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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.

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Tags: Miami Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Alex Rodriguez Declined Chance To Join Group Bidding For Marlins

May 8, 2017 7:45 AM

Alex Rodriguez passed on a chance to join the Tagg Romney group in an effort to purchase the Miami Marlins, according to Major League sources.

The addition of Rodriguez to the group led by Romney and Tom Glavine would have pitted him against Derek Jeter, who is leading a group alongside Jeb Bush.

Rodriguez met Wednesday with members of the Romney group in Los Angeles to discuss his potential involvement, sources said.

He has dreamed of becoming an owner and is from Miami, but Rodriguez did not feel the time was right for him to become actively involved in team ownership.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Tags: Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor

Dave Stewart Joins Tagg Romney's Bid For Marlins

May 5, 2017 7:19 AM

Dave Stewart is joining with Tagg Romney in an attempt to buy the Miami Marlins, according to a report.

Major League executives were notified that Stewart is now part of an investor group that includes Romney and Tom Glavine, a source told USA Today.

Romney's group is one of multiple groups that have submitted bids for the Marlins.

Stewart had been independently bidding for the Marlins with his own bidding consortium of investors, but now most of his investors also will be involved with the Romney-led group.


Tags: Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor

Romney Group Still Pursuing Marlins

May 3, 2017 8:32 AM

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

Rob Manfred told the Sun Sentinel that there are "two very strong groups" still in play.

Dave Hyde/Sun Sentinel

Tags: Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor

Jeter/Bush No Lock To Land Marlins, Romney/Glavine Group Alive

Apr 28, 2017 7:52 AM

While Jeffrey Loria has elected to try to finalize a sale of the Miami Marlins to a group led by Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush, a deal is far from a certainty.

Jeter and Bush are expected to invest "no more than $200 million combined," according to a FOX Business report. That leaves as much as $800 to $900 million to be raised to complete the purchase.

A group led by Tagg Romney and Tom Glavine is still alive in the bidding, reports Ken Rosenthal.

Jeff Todd/MLB Trade Rumors

Tags: Miami Marlins, Misc Rumor

Derek Jeter, Jeb Bush Close To Buying Marlins

Apr 26, 2017 7:56 AM

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

The Miami Herald reported on Tuesday that Jeffrey Loria has an agreement in principle to sell the club to the Bush/Jeter group for $1.3 billion. The sides are optimistic that a deal could be finalized over the next few months.

"I have a policy about not commenting about sale processes, but given what's been out there today, I think it's important to clarify a couple things," Rob Manfred said.

"I am absolutely certain -- know for a fact -- that there are multiple groups interested in acquiring the Marlins. One of those groups is the Bush-Jeter group. I'm not going to go beyond that. There are multiple groups that have made bids for the club. When we have a resolution as to which bid is going to be accepted, we'll announce that publicly. Until that happens, it's just not appropriate for me to comment further."

Joe Frisaro/MLB

Tags: Miami Marlins, New York Yankees, Misc Rumor

Tom Glavine, Tagg Romney Working To Make Bid On Marlins

Apr 21, 2017 9:03 AM

Derek Jeter, who has teamed with Jeb Bush, has some Major League competition in his pursuit to purchase the Miami Marlins.

Tom Glavine is working with Tagg Romney in an effort to bid on the Marlins, according to league sources.

Robert Murray/FanRag Sports

Tags: Miami Marlins, Legal, Misc Rumor

Sources: Derek Jeter, Jeb Bush Teaming Up To Buy Marlins

Apr 20, 2017 7:46 AM

Derek Jeter and Jeb Bush are teaming up to try and purchase the Miami Marlins, according to two sources familiar with the talks.

Jeter and Bush were identified as potential suitors for the club in a report earlier this month. Joining forces in their pursuit would improve their chances of completing a deal.

The Marlins are expected to sell for as much as $1.3 billion.

Douglas Hanks/Miami Herald

Tags: Miami Marlins, New York Yankees, Misc Rumor

Marlins Planning Bronze Statue Of Jose Fernandez

Apr 14, 2017 7:36 AM

The Miami Marlins are planning to honor Jose Fernandez with a bronze statue on the plaza at Marlins Park.

The memorial to the club's late pitcher will stand at least 9 feet high, according to David Samson.

Fernandez and two others died in a boat crash last September. He was driving the boat and under the influence.

"It doesn't change the legacy of Jose in our view," Samson said. "It is very disappointing. It's a tragedy. But it doesn't change our love for him or the fact we want him to be memorialized here at Marlins Park, because he is forever a Marlin."

Associated Press

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Multiple Parties Interested In Purchasing Marlins

Apr 12, 2017 7:58 AM

Multiple parties are interested in purchasing the Miami Marlins and discussions are ongoing, according to club president David Samson.

Samson added that the Marlins could be sold by the end of the season.

"Is the fourth inning advanced?" he asked. "A lot can happen after the fourth inning, right? Then I'd say we're in the fourth inning right now. We've never gotten past the second inning before, so it's further than we've been, but a lot can still happen."

Samson did not elaborate on who the club's suitors may be.


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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

Kushners Won't Pursue Marlins If Jeffrey Loria Made U.S. Diplomat
The Kushner family will no longer pursue the purchase of the Marlins if Jeffrey Loria, the current owner of the team, is nominated by Donald Trump as the United States ambassador to France.


Marlins Lift Ban On Facial Hair
The ban was adopted after Don Mattingly was hired as manager before the 2016 season.

Associated Press

Two Crash Victims Families Suing Jose Fernandez's Estate
The families are each seeking $2 million from the estate of former Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez.

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.