After a season filled with injuries, the Miami Marlins will return to the closest to full health that they have been at all season on Sunday. On September 1st, major league rosters are allowed to expand to 40 men on a team. One of the first players the Fish expect to give a call to would be former Rookie of the Year Award winner, Chris Coghlan.
Coghlan has been promoted to Triple-A, after finishing a rehab stint at Class A Jupiter. Coghlan has been playing third base during his rehab stint and is expected to close the season at third for the Marlins. September could go a long ways in determining Coghlan’s future with the team, as he along with Giancarlo Stanton, Logan Morrison, and Steve Cishek will be arbitration eligible for the first time.
Polanco passes tests, returns from concussion DL | Marlins News
Eight days after he was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list, Placido Polanco passed a series of tests and was cleared to rejoin the Marlins on Tuesday.
Polanco was hit on the left side of his helmet by a 94-mph fastball on Aug. 16 against the Giants, and didn’t initially think that he would have to miss more than a handful of games. Then he woke up with a headache one morning and felt groggy.
Major League Baseball’s Miami Marlins might not be on-field winners this year, but when it comes to in-stadium technology the organization is at the front of the field. The team’s stadium has a real-time IPTV system that shows multiple perspectives of its games on 700 flat panel screens, and offers digital signage displays in private suites, concourses, clubs and retail shops as well as the park’s ubiquitous on-field display screen.
Ruggiano battled illness during hitless streak | Sun-Sentinel
The 0-for-42 hitless streak that dogged Justin Ruggiano for more than a month is easier to understand considering he was coping with an energy-sapping illness at the same time.
The Marlins outfielder was 10 for 19 with three home runs in seven games beginning with the three-hit game Aug. 14 in Kansas City that ended the epic slump, the longest by a non-pitcher in Marlins history.
The Miami Marlins are going to limit stud pitcher Jose Fernandez‘s innings this season, and there is no good way around it, No matter how many cries from Marlins fans come to see Fernandez for a few more starts, the Fish will continue with the plan to shut him down after 170 innings or so. The best we can hope to see is for Fernandez to stretch out his starts by skipping a start or so to reach the middle of September.
As far as a return trip to the postseason is concerned, the Washington Nationals are gasping on life support, their one ray of hope resting on a 19-game stretch of games against weaklings that kicked off on Tuesday with a 2-1 victory over the Marlins.
And the Nationals are probably licking their chops over the fact they have nine games left to play against the National League’s worst team in the last-place Marlins, who have done little to unnerve them this season. The Marlins have gone down to defeat in seven of their 10 meetings so far.
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It turns out that even when he is not on the mound, Jose Fernandez is still a winner. On Monday, the rookie sensation collected his second Co-Player of the Week Award in less than a month. Last time he shared the honors with teammate Steve Cishek, this time he shared the honor with with Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija.
The Miami Marlins hit the road Tuesday to kick off a 3 game series in Washington to face the Nationals. The Marlins are coming off of a disappointing home stand which saw them drop 7 of 10 games.