Marlins designate Jose Urena for assignment, acquire RHP Adam Cimber
MIAMI – The Jose Urena era is over with the Miami Marlins. Urena pitched six seasons for the Marlins and was the team’s Opening Day starter in 2018 and 2019. The Marlins did pick up RHP Adam Cimber from the Cleveland Indians for cash considerations. Cimber made 14 appearances for Cleveland in 2020, going 0-1 with a 3.97 ERA in 11.1 inning swith only one home run allowed. In 2019, Cimber piched in a team-high 68 games for the Indians going 6-3 with a 4.45 ERA in 56.2 innings.
Virus-stricken Marlins resume season with 18 new players
MIAMI Scrambling for replacements following a coronavirus outbreak, the Miami Marlins added a Moran, a Morin, two pitchers named Josh Smith and a former Olympic medalist in speedskating. The Marlins' revamped pitching staff includes right-hander Mike Morin and left-hander Brian Moran, and right-hander Josh A. Smith and left-hander Josh D. Smith, all recently acquired veterans. Replacements included seven newly acquired players, and 11 players from the team's alternate training site. The virus infected 21 members of the Marlins' traveling party and forced the suspension of their season July 26 after just three games. We expect to win games, Hill said.
MLB returns with thrills; red flags remain after 1st weekend
The 60-game sprint started with a bang thunder, actually, along with a torrential downpour in the rain-shortened opener between the Yankees and Nationals. Now is when people will finally listen, explained Stanton, a Black slugger with the New York Yankees who plans to kneel throughout the season. Made it interesting.Lastly, MLB unveiled another modification hours before first pitch, expanding the postseason from 10 teams to 16. The news Sunday of potential outbreaks with the Reds and Marlins was a reminder of how fragile the season could be. If 10 or 15 or 25 guys do it and the rest are messing around, it can mess everything up.
Marlins' home opener postponed as they deal with virus
Miami Marlins' manager Don Mattingly looks out from the dugout during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)MIAMI The Miami Marlins' home opener Monday night against Baltimore has been postponed as the Marlins deal with a coronavirus outbreak that stranded them in Philadelphia. The Marlins postponed their flight home Sunday night after their series finale against the Phillies. No reasons were given for the moves, but manager Don Mattingly said those who tested positive would be quarantined in Philadelphia. The Marlins' precarious health raised anew doubts about MLBs ability to finish the season during a pandemic.
LEADING OFF: Virus fears force changes in lineups, plans
Miami Marlins' Brian Anderson, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Francisco Cervelli, left, during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)The Miami Marlins and Cincinnati Reds are waiting to see how COVID-19 affects them heading into the second series of the season. The Marlins planned to arrive in Miami hours before their home opener against Baltimore, unsure how many players might remain quarantined in Philadelphia. The Reds were without second baseman Mike Moustakas and center fielder Nick Senzel for a 3-2 loss to the Tigers in Cincinnati. Both felt sick a day after teammate Matt Davidson went on the injured list after testing positive for the coronavirus.
Urena scratched from start amidst reports 3 Marlins tested positive for COVID-19
MIAMI – The Miami Marlins scratched starter Jose Urena on Sunday. The MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports that Urena and two Marlins position players have tested positive for COVID-19. Sportsgrid’s Craig Mish reports that at least three Marlins position players and one pitcher will be out in the coming days. Before the Marlins started their series against Philadelphia, catcher Jorge Alfaro was added to the injury list. Major League Baseball has stated before the season that it would treat positive tests like an injury, and that teams will keep on playing.
Marlins explode for 11 runs in Philadelphia, take 2 of 3 in season-opening series
PHILADELPHIA The Miami Marlins wrapped up their opening series in Philadelphia with an impressive display of offensive firepower. Backed by Miguel Rojas' big day at the plate, Miami took down the Phillies 11-6 to claim their second win of the young season. Rojas made a run at Marlins history, trying to become the first player in franchise history to hit for the cycle, but ended up coming a double short. Miami also got home runs from newcomers Corey Dickerson and Jesus Aguilar, his second of the weekend. Miami will be back in action on Monday for its home opener at Marlins Park against the Baltimore Orioles.
Miami Marlins postpone trip home amid fear of virus outbreak
Miami Marlins' manager Don Mattingly looks out from the dugout during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)MIAMI The Miami Marlins scratched right-hander Jose Urena from his scheduled start Sunday in Philadelphia and delayed their postgame trip home amid concerns about a possible coronavirus outbreak within the team. No reason was given for Urena being scratched in the series finale, which Miami won 11-6. Manager Don Mattingly said the Marlins decided to wait until Monday to leave Philadelphia, and they plan to arrive in Miami hours before their home opener against Baltimore. Miami catcher Jorge Alfaro went on the injured list hours before the season opener Friday at Philadelphia.
Marlins hit 3 late HRs, beat Wheeler, Mets 4-2
Curtis Granderson #21 of the Miami Marlins runs the bases after hitting a home run in the eighth inning of their game against the New York Mets at Citi Field. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)NEW YORK - Curtis Granderson, Tyler Heineman and Austin Dean hit late home runs and the Miami Marlins rallied against Zack Wheeler to beat the New York Mets 4-2 Thursday night. Wheeler, a potential free agent pitching perhaps for the last time with the Mets, hit an RBI single to break a scoreless tie in the seventh inning. Marlins starter Jordan Yamamoto allowed one hit and walked three while striking out a career-high 10 over six innings. 2B Robinson Cano left the game after being hit in the right arm by a pitch in the eighth inning.
Nationals score 6 runs in 10th, beat Marlins 10-4
Miguel Rojas #19 of the Miami Marlins hits a single against the Washington Nationals. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)MIAMI - Brian Dozier hit a go-ahead RBI single during Washington's six-run 10th inning, and the Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 10-4 Saturday night. Adam Eaton had an RBI single and Juan Soto walked with the bases loaded. Washington squandered a 4-0 lead as the Marlins scored four runs in the eighth off reliever Fernando Rodney. Washington increased its advantage in the eighth on Robles' run-scoring single and a fielders' choice by Gomes that scored Zimmerman from third.
Moustakas homers twice, Brewers minus Yelich top Marlins 7-5
Mike Moustakas of the Milwaukee Brewers hits a go-ahead two-run home run in the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on September 11, 2019. MIAMI - Mike Moustakas homered twice, including a tiebreaking, two-run shot in the ninth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Miami Marlins 7-5 Wednesday night in their first game following star outfielder Christian Yelich's season-ending injury. Yelich, the reigning National League MVP, broke his right kneecap in Tuesday night's game when he fouled a ball off himself. Alex Claudio relieved Davies with one out in the fifth and allowed Isan Diaz's two-run homer. Magneuris Sierra's RBI single in the second gave the Marlins their first lead of the series at 2-1.
Late homers by Rojas, Cooper help Marlins end record road skid
Jose Urena pitched a perfect 10th for his first save of the season and second of his career. Frazier led off the first inning with a home run, drove in three runs and had three of the Pirates' four hits. Pirates rookie right-hander Mitch Keller left the game in the second inning when he sustained a bruised right wrist when struck by Cooper's line comebacker. The Marlins had pulled ahead in the top of the inning on Cooper's RBI double to deep center field. INSTANT OFFENSEFrazier's leadoff blast marked the fourth time in five games the Pirates started a game with a home run.