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Analyzing The Marlins' Options When Dee Gordon Returns From Suspension

The Miami Marlins will have a decision to make about a month from now. Suspended second baseman and 2015 National League batting champ Dee Gordon is eligible to return to the Marlins on July 29, following his 80-game ban for PEDs.So the Marlins will just reinstate him as the everyday second-baseman like the suspension never happened, right?Given Gordon’s play over the last few...
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July 02, 2016  |  Discuss

The Marlins Are Doing Just Fine Without Dee Gordon

Last week, there was a little event you may have heard about called the “summer solstice.” Both calendars and my elementary-school science classes tell me that means summer just officially began. There are a few basic truths about summer’s infancy: children in your community may currently be in a state of euphoria; it’s time to plan July 4th barbeques; and, most relevant...
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June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Marlins have fun with Derek Dietrich a day after he was hit in head by ball

One day after being hit in the head by a foul ball, Miami Marlins second baseman Derek Dietrich appeared to be in good spirits Monday.Dietrich, who was struck in the head while in the dugout by a foul ball off the bat of teammate Christian Yelich on Sunday, was wearing a hard hat while stretching with teammates before the Marlins game against the Pirates on Monday.Dietrich was examined...
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May 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Marlins' Derek Dietrich hit in the head by foul ball in the dugout

Miami Marlins second baseman Derek Dietrich was hit in the head by a foul ball off the bat of teammate Christian Yelich in the ninth inning Sunday.The foul ball apparently split the opening at the steps of the dugout then bounced off the back wall and struck Dietrich in the back of the head. He was examined by doctors and was up and moving after lying face down for several minutesDietrich...
Via FOX Sports
May 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Marlins recall Derek Dietrich from Triple-A New Orleans

MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins recalled Derek Dietrich from Triple-A New Orleans as the corresponding move with Rafael Furcal headed to the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. Dietrich was the club's Opening Day starter at second base with Furcal on the DL with a right hamstring strain. In 41 games, he hit .246 with five doubles, two triples, five homers and 16 RBI....
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins option 2B Dietrich to Triple-A

MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins optioned second baseman Derek Dietrich to Triple-A New Orleans following Tuesday night's 1-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. There will be a corresponding roster move prior to Wednesday's game in St. Petersburg, Florida. Dietrich was batting .246 with five home runs and 16 RBI in 41 games. Ed Lucas started the past two games at second for Dietrich, who...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Marlins Derek Dietrich working on regaining confidence on field

MIAMI -- An odd hop off the bat of Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay is all it took to take away a bit of confidence. On March 20, a high bounce on a routine double play fractured Marlins infielder Derek Dietrich's nose. He needed to wear a protective mask for the next 10 days. "I think him getting hit in the face in spring training affected him a little bit, especially early on," Marlins...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins 2B Derek Dietrich's nose busted by bad hop

Miami Marlins second baseman Derek Dietrich was victimized by the thing that infielders hate most: The bad hop. But instead of simply bungling a play and getting charged for an error, the unfortunately wicked bad hop actually inflicted some pretty serious damage on Dietrich as the ball bounced up and drilled him directly in the […] The post Marlins 2B Derek Dietrich nose busted...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins take down Cardinals 4-3

JUPITER, Fla. -- Miami second baseman Derek Dietrich broke his nose when he was struck in the face by a bad-hop single during the Marlins' 4-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday. Dietrich was hit by Jon Jay's batted ball that hopped up at him while setting up for a double play in the fifth. Dietrich, who walked off the field holding a towel to his face, did not need stitches...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins' Derek Dietrich has small nose fracture after being struck in face by ground ball

JUPITER, Fla. -- Marlins second baseman Derek Dietrich experienced quite the scare during the fifth inning of Thursday afternoon's game against the Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium. With one out and a runner at first, Jon Jay's ground ball took a bad hop and hit Dietrich in the face on a potential double play. He went down instantly. The entire team congregated around him just to...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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