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Slugger Mike Stanton will be part of a Miami Marlins tour visiting U.S. troops in Japan, Guam and Hawaii from Dec. 1 to 15.
The tour organized by Armed Forces Entertainment will mark the Marlins' fourth visit to U.S. military personnel stationed overseas. In 2010 the Marlins became the first major league team to take players to visit troops.
Also representing the Marlins will be catcher Brett Hayes, outfielder Bryan Petersen, mascot Billy the Marlin and the team's cheerleaders, the Mermaids. The group will take part in baseball and dance clinics, an adult softball game and visits to Pearl Harbor and Hiroshima.
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The countdown to the 2012 season and the new era of Marlins baseball begins Feb. 22 when pitchers and catchers report to Roger Dean Stadium for Spring Training. Full-squad workouts start when position players report for their physicals on Feb. 26. The Marlins will play their first exhibition game on March 5 against the defending [...]
Free agent lefthander C.J. Wilson will visit with the Miami Marlins after Thanksgiving.
Wilson, considered the top available pitcher in free agency, is expected to have at least 10 teams bidding for his services.
One report has the 31-year-old Wilson seeking a six-year deal worth approximately $120 million.
The Marlins, who will move into a new stadium next season, have already...
Wade LeBlanc likes how the Miami Marlins' new uniforms look. He hopes to be wearing one next April.
The Marlins acquired the left-hander from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday for catcher John Baker. LeBlanc went 5-6 with a 4.63 ERA for the Padres last season, winning three of his last four decisions and hoping that strong finish carries over into spring training when he'll...
The Marlins have pursued trades and free agents aggressively so far this offseason. Most recently, Gio Gonzalez has emerged as a possible trade target for the team. Here are the details on the Marlins’ offseason, via Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald:
The A’s have demanded a package containing Logan Morrison or Mike Stanton for Gonzalez and the Marlins “flatly rejected”...
MIAMI (AP) -- The Miami Marlins acquired left-hander Wade LeBlanc from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday for catcher John Baker.
LeBlanc went 5-6 with a 4.63 ERA for the Padres last season, winning three of his last four decisions. In parts of four seasons with the Padres, LeBlanc went 17-22 with a 4.54 ERA, starting 52 times and coming in as a reliever twice.
Baker was limited to...
72-90, 5th place, 30 GBFragile Freddy’s “Two A Days” series continues today with the Florida Marlins. Each day (except Saturday) I will feature two clubs, one AL club, one NL club, and look back at their season. For each club I will comment on a key position player and pitcher (generally in a positive tone), their #1 prospect according to Baseball America, note what went...
The Marlins have expressed interest in left-hander Gio Gonzalez, according to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro. The Marlins are willing to part with Major League players and top prospects to upgrade their rotation, but they aren't convinced the Athletics would deal Gonzalez.
Gonzalez is available, according to Danny Knobler of CBSSports.com, but the A’s aren’t motivated to...
The Marlins clearly would like to add a left-hander the caliber of Oakland’s Gio Gonzalez.
The team has expressed interest in Gonzalez, but the Marlins aren’t convinced the A’s are willing to part with an All-Star who will not be eligible to become a free agent until 2016.
Oakland is looking for a large return for Gonzalez.
Miami is willing to part with top prospects and big...
In a move to add a left-handed bat and depth at the catching position, the Padres dealt left-handed pitcher Wade LeBlanc to the Marlins for catcher John Baker on Tuesday.
The San Diego Padres acquired catcher John Baker from the Miami Marlins in exchange for pitcher Wade LeBlanc on Tuesday.
The trade doesn’t qualify as the kind of big splash the Marlins are hoping to make. But in dealing catcher John Baker to the San Diego Padres on Tuesday for left-handed starting pitcher Wade LeBlanc, the Marlins sought to rectify one of their glaring shortcomings — a lack of upper-level pitching depth within the organization.