On Wednesday Giancarlo Stanton took a step towards returning to the Miami Marlins lineup. Stanton threw the ball for the first time since he went down with his hamstring injury. Stanton has not yet begun to jog, but has recently started to run in pool.
Although all of this is good news for a Marlins offense starving for offense, Stanton is still ways away from returning for the disabled list. Stanton stretched with his teammates before batting practice Wednesday and took a few swings off the tee, but is not ready to face live pitching yet.
“Running’s going to be … I’m sure I can hit way sooner than I’ll be able to run,” Stanton said. “I can already put weight on it pretty well.”
Stanton does not expect to be out as long as teammate Casey Kotchman has been with a similar injury, but that is to be determined as he continues his rehabilitation to a comeback.
One thing is for sure, if he returns faster than Derrick Rose has for the Chicago Bulls, Marlins fans will be thrilled.
Miami Marlins release pitcher David Aardsma on Wednesday | The Times-Picayune
David Aardsma (1-0, 2.57 ERA) knew his time with the New Orleans Zephyrs was running short when he stepped in for Jonathan Albaladejo in the ninth inning of a 4-2 loss to the Tacoma Rainiers on Wednesday.
The Miami Marlins tore down their roster last season and were chided for it. The Houston Astros have been doing the same process and were lauded for it. What is the difference between the two struggling organizations?
Miami Marlins prospect Christian Yelich finding his groove | Bradenton Herald
The sample size is small. But the numbers are eye-popping.
By going 3 for 6 on Wednesday with two home runs and a double for Double A Jacksonville, Marlins uber-prospect Christian Yelich padded his already gaudy stats this month.
Miami Marlins use same lineup in back to back games for first time | Palm Beach Post
It took nearly one-quarter of the season but the Marlins finally played with the same starting lineup in consecutive games for the first time on Wednesday.
Here at Marlin Maniac:
The Miami Marlins have one of the top farm systems in all of baseball and it is a shame that we at Marlin Maniac have not been covering it more extensively. For this reason, I have decided to start a daily minor league report for MM viewers to update them on how the Marlins prospects fare on a game-to-game basis. This will be in the same format as the Miami Marlins Daily Minor League Report on Fishstripes.
The Miami Marlins made a tough decision last week when they moved struggling starter Wade LeBlanc from the rotation into the bullpen. LeBlanc had posted an ugly 5.79 ERA and a 4.94 FIP. He had only worked into the sixth inning twice in seven starts and the Marlins decided to move Tom Koehler into the starting rotation.
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After dropping the first game of their three game set with the Cincinnati Reds, the Miami Marlins fell to just 1-4 against the Reds in 2013. The teams record fell to 11-28, 17 games below the 500 mark. The Marlins are currently 11 games behind the Atlanta Braves and their shot to make the playoffs are already pretty much shot.