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 ...
Reliever Sergio Romo, Marlins finalize $2.5M, 1-year deal
MIAMI (AP) — Right-hander Sergio Romo and the Miami Marlins have finalized a one-year contract that guarantees the reliever $2.5 million.
Romo can earn an additional $250,000 in performance bonuses for games finished as part of the deal announced Friday: $50,000 each for 30, 35, 40, 45 and ...
Marlins open camp, and Don Mattingly knows decisions await
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — There have been years in his managerial career where Don Mattingly has arrived for the first day of spring training without any mystery regarding who would be on the 25-man roster coming out of camp.
This is not one of those years.
And that’s just fine with the ...
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 ...
‘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 ...
‘Give us a chance’: Marlins make plea to fans entering 2019
MIAMI (AP) — The outfield grass at Marlins Park was a worn-out mess on Saturday, with those who arrived for the team’s annual FanFest being greeted by signs reminding them that the turf will be replaced soon.
When it comes to the Marlins, many things are a work in progress.
Marlins will spend spring sorting out young roster
MIAMI (AP) — During the offseason the Miami Marlins announced the addition of new concession menu items, including mushroom tacos, fries with mole sauce and bottomless popcorn and soda.
So much for the team’s 2019 upgrades. Marlins fans hungry for a winner will have to wait.
Phillies get top catcher Realmuto from Marlins for 3 players
MIAMI (AP) — In October, J.T. Realmuto’s agent predicted the Miami Marlins’ All-Star catcher would be with another team by spring training.
He was right.
After months of speculation over what they’d do, the Marlins traded Realmuto on Thursday to the Philadelphia Phillies for catcher ...
Curtis Granderson agrees to minor league deal with Marlins
MIAMI (AP) — Outfielder Curtis Granderson has agreed to a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins and will report to big league spring training.
If added to the 40-man roster, he would get a one-year contract that pays $1.75 million while in the major leagues and have the chance to ...
Indians acquire RHP Wittgren in trade with Marlins
CLEVELAND (AP) — Looking to reconstruct their bullpen, the Cleveland Indians acquired right-hander Nick Wittgren from the Miami Marlins.
The three-time defending AL Central champions sent right-hander Jordan Milbrath to the Marlins for Wittgren, who made 32 appearances for Miami last ...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed reliever Brandon Maurer and outfielder J.B. Shuck to minor league contracts that include invitations to big league camp when spring training begins next month.
Maurer, 28, is 16-31 with 36 saves and a 5.36 ERA in 289 games with Seattle, ...
Neil Walker agrees to $2M, 1-year contract with Marlins
MIAMI (AP) — Switch-hitting infielder Neil Walker agreed Tuesday to a $2 million, one-year contract with the Miami Marlins and is expected to compete for a starting job.
Walker was among the unsigned free agents last winter who attend a free agent training camp in Bradenton, Florida, and ...
Marlins, Realmuto avoid arbitration with $5.9 million deal
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins avoided arbitration with J.T. Realmuto by agreeing to a $5.9 million deal with the All-Star catcher, who has been mentioned in numerous trade scenarios this offseason.
Realmuto hit .277 with 21 homers and 74 RBIs last season, when he made $2.9 ...
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.
Like Mattingly and ...
Slugger Pedro Alvarez signs minor league deal with Marlins
MIAMI (AP) — Former home run champion Pedro Alvarez has signed a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins and will attend spring training as a non-roster invitee.
The 31-year-old Alvarez hit 30 homers for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2012, 36 in 2013 and 27 in 2015. He led the majors in ...
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Marlins LHP Peters traded to Angels for minor league pitcher
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins left-hander Dillon Peters has been traded to the Los Angeles Angels for minor league right-handed reliever Tyler Stevens.
The trade was announced Wednesday.
The 26-year-old Peters had been designated for assignment by Miami. He went 3-4 with a 6.10 ERA in ...
Marlins INF-OF Derek Dietrich designated for assignment
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins have designated for assignment infielder-outfielder Derek Dietrich, who had been with the team since 2013.
Dietrich is eligible for arbitration after making $2.9 million this year, when he hit .265 with 16 home runs in 149 games while playing mostly in left ...
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
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly and Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda were among the members of Major League Baseball’s All-Star tour of Japan who visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on Monday.
Mattingly laid a wreath at the cenotaph in the park ...
Marlins catcher Realmuto not distracted by trade rumors
TOKYO (AP) — Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto isn’t letting trade rumors become a distraction either at home or in Japan, where he is currently part of an MLB All-Star tour.
Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill has dismissed talk about trading Realmuto, but the ...
Top agent Boras calls rebuilding teams ‘competitive cancer’
CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — The agent for free agent Bryce Harper and many of baseball’s top players claims rebuilding teams have become a “competitive cancer” that caused this season’s 4 percent attendance drop.
As the sport’s officials start to consider possible rules changes to spark ...
Mattingly, Molina set to lead MLB All-Star tour of Japan
TOKYO (AP) — All-Star catcher Yadier Molina hopes to throw out some speedy runners. Don Mattingly looks forward to seeing Japan’s national team.
Mattingly and Molina are in Japan as part of a Major League Baseball All-Star tour that features six games against Japan.
The series begins ...
Marlins exec says Realmuto ‘knows how we feel about him’
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill dismissed talk about trading J.T. Realmuto with a joke Friday, noting the All-Star catcher may well be in a new uniform next year because there are rumors about the team changing its logo.
Agent: Realmuto won’t sign long-term deal with Marlins
MIAMI (AP) — The agent for catcher J.T. Realmuto says his client has informed the Miami Marlins he won’t sign a long-term contract, increasing the likelihood the team will trade yet another All-Star.
The Marlins have said they’d like a lengthy deal with Realmuto, but they’re coming off ...
Rays agree to $2.61M bonus with Cuban prospect Gaston
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to a $2.61 million signing bonus with 16-year-old Cuban pitching prospect Sandy Gaston, pending a physical.
The hard-throwing right-hander is considered one of the top international free agent prospects and had attracted interest ...
Hail to the Victors: Marlins sign free-agent Cuban brothers
MIAMI (AP) — When newly signed Miami Marlins prospect Victor Victor Mesa was asked Monday how soon he’ll be in the major leagues, Derek Jeter leaned over with a smile and a word of caution for the young Cuban.
“Cuidado,” Jeter said — Spanish for “watch out.”
The futures of Mesa and ...
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 ...
Marlins part with pitching coach Nieves, 3 other coaches
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins are parting with pitching coach Juan Nieves and three other coaches after their 98-loss season.
Also not returning in 2019 will be first base coach Perry Hill, assistant hitting coach Frank Menechino and strength and conditioning coach Ty Hill. All were on ...
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 ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Noah Syndergaard and the New York Mets ended this disappointing season the same way they want to start the next one.
Powered by dominant pitching.
Syndergaard threw his first ...
Wright walks off to long ovation in farewell game with Mets
NEW YORK (AP) — Much like the last few years of his truncated career, David Wright’s finale was no fairytale at the plate.
Adoration, appreciation, respect. Those were the tokens he took home.
Wright left to a long standing ovation before a sellout crowd at Citi Field in his farewell ...
Wright completes long comeback, Mets lose to Marlins 8-1
NEW YORK (AP) — As he crouched in the on-deck circle, David Wright felt more nervous than he had in his entire career.
After all that rehab work, all those months and years spent waiting for this moment, the New York Mets’ captain finally made it back into a major league game Friday ...
Wright grounds out on 1st swing for Mets in almost 2½ years
NEW YORK (AP) — David Wright finally made it back into a major league game Friday night, grounding out in his first plate appearance for the New York Mets in nearly 2½ years.
Sidelined by neck, back and shoulder injuries since May 27, 2016, Wright came up as a pinch-hitter against the ...
‘My city’: Harper 0 for 4 in possibly last home Nats game
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 3½ hours before the start of what many expect to be his last game at Nationals Park as a member of the Washington Nationals, Bryce Harper stood at his locker and let his eyes linger on that familiar white jersey with the curly red “W″ on the front and his last name ...
Scherzer gets to 300 Ks, fans 10 in Nats’ 9-4 win over Miami
WASHINGTON (AP) — With a bottle of bubbly at his feet and a baseball with the inscription “300 Ks” in a case in his locker, Max Scherzer allowed himself a moment to consider what he’d just accomplished.
“It was something I dreamed of, reaching this mark,” Scherzer said, “because I know how ...
Nationals RHP Scherzer reaches 300 strikeouts for the season
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer has become the 17th major league pitcher since 1900 to strike out at least 300 batters in a season.
Scherzer reached the milestone by getting Austin Dean of the Miami Marlins to whiff on an 85 mph slider for the second out of the ...
Marlins-Pirates makeup game canceled with both eliminated
WASHINGTON (AP) — The makeup game the Miami Marlins were supposed to play at the Pittsburgh Pirates on the day after the regular season ends has been canceled.
The cancellation was announced Tuesday, after both teams have been eliminated from playoff contention.
The original game was ...
Harper drives in 100th run, Nationals beat Marlins 7-3
WASHINGTON (AP) — In what could be one of his final games for the Nationals, Bryce Harper added another accomplishment to his impressive resume.
Anthony Rendon homered and drove four runs, Harper reached 100 RBIs in a season for the first time and Washington beat the Miami Marlins ...
Rookie Dean’s homer and 3 RBIs help Marlins beat Reds 5-1
MIAMI (AP) — Between innings, Miami Marlins left fielder Austin Dean gestured to the crowd for more noise, and rewarded the loudest fans by tossing a warmup ball their way.
For a rookie like Dean, meaningless late-season games can still be fun.
Galloway hits walk-off double in 10th, Marlins beat Reds 1-0
MIAMI (AP) — After 11 seasons in the minors, Isaac Galloway is cherishing every moment of his young big league career.
Galloway smacked an opposite-field double in the 10th inning to score Brian Anderson and give the Miami Marlins a 1-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday ...
Reed earns 1st win as starter, Reds top Marlins 4-2
MIAMI (AP) — Cody Reed is enjoying his starter’s role.
After spending the majority of his three-year career in the bullpen, Reed joined the Cincinnati Reds rotation last month, and on Thursday night the left-hander won his first decision as a starter.
Reed pitched six shutout innings ...
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 ...
MIAMI (AP) — Stephen Strasburg matched his season-high with 11 strikeouts and Bryce Harper tied a season high with five walks as the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 4-2 Tuesday night.
Anthony Rendon drove in two runs for the Nationals (77-75), who moved to within 6 ½ games of ...
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.
Players’ association general counsel Ian Penny and ...
Nats balk in a run, blow 4-run lead vs Marlins in 8-5 loss
MIAMI (AP) — Wander Suero was trying to pick a runner off first base when he let another stroll into home.
Suero balked in a run while the Washington Nationals blew a four-run lead, and the Miami Marlins rallied for an 8-5 victory Monday night.
Washington led 4-0 after 4 1/2 innings ...
O’Brien, Marlins keep Phillies from moving up with 6-4 win
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cesar Hernandez gave Philadelphia a fast start, homering on the first pitch from Jose Urena. But the Phillies couldn’t sustain it and missed a chance to move up in the playoff race.
Peter O’Brien homered and drove in three runs as the Miami Marlins blunted ...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Confidence is a big deal for Aaron Altherr.
A couple more games like Friday night should help out a lot.
Altherr homered twice and drove in five runs, leading the Philadelphia Phillies to a 14-2 victory over the Miami Marlins.
The 27-year-old Altherr was ...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A surprising first half and a surge in early August had the Philadelphia Phillies in prime position to reach the postseason.
Then they fell apart.
Since completing a four-game sweep over the Miami Marlins on Aug. 5, the Phillies (74-71) are 11-23 and 0-10-1 in ...