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Don Mattingly Took Pay Cut To Remain With Marlins

Sep 23, 2019 7:49 AM

Don Mattingly took a significant pay cut to remain with the Miami Marlins.

He signed a two-year extension with the Marlins last week.

According to sources, Mattingly will earn $2 million annually, a considerable downgrade from the $2.8 million he's made this season.

The Marlins are 54-101, a record better than only two clubs.

Ken Rosenthal/The Athletic

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Marlins Give Don Mattingly Two-Year Contract Extension

Sep 20, 2019 7:35 AM

The Miami Marlins and Don Mattingly have agreed to terms on a contract extension, according to a source.

Mattingly will receive a two-year deal. He initially signed a four-year contract prior to the 2016 season.

He is a career 272-364 with the team.


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Aristides Aquino Sets NL Rookie Home Run Mark

Aug 30, 2019 7:19 AM

Aristides Aquino broke the National League rookie mark for homers in a month on Thursday with his 14th in August.

Cody Bellinger had the previous mark with 13 home runs in June 2017. The Major League record for a rookie is 18 by the Detroit Tigers' Rudy York in August 1937.

"Speechless," David Bell said. "Guys are having fun watching him and what he's doing. Pretty special."

Aquino was promoted on Aug. 1. He tied the Reds record for homers by a player in a month held by Frank Robinson (1962) and Greg Vaughn (1999). He leads majors with 32 RBIs this month.

Associated Press

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Derek Jeter, Don Mattingly Meet To Discuss Future

Aug 15, 2019 8:06 AM

Don Mattingly wants to stay on as manager of the Miami Marlins but a decision on his future has yet to be made.

Derek Jeter said Mattingly's status will addressed before the end of the season.

"To be fair to Donnie, it's something that we need to talk about sooner rather than later," Jeter said. "We have touched base, and we'll continue to talk."

Mattingly, 58, agreed to a four-year deal to manage the Marlins in October 2015.

Joe Frisaro/MLB

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D-Backs To Acquire Zac Gallen From Marlins

Jul 31, 2019 3:05 PM

The D-backs have agreed to a deal for right-hander Zac Gallen, a source told's Mark Feinsand. Miami is set to acquire Arizona's No. 1-ranked prospect, Jazz Chisholm. The clubs have not confirmed.

Gallen, who is the the Marlins' No. 5-ranked prospect, is 1-3 with a 2.72 ERA in seven starts this season.

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Sources: Twins Trade For Sergio Romo

Jul 27, 2019 8:56 PM

The Twins on Saturday night traded for reliever Sergio Romo, whose playoff experience will deepen a bullpen in need of help as they try to hold off the Cleveland Indians in the American League Central division, sources familiar with the deal told ESPN.

The 36-year-old Romo has spent the season as the Marlins' closer, racking up 17 saves to go along with a 3.58 ERA in 37⅔ innings.

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2019 MLB Draft Day 1 Results

Jun 4, 2019 8:29 AM

The first two rounds of the Major League Baseball first-year player draft were held on Monday night.

Rounds 3 to 10 will be held on Tuesday, with Rounds 11 to 40 on Wednesday.


Round 1

1. Baltimore Orioles - Adley Rutschman, C, Oregon State

2. Kansas City Royals: Bobby Witt Jr., SS, Colleyville (Texas) Heritage HS

3. Chicago White Sox: Andrew Vaughn, 1B, Cal

4. Miami Marlins: J.J. Bleday, OF, Vanderbilt

5. Detroit Tigers: Riley Greene, OF, Hagerty HS (Oviedo, Florida)

6. San Diego Padres: C.J. Abrams, SS, Blessed Trinity HS (Roswell, Georgia)

7. Cincinnati Reds: Nick Lodolo, LHP, TCU

8. Texas Rangers: Josh Jung, 3B, Texas Tech

9. Atlanta Braves: Shea Langeliers, C, Baylor

10. San Francisco Giants: Hunter Bishop, OF, Arizona State

11. Toronto Blue Jays: Alek Manoah, RHP, West Virginia

12. New York Mets: Brett Baty, 3B, Lake Travis HS (Austin, Texas)

13. Minnesota Twins: Keoni Cavaco, 3B, Eastlake HS (Chula Vista, California)

14. Philadelphia Phillies: Bryson Stott, SS, UNLV

15. Los Angeles Angels: Will Wilson, SS, NC State

16. Arizona Diamondbacks: Corbin Carroll, OF, Lakeside HS (Seattle)

17. Washington Nationals: Jackson Rutledge, RHP, San Jacinto College

18. Pittsburgh Pirates: Quinn Priester, RHP, Cary-Grove (Illinois) HS

19. St. Louis Cardinals: Zack Thompson, LHP, Kentucky

20. Seattle Mariners: George Kirby, RHP, Elon

21. Atlanta Braves: Braden Shewmake, SS/3B, Texas A&M

22. Tampa Bay Rays: Greg Jones, SS, UNC Wilmington

23. Colorado Rockies: Michael Toglia, 1B/OF, UCLA

24. Cleveland Indians: Daniel Espino, RHP, Georgia Premier Academy

25. Los Angeles Dodgers: Kody Hoese, 3B, Tulane

26. Arizona Diamondbacks: Blake Walston, LHP, New Hanover (North Carolina) HS

27. Chicago Cubs: Ryan Jensen, RHP, Fresno State

28. Milwaukee Brewers: Ethan Small, LHP, Mississippi State

29. Oakland Athletics: Logan Davidson, SS, Clemson

30. New York Yankees: Anthony Volpe, SS, Delbarton HS (Morristown, New Jersey)

31. Los Angeles Dodgers: Michael Busch, 1B, North Carolina

32. Houston Astros: Korey Lee, C, Cal


Compensation Picks

33. Arizona Diamondbacks: Brennan Malone, RHP, IMG Academy

34. Arizona Diamondbacks: Drey Jameson, RHP, Ball State


Competitive Balance Round A

35. Miami Marlins: Kameron Misner, OF, Missouri

36. Tampa Bay Rays: J.J. Goss, RHP, Cypress Ranch HS (Houston)

37. Pittsburgh Pirates: Sammy Siani, OF, Penn Charter School (Philadelphia)

38. New York Yankees: T.J. Sikkema, LHP, Missouri

39. Minnesota Twins: Matt Wallner, OF, Southern Miss

40. Tampa Bay Rays: Seth Johnson, RHP, Campbell

41. Texas Rangers: Davis Wendzel, 3B, Baylor


Round 2

42. Baltimore Orioles: Gunnar Henderson, SS, Morgan Academy (Selma, Alabama)

43. Boston Red Sox: Cameron Cannon, SS, Arizona

44. Kansas City Royals: Brady McConnell, SS, Florida

45. Chicago White Sox: Matthew Thompson, RHP, Cypress Ranch HS (Houston)

46. Miami Marlins: Nasim Nunez, SS, Collins Hill HS (Suwanee, Georgia)

47. Detroit Tigers: Nick Quintana, 3B, Arizona

48. San Diego Padres: Joshua Mears, OF, Federal Way (Washington) HS

49. Cincinnati Reds: Rece Hinds, SS, IMG Academy

50. Texas Rangers: Ryan Garcia, RHP, UCLA

51. San Francisco Giants: Logan Wyatt, 1B, Louisville

52. Toronto Blue Jays: Kendall Williams, RHP, IMG Academy

53. New York Mets: Josh Wolf, RHP, St. Thomas HS (Bellaire, Texas)

54. Minnesota Twins: Matt Canterino, RHP, Rice

55. Los Angeles Angels: Kyren Paris, SS, Freedom HS (Oakley, California)

56. Arizona Diamondbacks: Ryne Nelson, RHP, Oregon

57. Pittsburgh Pirates: Matt Gorski, OF, Indiana

58. St. Louis Cardinals: Trejyn Fletcher, OF, Deering HS (Portland, Maine)

59. Seattle Mariners: Brandon Williamson, LHP, TCU

60. Atlanta Braves: Beau Philip, SS, Oregon State

61. Tampa Bay Rays: John Doxakis, LHP, Texas A&M

62. Colorado Rockies: Aaron Schunk, 3B, Georgia

63. Cleveland Indians: Yordys Valdes, SS, McArthur HS (Hollywood, Florida)

64. Chicago Cubs: Chase Strumpf, 2B, UCLA

65. Milwaukee Brewers: Antoine Kelly, LHP, Wabash Valley College

66. Oakland Athletics: Tyler Baum, RHP, North Carolina

67. New York Yankees: Josh Smith, 2B, LSU

68. Houston Astros: Grae Kessinger, SS, Ole Miss

69. Boston Red Sox: Matthew Lugo, SS, Carlos Beltran Academy


Competitive Balance Round B

70. Kansas City Royals: Alec Marsh, RHP, Arizona State

71. Baltimore Orioles: Kyle Stowers, OF, Stanford

72. Pittsburgh Pirates: Jared Triolo, 3B, Houston

73. San Diego Padres: Logan Driscoll, C, George Mason

74. Arizona Diamondbacks: Tommy Henry, LHP, Michigan

75. Arizona Diamondbacks: Dominic Fletcher, OF, Arkansas

76. Seattle Mariners: Isaiah Campbell, RHP, Arkansas

77. Colorado Rockies: Karl Kauffmann, RHP, Michigan


Compensation Picks

78. Los Angeles Dodgers: Jimmy Lewis, RHP, Lake Travis (Texas) HS




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Marlins On Pace To Set Mark For MLB Futility

May 17, 2019 8:54 AM

The Miami Marlins are 10-30 this season and have been shut out in 20 percent of their games.

They are on pace to finish the season with a record of 41-121.

The 121 losses would be the most in modern Major League history.

Dayn Perry/CBS Sports

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Derek Jeter Unhappy With Miami's Play, Attendance Issues

May 4, 2019 8:18 AM

Derek Jeter says the Miami Marlins' performance, attendance and business operations have been a problem.

Jeter spoke to the media on Friday for the first time since the season began.

The CEO said he's unhappy with the team's awful start and confirmed a recent shake-up on the organization's business side.

The Marlins began a weekend series against Atlanta with the worst record in the majors at 9-21, and they're a distant last in attendance with a home average of less than 10,000 per game.

Associated Press

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Marlins Fire Hitting Coach Mike Pagliarulo

Apr 20, 2019 12:09 AM

Mike Pagliarulo has been fired as hitting coach for the Miami Marlins, who rank last in the majors in runs.

Pagliarulo had been with the team since 2017. Assistant hitting coach Jeff Livesey was promoted to interim head hitting coach, and Eric Duncan was made the assistant hitting coach.

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O's, Dan Strally Agree To One-Year Deal
Starting pitcher Dan Strally was released on March 25 by the Marlins.

MLB Attempting To Collectively Purchase RSNs From Disney
MLB believes buying RSNs could move the league to a more national model and address revenue disparity.

Ronald Blum/AP

Marlins Name Jose Urena Opening Day Starter
Jose Urena allowed a home run to the Cubs' Ian Happ on the first pitch of the 2018 season.


Marlins To Hire Jorge Posada As Special Adviser
The Marlins are expected to hire Jorge Posada as a special adviser to the club's baseball operations department.

Craig Mish/MLB Network Radio

Marlins President Wants Fans To Give Team A Chance
The Marlins gathered for the first time to greet fans on Saturday wearing new uniforms.

Phillies Acquire J.T. Realmuto From Marlins
The Marlins will receive Jorge Alfaro, pitching prospects Sixto Sanchez and Will Stewart, and an international bonus slot.

Jeff Passan/ESPN

Marlins Demanding Prospect From Phillies In J.T. Realmuto Trade
If the Phillies are going to acquire J.T. Realmuto from the Marlins, they are going to have to include Sixto Sanchez in the deal.

Joe Frisaro/MLB

Curtis Granderson Signs Minor League Deal With Marlins
If he's added to the 40-man roster, Curtis Granderson would earn $1.75 million on his one-year deal.


Indians Acquire Nick Wittgren From Marlins
Cleveland sent right-hander Jordan Milbrath to Miami in the deal.

Associated Press

Marlins, Neil Walker Agree Upon One-Year, $2M Deal
Neil Walker is expected to give the Marlins flexibility in the infield and a plus-bat.


Marlins Hire Juan Pierre As Minor League Outfield Coordinator
It will be the first coaching job for Juan Pierre, who retired after the 2013 season.

Steve Adams/MLB Trade Rumors

Dodgers, Marlins Still Discussing J.T. Realmuto Swap
The Marlins remain in discussions with the Dodgers regarding J.T. Realmuto, according to multiple sources.

Joe Frisaro/MLB

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.

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

Anthony DiComo/MLB

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

Associated Press

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.

Jon Heyman/Fancred Sports

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

Associated Press

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.


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.

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