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Miami Marlins rookie right-hander Jose Fernandez phoned his mom one night last week and told her he had been demoted to Double-A.
Given his 2.72 ERA at the time, the news sounded like a joke - which it was.
''I told her, `Hey, Mom, I'm kidding. I'm going to the All-Star Game,''' Fernandez said Monday. ''She started crying.''
Maritza Fernandez quickly forgave her son's high jinks, and she'll happily accompany him to the game in New York next week.
The 20-year-old was selected Saturday as the Marlins' representative. He said the trip will be a learning experience, and he'll be all ears in the National League clubhouse and dugout.
''I'm going to listen to those guys,'' he said. ''They're the best in the game. Whatever they say must be good, because they're the best. I don't want to be the kid who goes to everybody asking questions; that's not the way I am. But I'm going to s...
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The Miami Marlins were savoring a rare victory, thanks to pitcher Jose Fernandez's latest gem. A team official attempted to engage the rookie in a discussion as highlights of his performance began showing on the clubhouse television.
Mesmerized, Fernandez walked away from the conversation and toward the TV.
''Come on, dude,'' the Marlins official grumbled.
The Miami Marlins haven't had that many bright moments so far this season.
And while it doesn't appear any more will materialize soon, it's safe to say that rookie pitcher Jose Fernandez with his 4-3 record and 3.11 ERA is one of the few things fans of the fish can be pleased with.
Oh, as it turns out...the 20-year-old pitcher is, apparently, also a bird...
PHOENIX Cody Ross hit a three-run, pinch-hit home run in the eighth inning to spoil an outstanding outing by Miami's young Jose Fernandez, and the Arizona Diamondbacks held off the Marlins 3-1 Wednesday.
Fernandez (4-4) retired 14 in a row before walking two of the three batters he faced in the eighth. He was relieved by left-hander Mike Dunn, who gave up the home run to Ross...
He’s been named to an All-Star team, he’s hit massive home runs, he lead the Major League in slugging last season even with an injury that took a month of his season away, and last night, Giancarlo Stanton hit career home run number 100, in game number 400. All of this before he turned 24.
While the Miami Marlins have had a lot of low-points this season, the biggest one being...
The Miami Marlins have announced the demotion of starting pitcher Kevin Slowey to the bullpen in the wake of poor outings and as means to make room for Nate Eovaldi, who will attempt to return to the starting rotation for the first time this season.After starting the first seven games of the season on a strong note, in which he posted a 1.81 ERA and 36/8 strikeout to walk ratio in...
Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton hit two home runs Monday night in a win over the Arizona Diamondbacks including a game-winning blast off Heath Bell in the top of the ninth.The two home runs were his 99th and 100 of his career and made him the 10th youngest player to reach 100 home runs and the ninth fastest in Major League history to do so.The Marlins only had two hits...
It was a similar story again Tuesday night as the Diamondbacks walked off with a big win, 3-2 over the Marlins on a Paul Goldschmidt clutch home run.
With a 22-47 record, the worst in all of baseball and a team that has been offensively inept all season, it’s no surprise that attendance has been terrible for the Miami Marlins. But if Marlins’ fans are looking for a reason to come out and see their team, they may have found one with the [...]
One of the main reasons why Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers signed Cody Ross during the offseason was his ability to come through in the clutch.
PHOENIX (AP) -- Giancarlo Stanton drove in all three Miami runs with a pair of homers and the Marlins handed the Arizona Diamondbacks their fourth straight loss, 3-2 on Monday night.
Patrick Corbin, trying to become the first left-handed starter in 35 years to go 10-0, allowed two hits through eight innings but gave up a soaring, two-run homer to left by Stanton that tied the game...
After a 1-2 start to what will be a seven-game road trip, the Miami Marlins will head from Arizona further west to take on the San Francisco Giants for four games beginning on Thursday. Miami recently dropped two of three very competitive games to the Diamondbacks while San Francisco took two of three against the [...]
By BOB BAUM
AP Sports Writer
PHOENIX -- Cody Ross hit a three-run, pinch-hit home run in the eighth inning to spoil an outstanding outing by Miami's young Jose Fernandez, and the Arizona Diamondbacks held off the Marlins 3-1 Wednesday.
Fernandez (4-4) retired 14 in a row before walking two of the three batters he faced in the eighth. He was relieved by left-hander Mike Dunn...
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Cody Ross hit a three-run, pinch-hit home run in the eighth inning to spoil an outstanding outing by Miami's young Jose Fernandez, and the Arizona Diamondbacks held off the Marlins 3-1 Wednesday.
Fernandez (4-4) retired 14 in a row before walking two of the three batters he faced in the eighth. He was relieved by left-hander Mike Dunn, who gave up the home run to Ross on a 1...