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 ...

Mattingly excited about managing Ichiro

Dec 10, 2015

Mattingly excited about managing Ichiro

Ichiro Suzuki has increased his fan base in Miami by one, new Marlins skipper Don Mattingly said Wednesday at the baseball winter meetings. Mattingly said he was thrilled to manage Ichiro, who is 65 hits shy of reaching 3,000 hits in his big league ...

Bonds back in the game

Dec 5, 2015

Bonds back in the game

If Barry Bonds thinks a full-time return to baseball will help his Hall of Fame chances, he could be disappointed. Maybe he’ll at least help the Miami Marlins. Bonds is joining the staff of new Marlins manager Don Mattingly as hitting coach. The media-shy, ...

Mattingly not afraid of challenge in Miami

Nov 3, 2015

Mattingly not afraid of challenge in Miami

Moments into his introductory news conference with the Miami Marlins, Don Mattingly peeled off his sport coat to try on a team jersey for the cameras. “I’m hoping I’m not sweating underneath,” he said with a smile. Mattingly hasn’t lost a game yet, and ...

Ichiro re-signs with Marlins for 2016

Oct 7, 2015

Ichiro re-signs with Marlins for 2016

Veteran outfielder Ichiro Suzuki signed a one-year contract to stay with the Miami Marlins in 2016, the team announced Tuesday. According to a baseball source, the deal is worth about $2 million, the same figure as his first one-year pact with the club signed ...

Ichiro makes pitching debut in season finale

Oct 5, 2015

Ichiro makes pitching debut in season finale

Ichiro Suzuki has accomplished quite a bit in his major league career. Now you can cross pitching off the list. Ichiro hit 142 kph and induced a swing and miss with a breaking pitch during a one-inning relief appearance for the Miami Marlins Sunday ...

Sep 23, 2015

Source: Acta interviews for Marlins manager's job

For the Miami Marlins, the final days of another losing season means it’s time to begin their latest managerial search. Former major league manager Manny Acta interviewed for the job Tuesday, a person familiar with the situation said. The person confirmed the interview to ...

Marlins ride offense, good pitching to victory over Mets

Sep 16, 2015

Marlins ride offense, good pitching to victory over Mets

Tom Koehler insisted he didn’t hit Yoenis Cespedes on purpose. What the right-hander definitely was trying to do was beat the New York Mets, which hasn’t been easy lately. Dee Gordon homered and had four hits to back Koehler’s effective pitching, and the Miami ...

Wright has go-ahead hit for Mets in victory

Sep 15, 2015

Wright has go-ahead hit for Mets in victory

Out with a serious back injury for much of the season, David Wright is enjoying every minute of the New York Mets’ dominating stretch run. Even better, the team captain is contributing to its success. Wright had a go-ahead double in the seventh inning, ...