The Miami Marlins may not need much help if they can keep playing the way have in May; but help will be on the way in July.
The player formerly known as Leo Nunez is not expected to report to Miami Marlins camp with the rest of his pitcher and catcher teammates on Wednesday.
The Miami Marlins spent big money for closing pitcher Heath Bell in December, and now have added another familiar face to the bullpen.
Miami Marlins reliever Leo Nunez was arrested Thursday in his native Dominican Republic but then quickly released, with authorities saying he will not face charges stemming from an investigation into his use of false documents to sign a professional baseball contract.
The Miami Marlins finally made their first big splash in free agency by acquiring the team’s new closer Thursday.
Michael Morse hit a three-run homer with two out in the ninth inning, and the Washington Nationals rallied to beat the Florida Marlins 6-4 Monday night.
Florida Marlins closer Leo Nunez admitted Friday to using fake documents and a fake ID to sign a professional contract more than a year ago.
Florida Marlins closer Leo Nunez has been playing under an assumed name, and the issue prompted him to return Thursday to his native Dominican Republic, two people familiar with his immigration status said.
Stephen Strasburg allowed one run and four hits over six innings in his third start after Tommy John surgery, but Donnie Murphy’s two-run home run in the 13th inning helped give the Florida Marlins a 4-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Saturday night.
Javier Vazquez added to his last-season surge by pitching six scoreless innings Sunday, helping the Florida Marlins complete a season sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 4-1 victory.