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Four Miami Marlins opt to test free-agent waters

With the 2014 season officially over and the offseason underway, four Miami Marlins elected free agency. Though none of them come as surprises, pinch-hitter Reed Johnson, infielder Rafael Furcal, right-handed reliever Kevin Gregg and right-hander Brad Penny will test the market. Johnson, who turns 38 in December, signed a one-year deal last winter. He hit .235 with 15 doubles, two...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The NLeast You Should Know Vol. 23

Photo: NY Mets Don’t look now but your New York Mets are making moves in the National League East. No, they are not vying for a spot in the playoffs, that ship sailed when they were officially eliminated late last week. But, after a 4-2 week, the Mets have climbed over the Marlins for third place and sit just one half game behind the sinking Braves for second place behind the Nationals...
Via NYMetsLife
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Two-Out Rally Pushes Nats Past Miami

Despite having clinched the NL East, the Washington Nationals (88-64) still have plenty to play for, and they acted like it tonight, as five straight two-out hits led to a five-run fourth in a game the Nats eventually won, 6-2, against the Miami Marlins (74-78). This game’s beginning could not have been further from its end. Marlins starter Brad Hand mowed down the Nats his first...
Via The Nats Blog
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Two-Out Rally Pushes Nats Past Miami

Despite having clinched the NL East, the Washington Nationals (88-64) still have plenty to play for, and they acted like it tonight, as five straight two-out hits led to a five-run fourth in a game the Nats eventually won, 6-2, against the Miami Marlins (74-78). This game’s beginning could not have been further from its end. Marlins starter Brad Hand mowed down the Nats his first...
Via The Nats Blog
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Two-Out Rally Pushes Nats Past Miami

Despite having clinched the NL East, the Washington Nationals (88-64) still have plenty to play for, and they acted like it tonight, as five straight two-out hits led to a five-run fourth in a game the Nats eventually won, 6-2, against the Miami Marlins (74-78). This game’s beginning could not have been further from its end. Marlins starter Brad Hand mowed down the Nats his first...
Via The Nats Blog
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins clubhouse reveals healthy dynamic between teammates this season

MIAMI, Fla. -- Fantasy football leagues. Celebratory handshakes. Team dinners. Since spring training, the Miami Marlins have grown into a tight-knit group with a complementary mix of inexperienced and veteran players. When All-Star slugger Giancarlo Stanton and outfielder Reed Johnson got struck by consecutive errant fastballs last Thursday, Garrett Jones and Casey McGehee led the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Marlins 6, Mets 5

The Mets (72-79) were defeated by the Miami Marlins (73-76) tonight at Citi Field by a score of 6-5. What you should know: Jacob deGrom was fantastic again this evening, as he struck out the first eight batters to greet him to start the game, tying a major league record that was originally set by Jim Deshaies of the Houston Astros in 1986. DeGrom would strike out 13 batters altogether...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins announcer goes nuts after HBPs in Milwaukee

Temperes flared in Milwaukee at last night’s Brewers-Marlins game.  Miami’s star slugger Giancarlo Stanton was drilled in the face by Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers.  Stanton suffered facial fractures and dental damage thanks to the pitch – it was a scene you never want to see on the diamond. After a lengthy delay, Fiers then hit Reed Johnson with his next pitch.  Neither seemed...
Via Awful Announcing
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

All hell broke loose after Giancarlo Stanton was hit in the face

The good news (if you could call it that) about Giancarlo Stanton’s injuries from last night – they don’t immediately to be as serious as they looked at first. #Marlins Giancarlo Stanton suffered a facial laceration requiring stitches, multiple facial fractures and dental damage — Joe Frisaro (@JoeFrisaro) September 12, 2014 There will be further evaluation of Stanton in...
Via The Outside Corner
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers’ Mike Fiers ‘Deeply Sorry’ After Hitting Giancarlo Stanton In Face

It was clear from the moment it happened that Mike Fiers had made a terrible mistake. The Milwaukee Brewers pitcher immediately placed his hands on his head after he lost control of a pitch during the fifth inning Thursday night, hitting Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton in the face. Fiers, who had not hit a batter all season but proceeded to nail pinch hitter Reed Johnson...
Via NESN.com
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Official Video: Brutal -- Marlins Stanton destroyed by pitch to face, Fiers to Twitter to apologize

After Florida Marlin Giancarlo Stanton was hit square in the face by Brewers hurler Mike Fiers' 88 MPH pitch and then Reed Johnson got drilled in the hand, benches cleared in Milwaukee.Your browser does not support iframes.Stanton has multiple facial cuts, fractures, and dental damage. He remained hospitalized overnight, scheduled to return to Miami today for further evaluation.Fiers...
Via Bob's Blitz
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Quotable

Hi. I’m Troy McClure. You may remember me from such quotes as: “I can’t think of a more fitting punishment for Hamels than to play out the rest of his contract on the S.S. Amaro in Philadelphia.” “You know I may be hyper-critical of the Mets, but the Philadelphia Phillies are a clown car.” “To go one step further, run differential is 50-37 against the Phillies … most...
Via Metstradamus
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins notes: Lineup changes in series finale against Mets

MIAMI -- The combination of a struggling offense and an opposing southpaw pitcher led Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond to tweak his lineup for Sunday's series finale against the New York Mets. After getting shut out just twice over the first 64 games of the season, the Marlins have been held scoreless three of their past 10 contests. They are 3-7 during that span. With Jonathon...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Reed Johnson thankful for childhood influence from Tony Gwynn

MIAMI -- When news of San Diego Padres Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn's death spread, Miami Marlins outfielder Reed Johnson received a text message from his mother. On Monday, Johnson's mom sent him a photo of his Little League cleats with Gwynn's signature on them. Johnson, who grew up an hour away from San Diego, attended the San Diego School of Baseball weekend camp that Gwynn taught...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Recap 5/28/14: Nationals Fall to Miami in 10

Despite some serious struggles, the Miami Marlins dealt the Washington Nationals a loss Wednesday night in ten innings. The play by play reads more like a comedy of errors than the description of a winning effort, but the Marlins still found a way to wind up on top. In what could have been the beginning of the end, Miami pitcher Henderson Alvarez left the game with elbow problems...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins come alive in 10th to take down Nationals

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Casey McGehee's fourth hit of the game drove in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning, and Reed Johnson doubled home two more as the Miami Marlins defeated the Washington Nationals 8-5 on Wednesday night. Ed Lucas singled off Jerry Blevins (2-2) to open the 10th and Christian Yelich walked. After Derek Dietrich bunted the runners over, the Nationals intentionally...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Reed Johnson cracks 2-run HR late but Marlins lose to Dodgers 6-5

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Yasiel Puig extended his career-best hitting streak to 12 games with his third home run in four days, a go-ahead three-run shot, and drew a bases-loaded walk in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 6-5 win over the Florida Marlins on Monday night. Dan Haren (5-1) overcame a shaky start following his 3-2 loss at Washington last Wednesday, allowing three runs and seven hits...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

'California' Marlins Q&A: Four Marlins visiting home state of California

Palm trees. Sunshine. Surf. When the Miami Marlins embarked on their current 11-game road trip, four players from California expected contingents of family and friends to watch them take on the San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants. Christian Yelich, who grew up 40 minutes away from Dodger Stadium, will get to play his hometown team in the Golden State for...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: Marlins giving some regulars rest Saturday

MIAMI -- Earlier in the week, Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond talked about getting a few regulars a day off during the current 20-game stretch. On its fifth day, Redmond made a few moves to do so. Jeff Baker, who hasn't played since Tuesday with flu-like symptoms, started Saturday at second base and hit seventh in the order. Reed Johnson, who has reached base in four of his past...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The Face Of Evil

Anytime a team blows a 5-1 lead, it’s cause for agita. But when a team blows a 5-1 lead after they get a two run HR from … of all people … Bobby Abreu (editor’s note: I almost typed “Bobby Bonilla”), that’s particularly galling. Then on top of that you get beat by a player that only seems to hit your team? Damn, where’s my crystal meth stash? The Mets build a 5-1...
Via Metstradamus
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins notes: Miami benefits from replay call

MIAMI -- Marlins outfielder Reed Johnson stood at the top step of the dugout during Friday night's ninth-inning delay once he saw the instant replay on the Jumbrotron. With runners at first and second, Yoervis Medina fielded Marcell Ozuna's sacrifice bunt and threw to third for the force out. But third baseman Kyle Seager bobbled the ball on the transfer. Major league administrative...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins walk off with 8-4 win thanks to Giancarlo Stanton's slam

MIAMI -- Giancarlo Stanton hit a grand slam with none out in the ninth inning, and the Miami Marlins took advantage of an overturned call on a replay review to beat the Seattle Mariners 8-4 Friday night. Reed Johnson was called out on a force play following a bunt, but the umpires reviewed the ruling and determined third baseman Kyle Seager had juggled the ball. The Mariners then...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins place Rafael Furcal, Ed Lucas on DL, set roster

The Marlins made their final moves Sunday afternoon to set their Opening Day roster. Second baseman Rafael Furcal (strained left hamstring) and utility player Ed Lucas (fractured hand) were placed on the 15-day disabled list. Furcal's stint is retroactive March 21 when he last played in a Grapefruit League game but exited in the third inning after re-aggravating it. He will be eligible...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Reed Johnson makes Marlins at reserve, Ty Wigginton released

Reed Johnson has made the Miami Marlins as a reserve outfielder. Johnson, 37, will operate as a reserve outfielder. This spring he hit .410 (16-for-39) with one home run and four doubles over 14 games earning a spot on the bench. If nothing else Johnson gives the Marlins a low cost veteran who will not embarrass himself in the field. Johnson had spent the past two seasons as a bench...
Via Tireball.com
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

No guarantees: Non-roster invitees know they must make impression

JUPITER, Fla. -- Eleven seasons spent in the big leagues with the same routine. Then, one offseason, only minor-league deals come around with an invitation to spring training. For veteran position players in this situation, old habits must be adjusted in order to win a spot not guaranteed to them. A track record will only go so far. Outfielder Reed Johnson, one of two such players...
Via Fox Sports Florida
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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