3/14/2014 | Lucas relieved, but will rest with hamstring strain
Marlins utility infielder Ed Lucas is experiencing some relief as well as frustration as he treats a left hamstring strain. Lucas appears to have avoided a more serious injury, but he still is expected to sit out at least the next few days.
3/14/2014 | Menechino excited to be part of honoring Rivera
Traveling to Panama is more than a once-in-a-lifetime experience for Marlins hitting coach Frank Menechino. The trip also is a chance to see old friends, as well as take part in paying respect to Mariano Rivera.
3/14/2014 | Marlins' Brantly has family ties to Panama
Marlins catcher Rob Brantly was raised in San Diego, and he played his college ball at California-Riverside. There also is a little known fact about the 24-year-old Brantly. He has family ties to Panama, and he was asked to play for Team Panama in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
3/14/2014 | Koehler: 'A lot of hungry people' in Marlins' clubhouse
Setting a franchise ERA record last season certainly was nice, but Marlins right-hander Tom Koehler isn't putting much weight on one statistical category. Bottom-line results is where he is focused. To Koehler, there is no sugarcoating a 62-100 record.
3/14/2014 | For utility man Baker, Marlins were an ideal fit
When targeting potential free agents, Jeff Baker fit the profile the Marlins were seeking. Professional. Proven winner. Character. Good teammate. The fact the 32-year-old also is versatile, and provides some power from the right side, also weighed in his favor. Once mutual interest was established, it became a matter of hammering out a contract.
3/14/2014 | Koehler impressive, Salty homers as Marlins top Mets
Power pitching dominated Friday night's Grapefruit League game at Roger Dean Stadium, but Jarrod Saltalamacchia's second-inning home run lifted the Marlins to a 1-0 win over the Mets in the first night game of spring for both clubs. Tom Koehler tossed five shutout innings for Miami, while Zack Wheeler, allowed Saltalamacchia's homer but not much else in 4 2/3 innings of one-run work.
3/13/2014 | Back in Lakeland, Turner moves closer to landing job
A couple of years ago, Jacob Turner was competing in Spring Training for the fifth-starter spot in Tigers camp. Also in the mix was left-hander Drew Smyly. It was like old times on Thursday afternoon at Joker Marchant Stadium -- except Turner was on the mound for the Marlins, opposing the Tigers' Smyly.
3/13/2014 | Marisnick leads Marlins' offense behind Turner
Jake Marisnick doubled in two runs and scored another as the Marlins roughed up Drew Smyly, sending Miami to a 4-2 win over Detroit on Thursday afternoon at Joker Marchant Stadium.
3/13/2014 | Lucas leaves early with hamstring strain
The Marlins added some infield depth for this season, and right now they need it. Ed Lucas, who started at second base on Thursday against the Tigers, was replaced in the bottom of the fourth inning with a strained left hamstring.
3/13/2014 | Former teammates still good friends
They may be former teammates, but Marlins catcher Rob Brantly and Tigers third baseman Nick Castellanos remain close friends.
3/13/2014 | Pieces in place for power boost in Miami
Chances are the Marlins won't go from worst to first in the big leagues in the home run category this season, but some new additions could make things interesting.
3/13/2014 | Coaches tinkering with Capps' delivery
Hard-throwing right-hander Carter Capps has had mixed reviews in his first few Grapefruit League outings.
3/12/2014 | Hitless string ends, but Alvarez still solid
You have to go back to Sept. 24, 2013, to find the last time Henderson Alvarez allowed a hit in a Major League sanctioned game. Spring Training statistics, obviously, don't count. But unofficially, Alvarez had a string of 13 straight hitless innings.
3/12/2014 | Brantly homers late after first Alvarez spring blemish
Henderson Alvarez made a mistake, and Evan Gattis made him pay. Gattis' fourth-inning home run helped the Braves edge the Marlins, 3-1, on Wednesday afternoon at Roger Dean Stadium.
3/12/2014 | Jensen one of young Marlins sent down
Kyle Jensen belted the game-winning, two-run home run in the ninth inning on Tuesday, but on Wednesday morning, the slugger was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans.
3/12/2014 | Dunn, Marmol could close if Cishek unavailable
In Steve Cishek, the Marlins have a highly capable closer who is riding a string of 29 straight converted saves. But who is the fallback option if Cishek isn't available?
3/12/2014 | Depth has Marlins better equipped to handle injuries
As practice was beginning on Wednesday morning, the Marlins witnessed some welcome sights. A couple of players, shaken up in Monday's 11-1 win over the Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., were doing baseball activities.
3/12/2014 | Marlins add Shine to coaching staff to monitor replays
The Marlins have hired Pat Shine as its Major League administrative coach to assist in the instant-replay process. He will also be in uniform pregame, assisting throwing batting practice and helping out in the batting cages.
3/11/2014 | Flynn pleased with first Grapefruit League start
Brian Flynn got back on the mound as a starting pitcher on Tuesday, and he was pleased with the early returns. Flynn, who had struggled to find his rhythm and his mechanics in two relief appearances, fired three scoreless innings in the Marlins' 5-4 win over the Red Sox at JetBlue Park.
3/11/2014 | Jensen goes deep as Marlins rally past Red Sox
Brian Flynn, who has an outside shot at winning a spot in the Marlins' rotation, turned in a strong performance, giving up one hit and no runs over three innings during a 5-4 win over the Red Sox on Tuesday afternoon at JetBlue Park.
3/11/2014 | Baker, Furcal could return to lineup this weekend
The Marlins won't be short-handed for long. Jeff Baker and Rafael Furcal both left Monday's game with injuries, but manager Mike Redmond said they could be back by the end of the weekend.
3/11/2014 | Eovaldi works on curve, changeup in simulated game
Marlins right-hander Nathan Eovaldi used Tuesday's simulated game on a back field at Roger Dean Stadium to change things up a bit.
3/11/2014 | Following rewarding year, Lucas aims to stay in Majors
Ed Lucas spent 10 years climbing an impossible mountain, and after reaching the summit, he finds himself clawing for any foothold he can find. Lucas, in camp with the Marlins this spring, won't allow himself to be satisfied after making it to the Majors. He now wants to stay.
3/10/2014 | Stanton, Dietrich go deep against Mets
The Marlins scored three times in the fourth inning against veteran Bartolo Colon and defeated the Mets, 11-1, on Monday.
3/10/2014 | McGehee starting to find his comfort zone
After being eager to impress early in Spring Training, Casey McGehee has started to settle in over the past few days. Not surprisingly, now that he's in more of a comfort zone, he is starting to see results.
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