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In an effort to balance out their predominantly left-handed lineup, the Indians are in serious talks with infielder Jose Lopez according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. This is another indication that the team is beginning to sour on Matt LaPorta.
Lopez, 28, provides a right-handed bat and some versatility, having spent considerable time at all four infield spots throughout his career. He hit just .216/.245/.372 with eight homers in 242 plate appearances for the Rockies and Marlins this past season, but he'd hit .285/.313/.453 in the two season prior to that. Lopez is a .278/.312/.400 career hitter against southpaws.
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One man who was heavily involved with the construction of the new Marlins Stadium says there are several safety concerns.
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The Marlins John Buck is being lauded for his heroism, after he helped pull two women from an overturned car in his neighborhood last Thursday.
I Tweeted out most of these pictures Tuesday morning during the ballpark tour. For those of you who missed any of the images, here they are. Click on individual photos for a description.
If there's a complete opposite of the vehicle-related mishap that occurred to David Price over the weekend, John Buck may have experienced it.
Instead of shooing away a voiding vagrant, the Miami Marlins catcher helped pull two elderly women out of a crashed car and toward safety.
Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post has the full tale, which began when Buck noticed a palm tree...
Seeking an upgrade for their bench, the Nationals have expressed an interest in Greg Dobbs according to MLB.com's Bill Ladson. Ladson also reiterates the team's interest in Mark DeRosa.
Dobbs, 33, hit .275/.311/.389 with eight homers for the Marlins last season, playing mostly third base but also seeing time at first and in both outfield corners. He's a .259/.316...
With opening day less than four months away, the Miami Marlins ballpark construction is 90 percent complete and on-schedule, team officials said Tuesday.
"The project is on-time, on-budget and continues to exceed all local employment goals," said Carolina Perrina, the Marlins director of business communications.
November and December have also marked record-breaking...
MIAMI — Burke Badenhop, the final piece of the Miguel Cabrera-Dontrelle Willis trade, has been dealt to the Rays for Minor League catcher Jake Jefferies.
The 28-year-old was used mostly in long relief in his Marlins’ career, which began in 2008.
Badenhop was 2-3 witha 4.10 ERA in 50 games for the Marlins last year, logging 63 2/3 innings.
The right-hander is in his second season...
In need of strengthening their bench, the Nationals have expressed interest in infielder Greg Dobbs, according to a baseball source.
Right-hander Burke Badenhop has been traded by the Miami Marlins to the Tampa Bay Rays for minor league catcher Jake Jefferies.
Right-hander Burke Badenhop has been traded by the Miami Marlins to the Tampa Bay Rays for minor league catcher Jake Jefferies. Badenhop pitched the past four seasons for the Marlins. He went 2-3 with a 4.10 ERA in 50 games this year. Jefferies, a third-round pick in the 2008 draft, spent most of the year with Class-A Charlotte, where he batted .235 with two homers in 59 games.
The Tampa Bay Rays acquired reliever Burke Badenhop from the Miami Marlins on Monday in exchange for minor league catcher Jake Jefferies.
The Marlins made a series of moves on Monday, including signing veteran outfielder Aaron Rowand and trading Burke Badenhop to Tampa Bay for a minor-league catcher.