Returning the core of an 87-win team had the club openly talking about reaching the playoffs. What transpired was 2010 became a season of transition. Instead of being "one of eight" teams in the postseason, the Marlins went through a managerial change, replacing Fredi Gonzalez with Edwin Rodriguez on June 23. Rodriguez was initially hired on an interim bases after the team was 34-36. Six days later, he was named manager for the remainder of the season after talks with Bobby Valentine broke down. Rodriguez, promoted from being Triple-A New Orleans' manager, became the first Puerto Rican-born manager in MLB history. Through adversity and injuries, the Marlins finished 46-46 with Rodriguez at the helm. He was retained as manager for 2011 after the team explored other options, including Valentine, Ozzie Guillen and Bo Porter. Injuries and inconsistencies underscored the season. While Josh Johnson posted a 2.30 ERA, the best among National League starters, he missed the last few weeks with a mid-back and right shoulder injury. Ricky Nolasco (right meniscus tear) also was out the final month. Chris Coghlan (left meniscus tear), John Baker (Tommy John surgery) and Hanley Ramirez (left elbow inflammation), each missed long stretches. The bottom line is there were too many hurdles to overcome, and the Marlins finished at 80-82, third place in the NL East. There were some impressive individual achievements. Dan Uggla won the Silver Slugger award, and he connected on a career high 33 homers. With 154, Uggla has become the franchise home run leader, passing Mike Lowell's 142. Uggla also is the first second baseman in MLB history to post four seasons of 30 or more homers. Rookies Gaby Sanchez, Mike Stanton and Logan Morrison also turned in strong seasons, giving the club three building blocks for the future.
The 2011 season marked the final year of the franchise being known as the Florida Marlins playing at Sun Life Stadium. After a hot two months, the season unraveled in June, which became the worst month in club history (5-23). Frustrated by the mounting losses, Edwin Rodriguez resigned as manager on June 19. The following day, Jack McKeon was hired as interim manager. At age 80, McKeon became the second oldest manager in MLB history. Only Hall of Famer Connie Mack (87) managed at an older age. The Marlins did make a nice turnaround under McKeon, reaching .500 (55-55) on Aug. 2. It was the first time they were at .500 since June 12. The success was short lived, as injuries to Hanley Ramirez (left shoulder surgery) and Omar Infante (broken right thumb) proved too costly to make a dramatic playoff push.
Two key injuries hurt the Marlins all year. Ramirez also was plagued by a back problem in May and June, and ace Josh Johnson (right shoulder inflammation) did not return after going down on May 16.
A bright spot in a down year was Emilio Bonifacio, who was named the National League Player of the Month in July. The speedster hit .380 and he had a 26-game hitting streak in the month.
While the Marlins finished at 72-90, there was some optimism on the final game of the year, when Ozzie Guillen was named manager on Sept. 28, two days after he was released from his contract with the White Sox.
The hiring of Guillen, coupled with the excitement of their pending move to a new ballpark, re-energized the franchise. On Nov. 11, at a gala event, the organization was renamed the Miami Marlins, sporting a new logo and new uniforms.
Boosted by additional revenues projected from their new ballpark, the Marlins made a big splash at the Winter Meetings, signing All-Stars Heath Bell, Jose Reyes and Mark Buehrle in a five-day span at a total cost of $191 million.
April 4, 2012: After 19 seasons of sharing Sun Life Stadium with the Miami Dolphins, the Miami Marlins played their first official game at their own ballpark, Marlins Park, a retractable-roof facility. Josh Johnson made the start, but the Marlins lost, 4-1, to the St. Louis Cardinals in front of 36,601.
April 7, 2012: Manager Ozzie Guillen clarifies and apologizes for comments made to Time Magazine regarding Fidel Castro. Guillen was suspended by the team for five games.
May 30, 2012: Giancarlo Stanton wraps up a May where he belted 12 home runs and drove in 30 runs. It was one of the best months by a Marlin ever, and it earned Stanton the National League Player of the Month of May.
May 30, 2012: Miami beats Washington, 5-3, at Marlins Park. The Marlins set a franchise record for wins in any month, going 21-8 in May. They were a half game out of first place, but that was the closest they stayed in the race for the rest of the season.
July 23, 2012: With the team floundering in the standings, Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante were traded to the Tigers for prospects that included, Jacob Turner and Rob Brantly.
July 25, 2012: More moves were made, as Hanley Ramirez, for years the face of the franchise, was dealt along with Randy Choate to the Dodgers. Miami received Nathan Eovaldi in the trade.
Aug. 27, 2012: Giancarlo Stanton completed a team-record road trip with eight home runs in 11 games.
Oct. 23, 2012: Thirteen months after signing a four-year, $10 million deal, Ozzie Guillen was dismissed as manager following a 69-93 season.
Nov. 1, 2012: Former Marlins catcher, Mike Redmond, is hired to replace Guillen. At age 41, Redmond is the youngest manager in franchise history. He played with the Marlins from 1998-2004, and he retired as a player in 2010.
Nov. 19, 2012: The Marlins and Blue Jays complete a 12-player trade, the largest transaction in franchise history. Josh Johnson, Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, Emilio Bonifacio and John Buck -- five core players -- were moved to Toronto. The trade marked a complete makeover for the roster that opened the season with a $100 million payroll.
April 7, 2013: Twenty-year-old Jose Fernandez struck out eight batters in his 5.0-inning Major League debut to become the youngest pitcher to register eight or more strikeouts in his MLB debut since June 27, 1973, when the Rangers' 18-year-old David Clyde struck out eight Twins batters in his first game in the Majors. - Elias
May 2, 2013: Juan Pierre stole his 600th career base at Philadelphia, doing so in his 1,907th game. Since 1912, according to research provided by STATS LLC, Pierre was the ninth-fastest player in MLB history to reach 600 SB's. Rickey Henderson reached 600 SB's in 971 games, while Vince Coleman reached the mark in 981 contests. They are followed by Tim Raines (1,313), Ty Cobb (1,451), Otis Nixon (1,638), Willie Wilson (1,718), Lou Brock (1,782) and Max Carey (1,867). Pierre also became just the eighth player in MLB history whose career started after 1920 to amass 1000+ runs, 2000+ hits and 600+ stolen bases, joining Rickey Henderson (2,295 runs/3,055 hits/1,406 stolen bases), Lou Brock (1,610/3,023/938), Tim Raines (1,571/2,605/808), Joe Morgan (1,650/2,517/689), Willie Wilson (1,169/2,207/668), Bert Campaneris (1,181/2,249/649) and Kenny Lofton (1,528/2,428/622). - STATS LLC
June 17, 2013: Giancarlo Stanton, playing in his 400th Major League game, hit his 99th and 100th career home runs, helping the Marlins defeat the Diamondbacks, 3-2. Stanton, Bob Horner and Eddie Mathews are the only players in Major League history who made their big league debuts before their 21st birthdays and then hit at least 100 homers in their first 400 games. Stanton became the quickest Marlin to reach the mark in terms of games played, doing so in his 400th career game. Dan Uggla had previously been the fastest, connecting for his 100th in his 509th career game.
June 30, 2013: Jeff Mathis connected for the 3,000th home run in Franchise history in its 3,252nd game. As a Franchise, the Marlins became the third-fastest to reach 3,000 home runs, behind the Colorado Rockies (2,618) and Seattle Mariners (3,237), leaving only two Major League organizations that have yet to reach the plateau (Arizona and Tampa Bay). Other notable teams to reach 3,000 HR (with total games played) are the Rangers (4,054), Mets (4,496), Yankees (5,740), Red Sox (8,057), Phillies (8,293), Braves (10,341) and Reds (10,428). - STATS LLC
July 7, 2013: Marlins rookie right-hander Jose Fernandez was named to the 2013 National League All-Star team on July 7. Fernandez was 20 years, 350 days old on July 16, when the Midsummer Classic was held at Citi Field. According to STATS LLC, he was the youngest Marlin ever on an All-Star team, ahead of Miguel Cabrera, who held the previous record at 21 years, 86 days. He was the sixth-youngest pitcher ever on an All-Star team, behind Dwight Gooden (19.237 in 1984), Bob Feller (19.245 in 1938), Catfish Hunter (20.095 in 1966), Jerry Walker (20.172 in 1959) and Fernando Valenzuela (20.281 in 1981), and fifth-youngest pitcher ever to participate, behind Gooden, Walker, Feller (20.250 in 1939), and Valenzuela.
July 8, 2013: From the sixth through the 13th inning, Marlins relievers retired 24 consecutive Atlanta hitters to establish a new Club record. Prior to that night, the previous bullpen best was 18 against the Milwaukee Brewers on July 6, 2005. The 24 consecutive batters retired were the second-most ever in a single game by the staff as a whole, falling four short of tying the Club record of 28, which was also done against the Brewers on July 6, 2005. - STATS LLC
July 24-August 4, 2013: Marlins' pitchers went 12 consecutive games without allowing a home run, the longest such streak in Club history. The previous record was seven, done four times and last from May 2-May 8, 2012. The last Major League team to go 12-or-more consecutive games without allowing a home run was the Atlanta Braves, who went 12 straight from September 14-27, 1998.
August 2, 2013: Jose Fernandez struck out 14 Indians to establish a Club rookie record for strikeouts in a game. This came just five days after he had set the previous record by fanning 13 Pirates on July 28. He became the first Marlins' rookie starter to have consecutive 10+ strikeout games since Jesus Sanchez in 1998, and first Marlins' starter overall to do so since Ricky Nolasco in 2008 (fifth time overall).
September 22, 2013: Juan Pierre singled in the top of the 7th inning, in Game 1 of a doubleheader in Washington, to record career hit #2,216 and surpass Joe DiMaggio for 175th place on the MLB career hit list.
September 25, 2013: Steve Cishek established a Franchise mark with 28 consecutive saves, surpassing Todd Jones previous record of 27 done in 2005. From June 8 to conclusion of season, Steve Cishek converted 29 consecutive save opportunities to mark a Club record. His 29 consecutive saves was the longest active streak in Majors to end the season, and one of three relievers in 2013 to record consecutive save streaks of 29-or-more games; Craig Kimbrel converted 37 consecutive opportunities from May 9-September 14, and Greg Holland saved 31 consecutive opportunities from May 30-September 3. The three streaks of 29+ consecutive saves is equal to that of the previous two seasons combined, when Joe Nathan had 31 in 2012 and Jose Valverde and John Axford had 49 and 43, respectively, in 2011. - STATS LLC
September 29, 2013: Henderson Alvarez closed out the 2013 campaign with the fifth no-hitter in Franchise history, blanking the Detroit Tigers in a speedy 2:06. His no-hitter was the first by a Marlins starter since Anibal Sanchez did so against the Arizona Diamondbacks on September 6, 2006. It marked the third no-hitter of the 2013 season, following the accomplishments of Homer Bailey on July 2 vs. San Francisco, and Tim Lincecum on July 13 at San Diego.
March 31, 2014: The season opened with great promise, as Jose Fernandez, fresh off being an All-Star and N.L. Rookie of the Year, struck out nine and gave up one run in an Opening Day, 10-1 win over the Rockies at Marlins Park.
April 22, 2014: Against the Braves, Jose Fernandez strikes out a season-high 14 in eight innings in a 1-0 thriller at Turner Field.
May 3, 2014: Rafael Furcal, who opened the season on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring sustained in Spring Training, sustained a right groin strain, setting his recovery back further. Furcal, a free agent signed to play second, played in just nine games all season.
May 9, 2014: At San Diego, the Marlins had their five-game winning streak snapped. But the game was much more painful. Jose Fernandez was roughed up for six runs (five earned) in five innings. For the first time in his career, he gave up two homers in an outing. It was revealed three days later that Fernandez tore a ligament in his right elbow, ending his season.
May 16, 2014: Jose Fernandez undergoes Tommy John surgery on his right-elbow, ending the 2013 N.L. Rookie of the Year's season. The procedure was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles.
June 5, 2014: With the second overall pick, Miami takes Tyler Kolek from Shepherd High School in Texas in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft. Kolek's fastball was clocked at 102 mph in high school, the fastest reading ever by a prep player.
June 19, 2014: Top prospect Andrew Heaney makes his MLB debut, giving up a home run in the first inning to David Wright. It was the only run he allowed in six innings, but Miami lost 1-0 to the Mets.
June, 26, 2014: Giancarlo Stanton homered at Philadelpia, making him the fourth player in club history to reach 21 home runs prior to the All-Star Break. Mike Lowell holds the team mark with 28 in 2003.
July 6, 2014: With Henderson Alvarez on the mound, Miami beat the Cardinals, 8-4, at Busch Stadium. The game marked the 10th straight time the Marlins won when Alvarez started, which set a team record for a starter.
July 6, 2014: Giancarlo Stanton was voted in by his peers to participate in the All-Star Game. He was named a starter as the designated hitter. Alvarez was added to the roster a few days later, giving Miami two representatives at the Midsummer Classic in Minnesota.
July 29, 2014: Henderson Alvarez tossed seven scoreless innings, and Giancarlo Stanton drove in two-runs in a 3-0 win over the Nationals. The victory returned Miami to the .500 mark.
July 31, 2014: Looking to make a playoff push, the Marlins swung a six-player trade with the Astros. Right-hander Jarred Cosart, infielder Enrique Hernandez and outfield prospect Austin Wates joined Miami for prospects Colin Moran, Jake Marisnick, Francis Martes and a 2015 competitive balance Draft pick.
Aug. 9, 2014: Brad Penny rejoined the Marlins for the first time since he was dealt to the Dodgers in 2004. The right-hander was added out of necessity. When he took the mound at Cincinnati, he became the 13th different Miami started in 2014, that set a club mark. In 2002 and 2013, they used 12.
Aug. 17, 2014: It was a modest milestone, but it represented progress. With a 10-3 win over the D-backs, the Marlins collected their 62nd win, which matched their total in 2013 (62-100). Miami finished with 77 wins, and avoided winding up last in the National League East for the first time since 2010.
Aug. 26, 2014: At the Angels, Giancarlo Stanton blistered his 150th career home run, a three-run shot in a 7-1 win. Stanton became the second player in club history to reach that plateau. He finished the year at 154, which matches Dan Uggla for the most in franchise history.
Sept. 11, 2014: A devastating moment occurred at Milwaukee when Giancarlo Stanton was struck on the face by a Mike Fiers' fastball. The incident abruptly ended Stanton's season. The All-Star sustained multiple facial fractions, plus dental damage. Even though he played in 145 total games, Stanton still became the first player in club history to lead the National League in home runs (37).
Sept. 28, 2014: An otherwise rewarding season came to a disheartening end. At Washington, Jordan Zimmermann no-hit Miami, marking the third time in club history they went hitless. The game ended in dramatic fashion when Christian Yelich laced a liner to left-center that was snared by a diving Steven Souza for the final out. Miami lost 1-0.
Sept. 28, 2014: On a day they were no-hit, the club announced manager Mike Redmond had signed an extension through the 2017 season. Redmond's original contract was through 2015.
Nov. 19, 2014: The Marlins stunned the sports world by signing two-time All-Star Giancarlo Stanton to a 13-year, $325 million deal, the richest ever to a professional athlete in North America.
Nov. 28, 2014: The day after Thanksgiving, Miami started its wheeling and dealing. Right-hander Aaron Crow was obtained from the Royals for two Minor Leaguers -- lefty Brian Flynn and right-hander Reid Redman.
Dec. 10, 2014: At the Winter Meetings in San Diego, the Marlins and Dodgers pulled off a seven-player trade. Miami acquired second baseman Dee Gordon, right-hander Dan Haren and infielder Miguel Rojas for right-hander Chris Hatcher, lefty Andrew Heaney, infielder Enrique Hernandez, and catcher Austin Barnes.
Dec. 10, 2014: In a separate trade, lefty reliever Dan Jennings was sent to the White Sox for right-hander Andre Rienzo.
Dec. 11, 2014: Right-hander Mat Latos was acquired from the Reds for prospects, RHP Anthony DeSclafani and C Chad Wallach.
Dec. 17, 2014: Signing free agent first baseman Michael Morse to a two-year deal.
Dec. 19, 2014: Remaining active on the trade front, right-hander Nathan Eovaldi and first baseman Garrett Jones and pitching prospect Domingo German were sent to the Yankees for third baseman Martin Prado, right-hander David Phelps.
Dec. 20, 2014: The addition of third baseman Martin Prado made Casey McGehee expendable. Miami dealt McGehee to the Giants for pitching prospects Kendry Flores and Luis Castillo. It was the sixth trade the team completed in less than one month.
Jan. 28, 2015: Ichiro Suzuki, 156 hits shy of the 3,000 milestone, signs a one-year deal. The 41-year-old accepted the role as a reserve outfielder, and he becomes the first Japanese-born player in franchise history.
2015: After an offseason in which they signed free agent catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and first baseman Michael Morse, and acquired second baseman Dee Gordon, and right-handers Dan Haren and Mat Latos in trades, the Marlins entered the season with playoff aspirations. They even added depth by signing Ichiro Suzuki as their fourth outfielder. But the season unraveled early, and manager Mike Redmond, who signed an extension in the offseason, was dismissed after starting off 16-22.
Miami made a bold move, replacing Redmond with Dan Jennings, their general manager, who had never coached or managed at any level of professional baseball. Under Jennings, the club went 55-69. Jose Fernandez returned after recovering from Tommy John surgery in early July, and went 6-1 with a 2.92 ERA in just 11 starts. Giancarlo Stanton had an injury-plagued year, appearing in just 74 games after suffering a left hamate injury. The slugger was named to the All-Star Game, but wasn't able to attend. He did hit 27 home runs, and led the league at the time of his injury.
The star of the season was second baseman Dee Gordon, who became the second Marlins player in history to win the National League batting title. Hanley Ramirez did it in 2009. Gordon hit .333, added 205 hits and also paced the Majors with 58 stolen bases. Gordon was a Sliver Slugger and Gold Glove winner that year.
In the season finale, Ichiro made an pitching appearance at Philadelphia, something the iconic outfielder had always dreamed of doing.
At the end of the season, Jennings was dismissed as manager.
Aiming to change the culture in the clubhouse, Don Mattingly was hired as manager after being at the helm of the Dodgers for five seasons, and winning the National League West his final three seasons. But nothing could brace the organization for the tragedy that happened on Sept. 25. Jose Fernandez, the energetic 24-year-old two-time All-Star who had become the face of the franchise, was killed - along with two others - in a boating accident off Miami Beach. Fernandez's death rocked the organization, MLB, South Florida and the sports world.
All season, Fernandez had established himself as a superstar, posting a 16-8 record with a 2.86 ERA, and set the franchise mark for strikeouts in a season (253). He was one of four All-Stars for Miami - joining outfielder Marcell Ozuna, and relievers AJ Ramos and Fernando Rodney. While Giancarlo Stanton wasn't an All-Star, he did participate in the Home Run Derby at San Diego, and won the event with a record-setting 61 blasts.
The season also was marred by Dee Gordon, the NL batting champ the year before, being suspended in late April for 80 games for violating league substance policy.
A high note for the year came on Aug. 7 at Colorado when Ichiro Suzuki tripled off the wall in right field at Coors Field for his 3,000th MLB hit.
There was plenty of fanfare entering 2017, with Marlins Park being a host site for the World Baseball Classic, as well as the first MLB All-Star Game ever played in the state of Florida. But for much of the season, there was as much focus off the field as on It. That's because on the first day of full squad workouts in Spring Training, Marlins president David Samson confirmed that owner Jeffrey Loria was open to the selling the team.
On the field, the baseball world received an answer many had asked from the day Giancarlo Stanton broke into the big leagues as a 20-year-old on June 8, 2010. What would Stanton do if he stayed healthy for an entire season? The answer came in loud and clear. The 27-year-old played in 159 games, and established franchise records for home runs (59) and RBIs (132). Stanton powered his way to becoming the first Marlins player ever to be named National League Most Valuable Player. Stanton was the player of the month in August, with 18 home runs and 37 RBIs. On Sept. 28, in a 7-1 win over the Braves at Marlins Park, the All-Star right-fielder belted his final two home runs of the season. In the last three games, he was unable to achieve the elusive No. 60. Still, as he noted, he was going to be "disappointed" with 59 home runs.
It was a season of individual accomplishments. Marcell Ozuna was voted in as a starter in the All-Star Game, and finished with a .312 average, 37 home runs and 124 RBIs. Dee Gordon hit .308 and stole 60 bases.
The downfall was the pitching, which lacked consistency. The passing of Jose Fernandez was too much to overcome. Jose Urena stepped in and topped the rotation with a 14-7 record with a 3.82 ERA.
The Marlins finished 77-85, which was good enough for second place, but they were 20 games behind the N.L. East-winning Nationals.
On Oct. 2, 2017, the ownership group, led by principal owner Bruce Sherman and chief executive officer Derek Jeter , closed on the purchase of the organization for $1.2 billion.
Citing the organization lacked sufficient depth to serious contend, the Marlins went the unpopular route and traded Stanton, Ozuna, Gordon and Christian Yelich in the offseason.
Stressing the need for patience, Jeter preached the importance of building the organization from the Minor League system up. The offseason trades netted more than 20 new players into the organization. But while the Minor League affiliates added depth, the big league club struggled to a 63-98 record, last place in the National League East, and the fourth worst record in baseball.
From the first pitch of the season, it was a reminder, the youthful Marlins would struggle for victories. In the March 29 opener against the Cubs at Marlins Park, Ian Happ homered off Jose Urena's first pitch of the season. Miami did manage to rally to make the game close, but the Cubs prevailed, 8-4. The Marlins showed they weren't going to roll over in the second game, showing heart, and beating the Cubs, 2-1, in 17 innings.
The standout of the year was catcher J.T. Realmuto, who became an All-Star for the first time. The 27-year-old blossomed into arguably the best catcher in the game. He has a slash line of .277/.340/.484 with a personal-high 21 home runs and 74 RBIs.
It wasn't a completely lost year, because the foundation of a pitching core emerged.
Brian Anderson had a breakthrough season, hitting .273/.357/.400 with 11 home runs, 34 doubles and 65 RBIs. Anderson finished fourth in the National League Rookie of the Year Award voting.
The Marlins had some encouraging seasons from rookies, like right-handers Sandy Alcantara, Trevor Richards and Pablo Lopez. Lefty-hander Caleb Smith was showing promise, but he had his season cut short after tearing a left pectoral much on June 24 at Colorado. He missed the rest of the season. At the time of the injury, his 88 strikeouts were the most of any National League rookie.
Before taking the field to start Spring Training, the Marlins completed some housekeeping that had lingered since the 2018 regular season ended. On Feb. 7, All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto was traded to the Phillies for catcher Jorge Alfaro, and pitching prospects Sixto Sanchez and Will Stewart.
Trading Realmuto further stocked the Marlins' farm system with high-end talent, but it came at a steep price. Without their best player from the year before, the 2019 Marlins finished 57-105, their second most losses in franchise history.
Early on, starting pitching was the strength of the club. Miami's youthful rotation ran out the same five starters for 64 consecutive starts to open the season, the longest such streak in the Majors. That was snapped with Jose Urena went to the injured list with a herniated disc in June.
Sandy Alcantara posted the only two shutouts of the season, and was the Marlins' lone All-Star. The hard-throwing right-hander logged a franchise record-most 197 1/3 innings.
At the July 31 Trade Deadline, the Marlins made a surprise trade, dealing rookie Zac Gallen, a part of the Marcell Ozuna trade in 2017, to the D-backs for shortstop prospect Jazz Chisholm. Miami also traded right-handers Trevor Richards and Nick Anderson to the Rays for right-hander Ryne Stanek and outfield prospect Jesus Sanchez. A few days before that, the Marlins sent closer Sergio Romo and pitching prospect Chris Vallimont to the Twins for first base prospect Lewin Diaz.
On Aug. 5, second base prospect Isan Diaz was promoted from Triple-A New Orleans, after he hit .305 with 26 home runs and 70 RBIs at Triple-A New Orleans. In Diaz's debut, his first MLB hit was a home run off Jacob deGrom of the Mets at Citi Field.
Starlin Castro, who moved from second base to third base to make run for Diaz, overcame a slow start to bat .270 with career highs for home runs (38) and RBIs (86).
In mid-September, the Marlins put an end to speculation that manager Don Mattingly, whose contract was expiring, might not return. The club announced Mattingly had signed a two-year extension through 2021, with an option for 2022. On the same day, it was also announced that shortstop Miguel Rojas had signed a two-year extension.
After finishing last in the Majors in home runs and second to last in runs scored in 2019, the Marlins in the offseason made four significant moves to upgrade their stagnant offense. On Dec. 2, the acquired INF Jonathan Villar from the Orioles for lefty pitching prospect, Easton Lucas, and on the same day, they claimed first baseman Jesús Aguilar off waivers from the Rays. And before New Year's Day, the Marlins reached agreement with free agent outfielder Corey Dickerson on a two-year deal, and signed catcher Francisco Cervelli. The two signings because official in January of 2020.