When Jacob Turner had wrapped up the first complete game of his career, he accepted a pat on the stomach from his first baseman, gave his catcher a slap on the shoulder and then greeted manager Mike Redmond with uncharacteristic bravado.
The Miami Marlins are reportedly “deep” into trade talks for pitcher Ricky Nolasco, according to an ESPN.com report.
The Philadelphia Phillies have been scoring at a solid pace during their winning streak that has brought them to within a victory of reaching .500 for the first time since April.
The Miami Marlins had hoped to keep hard-throwing right-handed pitcher Jose Fernandez in the minor leagues for a little more work. But a wild chain of events and roster transactions on Sunday led the Fish to keep the rookie pitcher on the team’s major league roster.
One of the key pitchers the Miami Marlins hoped would be in a strong and young rotation will instead start the season out in Triple-A ball.
Ronny Cedeno tripled hours after signing with the Houston Astros, who beat the Miami Marlins 4-1 Sunday in a game shortened to 4 1-2 innings because of rain.
There won’t be a whole lot of things to look forward to in Miami this season, but watching Jacob Turner develop will be one of them.
Adam Wainwright might be spending a little more time in autograph sessions after a picture presented by a fan to sign helped the St. Louis pitcher diagnose a flaw in his mechanics.
John Maine sees an opportunity with the Miami Marlins as his way back to the majors following a two-year absence.
The Miami Marlins feel pretty confident in their projected starting rotation of Ricky Nolasco, Jacob Turner, Nathan Eovaldi, and Henderson Alvarez. But the fifth spot is still up for grabs and the pitcher that will take the mound Saturday in the Marlins’ opening game of spring training is hoping to secure that spot.