Chicago's Wright banned 3 games, hit Ohtani with pitch
Chicago White Sox pitcher Mike Wright was suspended for three games and manager Tony La Russa for one on Saturday by Major League Baseball, which concluded Wright intentionally threw at the Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani. Wright appealed the suspension issued by Michael Hill, the former Marlins general manager who is MLB’s senior vice president for on-field operations.news.yahoo.com
Santiago 10-game suspension upheld for foreign substance
Seattle Mariners pitcher Héctor Santiago’s 10-game suspension was upheld by MLB special adviser John McHale Jr. Santiago will start serving the suspension Friday, when the Mariners open their post-All-Star break schedule at the Los Angeles Angels.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Padres get Clevinger, Marlins acquire Marte at deadline
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger delivers in the first inning in a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Cleveland. Mike Clevinger, Starling Marte, Archie Bradley and Todd Frazier were on the move. Baseball's pandemic-delayed trade deadline was quite a day. The contending Padres got Clevinger in a multiplayer trade with Cleveland, bolstering their rotation Monday in a rare deadline deal between contenders. The trade deadline is normally July 31, but it was pushed back when the start of the season was delayed because of the coronavirus.
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.
Triumphant return for retooled Marlins, who beat Orioles 4-0
Miami Marlins catcher Francisco Cervelli, center, reacts he engages with teammates in a social distant celebration after defeating the Baltimore Orioles 4-0 during a baseball game, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)BALTIMORE After enduring one final delay in their effort to return from an eight-day, coronavirus-induced hiatus, the Miami Marlins found enough power and pitching within their vastly overhauled roster to beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-0 Tuesday night. After the final out, the Marlins lined up and did air high-fives in which they didnt make contact with their hands. In this anything goes, wacky baseball season, Miami will be the home team for the final two games of this four-game series. Orioles: Alex Cobb (1-0, 2.89 ERA) gets his third start of the season, followed by Asher Wojciechowski (0-1, 7.20).
Experimental COVID-19 vaccine is put to its biggest test
Final-stage testing of the vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., began with volunteers at various U.S. sites given either a real shot or a dummy without being told which. In Washington, the White House disclosed that national security adviser Robert OBrien has the coronavirus the highest-ranking U.S. official to test positive so far. In Binghamton, New York, nurse Melissa Harting received one of the first injections of the Moderna vaccine candidate. But the U.S. requires its own tests of any vaccine that might be used in the country. Every month through the fall, the government-funded COVID-19 Prevention Network will roll out a new study of a leading candidate, each with 30,000 volunteers, to test not only whether the shots work but whether they are safe.
Marlins executive speaks out on Black Lives Matter, how change needs to come
As president of baseball operations for the Miami Marlins, Hill was ecstatic with the pitchers the team was able to find in the draft. He feels he can be part of the voice for change and said now is the time to take action. We wanted to make sure that this movement continues and change is truly put in place, Hill stressed. He added, We understand that Black Lives Matter, but we also wanted to show that we are united for change. Thirty competitors in baseball were united and were all going to use our voices that we have to do more.
Village to host Open Mic Night and Indie Flicks at SMDCAC
The Village of Palmetto Bay will host another Open Mic Night and Indie Flicks event at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center (SMDCAC) on Friday, Feb. 21, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.In collaboration with the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, Palmetto Bays Open Mic Night is an opportunity for anyone in our community to appear onstage and perform for an audience, said Kelly Craig, village PIO. Many whove seen their performances say the students were talented and extremely entertainingm, Craig said. Open Mic Night once was held outdoors at Ludovici Park, but since partnering with the SMDCAC last year, the Black Box Theatre provides an indoor stage that is attractive to both participants and audience members alike. Using historic and cultural context, the film is designed to bring the spirit and mystery of Traylors incomparable art to life. The SMDCAC is located at 10950 SW 211 St, in Cutler Bay.communitynewspapers.com
Marlins designate Wei-Yin Chen for assignment, add six to 40-man roster
Miami Marlins starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen (54) works in the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Monday in Atlanta. MIAMI - The Miami Marlins have designated left-hander Wei-Yin Chen for assignment, parting with a pitcher they owe $22 million. President of baseball operations Michael Hill said the Marlins parted with Chen to create more room for young talent on their roster. Chen will receive $5 million during the 2020 season and $5 million on Nov. 30, 2020. The Marlins also added six players to its 40-man roster Wednesday.