3/7/2014 | Alvarez able to pick up where he left off
Henderson Alvarez, who no-hit the Tigers in the 2013 season finale, opened his Grapefruit League action on Friday by tossing three perfect innings in a 7-3 win over the Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium.
3/7/2014 | Hech, Marlins enjoy big day behind Alvarez
Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez and Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright both tossed scoreless outings in their spring debuts, while Adeiny Hechavarria collected three RBIs in Miami's 7-3 victory over St. Louis on Friday afternoon at Roger Dean Stadium.
3/7/2014 | Red Sox GM apologizes to Marlins for travel roster
Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said he received an e-mail of apology from Boston general manager Ben Cherington regarding the roster the Red Sox sent to Roger Dean Stadium on Thursday.
3/7/2014 | Slow starter Yelich begins to find groove
Even before games began this spring, the 22-year-old admitted he would have a tough time duplicating his numbers from last spring. But Yelich also didn't expect this Grapefruit League campaign to go completely the other way. He entered Friday hitless in his first 11 at-bats, with five strikeouts. The drought was snapped with a first-inning single to center off St. Louis' Adam Wainwright.
3/7/2014 | Ozuna hopes No. 13 proves to be lucky
Don't tell Marcell Ozuna that 13 is an unlucky number, because he won't listen. Projected as the Marlins' starting center fielder, Ozuna has switched to No. 13 after wearing 48 as a rookie last year.
3/6/2014 | Red Sox reunion helps provide closure for Salty
Before taking the field on Thursday, Jarrod Saltalamacchia reunited with old friends and former Red Sox teammates. But once it was time for business, the 28-year-old was squarely focused on his new beginning.
3/6/2014 | High pitch count leads to short outing for Eovaldi
Eovaldi, projected as the Marlins' No. 2 starter, was initially scheduled to throw three innings on Thursday against the Red Sox at Roger Dean Stadium. But in the first inning, the hard-throwing right-hander got into a bind, needing 36 pitches to get out of a bases-loaded jam.
3/6/2014 | Eovaldi, Hand labor, but keep Sox off board in tie
The threat of rain hovered over Roger Dean Stadium most of Thursday afternoon, and the impact of the weather arrived before either the Marlins or Red Sox could score a run.
3/6/2014 | Stanton, 24, willing to take on leadership role
When you're a buff 6-foot-6, 250-pounder and belt a baseball as far as anyone on the planet, people take notice. On a youthful Marlins squad, Giancarlo Stanton clearly stands out. Not just because of his massive stature and his threat at the plate, but because he is looked upon to be an example.
3/6/2014 | Fiery Furcal happy to get off spring schneid
A bit of frustration set in after Rafael Furcal's second straight hard liner was caught on Wednesday afternoon in the Marlins' 5-2 win over the Mets. In his first at-bat, Furcal lined out to first base. And in his second at-bat, he threw his hands up in disgust after he stung the ball to right -- for another out. Finally, in Furcal's third at-bat, he singled to left, giving him his first hit of Spring Training, making him 1-for-7.
3/6/2014 | Marlins don't plan to get shift-happy with infield
Advanced defensive metrics continue to grow throughout the Major Leagues, and some teams rely so heavily on the data that they are constantly adjusting infielders all over the diamond.
3/5/2014 | Fernandez's off-field energy translates to mound
Spring Training is a big deal to Jose Fernandez, who makes it clear that he isn't just using his Grapefruit League starts to go through the motions.
3/5/2014 | Fernandez brilliant in win over Mets
Jose Fernandez was his usual brilliant self in a 5-2 victory at Tradition Field, holding the Mets to two hits with two strikeouts over 3 1/3 shutout innings.
3/5/2014 | Heaney pitches freely and easily in 'B' game
Another inning, another seemingly effortless outing by Andrew Heaney, who threw a perfect inning in a "B" game against the Cardinals on Wednesday on Field 2 at Roger Dean Stadium.
3/5/2014 | Salty looks forward to Red Sox reunion
About 15 Boston players started a text group last season, a way for everyone to touch base easily, and on Thursday, Jarrod Saltalamacchia will have a chance to see his former teammates.
3/5/2014 | Marlins tasked with finding work for pitchers
Early into the Grapefruit League schedule, Mike Redmond has a challenge to find enough work for his quality hurlers. Pitching is the strength of the organization, and the franchise feels it has an abundance of it. A number of candidates are in the mix for the fifth spot in the rotation, and for either a setup or long relief role.
3/4/2014 | Buoyed by September, Koehler confident in first start
Tom Koehler gained validation after the 2013 season, finishing on a high note, going 2-1 with a 3.14 ERA in five starts in September. The solid final month capped his season at 5-10 with a 4.41 ERA in 29 games, with 23 starts. The right-hander logged 143 innings, and he put himself in solid position to claim the fifth-starter spot this Spring Training.
3/4/2014 | Salty's homer helps Marlins overcome miscues
The first home run of Spring Training was a big one for Jarrod Saltalamacchia. The blast in the fourth inning gave the Marlins the lead, and they went on to defeat the Twins, 3-1, on Tuesday at Roger Dean Stadium.
3/4/2014 | Solano-Lucas utility infield battle a close one
Deciding the Marlins' utility infield spot could come down to: "Can you top this?" Donovan Solano and Ed Lucas are frontrunners for the position, and choosing between the two will be one of the toughest decisions by management.
3/4/2014 | Menechino, Marlins preach patience at plate
A handful of games is hardly enough time to form a true sample size. But early on, the Marlins can tell if their players are offering a good approach. New hitting coach Frank Menechino is stressing patience and not missing pitches to hit.
3/4/2014 | Furcal finds footing at new spot with new team
Facing Josh Johnson in the first inning, Rafael Furcal christened baseball at the Marlins' new home. Now he has switched teams, signing as a free agent with the Marlins in the offseason. And after missing all of last year due to Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, the 26-year-old is making the transition from shortstop to second base.
3/3/2014 | Turner shows signs of potential, progress to be made
With Marlins right-hander Jacob Turner, it isn't a matter of pure stuff. The question remains command. Turner's first Grapefruit League start on Monday against the Astros was another example of some mixed results.
3/3/2014 | Marlins' bats go quiet in Turner's spring debut
Jacob Turner, the frontrunner to be the Marlins' fourth starter, gave up one run on two hits in two innings in Monday's 4-0 loss to the Astros.
3/3/2014 | Heaney's talent receiving high praise from Marlins
Early impressions have the Marlins wanting to see more of Andrew Heaney, their highly-touted prospect. His first Grapefruit League appearance was impressive, two shutout innings with two strikeouts against the Cardinals last Saturday.
3/3/2014 | Marlins preparing for replay challenges
With so many Grapefruit League games being televised, the Marlins are using the feeds to test potential reviewable plays. Manager Mike Redmond said a couple of plays in Sunday's 10-3 loss to the Nationals in Viera, Fla., could have been challenged.
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