Found March 31, 2013 on Rotowire:
So the Marlins discovered today that they had a couple of starters with bum wings in Nathan Eovaldi and Henderson Alvarez, which is odd because both pitchers seemed fine all the way through spring training, but sure, whatever. To fill those rotation holes they called up organizational arm and pseudo-prospect Alex Sanabia. Did fellow org arm and pseudo-prospect Brad Hand, or someone like him, get the other open spot? Don't be ridiculous. Instead the Marlins called up Jose Fernandez, the 20-year-old who's one of the best pitching prospects in the game and who also has yet to pitch in Double-A, and in fact has only a half-season at High-A on his resume. To be fair, it's a dominating half-season, but the decision still seems a little, shall we say, premature. But wait, it gets better. Fernandez wasn't even on the 40-man roster, so in order to call him up they had to clear a spot on the 40, and did so by designating Zack Cox for assignment. You know, Zack Cox, the g...

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...

Marlins add Fernandez to roster

Top pitching prospect Jose Fernandez was added to the Miami Marlins' roster Sunday, and he's scheduled make his major league debut next Sunday against the Mets in New York. The unexpected move comes because of injuries to right-handers Nathan Eovaldi and Henderson Alvarez. They had been announced as part of the rotation, but instead both will start the season on the disabled...

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...

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...

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 now however...

Miami Marlins Top Pitching Prospect To Make Debut Next Sunday vs. Mets

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...

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.

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...

Let the youngsters play

I'm rooting for Red Sox left fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. to get off to a hot start, just like I'm rooting for Marlins right-hander Jose Fernandez and Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks to do the same. All three are rookies, and all three could (gasp!) qualify for an extra year of arbitration and (gulp!) reach free agency a year earlier all because they made their respective...
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