If the Miami Marlins’ struggles continue, they could join the Philadelphia Phillies as sellers at the trade deadline at the end of July.
The Miami Marlins weren’t acting on premonition when they traded for a reliever Sunday, though what unfolded later in the day proved how badly their bullpen needs help.
Marlins rout Dodgers 13-3 with 3 HRs.
Miami Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee did his best to look on the bright side Thursday.
Given an invitation to make the roster after injury-plagued seasons, John Lannan and Kevin Slowey both took positive steps Saturday in their spring debuts. Lannan and Slowey each threw two scoreless innings while giving up one hit as the Miami Marlins topped the New York Mets 9-1.
Gio Gonzalez won 21 games last year while helping the Washington Nationals possess the best ERA in the league on their way to the NL East title.
Washington left fielder Bryce Harper didn’t stay around to see the Nationals lose to the Miami Marlins in extra innings on Saturday night.
Jeff Mathis hit a grand slam with one out in the ninth inning Sunday, lifting the Miami Marlins over the San Diego Padres 6-2.
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.
Placido Polanco homered for the first time in more than a year and Jeff Mathis hit his first since last August, helping the Miami Marlins overcome a three-run deficit Wednesday in a 5-3 win over the Minnesota Twins.