The Miami Marlins came into the season with big expectations for their young and talented starting rotation, but things have not gone according to plan. Jose Fernandez is out for the season with Tommy John surgery and Jacob Turner has struggled, so they now find themselves with veteran Randy Wolf as part of the rotation. Despite this, the team is in contention just 1 game back in the division and half a game out of the last Wild Card spot. Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal hears that the Fish are in the market for a starter to strengthen the rotation for a playoff run.
The Marlins are in the market to add a starting pitcher, but they will not trade Giancarlo Stanton according to Ken Rosenthal.
Tyler Kolek, armed with a 100-mph fastball, is ready to bring the heat to South Florida. The Marlins have reached an agreement with the No. 2 overall pick from this year’s First-Year Player Draft. According to MLB.com’s Jim Callis, the hard-throwing 18-year-old will receive a below-slot bonus of $6 million.
Anderson was selected in the third round by the Marlins and was one of six Razorbacks taken in the 2014 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. He joins Chris Oliver, who signed with the Philadelphia Phillies Thursday morning.
After getting a few days off, Miami Marlins starting left fielder Christian Yelich has yet to feel healthy following back spasms on Friday night. Yelich is likely to join Jarrod Saltalamacchia on the disabled list.
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Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there and welcome to this edition of The Good, The Great, and The Hits McGehee. Here is the quick recap for the game 3 against the Pirates- The Good: The Marlins win; The Great: Henderson Alvarez; and The Hits McGehee: Casey McGehee. Quick recap over, let’s have a look at how the Marlins won game 3.
Christian Yelich exited Friday’s game in the first inning with a lower back strain, and has been listed as day to day over the weekend. According to Joe Frisaro, Yelich is headed to the disabled list.
I have to confess that I had an entirely different article written as the Marlins started the last half of the 9th inning. It was an article outlining how the Marlins had decided not to show up to the 1st game of a 10 game home stand against the Pittsburgh Pirates. For 8 innings it was the truth. Jeff Locke was splendid, spinning 8 innings of 2 run baseball.
With the Marlins happy to be kicking off a home stand in south Florida, they look to welcome the Pittsburgh Pirates for a 3 game series starting tonight. To prepare you for this important series, we asked Tom Smith, editor of Rum Bunter, some questions. Rum Bunter is the Pittsburgh Pirates Fansided site and is the best place to get all the information you could want about the Pirates.
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