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The Miami Marlins conducted an offseason fire sale that sent virtually every big name player out of town. With injuries mounting to their pitching staff, the Marlins have decided to move their top pitching prospect, Jose Fernandez, into the starting rotation. Nathan Eovaldi and Henderson Alvarez have been moved onto the disabled list while dealing with shoulder inflammation to start the season and Miami needed to add pitchers to their starting rotation. Despite not pitching above the Single-A level of baseball, the Marlins made the call for Fernandez to join the rotation. He originally was slated to start the year with the team’s AA affiliate in Jacksonville. Originally, it was believed that Fernandez wouldn’t join the Marlins roster until later this season. His first MLB start will be April 7 against the New York Mets. Fernandez was ranked seventh overall on’s Top 100 Prospects list. He is a hard throwing right-hander that was impressive in Single-A ball last season recording a 14-1 record and a microscopic 1.75 ERA. He was selected by the Marlins 14th overall in the first-round of MLB draft in June of 2011.   The post Miami Marlins Top Pitching Prospect To Make Debut Next Sunday vs. Mets appeared first on Hardball Chat Baseball Blog.

Fernandez Makes Opening Day Roster

In a stunning move, the Miami Marlins promoted highly touted pitching prospect Jose Fernandez to the Major Leagues on Sunday.   Final roster decisions were due to Major League Baseball this afternoon and the Marlins made a number of transactions including this one.   The need for Fernandez came about due to sudden injuries to Nate Eovaldi and Henderson Alvarez.  Both are expected...

Jose Fernandez joins Marlins' starting rotation

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top pitching prospect Jose Fernandez has been added to the Miami Marlins' roster and is scheduled make his major-league debut next Sunday against the Mets in New York. The move Sunday was necessitated because of injuries to right-handers Nathan Eovaldi and Henderson Alvarez. Both had been expected to be part of the rotation, but instead they'll start the...

Called Up: Jose Fernandez

Kiley calls up some video and a scouting reports from the 2012 minor league season on Marlins hot prospect Jose Fernandez. The 20-year-old Cuban-born righty was named to the Miami rotation today.

Marlins spring training review

Things get real very real for the Miami Marlins on Monday. Not only will Mike Redmond make his big-league managerial debut, the Marlins will open against talented right-hander Stephen Strasburg and the defending NL East champion Washington Nationals. Miamis Ricky Nolasco will oppose Strasburg at Nationals Park as the Marlins begin their 21st season at 1:05 p.m. ET. I'm excited...

Logan Morrison starts the year on the 60-day DL

The outspoken and exuberant young Marlins' outfielder, Logan Morrison, will start the season on the 60-day disabled list.  As teams finalized their 25-man rosters over the weekend, Morrison was placed on the DL thanks to surgery he underwent in September of last year. According to Joe Frisaro of, Morrison's right knee has taken longer to recovery from surgery...

Marlins mistakes prove costly on Opening Day

The Miami Marlins could have safely assumed two things heading into their Opening Day game against Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals.1. Theyd probably need a well-pitched game from Ricky Nolasco and the relievers.2. Theyd likely need to make the most of any scoring opportunities against one of baseballs best pitchers.Nolasco certainly did his part, allowing just three...

Videos: Bryce Harpers homers twice on Opening Day

If you were one of those folks that predicted that the Washington Nationals Bryce Harper would hit the sophomore wall, here is your bitter first taste of just how good this kid be. Harper homered twice on Monday against the Miami Marlins in his first two at-bats. It’s the bottom of the sixth at post time, so don’t be surprised if a third video is added to this collection before...

Phillies Trade Infielder Freddy Galvis To Miami Marlins For Utility Player Greg Dobbs

Photo: Philliedelphia/Frank Klose In a move to shore up the Phillies bench, the Phillies sent utility infielder Freddy Galvis to the Miami Marlins for utility infielder Greg Dobbs, according to various media outlets. The move gives the Phillies a veteran left-handed bench presence with some power. Galvis was expendable because...

National Deficit

Ricky Nolasco pitched great outside of two pitches to Bryce Harper but that was enough as the Miami Marlins fell to the Washington Nationals 2-0 on Opening Day in Washington D.C..  The first of the longballs came in the first inning on a hanging curveball and the Nationals never looked back.   Stephen Strasburg and the Nats bullpen quieted Miami’s offense and kept them from even...

Legends don’t just homer on Opening Day; they homer twice

When I saw that Ricky Nolasco was named the Marlins’ Opening Day starting pitcher, immediately a light went on that I was probably going to see a Bryce Harper home run in his first Opening Day game. As he usually does, he did one better. He hit two, with the second being a towering shot to right field. In case you were in your cubicle this afternoon went Bryce Harper gave the Nationals...

Nats Open At Home Against Marlins, Facing High Expectations

The Washington Nationals will open their highly anticipated 2013 campaign today at Nationals Park against the Miami Marlins, a team which is on the opposite end of the prognosticated success spectrum from the Nats. When Sports Illustrated elected the Nationals as its World Series victor, and nearly every other set of predictions has the Nats going nearly as far, it became expected...

MMO 2013 National League East Preview

NL East At A Glance Miami Marlins: The team that essentially alienated whatever fan base they thought they had looks like an obvious 5th place team in this division. They do however have the best player in the division in Giancarlo Stanton. No matter what the rumors say, I still think Giancarlo is a Marlin for a very long time. If I’m wrong, I hope I’m apologizing on my way to...

2013 Season Preview

It's easy to write the Miami Marlins off and most media outlets are doing just that. The team traded off a good portion of the roster and looks vastly different than it did one year ago on Opening Day. It's gotten younger, and it's gotten cheaper but the truth it -- it's also gotten better. That's going to be something you don't read or hear much right...
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