Kelly dominates after Korea detour as Diamondbacks rout Rangers 9-1 to tie World Series 1-all
Merrill Kelly struck out nine in seven innings of three-hit ball, Ketel Marte extended his postseason hitting streak to a record 18 games and the Arizona Diamondbacks routed the Texas Rangers 9-1 to even the World Series at one game apiece.
Judge 48th HR, Yanks beat Mets 4-2 to sweep Subway Series
Aaron Judge hit a 453-foot drive halfway up the bleachers for his 48th home run and added an RBI single during a seventh-inning rally, boosting the Yankees past the Mets 4-2 for a two-game sweep in a Subway Series both teams hope was a World Series prelude.
Marlins rename stadium loanDepot park
MIAMI – The Miami Marlins’ ballpark officially has a new name: loanDepot park. WATCH A REPLAY OF THE NEWS CONFERENCE BELOW:The Miami Marlins’ ballpark is getting a new name: loanDepot park. “We’re excited to welcome fans back for Opening Day at loanDepot park,” Marlins CEO Derek Jeter said in a statement. Because of COVID-19, loanDepot park will be limited to about 25% capacity, or a little more than 9,000 people, for Opening Day on Thursday. Jeter was also asked if the new naming rights might allow the team to spend more freely on players.
All-Stars, Iowa cornfield, Arenado return spice MLB schedule
With a good young rotation and a deep lineup, the Braves are looking for their first World Series title since 1995. While San Diego is much improved, World Series MVP Corey Seager and Los Angeles are well-positioned for a run at another championship. The last time the All-Stars descended on Atlanta, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter had three hits and two RBIs in the AL's 6-3 victory at Turner Field in 2000. AdTHURSDAY, AUG. 12New York Yankees at Chicago White Sox: Major League Baseball comes to Iowa. SUNDAY, SEPT. 26Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics: The AL West rivals close out their season series with Oakland's home finale.
New Marlins GM Ng eager to finally see her team in action
MIAMI – Three months into the job, Kim Ng will finally get to see her team. Miami Marlins pitchers and catchers hold their first workout Thursday at the team's spring training complex in Jupiter, Florida. And Ng, hired in November as the first female general manager in Major League Baseball, will be watching. She made offseason moves to improve the team as she was still learning about it. Young pitching is the Marlins' strength, both at the major league level and in the minors.
Marlins ownership excited to welcome back fans, hopes to build off Wild Card success
Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter watches during the first inning of a baseball game between the Marlins and the Atlanta Braves, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Miami. The team is planning to welcome back limited fans for the start of the 2021 season. Jeter said, “We look forward to the opportunity to have fans come back into our ballpark. Jeter said, “We have a plan to build this organization and we’re gonna stick to that plan. On fans, Jeter said, “We’re doing everything in our power, making sure that fans are as comfortable as they can be coming.
Ex-Marlins GM Michael Hill takes over as MLB disciplinarian
NEW YORK – Michael Hill is taking over from Chris Young, who stayed just one season in the role of Joe Torre’s replacement as Major League Baseball’s disciplinarian. Hill was hired Monday by MLB as a senior vice president of on-field operations along with former major leaguer Raúl Ibañez. Hill will oversee umpires and on-field discipline, and Ibañez will be involved in rules, equipment and on-field technology while contributing to scouting and amateur baseball initiatives. Hill and Ibañez will report to executive vice president of baseball operations Morgan Sword, and Martinez will report to vice president of baseball economics Reed MacPhail. Porter, 48, will assist MLB’s baseball operations department in identifying candidates for amateur and professional coaching jobs, focusing on underrepresented groups.
Ex-Marlins owner Loria reaches settlement on ‘fuzzy math’ sale dispute
MIAMI – Former Miami Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria has reached a lawsuit settlement to reimburse local government $4.2 million for the cost of building Marlins Park, which opened in 2012. The payment stems from the $1.2 billion sale of the team in 2017 by Loria to Derek Jeter and his ownership group. In 2009, local government agreed to help pay for the ballpark in exchange for Loria’s agreement to share profits if he later sold the team. Following the sale, Loria claimed a loss on the deal due to taxes, which the county described as “fuzzy math.”
Baseball Hall gets no new members; Schilling 16 votes shy
Like many baseball writers, C. Trent Rosecrans viewed the Hall of Fame vote as a labor of love. Schilling, a right-handed ace who won three World Series titles, finished 16 votes short of the 75% threshold necessary for enshrinement. Schilling, Clemens and Bonds will be joined on next year's ballot by sluggers Alex Rodriguez and David Ortiz. Schilling wrote on Facebook that he would like the veterans committee to review his Hall case. “I’ll defer to the veterans committee and men whose opinions actually matter and who are in a position to actually judge a player,” Schilling wrote.
Kim Ng ready to bear the torch as baseball’s 1st female GM
MIAMI – The Miami Marlins' new general manager sat at home plate in the team’s ballpark Monday, reflecting on all the times she struck out. She is believed to be the first female general manager in the four major North American professional sports leagues, and she's also being saluted as a pioneering Asian American, even overseas. She spent four years with the New York Yankees when their star shortstop was Derek Jeter, now the Marlins' CEO. By reaching out to her regarding the Miami job, she said, Jeter showed fearlessness. “That’s a big responsibility, but I take it on.”As baseball's first female general manager, she embraces the chance to be judged on wins and losses.
Kim Ng received outpouring of joy after being named Marlins GM
MIAMI – The Miami Marlins held a news conference on Monday to introduce their new general manager Kim Ng. Ng spent 30 years in baseball before getting the Marlins job. She said that she received an outpouring of joy after the Marlins named their historic hire. Kim Ng is introduced as the Marlins' general manager at Marlins Park on Nov. 16, 2020. Over the last 10 years interviewing for General Manager jobs, she said there wasn’t much push-back.
Breakthrough for women: Miami Marlins hire Kim Ng as GM
MIAMI – Kim Ng started her Major League Baseball career as an intern, and three decades later she's still on the rise while shattering ceilings. Ng became the majors' highest-ranking woman in baseball operations when she was hired Friday as general manager of the Miami Marlins. “After decades of determination, it is the honor of my career to lead the Miami Marlins,” Ng said in a statement. “We look forward to Kim bringing a wealth of knowledge and championship-level experience to the Miami Marlins,” Jeter said in a statement. “All of us at Major League Baseball are thrilled for Kim and the opportunity she has earned with the Marlins,” baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement.
Brown practices, excited for opportunity with Buccaneers
(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)TAMPA, Fla. – Antonio Brown says he’s grateful to be back in the NFL and reunited with Tom Brady. He brings out the best in people around him,” Brown, wearing a Brady TB12 hat during a video conference call, added. The receiver said those relationships will help him make the most of his opportunity with the Bucs. He also thanked Brady for steering him to motivational speaker and life coach Tony Robbins, who worked with Brown on anger issues. “I had good trainers, good people around me in my corner who kept me encouraged, that kept me motivated,” the receiver said.
Cash's bullpen blunder joins Little, others in playoff lore
Aaron Boone hit a game-ending leadoff homer in the 11th, sending New York to the World Series. 2015 WORLD SERIES GAME 5Matt Harvey and the New York Mets held a 2-0 lead, needing a win to send the Series back to Kansas City. 2016 WORLD SERIES GAME 7The Chicago Cubs led the Cleveland Indians 5-1 heading into the bottom of the fifth. 2019 WORLD SERIES GAME 7Too bad for Houston fans, the last time they saw Gerrit Cole throw, it was in the bullpen rather than on the mound. “I wasn’t going to pitch him unless we were going to win the World Series and have a lead,” Hinch said.
Kershaw stops steal of home, hands Dodgers 3-2 Series lead
“I think a lot of credit goes to what he’s been able to do in this World Series for us.”Kershaw even prevented the Rays from stealing the tying run. Kershaw’s formidable resume has lacked two of the most satisfying achievements: a win deep in the World Series and a championship ring. “Kersh, a lot of credit goes to him for what we’ve been able to do in this World Series,” Treinen said. Provided a 3-0 lead, Kershaw allowed Tampa Bay to pull within a run in the third when Kiermaier singled, Yandy Díaz tripled on a ball down the right-field line that skipped past Betts and Arozarena’s single. He sets records with nine postseason homers allowed and three wild pitches in a Series game, tying a mark with two wild pitches in an inning.
Marlins, Jeter part with exec Michael Hill after 19 seasons
FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter, left, and Michael Hill, President of Baseball Operations, watch batting practice before the start of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, in Miami. Marlins executive Michael Hill's 19-season tenure with the franchise has ended. Hill was president of baseball operations for the past six years and provided continuity after a 2017 change in ownership, but he will not be back next year, CEO Derek Jeter said Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)MIAMI – Miami Marlins executive Michael Hill's 19-season tenure with the franchise has ended. Hill was general manager for six seasons before becoming president of baseball operations, and he retained that title even as Jeter overhauled the organizational structure.
Marlins parting ways with President of Baseball Operations Mike Hill
The Marlins and President of Baseball Operations Mike Hill are parting ways, team CEO Derek Jeter confirmed to reporters on Sunday. Marlins parting with president of baseball operations Michael Hill, a source tells The Athletic. Hill has been with the team since 2002, was named general manager in Sept. 2013 and served as one of only two Black heads of baseball operations in the majors. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) October 18, 2020Jeter also said that Dan Greenlee will be promoted from Director of Player Personnel to Assistant General Manager. During his tenue with the team, Hill worked in several roles, including General Manager and Vice President of Baseball Operations.
Arozarena, Rays top Astros 4-2 in Game 7, reach World Series
Arozarena homered again, 36-year-old Charlie Morton was brilliant against his former team and the Rays silenced the Houston Astros 4-2 to reach the World Series for just the second time. The Rays will face either the Los Angeles Dodgers or Atlanta Braves in the World Series in Arlington, Texas, starting Tuesday night. Tampa Bay’s only other World Series appearance was in 2008, when it lost to the Philadelphia Phillies in five games. Under new manager Dusty Baker, the Astros were trying to reach the World Series for the third time in four seasons. “Cash made the right move again — shocker,” kidded ace Tyler Glasnow, now lined up to start the World Series opener.
Correa hits walkoff homer to keep Astros alive in ALCS
The Astros defeated the Rays 4-3 and the Rays lead the series 3-2 games. The Astros forced Game 6 on Friday, a rematch of the first game started by left-handers Blake Snell of Tampa Bay and Valdéz. Otherwise, big league clubs leading 3-0 in a best-of-seven postseason series are 37-1. Correa also hit a walkoff homer in Game 2 of the 2017 ALCS off Aroldis Chapman of the New York Yankees. Houston became the first team with a leadoff and walk-off home run in a postseason game.
Wright, d'Arnaud lead Braves to sweep Marlins, reach NLCS
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Kyle Wright throws during the second inning in Game 3 of a baseball National League Division Series against the Miami Marlins, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, in Houston. The Braves are 5-0 with a 0.92 ERA in the postseason, allowing five runs in 49 innings. They’re the second team in history to throw four shutouts in the first five playoff games, joining the 1905 New York Giants. D’Arnaud knocked a double off the bullpen in right-center to send two home and extend the lead to 3-0. The Marlins had a chance to cut into the lead in the bottom of the inning when they loaded the bases with two outs.
Marlins clinch 1st playoff berth since 2003, beat Yanks 4-3
It really goes back to the players believing,” Mattingly said Friday night after a 4-3, 10-inning win over the New York Yankees. “I can’t contain the tears, because it’s a lot of grind, a lot of passion,” shortstop Miguel Rojas said. “I don’t like any time somebody celebrates on our field or if we’re at somebody else’s place and they celebrate on their field,” Yankees star Aaron Judge said. Garrett Cooper, traded to the Marlins by the Yankees after the 2017 season, hit a three-run homer in the first inning off J.A. UP NEXTRHP Deivi García (2-2, 4.88) starts Saturday for the Yankees and LHP Trevor Rogers (1-2, 6.84) for the Marlins.
Mattingly's Marlins could clinch berth at Yankee Stadium
Now Mattingly is enjoying perhaps his best year as a manager, and his surprising Miami Marlins could be playoff-bound for the first time since 2003. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)MIAMI – Don Mattingly returns this weekend to Yankee Stadium, where his best years as a player always ended when the regular season did. But the Marlins still control their own destiny, and will head to New York for a three-game series hoping to clinch their first postseason berth since 2003. In Miami, Mattingly quickly embraced Jeter's rebuilding plan, which required short-term pain while a moribund farm system was fortified. He knows how hard it is.”It's so hard that even at Yankee Stadium, celebrating a playoff berth is something special.
Mark Newman, oversaw Yankees' prospects, dead at 71
NEW YORK – Mark Newman, a key front office executive for the New York Yankees during their run of five World Series titles from 1996 through 2009, was found dead Saturday at his home in Tampa, Florida. The Yankees said it was not clear whether he died Friday or Saturday. Newman was omnipresent for two decades at the Yankees’ minor league complex in Tampa, Florida, his portly frame easily recognizable from a distance. “He was very passionate about all the guys in the minor league system,” Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner said in a statement. “He would come to the Dominican Republic and watch me during tryouts,” Yankees catcher Gary Sánchez said in a statement.
Jeter defends Marlins players following COVID-19 outbreak: There is no way to identity how this got into our clubhouse
MIAMI Miami Marlins owner Derek Jeter defended the team's actions prior to an outbreak of COVID-19 that nearly derailed the team's season just days after it began. Jeter said that the team got too comfortable while traveling after everyone had tested negative after spring training. Jeter said players left the hotel to get things like coffee and clothes. A total of 20 Marlins players and coaches tested positive for COVID-19 since the season began on July 24 in Philadelphia. To have 18 players taken out at once is a challenge for us, but our guys are looking forward to the challenge.
Marlins' Jeter blames outbreak on 'false sense of security'
FILE - In this Thursday, July 16, 2020, file photo, a worker sprays the dugout rail to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, before the Miami Marlins' baseball practice at Marlins Park in Miami. Overtaken by a coronavirus outbreak, the team must scramble for roster replacements as they try salvage a season barely underway. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)MIAMI Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter blamed the team's coronavirus outbreak on a collective false sense of security that made players lax about social distancing and wearing masks. Following an MLB investigation, Jeter said, it's impossible to know where the first Marlins player became infected or how the virus reached their clubhouse. We have a lot of players who are asymptomatic, and we have players who are showing mild symptoms, Jeter said.
Will Manso: 2020 Marlins season preview and prediction
That’s not a bad trade off when rebuilding, but as the Marlins enter this bizarre 60-game 2020 season, we need to see some of that young talent show improvement. Outside of that, the Marlins are excited with the potential of shortstop Jazz Chisholm, but again, he likely won’t make an impact in 2020. Sandy Alcantara was the lone Marlins all-star last season, and he’ll get the call on opening day in 2020. That’s what the 2020 season will be about. Marlins 2020 prediction: 25-35
Batter Up! Baseball, soundtrack of summer, is back - sort of
The Los Angeles Dodgers play the Los Angeles Angels at sunset during the fifth inning of a preseason baseball game, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Los Angeles. Rather than keeping players and club personnel sealed in a bubble environment, baseball teams will fly around the country, raising more health concerns. Fans won't be permitted at Nationals Park or at Dodger Stadium when Los Angeles plays San Francisco - or at any field. Going to be 2020 coronavirus baseball, Yankees star pitcher Gerrit Cole said. Its that sound, its the summer sound.___AP Baseball Writers Ronald Blum and Janie McCauley and AP Sports Writers Howard Fendrich and Joe Reedy contributed to this report.
Jeter looks for Marlins to make strides during shortened season
MIAMI – Marlins CEO Derek Jeter is looking for big thing out of the Miami Marlins during the shortened 60-game schedule. Our guys need to improve, we need to improve year in and year out. Jeter added, “There’s a mindset that I believe is starting to change in the organization over the last couple of years. Jeter said he supports the health and safety protocols that MLB put in place at the ballparks. Jeter said he spoke to the team and told them they needed to be disciplined with how they conduct themselves outside of the ballpark.
Marlins' Rojas says team is poised to make big progress
FILE - In this July 5, 2020, file photo, Miami Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas fields a ball during a baseball workout at Marlins Park in Miami. Another change: Rojas believes the Marlins will be good. Another change: Rojas believes the Marlins will be good. But like the teams management and some outside observers, Rojas says the Marlins are poised for a big leap forward in Year 3 of Derek Jeters rebuilding program. Im really excited about the starting pitching, and our offense is way better than the last couple of years, Rojas said.
Angry ump: Garcia says he kept quiet to protect son-in-law
Ten years after Garcia was fired by Major League Baseball, he wants to set the record straight: He did not get fired for trying to evaluate his son-in-law, then a minor league umpire. Garcia stayed quiet for a decade, not wanting to cause any problems for son-in-law Vic Carapazza, among the top umps of the current group. A big league umpire from 1975-99 and a supervisor for nine years, Garcia was abruptly dismissed. Garcia said Solomon was upset over Garcias decision to terminate a minor league umpire, which Solomon denied. I wanted to clear his ability to be a big league umpire and not have people think he got there because of me, Garcia said.
Miami Marlins Foundation handed out 1,000 meals for 10th annual Thanksgiving distribution
MIAMI – The Miami Marlins Foundation handed out 1,000 meals at the 10th annual Miami Marlins Home Plate Meals Distribution sponsored by Tito’s Handmade Vodka. The foundation, which is partnered with Feeding South Florida, hosted the event on the West Plaza at Marlins Park where families had the opportunity to meet Marlins players and staff, and also receive a Thanksgiving dinner including a turkey and other side items. The Marlins partnered with more than 50 nonprofit agencies to distribute 1,000 meal vouchers to local underserved families. Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter, Marlins player Isan Diaz, Miguel Rojas and Lewis Brinson, and Marlins Alumni Alex Gonzalez and Charles Johnson, helped distribute the food items to the families.
Mattingly expected to receive contract extension per reports
Associated PressMIAMI - The Miami Marlins are reportedly set to announce a contract extension for manager Don Mattingly. Marlins CEO Derek Jeter is set to hold a news conference on Friday. Last season, Mattingly and the Marlins finished 63-98. Mattingly, 58, has been the Marlins skipper since 2016. The Marlins would not confirm the reports of the extension.
Jeter noncommittal on Mattingly's future as manager
Associated PressMIAMI - His club seemingly headed to a second consecutive last-place finish in the NL East, Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter isn't ready to disclose whether manager Don Mattingly will return next season. "There hasn't been a decision yet," Jeter said before Miami hosted the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night. The former Dodgers manager was hired by ex-owner Jeffrey Loria prior to the 2016 season. "To be fair to Donnie, it's something we need to talk about sooner rather than later," Jeter said. Mattingly and Jeter were teammates with the New York Yankees in 1995 - it was Mattingly's last season and Jeter's first in the majors.
Marlins, Mets to play 3-game series in Puerto Rico next season
The Marlins will meet the Mets for a three-game series in Puerto Rico next April. MIAMI - The Miami Marlins will host the New York Mets in a three-game series in Puerto Rico next season. "It is an honor for the Marlins to represent Major League Baseball in this special series against the Mets," Marlins owner Derek Jeter said. "Miami serves as the gateway to the Caribbean and Latin America, and we are grateful for the chance to showcase the new Miami Marlins organization to our neighbors in Puerto Rico." Both teams played a three-game series in Puerto Rico in 2010.