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End of season post-mortem: Miami Marlins

All things considered, the 2014 Miami Marlins were a bit of a surprise. Sure, they were never truly a playoff contender — especially after Jose Fernandez tore his UCL in mid-May and needed Tommy John surgery — but they hung around .500 for much of the season. Coming off a year in which they lost 100 games, there may actually be some reason for hope on South Beach. Preseason Prediction...
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Marlins Injury Update: Marcell Ozuna exits after jamming ankle

Marlins centerfielder Marcell Ozuna was helped off the field in the seventh inning of Sunday's game against the Washington Nationals, reports Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald (video here and below). Ozuna was attempting to stretch a single into a double when he jammed his ankle into the bag. He was replaced by Garrett Jones.Ozuna, 22, is in his second major-league season...
Via MLB Injury News
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Ryan Zimmerman impresses in return to Nationals

For the first time since July 22 Ryan Zimmerman was in the Washington Nationals lineup, when the Nationals took on the Miami Marlins on Saturday. Zimmerman missed two months with a Grade 3 hamstring strain. Starting at left field, Zimmerman didn’t waste time knocking the rust off, , as he singled in his first at-bat. Only Ryan Zimmerman would get a single in his first at-bat after...
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Marlins Injury Update: Bryan Morris done for season

The Miami Marlins lost the Washington Nationals on Friday by the score of 3-2. The loss dropped the Marlins to 74-79 on the season, third in the National League East. With seven games left in the season the Marlins have an outside chance of reaching the .500 mark. They'll have to do so without the services of reliever Bryan Morris, who is done for the season with a lingering...
Via MLB Injury News
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Justin Bour glad to finally have first major-league HR under belt

MIAMI -- Miami Marlins first baseman Justin Bour, the owner of 92 homers in six minor-league seasons, felt a sense of relief Friday night. Through 52 plate appearances in the big leagues, he had yet to clear the fences. Bour sent the first offering -- an 86 mph fastball -- from Washington Nationals right-hander Doug Fister for a leadoff blast in the fourth inning of a 3-2 loss. A...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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Marlins notes: Reliever Bryan Morris shut down for season

MIAMI -- Miami Marlins right-handed reliever Bryan Morris has been shut down the rest of the season with a groin injury. Manager Mike Redmond, who announced the news prior to Friday's batting practice, said Morris aggravated it in his previous outing Sept. 9 against the Milwaukee Brewers. He loaded the bases with no outs before getting out of the eighth inning. No runs came across...
Via Fox Sports Florida
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Marlins' Fernandez set to resume throwing Oct. 1

MIAMI (AP) Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez has been cleared to start throwing Oct. 1. The 2013 National League Rookie of the Year had season-ending Tommy John surgery May 16. He met with Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles on Thursday. ''A lot of good news came out of that in going up there and seeing him so I'm really excited,'' Fernandez said Friday. '...
Via AP on Fox
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Marlins ace Jose Fernandez cleared to begin throwing program in October

MIAMI -- Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez, wearing his white home uniform for team photos Friday at Marlins Park, flashed his mega-watt smile with good news he received from his cross-country trip. After meeting with Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles on Thursday, he returned to South Florida with clearance to begin a throwing program Oct. 1 in Miami. For 3 to 4 minutes, Fernandez...
Via Fox Sports Florida
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Umpire suspended for grabbing Jonathan Papelbon after pitcher grabbed himself (vid)

Major League Baseball announced in a press release issued Wednesday that umpire Joe West has been suspended for one game without play for initiating contact with Jonathan Papelbon after he had ejected the Philadelphia Phillies pitcher during Sunday’s game with the Miami Marlins. After West ejected Papelbon, the pitcher and umpire argued, with Papelbon blocking […] The post Umpire...
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Giancarlo Stanton posts pic showing face is looking better

Last Thursday, Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was blasted in the face with an 88-mph fastball resulting in “multiple facial fractures”, “dental damage” and a “facial laceration requiring stitches”. Tuesday, the slugger (and National League MVP candidate) took to Instagram to post an update as to how he’s doing.  And, well, considering dude had broken teeth...
Via Hall of Very Good
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Stanton feeling 'much better,' tweets appreciation for support

Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has received an enormous amount of support following a gruesome HBP during Thursday night’s game in Milwaukee. The young slugger tweeted his appreciation for those words of prayer and encouragement: The amount of support I have received from you guys has been tremendous & Heartfelt. I’m much better today & deeply appreciate your prayers...
Via Next Impulse Sports
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Marlins Instagram Posts Graphic Picture Of Giancarlo Stanton, Teammate Not Pleased

That graphic photo you see above is Giancarlo Stanton taking an 88 MPH off the face, and those white specks near his face appear to be shards of his several teeth that exploded upon impact. For some reason, whoever runs the Marlins official Instagram account decided to use that picture in an attempt to convey that it was one of the worst nights in team history. Not great taste...
Via Next Impulse Sports
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Casey McGehee went nuts during Marlins-Brewers fight (Video)

Miami Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee and manager Mike Redmond were both ejected from Thursday’s game with the Brewers after two Marlins were hit by pitches in the same at-bat. First Giancarlo Stanton was hit in the face by Mike Fiers (the pitch was called a strike because Stanton swung), and then Fiers hit pinch-hitter […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Watch: Giancarlo Stanton hit in face with pitch, leaves in ambulance

Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton left Miller Park in an ambulance during the fifth inning on Thursday night after being hit directly in the jaw with a pitch by Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Matt Fiers. Stanton, an NL MVP candidate, entered Thursday’s game versus Milwaukee with 37 home runs, 105 runs batted in and was keeping his club in the Wild Card race. But numbers and accolades...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Giancarlo Stanton hit in face by pitch, taken away in ambulance

This was the scary scene from Milwaukee when Mike Fiers hit Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton with a pitch during Thurday’s game against the Brewers. Stanton took the pitch in the jaw and began bleeding profusely before receiving medical attention. The outfielder was eventually placed on a stretcher and taken to a nearby hospital by ambulance. Obviously something you never...
Via Next Impulse Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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