The injury bad news keeps on coming for the Miami Marlins. Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia was placed on the 7-day concussion DL on Sunday and still has lingering effects as of last night. As a result, Salty is expected to be moved to the 15-day DL and miss more than just the initial week the team had hoped he would miss.
“It could go to the 15-day disabled list, but I don’t know for sure,” Redmond said.
“He needs to make sure he’s symptom free. When I say that, I mean headache-free, dizzy-free. … As of right now, he’s still resting.”
J.T. Realmuto was called upon to replace Saltalamacchia, but has yet to get any game action. He would likely be a better alternative to starting Jeff Mathis, who is 0-for-9 with 6 strikeouts in place of Salty.
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Through the first third of the 2014 season, one of the real surprises in the Marlins lineup has been the emergence of center fielder Marcell Ozuna, who has blown past preseason expectations to become one of the top run producers in the National League.
Marlins notes: Stanton third in voting among NL outfielders | Fox Sports Florida
Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton moved up to third among National League outfielders in the latest All-Star voting update.
The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig (935, 276) and the Colorado Rockies’ Charlie Blackmon (883,186) came in ahead of Stanton (863,307) as of Tuesday afternoon. Stanton was fourth last week.
Just two days after trading the 39th-overall pick in the upcoming draft to the Pittsburgh Pirates for replacement-level reliever Bryan Morris, the Miami Marlins appear to have traded their other Competitive Balance selection — in this case, the 36th-overall pick — for whatever coins or other solid matter is currently trapped within the couch of this guy named Steve.
The Marlins Live Down to Their Reputation | Fangraphs
On Sunday, the Marlins made a head-scratching trade, acquiring reliever Bryan Morris from the Pirates in exchange for their Competitive Balance selection — #39 overall — in Thursday’s amateur draft. Morris does have some virtues as a very hard-throwing groundball guy who is decently effective against right-handed batters, but he also has a long list of flaws; his command is lousy, he can’t get left-handers out, and even used as a situational reliever, he’s been pretty terrible this year.
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With the offseason departure of Justin Ruggiano, whose 18 homers last season were only second behind team home run leader Giancarlo Stanton‘s 24, it was apparent that Mike Redmond‘s Marlins were in need of power in the starting lineup.
The Miami Marlins have lost a bit of their home-cooked magic, coming off a sweep at the hands of the division rival Atlanta Braves. The series was a golden opportunity to grab hold of first place in the NL east, but they now find themselves 3 games back, and in second place in the division.
Coming off of an unimpressive series sweep to the hands of the Atlanta Braves, the Miami Marlins will play their in-state rival, the Tampa Bay Rays next, for a four-game series. The first two games will be played in Miami and the last two in Tampa. To help preview the series we reached out friend of Marlins Maniac, Robbie Knopf for a quick chat on what to expect in the series.
The struggles of the Miami Marlins bullpen has been pretty well documented as of late. The Marlins front office still believes that the 2014 version of the Marlins is good enough to compete for a playoff spot. For that reason, they have been proactive in attempting to sure up the bullpen.
At this point in the season, there is no doubt that Giancarlo Stanton will make an appearance in Minneapolis for the League’s 85th All-Star Game this July. Until today, however, Stanton ranked fourth in voting for National League outfielders behind Colorado’s Charlie Blackmon, Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen, and Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun.
The Miami Marlins completed a two game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays with a 1-0 win Tuesday night at Marlins Park. Neither team could muster any offense, as the Marlins scattered five hits (four singles) over the course of the game. The game’s lone run was plated by a Christian Yelich based loaded walk in the fifth inning.