February 21, 2013 |
AN INTRASQUAD matchup Wednesday between two precocious talents left Giancarlo Stanton dazed and Jose Fernandez shaken. Stanton was hit in the back of the helmet during a Miami Marlins practice game by a fastball that got away from Fernandez, the team's top pitching prospect. Stanton remained on his feet, but left the game and said the beaning affected his eyesight. "I wasn't dizzy," he said. "I saw a little grayness and fuzziness on the outside of my eyes, but it's subsiding now. " Stanton bruised the back of his neck, and X-rays were planned, but there was no sign of a concussion, manager Mike Redmond said.
December 21, 2012 |
MIAMI - A person familiar with the negotiations says third baseman Placido Polanco has agreed to terms with the Miami Marlins. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the Marlins hadn't announced a deal. Polanco, 37, battled injuries this year and hit .257 with two home runs and 19 RBIs in 90 games with the Phillies. The 15-year veteran is a career .299 hitter with 103 homers. The deal solidifies the Marlins' lineup following an offseason payroll purge.
April 3, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - For Bryce Harper, two homers in his first two at-bats - making him the youngest ever to go yard twice on opening day. For Stephen Strasburg, 19 consecutive outs during one stretch of his seven scoreless innings. And for the defending NL East champion Washington Nationals, a 2-0 victory over the Miami Marlins on Monday in the first game of a season that lame-duck manager Davey Johnson has declared should be defined as "World Series or Bust. " Harper, the 20-year-old leftfielder coming off NL rookie-of-the-year honors, hit solo shots over the out-of-town scoreboard in right-center field off Ricky Nolasco in both the first and fourth innings.
February 22, 2013 |
GIANCARLO STANTON spotted downcast teammate Jose Fernandez in the Miami Marlins' clubhouse Thursday and flashed him a grin. "Relax," Stanton said. "Relax. " Stanton was feeling better after being hit in the helmet Wednesday by a fastball from Fernandez, the Marlins' top pitching prospect. X-rays were negative, there was no sign of a concussion, and Stanton said his vision returned to normal after a few hours. He expects to play in the Marlins' first spring-training game Saturday.
February 23, 2013 |
The World Baseball Classic has been far from a hit on American shores. Most fans cast their eyes a few weeks farther down the line to the start of the major-league season. Perhaps that could change this time around. After all, everyone loves some international intrigue. The Taiwanese baseball federation apologized to the South Korean federation earlier this week, according to South Korea's Yonhap News Agency. Why? Four Taiwanese scouts posed as umpires and snuck into a South Korean practice game on Tuesday.
September 14, 2014 |
The beaning of Miami Marlins rightfielder Giancarlo Stanton on Thursday night in Milwaukee was a reminder of the inherent dangers hitters face in the batter's box. Stanton suffered multiple fractures in his face when he was struck by a Mike Fiers fastball in the 4-2 loss to the Brewers. On Friday, Stanton tweeted via @giancarlo818:"The amount of support I have received from you guys has been tremendous & Heartfelt. I'm much better today & deeply appreciate your prayers!" Marlins manager Mike Redmond said before Friday's game at Citizens Bank Park against the Phillies that there was no timetable for Stanton's return.
February 12, 2015 |
TAKING A LOOK at the Miami Marlins: Manager: Mike Redmond Last 5 years: 2014: 77-85, third place; 2013: 62-100, fifth; 2012: 69-93, fifth; 2011: 72-90, fifth; 2010: 80-82, third Additions: 2B Dee Gordon, 1B Michael Morse, RHP Dan Haren, OF Ichiro Suzuki Subtractions: RHP Chris Hatcher, RHP Anthony DeScalafani What to expect: In November, the Marlins inked rightfielder Giancarlo Stanton to a 13-year contract...
June 27, 2014 |
The first time Ken Giles struck out Miami's Giancarlo Stanton, he used a slider. That was Monday, and when Giles entered Tuesday's game, he again encountered one of the game's best sluggers. Stanton waved at two 88-m.p.h. sliders from the rookie Phillies reliever. Then, Giles fired a 98-m.p.h. fastball past Stanton. "Good stuff," Stanton said a day later. The powerful fastball is spawned the nickname "Hundred-Miles Giles" and endless hype in the minors. When he pitches, fans fix their attention on the radar-gun readings.
November 14, 2012 |
THE MIAMI MARLINS' spending spree a year ago didn't work, so now they're trying another payroll purge - trading away their biggest stars in one blockbuster deal. Rebranded in a new ballpark at the start of 2012, the Marlins were up to their old ways Tuesday, swapping top names for top prospects. Miami sent All-Star shortstop Jose Reyes, lefthander Mark Buehrle and ace righthander Josh Johnson to the Toronto Blue Jays, a person familiar with the agreement said. The person confirmed the trade to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the teams weren't officially commenting.
September 30, 2012 |
MIAMI - Roy Halladay's final act was at 9:02 p.m. Saturday when he threw a 90-m.p.h. fastball. Greg Dobbs swung and missed. Halladay, without flinching, walked to the dugout bench. There, Rich Dubee told him this season was mercifully over. Myriad reasons existed to prevent his right arm from throwing 90 more pitches, except Halladay wanted it to end on his terms. The Phillies ceded that to their ace, one of the most respected players in the game, and permitted him this night. "They didn't fight me on it a lot," Halladay said.