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Marlins Name Jose Urena Opening Day Starter

Feb 15, 2019 7:58 AM

Jose Urena will start on Opening Day for the Miami Marlins once again.

"I know we put this off every year, because we didn't really know," Don Mattingly said. "But I think this year, right now the plan, if everything would go according to that, it would be Jose Urena, which I don't think is a big surprise for anyone. I was willing to give that up right away."

Urena allowed a home run to the Chicago Cubs' Ian Happ on the first pitch of the 2018 season before taking the loss in an 8-4 defeat.

The 27-year-old would go on to finish the season 9-12 with a 3.98 ERA and 1.18 WHIP.

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Marlins To Hire Jorge Posada As Special Adviser

Feb 13, 2019 8:16 AM

The Miami Marlins are expected to hire Jorge Posada as a special adviser to the club's baseball operations department.

Posada's exact responsibilities aren't yet known.

The former New York Yankees catcher has a strong relationship with Miami CEO Derek Jeter.

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Marlins President Wants Fans To Give Team A Chance

Feb 10, 2019 1:51 AM

Wearing new uniforms with the rebranded team logo, in a stadium that has gotten spruced up since last season ended, some of the 2019 Miami Marlins gathered for the first time to greet fans and start hyping the new season. Pitchers and catchers report to the team's spring-training home in Jupiter, Florida, on Wednesday.

"I would tell our fans to just give us a chance," Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said.

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Phillies Acquire J.T. Realmuto From Marlins

Feb 7, 2019 6:15 PM

The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired J.T. Realmuto from the Miami Marlins.

The Marlins will receive Jorge Alfaro, pitching prospects Sixto Sanchez and Will Stewart, and an international bonus slot.

Realmuto was a popular trade target this offseason.

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Marlins Demanding Prospect From Phillies In J.T. Realmuto Trade

Feb 7, 2019 8:16 AM

If the Philadelphia Phillies are going to acquire J.T. Realmuto from the Miami Marlins, they are going to have to include Sixto Sanchez in the deal.

The Marlins view the pitching prospect as a "must" in talks with the Phillies, according to a source.

The Phillies re-engaged the Marlins about Realmuto earlier this week.

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Curtis Granderson Signs Minor League Deal With Marlins

Feb 6, 2019 7:46 AM

The Miami Marlins have signed Curtis Granderson to a Minor League deal.

The contract includes an invitation to Spring Training. If he's added to the 40-man roster, Granderson would earn $1.75 million on his one-year deal.

Granderson, 37, finished last season with the Milwaukee Brewers.

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Indians Acquire Nick Wittgren From Marlins

Feb 5, 2019 7:49 AM

The Cleveland Indians have acquired right-hander Nick Wittgren from the Miami Marlins.

Cleveland sent right-hander Jordan Milbrath to Miami in the deal.

Wittgren made 32 appearances for the Marlins last season, posting a 2.94 ERA.

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Marlins, Neil Walker Agree Upon One-Year, $2M Deal

Jan 30, 2019 9:15 AM

The Miami Marlins are adding Neil Walker under a one-year, $2 million deal.

Walker is expected to give the Marlins flexibility in the infield and another bat.

He hit .219/.309/.354 with 11 home runs in 347 at-bats for the New York Yankees last season.

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Marlins Hire Juan Pierre As Minor League Outfield Coordinator

Jan 24, 2019 7:59 AM

The Miami Marlins have hired Juan Pierre as their new Minor League outfield coordinator.

It will be the first coaching job for Pierre, 41, who retired after the 2013 season.

Pierre spent more time with the Marlins than any other club during his 14-year Major League career.

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Dodgers, Marlins Still Discussing J.T. Realmuto Swap

Jan 23, 2019 7:44 AM

The Miami Marlins remain in discussions with the Los Angeles Dodgers regarding J.T. Realmuto, according to multiple sources.

The two clubs have had on-and-off dialogue for most of the offseason.

The Houston Astros, Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Rays and Cincinnati Reds are also in the mix for Realmuto.

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Braves Out On Trading For J.T. Realmuto
The Braves feel there isn't any further reason to discuss trading for catcher J.T. Realmuto.

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Mets Making Push To Acquire J.T. Realmuto
The Marlins consider the Mets the front-runner to acquire the catcher, according to one source.

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Marlins Hire Mel Stottlemyre, Jr. As Pitching Coach
Mel Stottlemyre, Jr. was the pitching coach for the Mariners from 2016-18.

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Yankees Could Move Gary Sanchez In Trade For J.T. Realmuto
The Yankees have discussed the possibility of trading for J.T. Realmuto with the Marlins.

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Marlins Unveil New Logo, Color Scheme
The Marlins are rebranding under Derek Jeter and have unveiled a new logo and color scheme.

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J.T. Realmuto Wants Marlins To Trade Him
J.T. Realmuto has no desire to remain with the Marlins and will "definitely be wearing a different uniform by the start of spring training," according to his agent.

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Marlins Sign Cuban Prospects Victor Victor Mesa And Victor Mesa Jr.
The Marlins have signed top international outfielders Victor Victor Mesa and Victor Mesa Jr. from Cuba.

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Marlins To Introduce Cuban Brothers
The Marlins will confirm the sighings of Cuban prospects Victor Victor Mesa and Victor Mesa Jr. on Monday.

Nationals Acquire Kyle Barraclough From Marlins
The Nationals have acquired Kyle Barraclough from the Marlins for an unknown amount of international bonus money.

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Marlins Will Make Several Coaching Changes
The Marlins won't retain pitching coach Juan Nieves, first base coach Perry Hill, assistant hitting coach Frank Menechino or strength and conditioning coach Ty Hill for next season.

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Marlins To Discuss Extension With J.T. Realmuto
The Marlins control J.T. Realmuto for two more seasons.

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Don Mattingly Expected To Return To Marlins In 2019
The Marlins will finish last in the NL East this season and Don Mattingly has a three-year record of 215-259.

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Mattingly: MLB Should Consider Limiting September Rosters
Marlins manager Don Mattingly said Sunday "the game you play for five months is not the game you play in September."

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Ronald Acuna Damages Wall At Marlins Park With Home Run
Ronald Acuna hit a 432-foot home run in Thursday night's game between the Braves and Marlins.

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Jose Urena Suspended Six Games For Hitting Ronald Acuna
Major League Baseball has suspended Jose Urena for six games and fined him an undisclosed amount for intentionally hitting Ronald Acuna, Jr. on Wednesday night.

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If Marlins Can't Sign J.T. Realmuto To Long-Term Deal, Trade Likely
The Marlins are expected to gauge J.T. Realmuto's interest in a long-term deal this winter.

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Phillies Trade Prospect To Marlins For Justin Bour
The Marlins have acquired minor league pitcher McKenzie Mills from the Phillies.

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Derek Jeter: Marlins Are 'Headed In The Right Direction'
The Marlins are 20 games under .500 and playing before small crowds, but Derek Jeter says the franchise is on the right path.

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Diamondbacks Trade For Brad Ziegler
Brad Ziegler has pitched to a 0.64 ERA in his past 28 appearances

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Nationals Could Revisit Trade Talks With Marlins For J.T. Realmuto
The Nationals were previously interested in the catcher, but had moved on due to Miami's lofty asking price.

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