Month: March 2000

Pat Redmond Passes Away

Pat Redmond, the father of Marlins catcher Mike Redmond, passed away from stomach cancer. Last week, Marlins owner John Henry flew in Redmond to spend several days with his son in spring training. Mike will be back with the team on Saturday.

Mumps Everywhere

Alex Fernandez, Dan Miceli, Armando Almanza, and Brant Brown have all exhibited mumps-like symptoms. Antonio Alfonseca is the only team member who has actually been diagnosed with mumps. Even a local writer, Israel Gutierrez, who covers the Marlins for the Palm Beach Post was diagnosed…

Burnett Out 10-12 Weeks

A.J. Burnett ruptured a ligament in his right thumb during a fielding practice. He will be out 10-12 weeks. Burnett, 23, was penciled in as the Marlins’ 4th starter. Brad Penny and Jesus Sanchez, the leaders for the 5th spot in the rotation, are likely…

Tampa 6 – Marlins 5

Former Marlins Randy Winn hit a three-run homerun in the bottom of the ninth off Armando Almanza, giving the Tampa Bay Devil Rays a 6-5 win over the Marlins. Alex Fernandez pitched the first two innings of the Spring Training opener, allowing three runs. All…

All Players Signed

The Marlins completed re-signing all of the players on the 40 man roster. Derrek Lee signed for $225,000, a $40,000 salary cut. Should Lee fail to make the major league roster, he would earn $204,000. Luis Castillo signed for $390,000 while Mark Kotsay settled for…