Talented young arms make Marlins optimistic about future
MIAMI (AP) — The path to progress for the Miami Marlins starts on the mound.
The Marlins believe their reboot will gain momentum in Season 2 under CEO Derek Jeter, and any improvement likely...
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — There were a few whiffs before Gary Denbo and Derek Jeter really connected.
The friendship dates to 1992, when Denbo was managing the Class A Gulf Coast League Yankees...
Jorge Posada on joining Marlins: ‘Perfect timing’
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — A black cap with the Miami Marlins' new neon logo sat atop Jorge Posada's graying hair Monday, a jarring sight for fans who recall he spent his entire playing career with the New York Yankees.
But Posada switched allegiances to return to the majors, and he's at spring training as a special adviser to his close friend and former teammate, Marlins CEO Derek Jeter.
Adam Ottavino proud to be a 0 with Yankees
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Adam Ottavino has a bagel on his back, supplanting Derek Jeter in one small area of New York Yankees history.
The newly signed relief pitcher was playing catch at Steinbrenner Field during Thursday's opening workout of spring training, a white No. 0 on his dark blue practice jersey with the interlocking "NY" on the front. When he gets into a game, he will become the first player in the team's history to wear the number.
AP source: Marlins adding Jorge Posada to front office
MIAMI (AP) — Jorge Posada and Derek Jeter are teammates again.
Posada will be joining the Miami Marlins' front office as a special adviser to Jeter, said to a person with knowledge of the negotiations. The person spoke Tuesday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Posada's hiring has not been publicly announced.
Jeter is entering his second season as the Marlins' CEO.
‘No patience’: Jeter anxious to see Marlins become winners
MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter stood and chatted a few rows from home plate in Marlins Park on Monday morning. His words were sometimes drowned out by noises coming from construction crews; steel clanging against steel in an area getting built behind the center field wall, or the whirring of engines moving heavy machinery about.
Zeroed In: Ottavino will become 1st Yankee to wear No. 0
NEW YORK (AP) — Turns out Derek Jeter was not the last of the New York Yankees to wear single digits.
The tradition-laden Yankees say newly signed reliever Adam Ottavino will become the first player in franchise history to wear No. 0, a decision that was OK'd by owner Hal Steinbrenner.
Next year it’s Jeter’s chance to join Rivera in the Hall
Mariano Rivera sailed into the Hall of Fame without a single dissenting vote. Next year, it's Derek Jeter's turn — and don't expect much opposition then, either.
AP source: Tulowitzki agrees to 1-year deal with Yankees
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees have obtained a low-cost infield replacement, agreeing to a one-year contract with shortstop Troy Tulowitzki for the major league minimum $555,000, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the agreement, first reported by ESPN, is subject to a successful physical.
Mel Stottlemyre Jr. hired as Marlins pitching coach
MIAMI (AP) — Former Seattle Mariners pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre Jr. has been hired as pitching coach for the Miami Marlins.
Also joining manager Don Mattingly's staff is former Kansas City Royals manager Trey Hillman, who will be first base and infield coach.
New colors and logo for Derek Jeter’s Marlins
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins are in the midst of a rebranding campaign, and it's unclear whether the effort will include keeping National League Most Valuable Players for a change.
As of now, the Marlins are merely making cosmetic tweaks, unveiling a new logo and color scheme for Derek Jeter's year-old ownership regime.
Win for Jeter: Marlins’ home run sculpture will be moved
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins' home run sculpture is outta here.
The team won county permission Tuesday to move the kitschy, widely disliked Red Grooms sculpture out of Marlins Park to the plaza outside the ballpark. The vote was a victory for Marlins CEO Derek Jeter, who can now remove from the ballpark one reminder of unpopular previous owner Jeffrey Loria's regime.
Lots of losing for Jeter in 1st year as Marlins as owner
MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter played on a winning team in each of his 20 seasons as a shortstop, which made his first year as an owner a test of patience.
He admits he failed.
Jeter's Miami Marlins went 63-98 — a new, humbling experience for him, but nothing new for the troubled franchise. By finishing with the worst record in the National League, the Marlins endured their ninth consecutive losing season, the longest such streak in the majors.
Jeter’s Marlins finish as poorest home draw since 2004 Expos
MIAMI (AP) — The 25th anniversary of the Marlins franchise was seen by the fewest fans at home in team history.
The Marlins became the first major league team to draw fewer than 1 million fans at home since the 2004 Montreal Expos, beating the Cincinnati Reds 6-0 Sunday before 13,595 to complete the Miami portion of their schedule in Derek Jeter's first season as chief executive officer.
Jeter: Mattingly expected to return in ’19 as Miami manager
MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter signaled Thursday that Don Mattingly is expected to return next year as manager of the Miami Marlins, providing some dugout continuity for a last-place team in transition.
Mattingly has one season to go on a four-year contract he signed when he joined the Marlins for the 2016 season.
"Is he going to be back in 2019?" Jeter said. "He's under contract. Yeah."
APNewsBreak: Baseball union, teams meet on revenue grievance
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players' union officials met last month with management of the four teams accused in a grievance of improper spending of revenue-sharing money, people familiar with the grievance process told The Associated Press.
Yankees celebrate 1998 World Series championship team
NEW YORK (AP) — Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada returned to the Bronx on Saturday for the New York Yankees' celebration of their 1998 World Series championship team.
Darryl Strawberry and former manager Joe Torre also attended the ceremony before New York's game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Derek Jeter did not make the trip because of his daughter Bella's first birthday, but sent a video message for the fans.
Sabathia, Stanton lead Yankees over Rangers 7-2
NEW YORK (AP) — Traded to the Yankees after the 2014 season, Didi Gregorius had the unenviable task of following Derek Jeter as New York's new shortstop.
A smooth fit, it's been.
Gregorius homered and turned in a pair of nifty defensive plays as the Yankees defeated the Texas Rangers 7-2 on Sunday.
Gregorius has been praised by his manager and teammates for his play on the field and his leadership in the clubhouse. Just like his predecessor.
GREENWOOD LAKE, N.Y. (AP) — The captain's castle is for sale.
Former New York Yankees star Derek Jeter is selling the upstate New York castle he bought 15 years ago for $14.75 million.
The property in Greenwood Lake, known locally as the Tiedemann Castle, features a 6-foot (1.8-meter) stone wall, a turret, an infinity pool, a lagoon and a small Statue of Liberty replica.
MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter was chatting with a cluster of fans during Marlins batting practice Wednesday when a preschooler wearing a Dodgers cap asked him to sign a baseball.
"I will if you take that hat off," Jeter said with a smile.
After facing Stanton, Marlins play against Yelich
MILWAUKEE (AP) — After facing Giancarlo Stanton for the first time, the Miami Marlins got to take on Christian Yelich.
Stanton was dealt to the New York Yankees during the Marlins' offseason teardown, and Yelich was sent to the Milwaukee Brewers. Dee Gordon and Marcell Ozuna also were jettisoned as part of the payroll purge under new CEO Derek Jeter.
NEW YORK (AP) — J.T. Realmuto is back in the lineup for the Miami Marlins and ready to help their rebuild.
The athletic catcher was activated from the disabled list Tuesday and hit a three-run homer in his season debut against the New York Yankees. He had been sidelined by a bruised back since March 11.
NEW YORK (AP) — Didi Gregorius homered twice for the second time this season, Gary Sanchez had three hits and three RBIs, and the New York Yankees romped to a 12-1 victory over Derek Jeter's Miami Marlins on Monday night.
The only Yankees bopper who didn't join the hit parade was Giancarlo Stanton, who went hitless and got booed again by the hometown fans in his first game against his former team.
NEW YORK (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton was the only Yankees bopper who didn't get in on the hit parade against his former team when New York played Derek Jeter's Miami Marlins for the first time.
LEADING OFF: Stanton sees Marlins, White Sox warm up
A look at what's happening all around the majors Monday:
Giancarlo Stanton faces his former teammates when the Marlins visit Yankee Stadium. The slugger led the majors with 59 home runs and was the NL MVP last year, then was traded to New York. Stanton is hitting .220 with three homers for the Yankees, striking out 25 times in 59 at-bats. Caleb Smith starts for Miami — he pitched for the Yanks last year, and was sent to the Marlins in a separate deal.
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins posted abysmal attendance numbers this week, averaging 6,556 fans in a three-game series with the New York Mets.
It was their lowest reported totals since 2006 and the lowest since moving to Marlins Park in 2012.
However, reported attendance numbers by the Marlins have been suspect for years. Many games had a noticeably lower number of fans in the stands than the official attendance reported.
MIAMI (AP) — The way the Boston Red Sox are pitching, Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada and David Ortiz might not be able to hit them.
The All-Star trio sat together in the Miami Marlins owners box Monday night as Brian Johnson gave the Red Sox their fifth solid start in five games, allowing one run in six innings in a 7-3 victory.
All five Boston starters have allowed less than two runs, a franchise first to begin a season.
MIAMI (AP) — A large contingent of Chicago Cubs fans crashed opening day in Miami, and one pitch into the major league season, Ian Happ had them on their feet to celebrate while Marlins fans stewed.
An inning later, Anthony Rizzo earned a standing ovation from the entire stadium, the cheers mixed with tears.
Happ hit a leadoff homer, and Rizzo also homered to make his emotional homecoming even more memorable, leading the Cubs past Derek Jeter's Marlins 8-4 Thursday.
MIAMI (AP) — Starlin Castro will be in the Miami Marlins' lineup on opening day, standing out like an All-Star on a Triple-A team.
Amid the tumult created by new CEO Derek Jeter's offseason salary dumping, the acquisition of Castro drew relatively little notice. With four All-Star Game invitations and a $10 million contract, he's an odd fit for a rebuilding team that will be hard pressed to avoid a 100-loss season.
Just the thought of Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge in the same lineup sent fans into a frenzy. Come opening day, all of baseball will see which teams really have the muscle.
A season of haves and have-nots begins March 29 with Derek Jeter's pared-down Marlins playing the pumped-up Cubs. Later that day, the New York Yankees unleash their most potent pair of sluggers since Mantle & Maris.
Another uphill climb for Marlins as Jeter era begins
MIAMI (AP) — As the 25th anniversary of the Marlins' first game draws near, the franchise can look back on two World Series titles, a move into a new ballpark and eight seasons with prodigious slugger Giancarlo Stanton.
Yet in South Florida, the baseball team inspires either apathy or antipathy.
"It's a complicated history, right?" Derek Jeter says.
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Baseball players' union head Tony Clark claims the Marlins' rebuilding decision is different from the ones that led to World Series titles for the Chicago Cubs and Houston because Miami broke up a competitive club.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Russell Wilson struck out in his first spring training at-bat with the New York Yankees.
The Seattle Seahawks quarterback pinch hit for AL Rookie of the Year Aaron Judge in the fifth inning against Atlanta on Friday and swung past a 2-2 pitch from left-hander Max Fried.
"The best thing for me is, I had no fear," Wilson said. "I went up there with confidence. I was ready and will always remember that. And I'll remember when they announced my name."
Derek Jeter may be stuck with Marlins’ home run sculpture
MIAMI (AP) — Season previews suggesting the Miami Marlins have an entirely new look in the outfield aren't quite accurate.
Yes, major league home run king Giancarlo Stanton is gone. So are Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna and even fourth outfielder Ichiro Suzuki.
Even though late owner George Steinbrenner was a noted Ohio State fan, the New York Yankees and the University of Michigan have a bit of a history, from Jim Abbott to Hal Morris, Steve Howe to Drew Henson.
Miami — Miami-Dade County is suing former Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria and the new ownership group led by Derek Jeter seeking money from the $1.2 billion sale of the team.
Miami-Dade County sues seeking money from sale of Marlins
MIAMI (AP) — Miami-Dade County is suing former Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria and the new ownership group led by Derek Jeter seeking money from the $1.2 billion sale of the team.
The suit contends a 2009 agreement calls for the county and city of Miami to receive a share of profits from any sale of the team. The deal was related to an agreement to finance the team's ballpark that opened in 2012 and was built mostly with taxpayer money.
Jeter: Marlins ‘in a good spot’ as spring training begins
MIAMI (AP) — Speaking Tuesday at Marlins Park, Derek Jeter said he was about to jump in the car and head down to spring training, even though the Miami Marlins' camp is actually up in Jupiter, 90 miles north on Interstate 95.
Now in his fifth month on the job, Jeter acknowledged he's still finding his bearings as the Marlins' CEO.
Lots of scrambling for jobs at Marlins spring training
MIAMI (AP) — A group of Miami Marlins fans angered by new CEO Derek Jeter's offseason salary dump wants to protest by not attending games.
Wait. Hasn't South Florida been boycotting the Marlins for years?
A franchise notorious for poor attendance and losing records might achieve new lows in both categories this year under Jeter. He gutted the lineup by trading four starters, including major league home run champion Giancarlo Stanton, antagonizing an already small fan base.
Our culture these days has a pulse like a bumper car ride on the boardwalk bouncing unpredictably without rhyme or reason.
Union concerned after payroll cuts by Marlins, Pirates
NEW YORK (AP) — Concerned after the Miami Marlins and Pittsburgh Pirates cut major league payroll, the baseball players' association has taken the first step toward trying to force changes in the clubs' behavior.
The union said it expressed concern to Major League Baseball that the teams are not spending revenue-sharing proceeds to improve play. The commissioner's office responded by saying it is not worried about any violations.
Jeter imprint acquires book by Comfort Cases founder
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest acquisition by Derek Jeter's publishing imprint: A memoir by Robert Scheer, founder of the foster youth charity Comfort Cases.
Jeter hears complaints of Marlins fans at town hall
MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter sat Tuesday night in the left field plaza at Marlins Park, facing the music with the downtown skyline behind him.
The former New York Yankees shortstop fielded questions from season-ticket holders, many upset about the direction of the team under a new ownership group led by Jeter.
Column: Smooth on the field, Jeter struggles in front office
Derek Jeter, The Player, glided through two decades in the Big Apple. His charisma made it all look so effortless, a beloved figure who could seemingly do no wrong, even in the media cauldron that is New York City.
Which makes Derek Jeter, The Baseball Executive, all the more baffling.
Marlins trade Ozuna to Cardinals for 4 prospects
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Miami completed its trade Thursday that sent left fielder Marcell Ozuna to the St. Louis Cardinals, the third All-Star jettisoned by the Marlins this month in an unrelenting payroll purge under new CEO Derek Jeter.
St. Louis dealt four prospects to the Marlins: right-handers Sandy Alcantara and Zac Gallen, outfielder Magneuris Sierra and left-hander Daniel Castano.
Agent Boras: Marlins turning into ‘pawn shop’ under Jeter
Derek Jeter owns five World Series rings, which may be the reason agent Scott Boras had jewelry on his mind when discussing the Miami Marlins' new ownership.
Boras said Jeter and his group are turning the Marlins into a pawn shop.
It was yet another jab at the Marlins' direction under new CEO Jeter, who continued the team's payroll purge Wednesday by trading outfielder Marcell Ozuna to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Gehrig’s 1931 contract sold at auction for $216,000
NEW YORK (AP) — Lou Gehrig's 1931 contract with the New York Yankees has sold at auction for $216,000.
Gehrig played with the Yankees from 1923 to 1939, when he retired while suffering from ALS. He batted .340 with 493 home runs and 1995 RBIs, and helped the Yankees win seven World Series titles.
The 1931 contract was part of a Yankees Legends offering by Heritage Auctions that was availabe for bidding through Sunday.
Glow is gone for Derek Jeter as Marlins CEO after 2 months
MIAMI (AP) — Reacting to the Giancarlo Stanton trade, a Miami Marlins supporter who is a priest suggested in church that fans boycott the team's games in protest.
Does Derek Jeter have a prayer?
Always a winner as captain of the New York Yankees, Jeter is now trying to revive the downtrodden Marlins, and so far he appears out of his league as a CEO.
Jeter: Stanton didn’t want to be part of Marlins’ rebuilding
MIAMI (AP) — Derek Jeter says when his ownership group took over the Miami Marlins in October, he thought Giancarlo Stanton would be with the team in 2018.
Stanton says Marlins officials threatened to keep him for the rest of his career.
In the end, Miami dealt the National League MVP to the New York Yankees. The trade was made because Stanton didn't want to be part of the Marlins' latest rebuilding, Jeter said Monday.