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25-year old right-handed reliever Jose Ceda is out indefinitely due to an elbow sprain. Ceda, who was making a run to be a middle reliever in the Miami Marlins' bullpen, will likely require Tommy John surgery. The surgery, as most people know, takes around a year to recover from.
Ceda is a 6'4", 280 LB rookie, has pitched 5 games (7.1 IP) this Spring, sporting a 1.31 ERA with 8 K's, and 2 walks. He made 17 game appearances last year, serving 20.1 innings with a 4.43 ERA; Ceda was someone the Marlins had confidence in for the future. Unfortunately, that hopeful confidence trend has declined as of today, as the Marlins will likely not see him at all at the big league level during the season, nor the minor league level in most likelihood.
The Marlins will have an opportunity for RHP Wade LeBlanc to make the big league team now with Ceda gone. LeBlanc, someone who will likely win the long relief role (and possible starting role, if a starting pitcher were to get hurt), has put up good numbers this Spring. He's 2-1 (6 games, 20.2 IP) with a 1.31 ERA, 19 K's and only 2 walks. I fully expect LeBlanc to make the big league team, especially with Ceda off the chart. Regardless if you believe Spring Training stats carry over into the season, LeBlanc deserves the chance. Non-roster invitee Chad Gaudin is also another option for the role.
After that, one spot still possibly remains in the bullpen. RHP Juan Oviedo [formerly Leo Nunez] continues to faces visa issues in the Dominican Republic, and is still on the Marlins' Restricted List. His return is not on any timetable; it's still up in the air at this point. He was expected to return mid-March, but clearly didn't. RHP Edward Mujica will most likely take Oviedo's now-8th inning role (RHP Heath Bell replaced Oviedo's closing spot) until he returns in a stable, game-ready condition- and hopefully with everything regarding his identity, legal.
-Derek (Source: Chris Girandola and Joe Frisaro, MLB.com [GO
BEST OF MAXIM
Carlos Zambrano had his worst start as a member of the Miami Marlins thus far in Wednesday’s 6-3 loss to the Houston Astros. The loss is insignificant but the worrisome part was the five walks allowed by Zambrano. With only one start to go before the regular season, the veteran will look to turn things around against the New York Yankees at Marlins Park in five days....
THE KEY WORD IS 'TASTEFUL'
Yes, that is Marlins outfielder Logan Morrison pictured above.
And yes, he’s dressed as a mermaid on the cover of the Miami New Times. And though, that picture is weird enough in itself, the outtakes are even weirder.
Via Miami New Times
Marlins’ outfielder Logan Morrison is known for his twitter antics, which got him demoted to the minor league last season.
Today he commented on the team’s controversial home run feature that is basically a conglomeration of moving fish and flashing rainbow colors.
Seizure or not, this thing is an embarrassment.
The Miami Marlins have released outfielder Aaron Rowand according to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com. The Marlins signed him back in December 2011.
Rowand hit .233/.274/.347 with 4 HR's and 21 RBI's in 331 AB's with the Giants in 2011 before he was released in September. The 34-year old is a career .273/.330/.435 hitter with 136 HR's and 536 RBI's in 4374 AB's throughout...
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Jose Reyes had two hits and Heath Bell pitched a hitless inning to earn his first save for the Miami Marlins, who beat the Washington Nationals 3-1 in an exhibition game on Tuesday.
Bell, who signed a 27 million, three-year contract with the Marlins over the winter, struck out two and walked none.
Ricky Nolasco pitched 6 1-3 innings to become the first Miami...
Key Stats: Since 2006, Hanley Ramirez's first year in baseball (minus the 2 PA's in '05), he has averaged a .301 AVG, 22 HR, 103 R, 72 RBI and 36 steals. Toss out the 92 game 2011 season caused by injury, and his numbers turn into a .313 AVG, 25 HR, 112 R, 78 RBI and 39 steals. Hanley is an elite talent and depending on your skills preference is arguably the best shortstop...
As Spring Training winds down, the always entertaining, often illuminating and frequently controversial Ozzie Guillen is currently settling into his role as the brand new Miami Marlins manager. He recently engaged in a Twitter interview with GQ writer Dan Hyman to discuss a multitude of topics baseball-related and otherwise, but by far the most [...]
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) -- Lucas Harrell gave up one unearned run in five innings for the Houston Astros on Wednesday in a 6-3 victory over the Miami Marlins.
Making a late bid for a spot in the Astros' rotation, Harrell scattered three hits and walked none in his first start of the spring.
Marlins starter Carlos Zambrano walked five in four innings for the Marlins.
From the CPL
The Morehead City Marlins have officially launched their new website and catchphrase in advance of the highly anticipated 2012 season.
The Marlins have teamed up with PrestoSports, a Maryland based sports web design company, for a fresh new and interactive page design, so fans may now easily navigate in style.
“PrestoSports is very excited to be partners...
Heath Bell pitched a hitless inning to earn his first save for the Miami Marlins, who beat the Washington Nationals 3-1 in an exhibition game on Tuesday.
Bell, who signed a $27 million, three-year contract with the Marlins over the winter, struck out two and walked none.
Ricky Nolasco pitched 6 1-3 innings to become the first Miami starter to reach the seventh this spring. He allowed...
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Anibal Sanchez put to rest any questions about the Miami Marlins' rotation.
Sanchez allowed a run in five innings, including Carlos Beltran's second homer, and the Miami Marlins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 Thursday.
Sanchez had been limited to three starts this spring because of a sore shoulder. He gave up two hits and a walk.
Matt Holliday walked...
I’m currently in Jupiter, Florida, as a guest both of (a) my 91-year-old grandfather and (a) the Miami Marlins of Florida. Today was the third and final day on the backfields here, and what follows represents the third and final installment of mediocre analysis on same. (Read Day 1 and Day 2.)
Today, I watched mostly the Double-A game between the Cardinals and Marlins — or, alternately...
I’m currently in Jupiter, Florida, as a guest both of (a) my 91-year-old grandfather and (a) the Miami Miarlins of Florida. Today was Day 1 of 3 of my time here. I’ll be spending time on the backfields, watching some minor-league games and providing mediocre analysis on same.
Today, I watched mostly the High-A game between the Marlins and Cardinals — or, alternately, the Jupiter...