Some news that went really far under the radar for the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night, the team traded outfielder Gorkys Hernandez to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for shortstop prospect Alex McClure. McClure has hit just .216/.269/.266 over 4 minor league seasons for the Royals organization and is likely seen as organizational depth for the Marlins going forward.
The Marlins had acquired Gorkys and a competitive lottery round pick last season from the Pittsburgh Pirates for first baseman Gaby Sanchez. The Marlins failed to sign their competitive lottery pick Matt Krook before the signing deadline.
The injury bug has wreaked havoc on Christian Yelich this season, but luckily for Fish fans, he’s done plenty of hitting when he’s been on the field.
Believe it or not, Jake Marisnick deserved his promotion to the majors more than his counterpart Christian Yelich.
Hechavarria takes off in July atop Marlins’ lineup | Marlins News
Hitting at the top of Miami’s lineup for the 10th time Tuesday, Hechavarria seems to have found his groove. Through 17 games this month, the speedy Marlins shortstop is hitting .418 and has driven in four runs.
Marlins’ Ozuna to see hand specialist for jammed left thumb | Sun-Sentinel
On a diving catch Monday, outfielder Marcell Ozuna jammed his left thumb. He could landed on the Marlins’ disabeld list rather than head to Double-A Jacksonville.
Dandy debut for top prospect Yelich | Miami Herald
On his first day in the majors, Christian Yelich did something only two other Marlins have accomplished previously: tally three hits in his first big-league game.
Here at Marlin Maniac:
The Miami Marlins’ already shaky offense stumbled out of the gates after the second, after a franchise record of thirty scoreless innings captured headlines for the team. Miami put the streak to rest this evening at Coors Field, scoring in the first inning off Colorado Rockies starter Drew Pomeranz and tacking on another run in the second. Tom Koehler bounced back from a streak of his own, pitching seven innings for the first time since June 20th on the way to a Miami 3-1 victory.
The Miami Marlins will look to end their scoring struggles against the Colorado Rockies, as they play in the always hitter friendly Coors Field. To preview the series between the Marlins and Rockies, I had an email chat with Hayden Kane, the editor for the Colorado Rockies Fansided Site, Rox Pile. Rox Pike does a phenomenal job of covering everything surrounding the Rockies team.
The Marlins made the right choice in promoting their two best outfield prospects in Christian Yelich and Jake Marisnick. The Marlins offense has been a stagnant mess for the majority of the season even with the return of Stanton and Morrison. Ozuna and Dietrich have provided some nice offensive bursts from time to time but they have shown their inexperience and Major League pitchers are really taking advantage of it. Left field has been a joke for most the season, as Ruggiano and Pierre are barely able to on base. Jake Marisnick and Christian Yelich are two high end prospects that could finally give the extra boost to a slumping team that could take them out of the cellar in the National League.
The biggest news surrounding the Miami Marlins today continues to be the promotions of their top outfield prospects, Christian Yelich and Jake Marisnick.
If you are a Miami Marlins fan, there is plenty of reason to be as excited for tonight’s game as any during the 2013 Marlins season. The rookie phenom, Jose Fernandez, will be on the mound for this Fish for the first time since his breath taking performance at the All-Star game.
Last month, when the Jacksonville Suns were in Birmingham to take on the Barons, I was lucky enough to score media credentials from the Barons for the series. While I was attending the series, I was fortunate enough to nab interviews with some of the Suns players, including Logan Morrison(link) and Nathan Eovaldi (link), who were both on rehabiltion stints with the team at the time.