Baseball With Boog To Debut on WQAM

Baseball with Boog, hosted by Marlins radio broadcaster Jon “Boog” Sciambi, will make its weekly debut on the Marlins flagship station 560 WQAM on Thursday, September 13 with a special three-hour broadcast from 7-10 p.m. Marlins Special Assistant to the General Manager and Baseball Hall of Fame Inductee Tony Perez will be a special guest on the broadcast.

Marlins Begin Youth Clinics

The Florida Marlins will begin a year-long series of youth baseball clinics on Saturday, January 8, giving the youth of South Florida an opportunity to receive fun, hands-on instruction from Marlins players and coaches. Each of the clinics will feature instruction from Marlins Infield Coach Tony Taylor, a 19-year Major League veteran, a Marlins player and other members of the Marlins coaching staff.

Marlins Invite 17 to Spring Training

The Florida Marlins announced Thursday they have invited 17 non-roster players to their eighth annual Spring Training camp and the second under Manager John Boles. The Marlins have invited six pitchers to camp, including righthanders Jason Grilli, Bronswell Patrick, Ricky Bones, Claudio Vargas, Gary Knotts and left-hander Scott Comer. The Marlins have invited four infielders, including Sean McNally, Chris Clapinski, Joe Funaro and Mendy Lopez. Five catchers were extended invites, including Sandy Martinez, Ryan Robertson, Chris Tremie, Brandon Harper and Matt Treanor. Two outfielders, Mark Smith and Jaime Jones, were also invited.

Andre Dawson Named Special Assistant

The Florida Marlins announced Wednesday they have hired Andre Dawson as Special Assistant to the General Manager. Dawson’s responsibilities will include on-field work while the Marlins are at home, assisting manager John Boles and the Florida coaching staff. While the Marlins are on the road, Dawson will be involved with the club’s activities in the community, conducting baseball clinics and representing the club in various events. Dawson will also assist the general manager by participating in baseball and organizational meetings.