MIAMI MARLINS NEWS

For Adeiny Hechavarria, hitting taking precedence in offseason drills

WESTON, Fla. -- The 10 a.m. class bell sounds at Tequesta Trace Middle School as 10 Major League Baseball players and prospects stretch yards away in an adjacent park. Miami Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria should be along the third-base line with Chicago Cubs outfielder Jorge Soler and veteran right-hander Jose Veras, but he is running late for the morning workout. Hechavarria...
Via Fox Sports Florida
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chris Volstad

CHRIS VOLSTAD RIGHT HANDED PITCHER   Born: September 23, 1986Height: 6’8″Weight: 230Bats: RightThrows: RightDrafted: 1st Round, 16th Overall, 2005 (Marlins)How Acquired: Minor League Free AgentHigh School: Palm Beach Gardens (FL) HSAgent: Moye Sports Associates WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES Volstad ranked high on prospect lists for his first several years...
Via Pirates Prospects
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Link Between MLB Teams and Specific Countries

At the Cincinnati Enquirer, C. Trent Rosencrans notes that, after Ichiro Suzuki plays his first game in a Miami Marlins uniform, the Reds will be the only of the 30 MLB teams to never employ a player born in Japan at the major-league level. (Tip of the hat to MLBTradeRumors.) Here is a quote that […]
Via Fangraphs
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Marlins designate reliever Arquimedes Caminero for assignment

The Miami Marlins designated right-handed reliever Arquimedes Caminero for assignment Thursday afternoon. With the signing of outfielder Ichiro Suzuki earlier in the day, the Marlins needed to make room on the 40-man roster. Miami's bullpen will have several arms vying for its two open spots. Righties Carter Capps, Sam Dyson, Aaron Crow and David Phelps as well as lefty Andrew McKirahan...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NL East Offseason Winners and Losers

After one of the most active Winters ever, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports evaluates all the winners and losers so far. Here are the ones I cherry picked from the NL East including the Mets. Winners Marlins. They got off to a big start with the record $325-million deal for franchise player Giancarlo Stanton (with his out after $107 million and six years) and kept going, adding speedy...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Suzuki says new sense of enthusiasm behind Marlins deal

TOKYO (AP) Ichiro Suzuki says a renewed sense of enthusiasm was behind his decision to sign a $2 million, one-year contract with the Miami Marlins. Making a rare appearance at a press conference in his native Japan, Suzuki said: ''When I met (Miami) team executives yesterday, I felt incredible enthusiasm so I wanted to respond to their enthusiasm and I believe that is something...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

On the same page: Marlins, Ichiro equally eager for upcoming possibilities

The Miami Marlins front office entered this offseason -- like it does any other -- aiming to build its deepest 25-man roster possible. After revamping the infield and adding depth to the rotation, it still sought a fourth outfielder to back up Gold Glover Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna and two-time All-Star Giancarlo Stanton. Instead of settling with a journeyman, the Marlins took...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Cishek on Steve Cishek: The Making of a Marlin

Steve Cishek learned to throw a slider in 2009. Three years later, the side-winding Miami Marlins righty learned how to throw it more effectively against left-handed hitters. He has since emerged as one of the best closers in baseball. Cishek – as Eno Sarris wrote in December – has a reverse platoon split, despite an […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins officially announce 1-year, $2 million deal with Ichiro

  Ichiro Suzuki has passed his physical and finalized a $2 million, one-year deal with the Miami Marlins. The Marlins made the announcement Tuesday night. Suzuki signed the deal in his native Japan. A news conference will be held there for him Thursday, with five Marlins executives present, including president David Samson, president of baseball operations Michael Hill and general...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins officially sign veteran OF Ichiro Suzuki to one-year deal

The Miami Marlins announced the signing of outfielder Ichiro Suzuki to a one-year contract Tuesday night, making him the first Japanese-born player to sign with the organization. Suzuki, 41, is a 10-time All-Star, 10-time Gold Glover and three-time Silver Slugger. As a rookie in 2001, he not only won the honor of Rookie of the Year but also American League Most Valuable Player. A...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #99: Christian Yelich | OF | MIA

Yelich is one of the youngest players in the major leagues at just 23, but since the Marlins drafted him in the first round of the 2010 Amateur Draft he’s done nothing but impress. Even during his first taste of the major leagues in 2013 he put that pretty left-handed swing to work and exceeded expectations. Over just 62 games, he posted a .288 batting average, 34 R, 4 HR, 16...
Via Baseball Professor
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tommy Hutton Q&A: Preparation under way for Marlins' 2015 season

There are 24 days until Miami Marlins pitchers and catchers report to Jupiter, Florida for the start of spring training. By Feb. 25, the entire squad will work out at Roger Dean Stadium with optimism brimming within the organization. Why? On paper, the Marlins became one of the winners of the offseason. It began when they signed All-Star slugger Giancarlo Stanton to a record-breaking...
Via Fox Sports Florida
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Eye of the beholder: Giancarlo Stanton steps into role as Miss Universe judge

Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton finished as the National League's home run king and MVP runner-up in 2014. He also made the All-Star team before signing a record-breaking $325 million contract in the fall. On Sunday night, Stanton put something else on his growing resume: judge at this year's Miss Universe Pageant, held in Doral, Florida. Stanton joined the likes of Emilio...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Morse brings bat, veteran presence to Marlins clubhouse

MIAMI -- Ace Madison Bumgarner stole headlines with his historic performance in Game 7 of the World Series, but Michael Morse drove in the winning run as the San Francisco Giants captured their third title in five years. When the Miami Marlins front office entered the offseason searching for a bat to protect slugger Giancarlo Stanton in the lineup, Morse's name kept coming back into...
Via Fox Sports Florida
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins reach one-year deal with Ichiro Suzuki

The Marlins have signed outfielder Ichiro Suzuki to a one-year deal. Suzuki, 41, will have his deal officially announced after the two sides work out a few remaining details. The deal will pay him $2 million for the 2015 season. With Giancarlo Stanton in right field, Christian Yelich in left and Marcell Ozuna in center the Marlins will begin the season with Suzuki on the bench....
Via Tireball.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Ichiro Suzuki, Miami Marlins Agree To One-Year, $2M Contract

MIAMI — Ichiro Suzuki has decided to play for the Miami Marlins. Suzuki and the team have agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract, pending a physical, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the contract with the 41-year-old outfielder has not been finalized. The contract...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins, Ichiro Suzuki agree to one-year, $2M deal

The Miami Marlins and Ichiro Suzuki have agreed to terms on a one-year deal according to Craig Mish of MLB Network Radio. The deal is set to be worth $2 million and does not include an option, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Hearing Ichiro Suzuki and @Marlins have agreed to terms. — Craig Mish (@CraigMish) January 23, 2015 Ichiro gets $2M on marlins deal. Pretty...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes athletic trainer Vinny Scavo to assist at NFL Combine

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Miami head athletic trainer Vinny Scavo is heading to next month's NFL Combine, to assist in the evaluation process of more than 300 pro football hopefuls. Scavo says he's making the trip even though he will miss some of the early portion of spring football season at Miami, though both he and the school said the opportunity was one that couldn't be turned...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ichiro to End Up in South Beach?

It’s not a huge signing, but all signs are pointing to Ichiro Suzuki heading to South Beach to the tune of $2 million for one year and playing for the Miami Marlins. But anytime a former MVP and ten-time All-Star is rumored to be switching teams…that’s enough to make a little splash. Currently, Ichiro and his 2,844 career hits sit behind just Alex Rodriguez (2,939 hits) on...
Via Hall of Very Good
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Marlins Sign Ichiro Suzuki

  The Miami Marlins already deep outfield just got a little more depth. Today, the Marlins signed veteran outfielder and 10 time all-star Ichiro Suzuki to a one year contract worth two million dollars. Hearing Ichiro Suzuki and @Marlins have agreed to terms. — Craig Mish (@CraigMish) January 23, 2015 Source: #Marlins indeed closing in on Ichiro, as @craigmish reported....
Via Baseball Hot Corner
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ichiro Suzuki and Marlins Agree to One-Year Deal

After the Marlins reportedly offered Ichiro Suzuki a one-year $2 million contract yesterday, today, a source told Joe Frisaro (Marlins site reporter for MLB.com) both sides have agreed to a one-year deal pending a physical. The Marlins already have an outstanding outfield that includes Christian Yelich, Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna, and having a potential Hall of Famer as...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Marlins, Suzuki closing in on deal

MIAMI (AP) A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Ichiro Suzuki has agreed to a one-year contract with the Miami Marlins, pending a physical. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the contract with the 41-year-old outfielder has not been finalized. Suzuki batted .284 last year for the New York Yankees. He topped the 200-hit mark...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami athletic trainer Vinny Scavo to work at NFL Combine

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Miami head athletic trainer Vinny Scavo is heading to next month's NFL Combine, to assist in the evaluation process of more than 300 pro football hopefuls. Scavo says he's making the trip even though he will miss some of the early portion of spring football season at Miami, though both he and the school said the opportunity was one that couldn't be turned...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Determinants of Free Agent Position-Player Salaries: Part I

On December 7th, 2011 José Reyes agreed to leave the New York Mets and join the Miami Marlins by signing a six-year, $106 million contract. Reyes was coming off a stellar age-28 season in which he won the N.L. batting title and swiped 39 bases. He was a consensus top-five shortstop in the game at the conclusion of the 2011 season, and was therefore ready to cash in on his status...
Via Batting Leadoff
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Brewers To Kick The Tires On Dontrelle Willis

Willis Warms Up With Long Island Ducks Wednesday morning ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick announced that the Milwaukee Brewers signed former Rookie of the Year and two time All-Star Dontrelle Willis  to a minor league contract. Dontrelle Willis has agreed on a minor league deal with #brewers. Includes invite to big league camp. — Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) January 21, 2015 As Crasnick...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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