The Miami Marlins are having bad luck in 2014 so far with their second baseman. The team signed Rafael Furcal to be their everyday second baseman, but he has been dealing with a hamstring issue.
On Thursday, the Marlins next choice for their second base job took a groundball off his nose, breaking Dietrich’s nose. There is no timetable for Dietrich’s injury as of yet, but the team expects Dietrich to be back on the field in no time.
Dietrich is expected to return to the field wearing a protective mask. Maybe he should call the Miami Heat’s LeBron James for idea on a protective mask? Hopefully the MLB front office is kinder to Dietrich than the NBA’s front office was.
Miami Marlins second baseman Derek Dietrich suffered a fractured nose when he took a bad-hop grounder from St. Louis outfielder Jon Jay off his face in the fifth inning of Thursday’s Grapefruit League game at Roger Dean Stadium.
Fernandez had Chapman, injury in mind on mound | Marlins News
It was shaping up like any other Spring Training start for Jose Fernandez, who was prepared and energized to take on the Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium.
Steve Cishek has developed a wealth of knowledge when it comes to mammoth Giancarlo Stanton home runs. After all, in the Marlins bullpen he has one of the best seats around to see where most of them land.
Marisnick makes play for Marlins job in center | Sun-Sentinel
Jake Marisnick is what teams refer to as a good problem in spring training. The young Marlin is making it difficult to rule him out for the starting job in center field.
Miami Marlins telling teams Jacob Turner unavailable | Sun-Sentinel
Don’t put too much stock in a national report that the Marlins are actively shopping starter Jacob Turner. According to a National League front office source, the Marlins told him Turner is not available.
Star outfielder Gianacarlo Stanton recently said that he likes the Marlins’ progression towards competitiveness but he still “needs a season” to determine if Miami is the best place for him long-term.
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The Detroit Tigers recently lost their starting shortstop Jose Iglesias for several months to heal a fracture in each lower leg. With the loss of Iglesias, the Tigers are said to be scouring the shortstop market, hoping to find a someone to plug the hole Iglesias’ injury left them.
Great baseball teams are not bought, rather they are built from the ground up. Free agency, gargantuan cable television deals, billion dollar tax-payer funded stadiums and the general economic structure of baseball has changed this somewhat, but not entirely so.
Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. Rookies always seem to be a big part of Marlins’ runs. Any time a rookie comes to the Marlins he has big shoes to fill because of great past Marlin rookie performances.
On an almost weekly (and sometimes daily) basis lately there seems to be a new update on Giancarlo Stanton’s future with the Miami Marlins. Speculations range from he’ll decide after this season to the Marlins are working on a trade to he’s already decided on his destination once he becomes a free agent after 2016.
When will the Marlins trade some of their pitching? That is a question that many around baseball are asking as Miami continues to stockpile talented young arms. Surely the front office in Miami is aware that not all of these pitchers are going to be able to be fixtures in the Marlins staff for years to come. John Morosi of Fox Sports is reporting that a trade could be done sooner rather than later.