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Source: Jorge Mas Becomes Bidder To Purchase Marlins

Jun 24, 2017 1:28 PM

The Miami Marlins are for sale and Derek Jeter is part of a potential group to buy the major league club. The most logical future owner of the Marlins, however, could be one who only recently has been mentioned: Jorge Mas, a Cuban-American businessman whose family has been well-known in Miami and South Florida for decades.

A source with direct knowledge of the possible purchase said the small group led by Mas appears to have the most solid footing and deepest pockets.

Tags: Miami Marlins, Legal, Misc Rumor

Marlins Could Trade Adeiny Hechavarria Very Soon

Jun 23, 2017 10:44 AM

The Miami Marlins are expected to trade shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria in the next few days, according to rival executives.

Miami is shopping for offers.

Hechavarria, 28, has an additional year of team control remaining. The Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles are rumored to be interested in a deal.

Jeff Passan/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Miami Marlins, Tampa Bay Rays, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Derek Jeter Tells MLB He Doesn't Have Money To Buy Marlins

Jun 23, 2017 10:26 AM

Derek Jeter told Major League Baseball on Thursday that he doesn't have the necessary money to buy the Miami Marlins and is still seeking help from other investors, according to a report.

Jeter met with MLB and Marlins officials in New York and provided an update on his efforts to raise the needed money. The person said multiple other groups remain in the mix to purchase the team.

The former New York Yankees star continued his pursuit of the franchise after former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush dropped out of his group.

Associated Press

Tags: Miami Marlins, New York Yankees, Misc Rumor

2017 MLB Draft First Round Results

Jun 13, 2017 9:11 AM

The first round of the 2017 Major League Baseball draft was held on Monday night with a lot of young talent coming off the board early. Here are the full results from the first round:

  1. Twins — Royce Lewis, SS, JSerra Catholic HS (California)
  2. Reds — Hunter Greene, RHP/SS, Notre Dame HS (California)
  3. Padres — MacKenzie Gore, LHP, Whiteville HS (North Carolina)
  4. Rays — Brendan McKay, 1B/LHP, Louisville
  5. Braves — Kyle Wright, RHP, Vanderbilt
  6. Athletics — Austin Beck, OF, North Davidson HS (North Carolina)
  7. Diamondbacks — Pavin Smith, 1B, Virginia
  8. Phillies — Adam Haseley, OF, Virginia
  9. Brewers — Keston Hiura, 2B, UC Irvine
  10. Angels — Jordan Adell, OF, Ballard HS (Kentucky)
  11. White Sox — Jake Burger, 3B, Missouri State
  12. Pirates — Shane Baz, RHP, Concordia Lutheran HS (Texas)
  13. Marlins — Trevor Rogers, LHP, Carlsbad HS (New Mexico)
  14. Royals — Nick Pratto, 1B, Huntington Beach HS (California)
  15. Astros —J.B. Bukauskas, RHP, North Carolina
  16. Yankees — Clarke Schmidt, RHP, South Carolina
  17. Mariners — Evan White, 1B, Kentucky
  18. Tigers — Alex Faedo, RHP, Florida
  19. Giants — Heliot Ramos, OF, Leadership Christian Academy (Puerto Rico)
  20. Mets — David Peterson, LHP, Oregon
  21. Orioles — D.L. Hall, LHP, Valdosta HS (Georgia)
  22. Blue Jays — Logan Warmoth, SS, North Carolina
  23. Dodgers — Jeren Kendall, OF, Vanderbilt
  24. Red Sox — Tanner Houck, RHP, Missouri
  25. Nationals — Seth Romero, LHP, Houston
  26. Rangers — Bubba Thompson, OF, McGill-Toolen Catholic HS (Alabama)
  27. Cubs — Brendon Little, LHP, State College of Florida

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Giancarlo Stanton Suffers Wrist Contusion

Jun 10, 2017 11:07 PM

Marlins star slugger Giancarlo Stanton left his team's 7-6 loss Saturday after being hit on the right wrist with a pitch by Trevor Williams of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Marlins said X-rays were negative, calling the injury a right wrist contusion.

Tags: Miami Marlins, Injury, Misc Rumor

Marlins' Edinson Volquez No-Hits D-Backs

Jun 4, 2017 2:27 AM

Edinson Volquez threw the sixth no-hitter in Marlins history, facing the minimum 27 batters on Saturday and beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-0. Tied for the major league lead in losses when the game began, he struck out 10, and the two baserunners who reached on walks were erased by double plays.

He needed 98 pitches, the last of those striking out Chris Owings to complete the masterpiece.

"When I passed the seventh, I said, 'I'm going to go for it," Volquez said. "And I got it."

Tags: Miami Marlins, Arizona Diamondbacks, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Giancarlo Stanton Becomes Miami's All-Time RBI Leader

Jun 3, 2017 9:38 AM

Giancarlo Stanton homered on Friday night, giving him sole possession atop the Miami Marlins' all-time RBI list.

Stanton has 579 RBIs in his career, all with the Marlins. He broke a tie with Mike Lowell for first place on the franchise list.

"Young franchise, right?" Don Mattingly said. "But obviously Giancarlo's really good. This is kind of what you envision. ... And I think he's getting a lot more help now."


Tags: Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor, Stats

Marlins Set Up Trust For Jose Fernandez's Family

Jun 1, 2017 7:43 AM

The Miami Marlins have set up a trust for the mother and daughter of Jose Fernandez via a $700,000 contribution from Major League Baseball.

Fernandez was killed in a boating accident along with two others in the early morning of Sept. 25, 2016.

Under Major League Baseball policy, the league allocates $1 million to a team should one of its players die. However, the insurance company was reluctant to issue the full amount after the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission concluded that Fernandez had been operating the boat at the time of the crash with a blood-alcohol level of .147 and traces of cocaine in his system.

The sides eventually settled on a $700,000 payout.


Tags: Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor

Jeb Bush No Longer Interested In Marlins; Jeter Still Trying

May 31, 2017 8:34 AM

Jeb Bush is no longer interested in buying the Miami Marlins and has ended his pursuit of the team, according to two people close to the negotiations.

Derek Jeter, who had been part of Bush's group, is still exploring a bid with other investors.

Jeter becomes the frontman for an investment group competing with a group led by businessman Tagg Romney. The Romney group includes Tom Glavine and former Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart.

Associated Press

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Marlins Option Tom Koehler To Triple-A

May 17, 2017 6:58 AM

The Miami Marlins have optioned Tom Koehler to Triple-A New Orleans.

Koehler, 30, has been a fixture in Miami's rotation since 2013 and hasn't thrown a pitch in the Minor Leagues since then.

The Marlins avoided arbitration with Koehler prior to the season by agreeing to a one-year, $5.75 million salary for 2017. He allowed eight runs on seven hits and four walks through just three innings on Tuesday night and has already given up 10 home runs in fewer than 40 innings this season.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

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Alex Rodriguez Declined Chance To Join Group Bidding For Marlins
Alex Rodriguez passed on a chance to join the Tagg Romney group in an effort to purchase the Marlins, according to Major League sources.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Dave Stewart Joins Tagg Romney's Bid For Marlins
Tagg Romney's group is one of multiple groups that have submitted bids for the Marlins.


Romney Group Still Pursuing Marlins
A group led by Tagg Romney and Tom Glavine has increased its offer to purchase the Marlins to exceed the $1.3 billion valuation offered by the Derek Jeter/Jeb Bush team.

Dave Hyde/Sun Sentinel

Jeter/Bush No Lock To Land Marlins, Romney/Glavine Group Alive
While Jeffrey Loria has elected to try to finalize a sale of the Marlins to a group led by Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush, a deal is far from a certainty.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Derek Jeter, Jeb Bush Close To Buying Marlins
A prospective ownership group led by Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush are closing in on a deal to purchase the Marlins.

Joe Frisaro/MLB

Tom Glavine, Tagg Romney Working To Make Bid On Marlins
Derek Jeter, who has teamed with Jeb Bush, has some Major League competition in his pursuit to purchase the Marlins.

Robert Murray/FanRag Sports

Sources: Derek Jeter, Jeb Bush Teaming Up To Buy Marlins
The Marlins are expected to sell for as much as $1.3 billion.

Douglas Hanks/Miami Herald

Marlins Planning Bronze Statue Of Jose Fernandez
Jose Fernandez and two others died in a boat crash last September.

Associated Press

Multiple Parties Interested In Purchasing Marlins
Multiple parties are interested in purchasing the Marlins and discussions are ongoing, according to club president David Samson.

Andre C. Fernandez/Miami Herald

Marlins Place Adeiny Hechavarria On DL
The Marlins have recalled shortstop J.T. Riddle from Triple-A New Orleans.

Derek Jeter Has Interest In Purchasing Marlins
Derek Jeter has interest in being part of a push to acquire the Marlins, sources have confirmed.


Don Mattingly: Derek Jeter 'Always Talked About' Owning Team
Don Mattingly was asked about a report that Jeter and former Florida governor Jeb Bush were among those who could try to buy the Marlins from Jeffrey Loria.


Jeff Locke To Likely Miss First Month Of The Season
Marlins pitcher Jeff Locke is suffering from biceps tendinitis.

Matin Prado To Have MRI On Injured Hamstring
The Marlins are waiting to learn the extent of Martin Prado's hamstring injury.

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

Jon Heyman/FanRag Sports

Jose Fernandez Was Operating Boat During Fatal Crash
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

James Walker/ESPN

Marlins Engaged With Four Groups On Sale
The Marlins are actively engaged in discussions with four groups and have had additional conversations with two others on a sale, according to a report.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Jose Fernandez's Family Wants Daughter To Get Estate
Jose Fernandez's family will seek to name his newborn daughter, Penelope, as the sole beneficiary to his estate, according to a family attorney.

Katie Strang/ESPN

Girlfriend Of Jose Fernandez Gives Birth To Daughter
Maria Arias delivered a baby girl on Friday night, named Penelope.

President: Multiple Groups Interested In Purchasing Marlins
David Samson also confirmed that owner Jeffrey Loria is being considered for nomination as U.S. ambassador to France.

Associated Press