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The closer formerly known as Leo Nunez could make a return to Major League Baseball in 2012, either as a member of the soon-to-be Miami Marlins or as trade bait before the start of the season.
Marlins President of Baseball Operations Larry Beinfest expressed optimism Tuesday afternoon that Juan Carlos Oviedo (nee Leo Nunez) will have his identity and immigration issues sorted out in time for next season.
The closer was placed on the restricted list late in the season as he boarded a flight to the Dominican Republic to turn himself in for playing under an assumed name. Oviedo had spent his entire career known as Leo Nunez, the name of a childhood friend.
"I’m not real comfortable going into the ins and outs of it," Beinfest said on Tuesday, "but we have been in communication with Baseball. There's been some work quietly on the immigration side and his status. He’s been very cooperative and the team has worked very hard to try to get clarity."
Now that his ...
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Baseball America on Wednesday released its top 10 Florida Marlins prospects for the 2012 season. No surprise former first round pick Christian Yelich claimed the top spot after helping low-Class A Greensboro win the South Atlantic League championship two months ago.
As expected, most of the organization’s high end prospects are in the lower levels. Three other players from that...
Hanley Ramirez is hoping to be ready for the start of spring training as he makes progress in his recovery from left shoulder surgery.
And Ramirez is expecting to open the season at his usual position -- shortstop.
Although there has been speculation over the years about a switch to center field or another spot, Ramirez said in late October that the Marlins have not approached...
As further evidence of the Marlins’ improved defense in 2011, two of their infielders are finalists for a Rawlings Gold Glove award.
Neither first baseman Gaby Sanchez not second baseman Omar Infante is a favorite, but being included among the top three at their position in their circuit is a worthy accomplishment nonetheless. A vote of league managers and coaches determine the...
According to multiple media outlets, Perry Hill who served as first base and infield coach for the Florida Marlins in 2011 will not return next season. Hill had been a key member of the 2003 coaching staff and returned in 2011 to try and turn around one of the league’s worst infield defenses. Hill is [...]
Key Stats: He's nothing if he isn't consistant. In 2010 he made 32 starts and pitched 195 innings. 2011? 32 starts and 196.1 innings. Not only that, there was a only a difference of 10 pitches thrown between 2010 and 2011. The rest of his numbers are close enough too that lead you to beleive this isn't coincidence. 2010: 3.55 ERA, .305 BABIP, 3.32 FIP2011: 3.67 ERA...
Florida Marlins on Wednesday changed the names of the streets surrounding their new ballpark.
The Marlins announced on Tuesday that the club has finalized its coaching staff for manager Ozzie Guillen.