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'Gets outs': Cabrera fans 7, searching for W

@cdenicola13
September 18, 2021

MIAMI -- During the early part of Marlins ace Sandy Alcantara’s career, he didn’t pile up strikeouts. As he has taken his game to another level in 2021, they have increased. Manager Don Mattingly envisions the same sort of trajectory for rookie right-hander Edward Cabrera. The Marlins caught a glimpse

Rehabbing López throws to live batters

@cdenicola13
September 18, 2021

MIAMI -- Marlins right-hander Pablo López faced live batters on Saturday afternoon at loanDepot park, throwing 21 pitches to Sandy León and Alex Jackson as rookie Payton Henry caught him. López, who has been sidelined since July 17 with a right rotator cuff strain, mixed in everything from his arsenal.

Stat of the Day: History-making catchers

September 18, 2021

MLB.com is keeping track of a Stat of the Day for the Marlins this season, highlighting a unique, interesting or fun nugget from each game. • Marlins Stat of the Day, August 2021

Injuries & Moves: Alfaro to IL; Díaz down

September 18, 2021

Keep track of the Marlins' recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

Hernandez solid as Marlins' rally falls short

@cdenicola13
September 17, 2021

MIAMI -- Friday night’s 2-1 defeat to the Pirates at loanDepot park served as a reminder of what could’ve been for the Marlins in the 2021 season. The last time the Marlins faced the Bucs was in the midst of a season-turning 1-8 road trip that traveled through Boston twice,

Marlins call up Henry, Fortes to evaluate C

@cdenicola13
September 17, 2021

MIAMI -- The Marlins have made a point of using the final stretch of the season to evaluate how their younger players might fit into the organization's future plans. That continued on Friday, as Miami selected the contracts of catchers Payton Henry and Nick Fortes from Triple-A Jacksonville. Henry, ranked

Rojas earns 2nd Clemente Award nomination

Mattingly: 'Really, you can't say there's a better guy for us than Miggy'
@cdenicola13
September 16, 2021

WASHINGTON -- "It's more important to be a good person than a good player." That is the adage Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas lives by. For the second straight year, he was named the club's nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award. Baseball’s most prestigious individual honor annually recognizes a Major League

Classic Marlins card: ROY Fernández

September 15, 2021

As part of the celebration of the 70th anniversary of Topps baseball cards, we've asked fans (as well as our staff) to submit their all-time favorite baseball cards, and we've broken them down by team. We'll be revealing submissions regularly throughout the season, ranging from the famous to the weird,

The Olympic Diaries, from Eddy Alvarez

Relive the action from Tokyo through the eyes of two-time Olympian, who is a silver medalist in speed skating and baseball
@cdenicola13
August 23, 2021

Eddy Alvarez, an infielder for the Marlins' Triple-A Jacksonville affiliate, has made history -- and taken us along for the ride. Alvarez was the 11th American to participate in both the Winter and Summer Olympics. The 31-year-old won a silver medal in the 5000-meter relay as a member of the

Ng talks Rojas, Sandy, López; Clemente Day

@cdenicola13
September 15, 2021

WASHINGTON -- Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas entered Wednesday's series finale against the Nationals just nine plate appearances away from activating his vesting option for 2022. Could the Marlins look to extend Rojas beyond his current contract, like they did before the end of the 2019 season? "First of all, we're

1 late-blooming prospect for each org.

@SamDykstraMiLB and @JonathanMayo
September 16, 2021

It’s a phrase worth repeating often in these parts. Player development is not always linear. While we tend to get excited about prospects who climb quickly through the Minor League ranks, many talents need more time to hone their skills and build the foundations for future Major League careers. Those

Rookies show off 'power all over the place'

@cdenicola13
September 15, 2021

WASHINGTON -- Less than 24 hours after fellow rookie Lewin Díaz recorded the first multihomer game of his career, Jesús Sánchez achieved the same feat in Wednesday afternoon’s 8-6 comeback victory over the Nationals at Nationals Park. • Box score Bryan De La Cruz, another first-year player with something to

Free MiLB.TV for all: 10 series to watch

@SamDykstraMiLB
September 14, 2021

It’s been a long and enjoyable return to play. Minor League fans deserve one final treat. MiLB.TV will be free for the rest of the 2021 regular season and playoffs as part of Fan Appreciation, beginning Tuesday. Now, anyone can watch the game’s top prospects make one final push for

'Confidence growing,' Díaz homers twice

@cdenicola13
September 15, 2021

WASHINGTON -- For the first month and a half of the 2021 season, Lewin Díaz and Jesús Sánchez did damage in the middle of the order for Triple-A Jacksonville. As the year winds down, that pair is trying to do the same at the Major League level. After Sánchez went

Sánchez hot atop order; Anderson surgery

@cdenicola13
September 14, 2021

WASHINGTON -- Jesús Sánchez struck out swinging in the first inning of Tuesday night's game against the Nationals, a rare occurrence of late for the Marlins rookie. Sánchez entered hitting .317 with six homers and a 1.158 OPS when facing the starting pitcher for the first time in a game.

Alcantara takes no-no into 7th, silences Nats

Marlins ace struck by comebacker in knee, delivers eight innings of one-hit ball
@cdenicola13
September 14, 2021

WASHINGTON -- "No chance." That was Sandy Alcantara's response after manager Don Mattingly told his ace he was done on Monday night at Nationals Park. Juan Soto’s 111.5 mph comebacker had just struck the right-hander on the left knee in the fourth, eliciting understandable concern. Instead, Alcantara remained in the

Pablo progressing, hopes to pitch again in '21

@cdenicola13
September 13, 2021

WASHINGTON -- Marlins right-hander Pablo López's wish is to return to the big league mound before the season comes to an end. He will continue the rehab process to achieve that with his second bullpen session -- 25-30 pitches -- on Tuesday in Jupiter, Fla. "We all feel safe enough

'Strong as an ox': Sánchez HRs again in finale

September 12, 2021

ATLANTA -- Jesús Sánchez had been scuffling entering the series in Atlanta, but he exited it flexing his immense power potential. The rookie right fielder homered in all three games this series and capped it off in the second inning of Sunday’s 5-3 loss to the Braves at Truist Park

The most overlooked player on each club

@williamfleitch
September 12, 2021

Every team, whether it’s a good one or a bad one or whatever comes in between, has an unsung hero. Call them a glue guy, a secret weapon, the X-factor: He’s the player who is key to everything his team is doing -- and is generally underpublicized at doing so.