Jacob Turner was placed on the disabled list on Wednesday after suffering a right shoulder strain. The team flew him back to have an MRI on his right shoulder/upper back.
The Marlins are not expecting any major news to come out from the MRI, but with a young pitcher like Turner, the Marlins are better off playing it safe.
“We just want to be overly cautious,” said Mike Hill, the Marlins’ president of baseball operations. “He’s still 22 years old. We just want to make sure there is nothing there.”
Turner’s trip to the DL will be retroactive to April 4th, so the team hopes he only misses two starts, at the most. His MRI will decide if he has to miss more time.
Second baseman Derek Dietrich had one of his three fielding errors expunged from his stat sheet, and he’s not pleased about it.
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Don’t look now, but the Miami Marlins are in first place in the National League East. Through the first seven games of the season, the team has scored the most runs in the league and emerged with five victories. Plus, in 21-year-old right hander Jose Fernandez, the Marlins have one of the most exciting pitching talents in the game.
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Nathan Eovaldi has almost exclusively relied on two pitches so far this season. How has he racked up 14 strikeouts in 13 innings of work as a result? The answer is reminiscent of an old Marlins name.
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In the ever-present contest of awesome names, Nathan Eovaldi is loaded with some potent ammunition. Perhaps not coincidentally, Eovaldi substitutes a cannon for a pitching arm. Eovaldi’s average fastball velocity over 95mph puts him in rare company among starters.
The Miami Marlins are off to a hot start this year and are looking like a team that could become a dark horse in the NL East. As we hit the mid-point in the second week of baseball, here are five ridiculous overreactions to their early success.
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The Miami Marlins kick off their first divisional series today as they take on the Washington Nationals in Nationals Park. The Marlins are currently leading the N.L. East (man, that feels great to type) with a 5-2 record.
As part of our series preview content, we want to offer Marlins fans with some insight into the team that they will be facing. We carry out this in many ways, and one of them is to interview editor’s of other Fansided team pages so we can get the in-depth information that you need heading into the series.
The Miami Marlins replaced the outfield grass at Marlins Park this season as they continue to search for the correct variety to withstand the partially indoor conditions created by the retractable roof. Over the first two seasons of Marlins Park the team has had trouble keeping the outfield grass from withering and losing color.
As the Marlins kick off their third series of the year today, they will likely face their stiffest test of this young season. The Marlins have traveled to the nation’s capital to take on Gio Gonzalez and the Washington Nationals.
Henderson Alvarez, SP: C
Alvarez pitched a solid first five innings, giving up just one run on three hits. However, the wheels fell off in the bottom of the sixth inning.
The pitching injury bug has finally made it’s way down to Miami, as it continues to wreck havoc in Major League Baseball early in the 2014 season. Just the other day, the Tampa Bay Rays saw Matt Moore go down with an elbow injury.
It was going to take an almost perfect game for the Marlins to take down the Nationals on Tuesday night. Unfortunately they were not very close to playing at that level. The early season optimism surrounding the offense of the fish has begun to wain as the Marlins again struggled to score runs for the second consecutive game, losing 5-0.
After the Marlins scratched their young pitcher from his start on Tuesday night, the questions remained whether or not he would be heading to a stint on the disabled list. It appears that we now have our answer. According to multiple reports, Jacob Turner is heading to the disabled list retroactive to April 4th.
The Marlins look to end their season long 2-game losing streak (giggling) as they take on the Washington Nationals in the nation’s capital on Wednesday night. Jacob Turner was scheduled to make the start but manager Mike Redmond announced after the game last night that he was being scratched due to a shoulder injury sustained during batting practice.
The Marlins lost a hard fought game by a score of 10-7 on Wednesday night. Even with the loss there were a few players who really stood out. Here are our grades for some of the notables.