Spring training is a time to get in shape for the upcoming major league season, work on mechanics or maybe compete for a spot on the team.
Miami Marlins pitchers and catchers reported to the team for spring training Sunday starting what every Marlins fan, player, and executive hope will be a quick turnaround for the downtrodden franchise.
A rash of injuries during the final week of spring training last year forced the Miami Marlins to add then 20-year-old right-hander Jose Fernandez to its starting rotation.
The Miami Marlins messed up quite a few things in the last few years. But you’d hope they could get the date right on the team’s first no-hitter in Marlins Park, but you’d be wrong.
Believe it or not, there is still a Major League Baseball team selling tickets for the 2013 regular season and wouldn’t you know it’s the Miami Marlins.
The Miami Marlins set a lot of dubious records in franchise history this year with an anemic offense and losses piling up by the dozens. But, on the final day of the regular season, the Marlins closed out the 2013 season with a record and a bang.
Henderson Alvarez pitched one of baseball’s most bizarre no-hitters, celebrating in the on-deck circle when the Miami Marlins scored on a two-out wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the AL Central champion Detroit Tigers 1-0 Sunday.
While tuning up for the playoffs, the Detroit Tigers’ Justin Verlander will also try to break a lengthy drought.
Miami Marlins starter Tom Koehler could have plenty of support in what figures to be a sparse Citi Field crowd Sunday as he tries to end his second seven-start winless run of 2013.
David Wright is getting close to coming off the disabled list. The punchless New York Mets sure could use him, if only to make their lineup a little more competitive the rest of the way.