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On Monday night, the Miami Marlins suffered a 5-0 loss to the San Diego Padres, but shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria continued to prove he belongs in the big leagues. The 24-year-old Cuban made a diving stop that has to be among the early leaders for defensive play of the year.
Hechavarria ranged to his left, made a ridiculous diving snare of a Nick Hundley grounder, then pulled himself up and threw out Hundley from his knees. It was an incredibly athletic play.
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The Miami Marlins, who rank dead last in MLB attendance, reportedly will close off the upper deck at Marlins Park for several games this season.
Injured Miami Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez was moved to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday after second baseman Donovan Solano was put on the 15-day DL with a rib injury.Solano missed three straight games with an intercostal issue before being put on the DL following Monday nights loss at San Diego.Alvarez, acquired in the offseason from Toronto, went on the disabled list...
Adeiny Hechavarria hit a grand slam and a bases-loaded triple off beleaguered Philadelphia Phillies starter Roy Halladay, driving in seven runs for the Miami Marlins in their 14-2 victory Sunday.
Kevin Slowey (1-2) pitched seven shutout innings for his first win since September 2010. He allowed two hits while striking out seven and walking two.
The right-hander had been winless...
The Miami Marlins have recalled catcher Kyle Skipworth from their Triple-A New Orleans minor league affiliate. He is up to cover the roster spot that has been vacated for the next handful of days while Austin Kearns is on the bereavement list. In an unrelated transaction, the organization has outrighted infielder Nick Green to Triple-A New Orleans after having cleared waivers.
Miamai Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna appears to be camped under a lazy fly ball off the bat of Will Venable. Moments later Ozuna loses the ball, reason being it was a home run that he was never close to catching. Even Venable was confused on the play as his body language indicated he thought he was out.
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Apologies if it seems that we're dwelling on the failures of Marlins Park—but there are oh so many of them, each more embarrassing than the last. This one's about that huge "economic impact" the new stadium was supposed to bring to the area. More than a year after the stadium debuted, not one single business has opened in the"prime retail space" the...
This news shouldn’t come as much of a shock, given the fact owner Jeffrey Loria shipped off a chunk of the team in the off season.
The Marlins have the worst attendance in the National League with an average of 18,864 per game–capacity of the park is 37,442, and once the upper deck is closed capacity will be 27,000.
The block off will occur for the next 6 games of a 9 game...
The Miami Marlins have sent infielder Nick Green to Triple-A New Orleans. Green was designated for assignment last week but cleared waivers.
During Green’s brief stint at the big league level this year he compiled a .321/.344/.500 line in eight games. Green, 34, will likely return to the major league level at a later date for the Marlins. He appeared with the team in seven games last year.
According to a source with knowledge of the situation, longtime major league pitcher Carlos Zambrano has signed with the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League. Zambrano will join ex-major leaguers Dontrelle Willis, Vladimir Guerrero, Ramon Castro, Ben Broussard, and Josh Barfield on the Ducks' current roster. After spending 2012 with the Miami Marlins, Zambrano became a free...
We've posted some pretty bizarre Major League Baseball moments over the years here on Outside the Boxscore but a moment from last night's Marlins/Padres games might take the cake for one of the strangest.
The moment happened in the second inning of play as Marlins pitcher Alex Sanabia delivered a pitch to San Diego's Will Venable who appeared to hit a lazy fly ball...
Nobody puts baby in a corner.
Nobody leans in the batter’s box like Matt Diaz. He makes baseball fun.
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A day after scoring 14 runs, the Miami Marlins were shut out by the San Diego Padres in a 5-0 loss. The loss snapped a two game win streak for Miami and quieted some murmurs about an improved offense. The loss to a fellow team with a losing record dropped the Marlins to 10-23 on the year. Miami remains in last place in the National League East.
Wade LeBlanc returned to the...
Alex Sanabia pitched for the first time in San Diego as a Major Leaguer and fell to 2-5 in the process. The San Diego native was the pitcher of record in the Miami Marlins’ 5-1 loss to the Padres. Miami has now scored only 1 run combined in two games after putting up a season high 14 in Philadelphia. The Padres who also have a losing record have outscored the Marlins 10...
Marcell Ozuna has no idea where this ball went … well it went in the stands.
It led Will Venable to do this:
The Miami Marlins are coming off their best offensive performance in three seasons. They may need to deliver a similar effort against the San Diego Padres the way left-hander Wade LeBlanc has been struggling.
LeBlanc will make his first start against his former team - and first at Petco Park as a visitor - Monday night when these last-place clubs begin a three-game set.