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Matin Prado To Have MRI On Injured Hamstring

Mar 18, 2017 12:49 AM

The Marlins are still waiting to learn the extent of third baseman Martin Prado's hamstring injury, including whether he'll be available for Opening Day.

Playing for Team Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic, Prado hurt himself running out a grounder in the sixth inning of Wednesday's loss to Team USA.

Prado immediately left the game and didn't return.

"Hopefully it's minor, Grade I (strain), and that we're able to kind of continue and have him ready, but we'll just have to wait and see," Marlins manager Don Mattingly said Friday.

Tags: Miami Marlins, Injury, Misc Rumor

Jeffrey Loria May Prefer To Sell Marlins After All-Star Game

Mar 17, 2017 7:56 AM

It is believed that Jeffrey Loria will find a buyer for the Miami Marlins, but he may prefer to do so after the club hosts the All-Star Game this summer.

The Marlins will certainly sell for more than $1 billion, but the value of the club in reports has ranged from $1.25 billion to as much as $1.7 billion.

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

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Jose Fernandez Was Operating Boat During Fatal Crash

Mar 17, 2017 7:33 AM

Jose Fernandez was the operator of the speeding boat that crashed and killed the pitcher and two others in the early morning of Sept. 25, 2016, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

The final report confirmed alcohol and drugs were involved.

It also concluded that Fernandez violated multiple boating laws, including Boating Under the Influence Manslaughter, Vessel Homicide and Reckless or Careless Operation of a Vessel.

Fernandez's blood alcohol level was .147 and there was "noted presence of cocaine," according to the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner's toxicology report.

James Walker/ESPN

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Marlins Engaged With Four Groups On Sale

Mar 7, 2017 7:33 AM

The Miami Marlins are actively engaged in discussions with four groups and have had additional conversations with two others on a sale, according to a report.

Major League Baseball knows the identity of the suitors, which include both local and out-of-town investors.

Read more here:

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

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Jose Fernandez's Family Wants Daughter To Get Estate

Feb 27, 2017 3:34 PM

Jose Fernandez's family will seek to name his newborn daughter, Penelope, as the sole beneficiary to his estate, according to a family attorney.

The deceased Miami Marlins right-hander's estate is believed to be worth an estimated $2 million to $3 million.

Fernandez's daughter was born on Friday.

Katie Strang/ESPN

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Girlfriend Of Jose Fernandez Gives Birth To Daughter

Feb 26, 2017 2:57 AM

The daughter of deceased Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was born Friday night, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported, citing sources.

Maria Arias, Fernandez's girlfriend at the time of his death last fall, delivered the girl, named Penelope.

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President: Multiple Groups Interested In Purchasing Marlins

Feb 17, 2017 3:21 PM

David Samson says multiple groups are interested in purchasing the Miami Marlins.

Samson also confirmed that owner Jeffrey Loria is being considered for nomination as U.S. ambassador to France.

A group led by Joshua Kushner, whose brother Jared Kushner is married to President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka, had a preliminary agreement to buy the Marlins for about $1.6 billion.

The Kushner family released a statement Thursday that it would not pursue the Marlins if Loria is nominated.

Associated Press

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Kushners Won't Pursue Marlins If Jeffrey Loria Made U.S. Diplomat

Feb 16, 2017 8:17 AM

The Kushner family will no longer pursue the purchase of the Miami Marlins if Jeffrey Loria, the current owner of the team, is nominated by Donald Trump as the United States ambassador to France.

The New York Post reported on Wednesday that Loria was being considered for the position.

"Our family has been friends with Jeff Loria for over 30 years, been in business together, and even owned a AAA baseball team together," Kushner's son-in-law, Joseph Meyer, said in a statement. "Although the Kushners have made substantial progress in discussions for us to purchase the Marlins, recent reports suggest that Mr. Loria will soon be nominated by the President to be Ambassador to France. If that is true, we do not want this unrelated transaction to complicate that process and will not pursue it. The Kushners remain interested in purchasing a team and would love to buy the Marlins at another time."

Charles Kushner's son Jared is the senior adviser to Trump and is married to the president's daughter Ivanka.


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Marlins Lift Ban On Facial Hair

Feb 14, 2017 4:55 PM

The Miami Marlins have decided to lift their prohibition on facial hair, according to Don Mattingly.

Mattingly discussed lifting the one-year ban with Jeffrey Loria.

"It was a constant fight last year, honestly, with guys," Mattingly said. "Through the course of the season and watching the playoffs and the World Series, for me it just didn't seem like that big of a thing. The most important thing is our guys prepare and play the game right."

The Marlins will continue to require players be well-groomed. The ban was adopted after Mattingly was hired as manager before the 2016 season.

Associated Press

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Two Crash Victims Families Suing Jose Fernandez's Estate

Feb 12, 2017 7:01 PM

The families of the two men who were with Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez when his boat crashed into a Miami Beach jetty -- killing all three -- are suing his estate.

Attorney Christopher Royer, who is representing the two families, told the Sun Sentinel that the claim for 25-year-old Eduardo Rivero was filed Friday and the claim for 27-year-old Emilio Jesus Macias will be filed Monday. Each family is seeking $2 million.

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Report: Marlins Have 'Handshake Agreement' To Sell Team
The Marlins have a "handshake agreement" in place to sell the team to a New York area real estate developer for $1.6 billion, according to a Forbes report.

Mike Ozanian/Forbes

Giancarlo Stanton Will Play For Team USA At WBC
Team USA is part of Group C, which will play first-round games at Marlins Park.

RealGM Staff Report

Marlins Acquire Dan Straily From Reds
Miami will send right-handed pitching prospects Luis Castillo, Austin Brice and minor league outfielder Isaiah White to Cincinnati.


Edinson Volquez's Brother Stabbed To Death In Dominican Republic
A brother of Edinson Volquez was killed in the Dominican Republic on Monday, according to multiple reports.


Marlins Could Begin 2017 With Entirely Left-Handed Bullpen
The Marlins have assembled their bullpen on talent and availability, which may lead them to open the 2017 season with an entirely right-handed bullpen.

Joe Frisaro/MLB

Marlins, Brad Ziegler Agree To Two-Year, $16M Deal
In 33 appearances with the Red Sox, Brad Ziegler posted a 1.52 ERA with 31 strikeouts and 11 walks.

Marlins, Junichi Tazawa Agree To Two-Year Deal
Junichi Tazawa will earn $5 million in 2017 and $7 million in 2018.


Dodgers, Kenley Jansen Agree To Five-Year, $80M Deal
Closer Kenley Jansen had better offers from both the Nationals and Marlins but decided to stay home and take less money.

Marlins Make Five-Year Offer To Kenley Jansen
Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports that the offer is worth north of $80 million.

Joe Frisaro/MLB

Marlins Get Approval From Jeffrey Loria To Spend On Closer
Jeffrey Loria, the owner of the Marlins, has signed off on spending the money required to sign big-name closers Kenley Jansen or Aroldis Chapman, according to a source.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Source: D-Backs, Jeff Mathis Agree To Two-Year, $4M Deal
Jeff Mathis played the past four seasons as the No. 2 catcher for the Marlins.

Edinson Volquez Agrees To Two-Year, $22M Deal With Marlins
The Marlins have agreed to a two-year, $22 million deal with Edinson Volquez, according to a source.

Jim Bowden/ESPN

Marlins Make Kenley Jansen Top Free Agent Target
The Marlins are pursuing Kenley Jansen in free agency, making the reliever their top priority.

Joe Frisaro/MLB

Fredi Gonzalez Returns To Marlins As Third Base Coach
The Marlins fired Fredi Gonzalez as manager in 2010.


Toxicology Report Shows Jose Fernandez Drunk, Used Cocaine
Jose Fernandez had cocaine in his system and was legally drunk when he was killed in a boating accident last month, according to autopsy and toxicology reports.


Report: Alcohol Factored Into Boat Crash That Killed Jose Fernandez
The strong odor of alcohol was found on Jose Fernandez and two other men in a boat when they died in a crash last month, according to a search warrant affidavit by Miami-Dade County authorities.


Coast Guard To Examine Jetty In Jose Fernandez Boat Crash
The U.S. Coast Guard will examine lighting on the Miami Beach jetty involved in a boat crash that killed Jose Fernandez and two other men last month.

Associated Press

Marlins In Talks With Fredi Gonzalez About Coaching Third Base
Fredi Gonzalez, who managed the Marlins in the past, was fired by the Braves earlier this season.

Joe Frisaro/MLB

Barry Bonds 'Grateful And Humbled' For Time With Marlins
A day after the Marlins fired him as hitting coach, Barry Bonds posted on his personal blog a message of thanks and farewell to club officials.


Marlins Exercise Option On Ichiro For 2017
Ichiro Suzuki has played the last two seasons with the Marlins.