Mets reach deals with deGrom, Syndergaard, Harvey, 5 more
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets have reached one-year deals with starters Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey and settled with five other players.
Relievers Jeurys Familia, A.J. Ramos and Hansel Robles, catcher Travis d'Arnaud and infielder Wilmer Flores also agreed Friday to one-year contracts and avoided arbitration.
Starter Zack Wheeler was the only Mets player who exchanged salary figures with the team. He asked for $1.9 million and the club offered $1.5 million.
Realmuto homers in 10th; Marlins rally past Ramos, Mets 5-4
MIAMI (AP) — New York Mets closer A.J. Ramos took the mound at Marlins Park with a three-run lead in the ninth inning and quickly found himself in trouble, a development that didn't surprise Miami manager Don Mattingly.
"We've seen him have innings like that," Mattingly said. "He gets himself in a little bit of a mix and usually gets out of those."
Walker trade increased Mets’ net savings to over $9M
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets saved $3 million by trading infielder Neil Walker to the Milwaukee Brewers, part of $11.6 million in payroll cuts in recent weeks.
New York also added $2.3 million when it acquired reliever A.J. Ramos from Miami, leaving its net savings at $9.3 million.
Mets prized prospect Rosario makes MLB debut at Colorado
DENVER (AP) — Wearing No. 1, the centerpiece of the New York Mets' youth movement is now a major leaguer.
Shortstop Amed Rosario joined the team and was set to make his big league debut in Tuesday night's series opener against the Colorado Rockies.
SEATTLE (AP) — The New York Mets acquired reliever A.J. Ramos from the Miami Marlins for a pair of prospects: Class A pitcher Merandy Gonzalez and outfielder Ricardo Cespedes.
New York is seeking stability in a bullpen that's been a mess since the loss of Jeurys Familia, who served a domestic violence suspension at the start of the season and then got hurt. The Mets have blown 13 of 36 save opportunities entering Friday's game in Seattle and rank 26th in the major leagues in bullpen ERA at 4.81.
ATLANTA (AP) — Brandon Phillips is swinging a big bat at home in his first season with the Atlanta Braves.
Phillips drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning, Matt Adams had four RBIs and the Atlanta Braves rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Miami Marlins 8-7 on Saturday.
"For myself, my first walk-off win as a Brave, it really means a lot, playing in front of my family and friends," he said. "It just shows our grind as a team. We're never out of any game."
Ozuna, Realmuto homer as Marlins beat Cubs 6-5
CHICAGO (AP) — The Miami Marlins looked like they were on their way to a rather easy win after J.T. Realmuto and Marcell Ozuna homered.
Some aggressive base-running by Dee Gordon helped preserve the victory.
Ozuna hit his 15th homer, Realmuto went deep and the Miami Marlins hung on to beat the Chicago Cubs 6-5 and avoid a three-game sweep on Wednesday night.
Ellis lifts Marlins to 6-5 win over Diamondbacks
MIAMI (AP) — A.J. Ellis battled. And battled. And battled.
Ellis hit a tiebreaking single on the 14th pitch of an at-bat against Archie Bradley in the seventh inning, lifting the Miami Marlins over the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 on Sunday for their seventh win in eight games.
"I was just glad I didn't have to swing anymore," Ellis said. "My back and my obliques were getting gassed."
MIAMI (AP) — Still out of the starting lineup, Dexter Fowler helped the St. Louis Cardinals to a big finish.
Fowler singled home the tiebreaking run as a pinch hitter with one out in the ninth inning, and the Cardinals rallied from a late four-run deficit for their fifth consecutive victory by beating the Miami Marlins 6-5 Tuesday.
New stage of grieving for Miami Marlins as camp opens
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Even before the first workout of spring training began, Miami Marlins closer A.J. Ramos felt Jose Fernandez's absence — and presence.
Ramos lingered a little too long in the clubhouse and had to scramble to join his teammates for the start of stretching. He barely avoided a fine.
"I was almost late," Ramos said. "Right off the bat, Jose would have yelling at me. I could hear his voice."
Marlins reach deals with 5 arbitration-eligible players
MIAMI (AP) — The Marlins have rewarded reliable All-Star closer A.J. Ramos with a $6.55 million contract as Miami reached agreement on one-year deals with five of its six arbitration-eligible players Friday.
Ramos recorded 40 saves in 2016 and is expected to anchor a bullpen that could be the Marlins' strength. His new deal includes a $25,000 bonus for another All-Star selection.
Right-hander Tom Koehler received a $5.75 million contract and infielder Derek Dietrich will earn $1.7 million.
Marlins finalize $16M, 2-year deal with pitcher Brad Ziegler
MIAMI (AP) — The Marlins sealed a deal Friday with right-hander Brad Ziegler, their latest move in an attempt to emulate recent playoff teams by building a strong bullpen.
Ziegler reached an agreement last week on the $16 million, two-year contract, which became final after he passed a physical. Miami also gave right-hander Junichi Tazawa a $12 million, two-year contract.
Marlins finalize $16M, 2-year deal with pitcher Brad Ziegler
MIAMI (AP) — Right-hander Brad Ziegler's $16 million, two-year contract with the Miami Marlins has been finalized after he passed a physical.
Ziegler reached an agreement last week on the deal, the latest involving the Marlins' bid to upgrade their bullpen. They also gave right-hander Junichi Tazawa a $12 million, two-year contract.
Marlins offer contracts to All-Stars Ozuna, Ramos
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins have offered 2017 contracts to All-Stars Marcell Ozuna and A.J. Ramos, along with their four other arbitration-eligible players.
The others are right-handers Tom Koehler and David Phelps, and infielders Adeiny Hechavarria and Derek Dietrich.
Marlins win first road game since Fernandez’s death
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as an emotionally draining week that began with the death of star pitcher Jose Fernandez in a boating accident Sunday nears its end, the Miami Marlins aren't ending their season quietly.
Christian Yelich homered and drove in two runs, Justin Bour added two RBIs and the Marlins' bullpen pitched five shutout innings in a 7-4 victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday night.
Stanton homers, Marlins beat Nationals 4-3
MIAMI (AP) — Wei-Yin Chen of the Marlins was sharp through four innings in his first game since July 20.
Chen allowed a three-run homer to Danny Espinosa in the fifth but Miami was able to score twice in the sixth and went on to beat the Washington Nationals 4-3 on Monday night.
Phillies blow eighth-inning lead, fail to sweep Marlins
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Phillies manager Pete Mackanin still isn't sure why reliable reliever Hector Neris didn't throw his best pitch in a big spot.
With the Phillies leading by two runs in the eighth and closing in on a three game-sweep of the Miami Marlins, Neris allowed a two-run homer to Christian Yelich and a go-ahead infield single to J.T. Realmuto as the Marlins rallied for a 5-4 victory Sunday.
Realmuto, Yelich lead Marlins to come-from-behind 5-4 win
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Miami Marlins weren't ready to give up — on Sunday's game or their flickering playoff hopes.
J.T. Realmuto delivered a go-ahead infield single in the eighth, Christian Yelich belted a game-tying home run earlier in the inning and the Marlins rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies to avoid a three-game sweep.
Derek Dietrich reached base three times and added an RBI for the Marlins, who came into the day six games off the pace in the NL wild-card race.
Marlins lose to Phillies 4-3 in 13, fall 5 back in wild card
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Time is running out for the Miami Marlins.
A.J. Ramos struggled against the Philadelphia Phillies once again, allowing three hits and a walk in the bottom of the 13th inning as the Marlins lost 4-3 Friday night and fell five games behind the New York Mets for the second NL wild card.
Ramos (1-3) let the first two batters reach base in the 12th, but got out of the jam when he induced a double-play grounder from Andres Blanco.
Dodgers shut down by Urena in 3-0 loss to Marlins
MIAMI (AP) — Kenta Maeda bought some time for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Jose Urena was just too good.
The Dodgers managed just four hits against Urena and A.J. Ramos in a 3-0 loss to the Miami Marlins on Sunday.
Maeda pitched six effective innings, allowing three runs, two earned, and eight hits. But Josh Reddick, Corey Seager, Adrian Gonzalez and Joc Pederson had the only hits for Los Angeles.
Andrew Cashner gets 1st win for Marlins, 6-0 over Phillies
MIAMI (AP) — Andrew Cashner matched his season high for strikeouts with nine over 5 1/3 innings and earned his first win for the Miami Marlins, 6-0 over the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday night.
Martin Prado drove in three runs for the Marlins, who faded from playoff contention by losing their previous five games and 10 of 11.
Acquired from San Diego on July 29, Cashner (5-11) allowed four hits and walked two. He had been 0-4 in his first six starts following the trade.
Koehler pitches 7 innings, Marlins win 2-0 against Giants
MIAMI (AP) — Tom Koehler pitched seven innings to help the Miami Marlins to a 2-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night.
Giancarlo Stanton's RBI double and Marcell Ozuna's groundout in the first inning provided the scoring the day after a 14-inning game won by the Giants 8-7.
Fernando Rodney, filling in for the injured A.J. Ramos, pitched the ninth to record his 19th save in 21 opportunities.
Koehler (9-8) allowed two hits and three walks....
Marlins place All-Star closer Ramos on disabled list
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins have placed All-Star closer A.J. Ramos on the 15-day disabled list with a right finger fracture.
The move was retroactive to Aug. 6 and Ramos, who has 32 saves in 34 opportunities, would be eligible to return on Aug. 21.
Fellow All-Star reliever Fernando Rodney, who has 18 saves in 20 chances primarily with San Diego, will assume the closing duties with Ramos out.
The Marlins lost to the Giants 8-7 in 14 innings on Monday...
Prado, Marlins rally for 4 in 9th, beat Rockies 5-3
DENVER (AP) — Martin Prado hit a go-ahead, two-run single during a four-run rally in the ninth inning that sent the Miami Marlins over the Colorado Rockies 5-3 Friday night in a matchup of NL wild-card contenders.
After a throwing error by second baseman Dee Gordon helped the Rockies score three times in the eighth, the Marlins bounced back. Miami ended a three-game losing skid and stayed even with St. Louis for the second wild-card spot, with Colorado falling four games...
CHICAGO (AP) — The winning rally lacked a signature hit, and that was just fine with the Chicago Cubs. To them, Wednesday's comeback was a testament to the team's collective resolve.
Matt Szczur scored on A.J. Ramos' wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth inning, capping a three-run rally that gave the Cubs a 5-4 victory and a three-game sweep of the Miami Marlins.
Chicago tied it when Ramos (1-1) walked Ben Zobrist with the bases loaded and two outs.