Marlins Win Spring Opener 4-3
The Marlins played their first game, albeit a Spring Training game, as the Miami Marlins and beat the Cardinals 4-3 at Roger Dean Stadium. Greg Dobbs went 3-3, driving in 3 runs on a home run and 2 doubles. Josh Johnson, in his first game…
The most intriguing NL spring story and most improved NL team according to Jason Stark?
The most intriguing NL spring story and most improved NL team according to @jaysonst? The #Marlins of course. http://t.co/Fv5Hg74d
Marlins Acquire Lefty Nate Robertson to be 5th Starter
The Marlins didn’t want to enter the season without a left-handed starter so earlier today they reacquired Nate Robertson from the Detroit Tigers for minor league pitcher Jay Voss. As part of the deal, Detroit will absorb a majority of his $10 million contract. Robertson…
Turnbow in Big Pain, Comeback Over
Looks like Derrick Turnbow’s comeback attempt with the Marlins, and probably his career, is over. After Turnbow was pulled from a Spring Training game today, Joe Frisaro tweeted: #Marlins Turn ow said shoulder pain today 10 times worse than broken elbow Ouch.
Marlins Finalize 2009 Roster
The Marlins 2009 roster is now complete. Pitchers B/T Height Weight Birth Salary 40 Kiko Calero R/R 6-1 210 01/09/75 $500,000 55 Josh Johnson L/R 6-7 230 01/31/84 $1,400,000 20 Logan Kensing R/R 6-1 185 07/03/82 $660,000 22 Matt Lindstrom R/R 6-4 210 02/11/80 $410,000…
Sanchez and Miller Round Out Rotation
Anibal Sanchez was named the Marlins’ fourth stater and Andrew Miller will pitch in the fifth spot. Miller‘s first start is scheduled for April 15th, so he will be available for long relief during the first week of the season.
Marlins Acquire Penn and Gload
Robert Andino, who was out of options, to the Baltimore Orioles for right-handed reliever Hayden Penn. Penn hasn’t had a stellar career: Penn reached the big leagues with the Orioles in 2005, and he’s appeared in seven Grapefruit League games this spring. The right-hander is…
Dallas No More
Last year, Dallas McPherson led the minors in home runs.. today, he’s unemployed. The Marlins released McPherson this evening and also assigned Alejandro De Aza, Michael Ryan and John Koronka to the minor league camp.
Gaby Sanchez to Start… For AAA New Orleans
Gaby Sanchez was the favorite to take over at first base but after a weak spring, he is heading to AAA. This likely means Jorge Cantu will move to first base and Emilio Bonifacio will take over third.
Marlins Acquire Catcher Ronny Paulino
Apparently not satisfied with their catching depth, the Marlins have acquired Ronny Paulino from the giants for minor league right-handed pitcher Hector Correa. Paulino, 27, was traded to the Giants from Philadelphia for left-handed pitcher Jack Taschner Friday night prior to being traded to Florida….
And Your Opening Day Starter is…
Ricky Nolasco. I guess throwing a no-hitter in Spring Training made the decision easier for Fredi Gonzalez. As expected, Josh Johnson will take the second spot and Chris Volstad will pitch the third game. Either Anibal Sanchez or Andrew Miller will take the fourth spot…
Tank to AAA and Other Roster Moves
The Marlins have made several roster moves in the past couple of days: Taylor Tankersley and Ryan Tucker were options to AAA Tim Wood was optioned to AA Chris Coghlan was assigned to the Minor League camp Carlos Vasquez (LHP) signed a Minor League deal…