Found June 04, 2014 on The Outside Corner:
Here’s an absolutely terrifying moment from Tuesday night’s Rays-Marlins game. Giancarlo Stanton got sawed off on a pitch by Rays starter Chris Archer, and his bat barrel flew towards the on deck circle and smashed Casey McGehee right in the gut. This could have been an awful situation, and McGehee could have been seriously hurt. Thankfully, he was OK, and stayed in the game.

Marlins' Stanton third in voting among NL outfielders

MIAMI -- Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton moved up to third among National League outfielders in the latest All-Star voting update. The Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig (935, 276) and the Colorado Rockies' Charlie Blackmon (883,186) came in ahead of Stanton (863,307) as of Tuesday afternoon. Stanton was fourth last week. Stanton leads the NL in home runs (16) and RBI...

Carter Capps receives good news from Dr. James Andrews about elbow

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Miami Marlins reliever Carter Capps has gotten some good news about his strained right elbow. Marlins manager Mike Redmond says Capps got a second opinion Wednesday from Dr. James Andrews. The noted orthopedist agreed with team doctors that the right-hander doesn't need surgery and that he can resume playing catch after a month of rest. Capps was 0-0 with...

Marlins demote Derek Dietrich, call up Justin Bour

The Miami Marlins will select the contract of first baseman Justin Bour prior to Wednesday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg. Following Tuesday's 1-0 win over the Rays, the club optioned struggling second baseman Derek Dietrich to Triple-A New Orleans. A move must be made to the 40-man roster to make room for Bour. Bour, who was taken in the 25th round of...

Randy Wolf steps up for Marlins in first win in nearly 2 years

MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins believe they're in a hunt for a postseason spot and have made early-season moves to prove it. On Sunday, they traded away a competitive balance pick for reliever Bryan Morris. Pending a physical, former closer Kevin Gregg will also enter the bullpen in the near future. Veteran left-hander Randy Wolf, whom the Marlins signed after ace Jose Fernandez...

Giancarlo Stanton’s Broken Bat Nearly Spears Marlins Teammate (Video)

When Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton is at the plate, everyone in the ballpark should give him their utmost attention. That advice applies to his teammates, as well. Stanton was batting Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Rays when a Chris Archer fastball split his bat in two. The ball made a beeline for shortshop Yunel Escobar’s glove, but the top half of Stanton’s bat went...

Henderson Alvarez throws an 88 pitch shutout and more (June 3 twitter news and notes)

Fantasy Sports Locker Room takes a closer look at last night’s Fantasy Baseball News and Notes from around the majors – Twitter style. Let’s start off in Miami where Henderson Alvarez pitched another gem of a game. The fewest pitches ever thrown in a #Marlins 9 inning shutout: Henderson Alvarez, June 3rd, 2014 – 88 pitches — Miami Marlins (@Marlins) June 4, 2014 On the...

2014 MLB Draft: Pick No. 2 – Miami Marlins – Tyler Kolek

The farm system of the Miami Marlins just got a whole lot better. Possessing the best fastball in this year’s draft, Tyler Kolek has perhaps the highest upside of anyone in this year’s draft. Regularly throwing between 95-100 mph, the Texas Christian University Horned Frogs commit will need to improve on his wayward control to fully reach his potential at the next level, however...

Marlins trim down candidate list as draft approaches

MIAMI -- It's that time of year when low-payroll clubs restock their farm system and seek homegrown stars of the future. "This is our lifeblood," president of baseball operations Michael Hill said. "We don't sign good players, (then) we don't compete." Many experts say the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, which begins Thursday night, lacks the can'...

Miami Marlins’ Randy Wolf bounces back with superb outing

With top prospect Andrew Heaney waiting in the wings for a big league call-up, there is no telling how much longer Randy Wolf will have a spot in the Marlins rotation. On Monday night, at least, the 37-year-old left-hander accomplished something only one other Marlins starter had done since 2011 — he beat the Tampa Bay Rays. Using a slow-moving slider, a changeup and a fastball...

This is Giancarlo Stanton on Two Good Legs

It’s kind of hard to imagine a man who is 6’6 and weighs 240 lbs. It’s easy to imagine the numbers, but it’s hard to fathom a person that size standing behind you in line at the bank or teaching social studies to third graders. We see numbers like this bandied about in sports, and […]

Jesus, Casey McGehee just missed getting killed by Giancarlo Stanton's shattered bat

Giancarlo Stanton had his bat sawed off by Chris Archer. The resulting projectile came this close to taking Casey McGehee out. Like, for good.Your browser does not support iframes.Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home

The Marlins Live Down to Their Reputation

On Sunday, the Marlins made a head-scratching trade, acquiring reliever Bryan Morris from the Pirates in exchange for their Competitive Balance selection — #39 overall — in Thursday’s amateur draft. Morris does have some virtues as a very hard-throwing groundball guy who is decently effective against right-handed batters, but he also has a long list […]

Randy Wolf solid in pitching Marlins past Rays

MIAMI (AP) -- Randy Wolf pitched six innings Monday night for his first victory since 2012, and the Miami Marlins beat Tampa Bay 3-1, sending the Rays to their seventh consecutive loss. The 37-year-old Wolf, making a comeback from the second Tommy John surgery of his career, allowed three hits and one run. He struck out seven, walked one and won for the first time since he pitched...

Alvarez's shutout sends Rays home after 0-8 road trip

MIAMI (AP) -- Henderson Alvarez needed only 88 pitches to toss an eight-hitter for his third shutout this year, and the Miami Marlins beat Tampa Bay 1-0 Tuesday, sending the reeling Rays home after a winless eight-game trip. The only run scored when Christian Yelich walked on a 3-2 curveball with two out and the bases loaded in the fifth inning. Alvarez (3-3) struck out five and...

Dugout Digest – who in the hell is Henderson Alvarez?

I obviously know who Henderson Alvarez is. He’s a Marlins starting pitcher that they acquired from the Blue Jays two winters ago. But I have no idea who this guy wearing Alvarez’s jersey is. On Tuesday night, Alvarez threw his fourth complete game shutout over his last 13 starts (dating back to last year), walking a total of one hitter in those four victories. There have been...
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