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There was a time when Tino Martinez was certain that he would never coach.
It's not that he didn't want to, necessarily. It was more that the grind of baseball - travel, long days, late nights, time away from the family - had taken its toll over the course of 16 seasons in the major leagues.
''I said, `Never again,''' Martinez said. ''When I was done playing baseball, my career was over, I said I'd never coach. I'd never do that schedule again.''
Never say never.
The four-time World Series champion with the New York Yankees is back in the game, now in the first year of a three-year deal to be the Miami Marlins hitting coach.
At 45, he still looks like he could play, and he thinks he can get plenty out of what's expected to be a relatively young Miami opening-day roster.
''There's a respect factor he brings right in,'' said Larry Beinfest, the Marlins' baseball operations president. ''Winner...
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Jose Reyes went on the offensive after Jeffrey Loria denied his claim that the Marlins owner told him to buy a home in Miami the day before he was traded to the Blue Jays.
Javier Vazquez will not pitch for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic.
Agent Seth Levinson said Thursday that the 36-year-old right-hander had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.
Levinson says Vazquez still plans to travel with the team, which plays the Dominican Republic, Spain and Venezuela in Group C starting March 7.
Vazquez last pitched in the major...
Javier Vazquez’s comeback attempt may be over. After undergoing knee surgery last month the 36-year-old right handed pitcher has been ruled out of the upcoming World Baseball Classic. Vazquez was to play for Puerto Rico. Vazquez was trying to make a comeback this spring after sitting out the entire 2012 season.
The Miami Marlins hit three home runs including a grand slam on Tuesday to beat the New York Mets 7-5 and move to 2-1-1 on the Spring. The slam came courtesy of Casey Kotchman who is trying to land a role at first base to begin the year. Giancarlo Stanton and and Matt Downs hit their first long-balls of the Spring. Downs is also involved in the first base competition...
Former Marlins, Yankees, and Braves starter Javier Vazquez will not pitch in the World Baseball Classic in March, and won't make a return to MLB this season. Vazquez had knee surgery in January, and that's the reason for him pulling out of the WBC as well as putting off plans to return to the majros in 2013.
Despite impressing scouts in workouts this spring, it's...
Contrary to popular belief, most writers covering sports do not enjoy writing articles month after month, year after year, in which they report nothing but negativity around this facet or that. In all honesty, it’s tiresome.
At the same time, those of us that spend a great deal of time watching over teams, clubs, and leagues, are passionate and actively engaged in wanting to see...
Jose Reyes is not a big fan of Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria, and if you believe the shortstop’s story about being traded you probably don’t blame him. According to Reyes, Loria encouraged him to purchase a home in Miami just two days before he was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays. Not surprisingly, Loria has a much different recollection of the dinner that Reyes was referring...
Free agent Javier Vazquez was hoping to return to the major
league ranks this season, but his comeback attempt has been cut short due to a
knee injury. The veteran right-hander will not pitch in 2013 as he recovers
from meniscus surgery on his right knee, according to James Wagner of The
Wagner adds that a retirement announcement could come soon
Eventually the whole “he said, she said” charade that is going on between Jose Reyes and Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria will fizzle out, but for now it would appear that Reyes is not content to just let it go. Earlier this month, Reyes claimed Loria encouraged him to buy a home in Miami just days before trading him to the Toronto Blue Jays. Loria fired back by saying that...
VIERA, Fla. (AP) -- Dan Haren allowed a run over two sharp innings in his debut with the Washington Nationals, but the Nathan Eovaldi pitched two hitless innings in his first start to lead the Miami Marlins to a 5-1 victory on Wednesday.
NL Rookie of the Year Bryce Harper cooled off some, going 0 for 2 for the Nationals. He had three hits Tuesday and is 6 for 10 to start spring...
Liar, liar pants on fire; everyone remembers how that childish saying goes. At this point, it seems that former Met Jose Reyes and Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria are saying that to each other.
After signing his mega-deal with the Marlins in the 2012 off-season, Reyes was traded to the Blue Jays after Miami’s disappointing season. The deal came to a shock to Reyes who claimed that...
Spring training is usually a time of hope.
Unless you're the Houston Astros. Or the Miami Marlins.
With no-name rosters and in the midst of massive rebuilding jobs, these teams are more likely to be remembered as among the worst in recent years than make any sort of run for the playoffs.
Astros pitcher Lucas Harrell isn't fazed by the low expectations, even though Houston...
Yesterday the Mets dropped a game to 7-5 to the Miami Marlins. Before we talk about the OF performance, let’s just go through some quick game notes.
- Mejia had a bad outing allowed 5 runs, 4 earned in one inning of work. I would be more concerned about this but he also just got to camp, so he could easily be 2 weeks behind everyone else. I would also be more apathetic...
Jeffrey Loria and the Marlins front office need to save face as much as anyone since Harvey Dent (dated pop culture reference: check). One suggestion has been that they should re-sign their one remaining superstar, Giancarlo Stanton. That is easier said than done, given that Stanton publicly expressed displeasure in the immediate wake of the team’s massive trade with Toronto. Even...