The Miami Marlins opened the 2013 season Monday full of hope, but that hope was dashed by the bottom of the first inning when starter Ricky Nolasco gave up a home run to Washington Nationals phenom Bryce Harper.
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.
After a tumultuous offseason featuring a fire-sale of talent, the Miami Marlins are making plans for opening day 2013 and settled on the first pitcher out of the gates for the Fish.
The Miami Marlins moved several players by the non-waiver trade deadline Tuesday at 4 p.m., but they never let go of the biggest fish on the board.
The Miami Marlins have reportedly pulled pitching ace Josh Johnson off the trading block.
So much for all the talk about the Marlins refusing to sign their first round draft pick this year. According to Jim Callis of Baseball America, the Marlins have agreed to terms with their first round pick, pitcher Andrew Heaney.
When the Miami Marlins take the field Wednesday night for opening day against the St. Louis Cardinals, the Fish will send their pitching ace, Josh Johnson to the mound for the first time in almost a year.
The time for speculation and talk has finally ended for the Miami Marlins. In less than 48 hours, the Marlins will take the field to open the regular season for the first time at Marlins Park.
Miami Marlins pitcher Josh Johnson making his first start since last May was a sight for sore eyes for Marlins fans Monday.