Marlins' Gordon receives 80-game ban for PEDs

Apr 29, 2016

Marlins' Gordon receives 80-game ban for PEDs

Dee Gordon has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball after the Miami Marlins second baseman tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug. Gordon tested positive for exogenous Testosterone and Clostebol, MLB said in a release after the Marlins’ 5-3 victory over the Los ...

Maeda tastes defeat for first time in MLB

Apr 29, 2016

Maeda tastes defeat for first time in MLB

Kenta Maeda got the better of his first matchup with Ichiro Suzuki, but suffered his first big league defeat on Thursday, when he allowed four runs as the Los Angeles Dodgers lost 5-3 to the Miami Marlins, who completed a four-game series sweep. Maeda ...

Stanton's three-run homer leads Marlins past Kershaw, Dodgers

Apr 27, 2016

Stanton's three-run homer leads Marlins past Kershaw, Dodgers

Giancarlo Stanton is heating up, and carrying the Miami Marlins with him. Stanton homered for the third straight game, hitting a go-ahead, three-run shot off Clayton Kershaw, and the Marlins rallied to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-3 on Tuesday night for their third ...

Ichiro stars for Marlins in victory over Nationals

Apr 22, 2016

Ichiro stars for Marlins in victory over Nationals

Ichiro Suzuki quietly cleaned his cleats in a noisy postgame clubhouse Thursday before packing the shoes for his next game, which will be No. 2,368. No. 2,367 went pretty well. Ichiro had two hits, scored twice and made two sliding catches in right field ...

Maeda continues to impress with Dodgers

Apr 18, 2016

Maeda continues to impress with Dodgers

New Dodger Kenta Maeda has now allowed as many runs as he has driven in, but his teammates had his back at the plate in Los Angeles’ 3-1 win over the National League West rival San Francisco Giants on Sunday. The Japanese pitcher (2-0) ...

Mar 17, 2016

Stanton, Bonds stage homer duel

Miami slugger Giancarlo Stanton and hitting coach Barry Bonds showed off their home run prowess at spring training. What began as an exercise in hitting breaking balls Wednesday evolved into Stanton and the home run king teeing off for homers on the back fields ...

Ichiro reports to spring training

Feb 24, 2016

Ichiro reports to spring training

The 16th year of Ichiro Suzuki’s major-league career began Tuesday, when he reported to spring training ahead of his second season with the Miami Marlins. The 42-year-old, who is approaching the iconic major-league milestone of 3,000 hits, said baseball at this stage of his ...

Marlins president says team wants to open 2018 season in Japan

Feb 6, 2016

Marlins president says team wants to open 2018 season in Japan

If Miami Marlins president David Samson gets his wish, Ichiro Suzuki and the Marlins would open the 2018 season in Japan en route to a World Series championship. Speaking Saturday, Samson said the National League club has Ichiro on the roster not because of ...

Marlins give Fernandez big raise

Jan 16, 2016

Marlins give Fernandez big raise

Miami Marlins ace Jose Fernandez avoided arbitration by agreeing to a $2.8 million contract for 2016, a big increase over his salary of $651,000 last year. The Marlins’ other five arbitration-eligible players also reached one-year deals, the team said Friday. Fernandez returned from Tommy ...

Gordon gets $50 mil. deal

Jan 14, 2016

Gordon gets $50 mil. deal

Even by the Miami Marlins’ thrifty standards, reigning NL batting champion Dee Gordon deserved a long-term deal. Gordon avoided salary arbitration and agreed to a $50 million, five-year contract with Miami, a person familiar with the negotiations said Wednesday. The person confirmed the deal ...

Jan 13, 2016

Chen, Johnson agree to terms with Marlins

The Miami Marlins have fortified their rotation and bench by adding left-hander Chen Wei-yin and infielder Chris Johnson. Both players agreed to terms, a person close to the negotiations said Tuesday. The person confirmed the deals to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity ...