – Astros 1

After a much needed day off, the Marlins resumed Spring Training with a 7-1 victory over the Houston Astros. This game was decided early when Todd Dunwoody hit a home run in the first, to give the Marlins the lead for good. Dunwoody ended the…

McGuire Homers Over Fish

A split squad of the Marlins countered another Mark McGuire home run with a seven run eigth inning, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 10-4. Luis Castillo had 3 hits and Matt Mantei earned a save with 2 scoreless innings. The other split squad beat the…