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Marlins to host Pride at the Park, Venezuelan Heritage Day, Superhero Day and three fan giveaways during upcoming homestand

The Marlins will face the Diamondbacks, Mets and Rays from June 25-July 4

The Miami Marlins begin a 10-game homestand on Monday, with the opener of a four-game set against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Miami will then host the New York Mets for a three-game series, beginning on Friday, June 29. The Marlins will conclude the homestand with a three-game set against the Tampa Bay Rays.  

The highlights of the Marlins' upcoming homestand include:

The Miami Marlins begin a 10-game homestand on Monday, with the opener of a four-game set against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Miami will then host the New York Mets for a three-game series, beginning on Friday, June 29. The Marlins will conclude the homestand with a three-game set against the Tampa Bay Rays.  

The highlights of the Marlins' upcoming homestand include:

•    Miami Lighthouse for the Blind Touch Tour  -- Thursday, June 28 vs. the Diamondbacks
•    Honorary Captain -- Friday, June 29 vs. the Mets
o   Make-A-Wish recipient Jordan S. from Tampa, Fla. will be at Marlins Park serving as honorary captain for the day.
•    Pride at the Park -- Friday, June 29 vs. the Mets
o   Fans who purchase the ticket package at Marlins.com/themes will receive an exclusive Pride at the Park hat. A portion of the proceeds will support Safe Schools South Florida. Following the game, a postgame party will take place in The 5th Base, presented by Corona Light, featuring a performance by DJ Citizen Jane.
•    Postgame Fireworks Presented by T-Mobile -- Friday, June 29 vs. the Mets
•    LYFE Brand Ticket Special -- Friday, June 29 vs. the Mets
o   The Marlins partnered with LYFE Brand for a special T-shirt collection, which is available exclusively as part of a special ticket offer.
•    Marlins Better Halves Tackle Box Auction -- Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30 vs. the Mets
•    Billy The Marlin Giant Pool Float Giveaway, driven by AutoNation -- Saturday, June 30 vs. the Mets
•    Venezuelan Heritage Day -- Saturday, June 30 vs. the Mets
o   Fans who purchase the ticket package at Marlins.com/themes will receive an exclusive Venezuelan heritage jersey.
•    Superhero Day -- Sunday, July 1 vs. the Mets
•    Justin Bour Superhero Bobblehead Giveaway, presented by Pepsi -- Sunday, July 1 vs. the Mets
•    MLB Network Tote Bag Giveaway -- Wednesday, July 4 vs. the Rays
•    Honor Flight Reception -- Wednesday, July 4 vs. the Rays
o   Approximately 25 World War II, Vietnam, and Korean War veterans have been invited to Marlins Park for an Honor Flight reception.

For more information regarding all events, promotions and ticket specials taking place during this upcoming homestand, please see the attached file or visit Marlins.com/offers. Fans looking to purchase tickets for any special event can visit Marlins.com/themes.

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Marlins introduce new summer special: the Flex 4 pack

New offer provides fans 25 percent savings on a combination of four games among eight premium giveaway dates, including the franchise's first two celebrity bobbleheads

It's summertime in Miami, and the Marlins have introduced the Flex 4 Pack to let fans in on a cool special. The new Flex 4 offer provides 25 percent savings off regular pricing for the selected games and priority access to the premium giveaway items on those dates. The customizable offer is available among several seat categories, including Home Plate Box, Baseline Reserved and Bullpen Reserved.
 
The following is a list of giveaways and game dates eligible for the Flex 4 Pack offer:
 
· Billy The Marlin Pool Float, presented by AutoNation -- June 30 vs. the Mets
· Justin Bour Superhero Bobblehead, presented by Pepsi -- July 1 vs. the Mets
· Sandlot Ham Porter Bobblehead, presented by South Florida Ford -- July 15 vs. the Phillies
· Pitbull Bobblehead, presented by Del Toro -- July 29 vs. the Nationals
· Marlins Floral Jersey, presented by DR Tourism -- August 11 vs. the Mets
· DJ Khaled Bobblehead, presented by Citrix -- August 12 vs. the Mets
· José Ureña Players Weekend Jersey, presented by Pepsi -- August 25 vs. the Braves
· Billy The Marlin Lil' Pro, presented by Xfinity -- August 26 vs. the Braves

It's summertime in Miami, and the Marlins have introduced the Flex 4 Pack to let fans in on a cool special. The new Flex 4 offer provides 25 percent savings off regular pricing for the selected games and priority access to the premium giveaway items on those dates. The customizable offer is available among several seat categories, including Home Plate Box, Baseline Reserved and Bullpen Reserved.
 
The following is a list of giveaways and game dates eligible for the Flex 4 Pack offer:
 
· Billy The Marlin Pool Float, presented by AutoNation -- June 30 vs. the Mets
· Justin Bour Superhero Bobblehead, presented by Pepsi -- July 1 vs. the Mets
· Sandlot Ham Porter Bobblehead, presented by South Florida Ford -- July 15 vs. the Phillies
· Pitbull Bobblehead, presented by Del Toro -- July 29 vs. the Nationals
· Marlins Floral Jersey, presented by DR Tourism -- August 11 vs. the Mets
· DJ Khaled Bobblehead, presented by Citrix -- August 12 vs. the Mets
· José Ureña Players Weekend Jersey, presented by Pepsi -- August 25 vs. the Braves
· Billy The Marlin Lil' Pro, presented by Xfinity -- August 26 vs. the Braves

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Pitbull bobblehead to highlight 305 day at Marlins Park on July 29

The celebrity collectible has an audio function with recordings from Mr. 305 himself

It's 305 Day at Marlins Park on July 29, and the Marlins deliver a fireball with a talking bobblehead of Mr. 305 himself, Pitbull. Fans will need to arrive early for the Pitbull Bobblehead, presented by Del Toro, as the collectible with the audio function will be available while supplies last. 

"It's an honor to have the first official Pitbull bobblehead be released on 305 Day with the Miami Marlins," said Armando Christian Perez (Pitbull). "The Marlins have been great partners not only in support of the Pitbull brand but its contributions to the neighboring SLAM! (Sports, Leadership, Arts, Management) Academy and its students, 3054lyfe"

It's 305 Day at Marlins Park on July 29, and the Marlins deliver a fireball with a talking bobblehead of Mr. 305 himself, Pitbull. Fans will need to arrive early for the Pitbull Bobblehead, presented by Del Toro, as the collectible with the audio function will be available while supplies last. 

"It's an honor to have the first official Pitbull bobblehead be released on 305 Day with the Miami Marlins," said Armando Christian Perez (Pitbull). "The Marlins have been great partners not only in support of the Pitbull brand but its contributions to the neighboring SLAM! (Sports, Leadership, Arts, Management) Academy and its students, 3054lyfe"

The Sunday afternoon game will be highlighted by the celebrity collectible, but will also feature appearances by local celebrity guests and a postgame concert at The 5th Base, presented by Corona Light. For more information on the Pitbull Bobblehead, please visit Marlins.com/promotions.

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Marlins alumni come together to Play Ball in South Florida

The Marlins have Play Ball events scheduled in the local community next week

The Miami Marlins will host four Play Ball events across the South Florida community next week featuring Marlins Alumni, beginning on Monday. The four events are centered around the MLB initiative of Play Ball, which encourages participation in all forms of baseball among all ages, with a special focus on youth.
 
The schedule of events is as follows (appearances are subject to change):
 
Monday, June 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Gwen Cherry Park (7090 NW 22 AVE, Miami, FL)
Antonio Alfonseca and approximately 500 kids
 
Tuesday, June 19, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Tamiami Park (11201 SW 24 ST, Miami, FL)
Alfredo Amezaga and approximately 500 kids
 
Thursday, June 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Goulds Park (11350 SW 216 ST, Miami, FL)
Placido Polanco and approximately 500 kids
 
Friday, June 22, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Flamingo Park (1900 NW 122 TER, Pembroke Pines, FL)
Charles Johnson, Pembroke Pines Mayor Frank C. Ortis, and approximately 300 kids
 
Planned activities include the Pitch, Hit, and Run competition, Jr. Home Run Derby, kickball and skills stations. The events will also feature giveaways, a DJ and an appearance by Billy The Marlin.
 
Marlins Alumni recently gathered at Marlins Park as part of the franchise's 25th Anniversary Weekend, which hosted a pregame ceremony honoring the alumni members in attendance and an Alumni Softball Game, presented by Ciroc. Fans were able to interact with their favorite former Marlins at autograph and selfie stations.

The Miami Marlins will host four Play Ball events across the South Florida community next week featuring Marlins Alumni, beginning on Monday. The four events are centered around the MLB initiative of Play Ball, which encourages participation in all forms of baseball among all ages, with a special focus on youth.
 
The schedule of events is as follows (appearances are subject to change):
 
Monday, June 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Gwen Cherry Park (7090 NW 22 AVE, Miami, FL)
Antonio Alfonseca and approximately 500 kids
 
Tuesday, June 19, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Tamiami Park (11201 SW 24 ST, Miami, FL)
Alfredo Amezaga and approximately 500 kids
 
Thursday, June 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Goulds Park (11350 SW 216 ST, Miami, FL)
Placido Polanco and approximately 500 kids
 
Friday, June 22, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Flamingo Park (1900 NW 122 TER, Pembroke Pines, FL)
Charles Johnson, Pembroke Pines Mayor Frank C. Ortis, and approximately 300 kids
 
Planned activities include the Pitch, Hit, and Run competition, Jr. Home Run Derby, kickball and skills stations. The events will also feature giveaways, a DJ and an appearance by Billy The Marlin.
 
Marlins Alumni recently gathered at Marlins Park as part of the franchise's 25th Anniversary Weekend, which hosted a pregame ceremony honoring the alumni members in attendance and an Alumni Softball Game, presented by Ciroc. Fans were able to interact with their favorite former Marlins at autograph and selfie stations.

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Marlins and Metropcs to host World Cup watch parties at the 5th Base

Fans can come kick it at Marlins Park for 10 watch parties with free admission

MIAMI -- Fans are invited to kick it at The 5th Base, presented by Corona Light, at Marlins Park for 10 World Cup watch parties presented by MetroPCS. Doors will open one hour prior to match time, and admission is complimentary.

The first 50 guests who visit the MetroPCS store at Marlins Park before kickoff will receive VIP access to the watch parties. In addition, soccer activations will be set up on the West Plaza, and fans will have the opportunity to take a photo with a replica of the World Cup trophy. There will be a food truck on-site during each watch party, and The 5th Base drink specials will also be offered, $2 sodas and water, and beer starting at $5.

MIAMI -- Fans are invited to kick it at The 5th Base, presented by Corona Light, at Marlins Park for 10 World Cup watch parties presented by MetroPCS. Doors will open one hour prior to match time, and admission is complimentary.

The first 50 guests who visit the MetroPCS store at Marlins Park before kickoff will receive VIP access to the watch parties. In addition, soccer activations will be set up on the West Plaza, and fans will have the opportunity to take a photo with a replica of the World Cup trophy. There will be a food truck on-site during each watch party, and The 5th Base drink specials will also be offered, $2 sodas and water, and beer starting at $5.

The following 10 games will be broadcasted inside The 5th Base on the following dates:

• Portugal vs. Spain (Friday, June 15 at 2 p.m.)
• Brazil vs. Switzerland (Sunday, June 17 at 2 p.m.)
• Iran vs. Spain (Wednesday, June 20 at 2 p.m.)
• Argentina vs. Croatia (Thursday, June 21 at 2 p.m.)
• Poland vs. Colombia (Sunday, June 24 at 2 p.m.)
• Spain vs. Morocco (Monday, June 25 at 2 p.m.)
• Nigeria vs. Argentina (Tuesday, June 26 at 2 p.m.)
• Serbia vs. Brazil (Wednesday, June 27 at 2 p.m.)
• Quarterfinal match (Friday, July 6 at 2 p.m.) • Quarterfinal match (Saturday, July 7 at 2 p.m.)

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More than 45,000 students to receive complimentary tickets to a Marlins game as part of Good Student Program

The Miami Marlins today announced further details regarding its Good Student Program, a new community ticket program and core pillar of the organization's Baseball For Kids partnership with J.P. Morgan. The Good Student Program's inaugural edition in 2018 will recognize K-12 students in the public school systems of Miami-Dade County and Broward County who achieved perfect attendance and/or straight A grades during the 2017/2018 academic year.

Eligible students -- determined by each school system and estimated at more than 30,000 -- will receive an invitation for two complimentary tickets to a Marlins home game of their choice between June 11 and August 12. Instructions on how eligible students may access and redeem their award tickets will be communicated by each school system prior to the end of the academic year in early June.

The Miami Marlins today announced further details regarding its Good Student Program, a new community ticket program and core pillar of the organization's Baseball For Kids partnership with J.P. Morgan. The Good Student Program's inaugural edition in 2018 will recognize K-12 students in the public school systems of Miami-Dade County and Broward County who achieved perfect attendance and/or straight A grades during the 2017/2018 academic year.

Eligible students -- determined by each school system and estimated at more than 30,000 -- will receive an invitation for two complimentary tickets to a Marlins home game of their choice between June 11 and August 12. Instructions on how eligible students may access and redeem their award tickets will be communicated by each school system prior to the end of the academic year in early June.

"We congratulate the academic achievements of this year's eligible student recipients, and look forward to hosting and entertaining them at Marlins Park over the summer break," said Chip Bowers, Marlins President of Business Operations. "We are thankful to have a partner in J.P. Morgan that also has a focus on the youth in our local community, and we continue to seek opportunities, such as the Good Student Program, to expand the reach and increase the impact of the Marlins' investment in the community."

"The Marlins organization has always been a great partner of Miami-Dade County Public Schools," said Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho. "The Good Student Program is an example and extension of the Marlins' commitment to cultivate greater academic achievement among students and recognize them for making daily school attendance a priority."

In Broward County Public Schools, the attendance campaign is intended to teach the importance of daily attendance. Phillip Shaver, Coordinator for District Attendance adds that "this program with the Miami Marlins provides a tangible incentive for students to attend school every day. Beginning in Kindergarten, daily attendance is major factor contributing to academic achievement. The Student Services Department is excited to be able to recognize the parent's role in teaching the child to be dependable, reliable, and value their educational experience."

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Marlins to host 25th Anniversary Weekend during upcoming homestand

The Marlins will face the Padres and Giants from June 8-14

MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins begin a seven-game homestand on Friday, with the opener of a three-game set against the San Diego Padres. Miami will then host the San Francisco Giants for a four-game series, beginning on Monday, June 10.

The highlights of the Marlins' upcoming homestand include:
• LYFE Brand Ticket Special - Friday, June 8 vs. the Padres
• The Marlins partnered with LYFE Brand for a special T-shirt collection, which is available exclusively as part of a special ticket offer.
• Modelo Burger & Beer Fridays - Friday, June 8 vs. the Padres
• Starting at just $30, fans can get a burger, a Modelo beer and a ticket to enjoy the game.
• Postgame Fireworks Presented by T-Mobile - Friday, June 8 vs. the Padres
• 25th Anniversary Logo Rally Towel Giveaway - Saturday, June 9 vs. the Padres
• Special Pregame Ceremony Honoring Marlins Alumni (begins at 3:15 p.m.) - Saturday, June 9 vs. the Padres
• All You Can Eat Saturdays - Saturday, June 9 vs. the Padres
• Postgame Concert by Deep Fried Funk Band at The 5th Base, presented by Corona Light - Saturday, June 9 vs. the Padres
• 25th Anniversary Pin Giveaway - Sunday, June 10 vs. the Padres
• Alumni Softball Game, presented by Ciroc - Sunday, June 10 vs. the Padres
• Prior to the game, the Marlins will host an Alumni Softball Game, presented by Ciroc - the official Vodka of Marlins Celebrations. The softball game begins at 11:30 a.m. and will feature many Marlins stars from the past.
• Aquafina Family 4-Pack Sundays - Sunday, June 10 vs. the Padres
• Highlight Watch Party Postgame at The 5th Base, presented by Corona Light - Sunday, June 10 vs. the Padres
• Salute & Serve Mondays presented by TIKD - Monday, June 11 vs. the Giants
• Year of the Fan Sweepstakes, in partnership with AutoNation - Tuesday, June 12 vs. the Giants
• A 24-month car lease for a 2018 Ford Focus or 2018 Chevy Cruze will be awarded to the winner of the game's random drawing among all eligible entries.
• Wellmax Senior Thursdays - Thursday, June 14 vs. the Giants

MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins begin a seven-game homestand on Friday, with the opener of a three-game set against the San Diego Padres. Miami will then host the San Francisco Giants for a four-game series, beginning on Monday, June 10.

The highlights of the Marlins' upcoming homestand include:
• LYFE Brand Ticket Special - Friday, June 8 vs. the Padres
• The Marlins partnered with LYFE Brand for a special T-shirt collection, which is available exclusively as part of a special ticket offer.
• Modelo Burger & Beer Fridays - Friday, June 8 vs. the Padres
• Starting at just $30, fans can get a burger, a Modelo beer and a ticket to enjoy the game.
• Postgame Fireworks Presented by T-Mobile - Friday, June 8 vs. the Padres
• 25th Anniversary Logo Rally Towel Giveaway - Saturday, June 9 vs. the Padres
• Special Pregame Ceremony Honoring Marlins Alumni (begins at 3:15 p.m.) - Saturday, June 9 vs. the Padres
• All You Can Eat Saturdays - Saturday, June 9 vs. the Padres
• Postgame Concert by Deep Fried Funk Band at The 5th Base, presented by Corona Light - Saturday, June 9 vs. the Padres
• 25th Anniversary Pin Giveaway - Sunday, June 10 vs. the Padres
• Alumni Softball Game, presented by Ciroc - Sunday, June 10 vs. the Padres
• Prior to the game, the Marlins will host an Alumni Softball Game, presented by Ciroc - the official Vodka of Marlins Celebrations. The softball game begins at 11:30 a.m. and will feature many Marlins stars from the past.
• Aquafina Family 4-Pack Sundays - Sunday, June 10 vs. the Padres
• Highlight Watch Party Postgame at The 5th Base, presented by Corona Light - Sunday, June 10 vs. the Padres
• Salute & Serve Mondays presented by TIKD - Monday, June 11 vs. the Giants
• Year of the Fan Sweepstakes, in partnership with AutoNation - Tuesday, June 12 vs. the Giants
• A 24-month car lease for a 2018 Ford Focus or 2018 Chevy Cruze will be awarded to the winner of the game's random drawing among all eligible entries.
• Wellmax Senior Thursdays - Thursday, June 14 vs. the Giants

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Marlins complete 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft

Tampa High School Outfielder Connor Scott Taken 13th Overall

The Miami Marlins completed the 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft this evening, making their final 30 selections in Rounds 11-40. The Club selected 41 players over the course of the three-day Draft, and took position players with its first five picks for just the second time in franchise history (also, 1998). It was also just the seventh time that the team used at least four of its top five picks on position players (also, 2012, 2007, 2006, 2000, 1998, 1995).

Miami opened its 2018 Draft by selecting outfielder Connor Scott out of Plant High School in Tampa, Florida, with the 13th overall pick. The Club also selected shortstop Osiris Johnson out of Encinal High School (CA) with the 53rd overall pick, and catcher Will Banfield out of Brookwood High School (GA) with the 69th overall pick on the opening night of the Draft.

The Miami Marlins completed the 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft this evening, making their final 30 selections in Rounds 11-40. The Club selected 41 players over the course of the three-day Draft, and took position players with its first five picks for just the second time in franchise history (also, 1998). It was also just the seventh time that the team used at least four of its top five picks on position players (also, 2012, 2007, 2006, 2000, 1998, 1995).

Miami opened its 2018 Draft by selecting outfielder Connor Scott out of Plant High School in Tampa, Florida, with the 13th overall pick. The Club also selected shortstop Osiris Johnson out of Encinal High School (CA) with the 53rd overall pick, and catcher Will Banfield out of Brookwood High School (GA) with the 69th overall pick on the opening night of the Draft.

Scott, 18, is 6-foot-4, 180 pounds, and bats and throws left-handed. According to MaxPreps, he batted .424 (89x210) over 72 games during his three-year varsity career at Plant. He had 14 doubles, seven triples, 11 home runs, and 58 RBI in that time. As a senior this spring, he batted .526 (30x57) in 20 games, with 20 runs scored, four doubles, two triples, five home runs, 19 RBI, and six steals. He drew 17 walks and struck out just four times in his final season, and helped lead Plant to the Region 2 Final in the FHSAA 8A Baseball Championship. He was rated by Baseball America as the third-best outfield prospect in the Draft.

Johnson, 17, is a native of Alameda, California and the second cousin of former National League MVP Jimmy Rollins. In his senior season at Encinal he batted .535 (46x86) with 30 runs scored, 15 doubles, two triples, six home runs, and 24 RBI over 26 games. Banfield (Lawrenceville, Georgia), 18, was taken with the first pick in Competitive Balance Round B. He was the fourth-ranked catching prospect in the Draft by Baseball America.

Day 2 began with the selection of outfielder Tristan Pompey (Toronto, Ontario) out of the University of Kentucky. He is the younger brother of Toronto outfielder Dalton Pompey. Tristan, 21, is a switch hitter coming off a junior campaign in which he batted .335 (62x185) in 60 games, with 20 doubles, seven home runs, 39 RBI, and 10 stolen bases.

Miami opened Day 3 by selecting outfielder Davis Bradshaw (McLaurin, Mississippi) out of Meridian Community College in Round 11 (No. 327). The left-handed bat hit .442 in 52 games, with 64 runs, 49 RBI, 22 stolen bases and eight home runs as a freshman this year.

In total, the Marlins drafted 25 pitchers, seven outfielders, five infielders, and four catchers.

View a complete list of Miami's 2018 draft picks.

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Marlins make eight selections on day 2 of 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft

The Miami Marlins made eight selections on Day 2 of the 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday. The Club began the day by taking University of Kentucky outfielder Tristan Pompey in the third round (No. 89 overall).

Pompey (Toronto, Ontario) is the younger brother of outfielder Dalton Pompey, who has appeared in 64 games for the Toronto Blue Jays since 2014. Tristan, 21, is a switch hitter coming off a junior campaign for the Wildcats in which he batted .335 (62x185) in 60 games, with 20 doubles, seven home runs, 39 RBI, and 10 stolen bases. He has posted a .321 (193x601) career average in three seasons at Kentucky, with 46 doubles, 24 home runs, 113 RBI, and 21 steals.

The Miami Marlins made eight selections on Day 2 of the 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft on Tuesday. The Club began the day by taking University of Kentucky outfielder Tristan Pompey in the third round (No. 89 overall).

Pompey (Toronto, Ontario) is the younger brother of outfielder Dalton Pompey, who has appeared in 64 games for the Toronto Blue Jays since 2014. Tristan, 21, is a switch hitter coming off a junior campaign for the Wildcats in which he batted .335 (62x185) in 60 games, with 20 doubles, seven home runs, 39 RBI, and 10 stolen bases. He has posted a .321 (193x601) career average in three seasons at Kentucky, with 46 doubles, 24 home runs, 113 RBI, and 21 steals.

Miami's fourth-round selection (No. 117) was used on University of Mississippi catcher Nick Fortes (Deland, FL). Fortes completed his junior season with the Rebels yesterday, helping to lead his team to 48 wins, tied for the most in program history. He was second on the team in batting average (.319), home runs (11), and RBI (49). Fortes has posted a .308 (126x409) average over his three-year career at Ole Miss, with 16 home runs, 82 RBI, and a .411 on-base percentage.

The Marlins selected right-handed pitcher Chris Vallimont (Erie, PA) out of Mercyhurst College in Round 5 (No. 147); he was 10-3 with a 2.58 ERA (80.1 ip/23 er) in 15 appearances (12 starts), with 147 strikeouts. His strikeout total set a program record, and his 16.47 strikeouts-per-9.0 rate was the highest in Division II. Their Round 6 pick (No. 177) was catcher Cameron Barstad (Redwood City, CA) out of Junipero Serra High School; the left-handed bat hit .422 with two home runs and 19 RBI in 18 games as a senior. In Round 7 (No. 207), Miami took Texas A&M right-handed pitcher Cason Sherrod (Dallas, TX), who was 5-2 with a 3.98 ERA (40.2/18) and 40 strikeouts in 25 relief appearances for the Aggies in his senior season. Miami's pick in Round 8 (No. 237) was right-handed pitcher Peyton Culbertson (Collierville, TN) out of Arkansas State University; he went 2-5 with a 3.73 ERA (50.2/21) and 48 strikeouts in 16 games (eight starts) as a junior this season. In Round 9 (No. 267), the Marlins selected University of Alabama right-handed pitcher Jake Walters (Maylene, AL). The senior finished his career with the most starts (52) in Crimson Tide program history, while his 292 strikeouts ranked third; his 2.89 ERA in SEC play this year ranked fifth in the conference. With their final pick of Day 2, the Marlins selected right-handed pitcher Tanner Andrews (Rochester, IN) from Purdue University. He was Third Team All-Big Ten in his senior year, posting a 7-5 record and 2.94 ERA (98.0/32) with 78 strikeouts in 17 appearances (16 starts).

The Draft concludes with Rounds 11-40 tomorrow beginning at 12:00 p.m.

Additional information on the 2018 Marlins is available on the team's official website, www.marlins.com.

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Marlins announce full roster of alumni returning for 25th Anniversary Weekend

Special on-field pregame alumni ceremony on Saturday; Alumni autograph and selfie stations each day

The Miami Marlins today announced the full list of Marlins alumni scheduled to attend and take part in the 25th Anniversary Weekend - June 8-10, 2018. Alumni members will be introduced in a special pregame ceremony on the field on Saturday, June 9, beginning at 3:15 p.m. In addition, the Marlins alumni will be available to fans throughout the weekend at Autograph and Selfie Stations.  
 
Special ticket offers include: o $4 Vista Level tickets for all three games - the same price as an adult general admission ticket for Opening Day in 1993 (Marlins.com/Tickets) o The "LYFERS" T-shirt ticket package for Friday, June 8 which starts at $20 and is part of the LYFE Brand TShirt Collection (Marlins.com/Offers) o Special 25th Anniversary pricing and packages for group tickets and private suite rentals on all three dates o Brightline promotion which provides fans with 25% savings on rides by using the promo code MARLIN25 
 
The full list of Marlins alumni attending and taking part in the 25th Anniversary Weekend festivities is as follows:  
 
Kurt Abbott, Antonio Alfonseca, Alex Arias, Luis Castillo, Jeff Conine, Orestes Destrade, Alex Fernández, Cliff Floyd, Alex González, Fredi González, Livan Hernández, Todd Hollandsworth, Charlie Hough, Mike Jacobs, Charles Johnson, Rene Lachemann, Mike Lowell, Ed Lucas, Carl Pavano, Juan Pierre, Placido Polanco, Édgar Rentería, Gaby Sanchez, Benito Santiago and Preston Wilson. 
 
Friday, June 8 (gates open at 5:30 p.m.):

- Alumni Autograph and Selfie Stations available beginning at 6 p.m. inside Marlins Park

The Miami Marlins today announced the full list of Marlins alumni scheduled to attend and take part in the 25th Anniversary Weekend - June 8-10, 2018. Alumni members will be introduced in a special pregame ceremony on the field on Saturday, June 9, beginning at 3:15 p.m. In addition, the Marlins alumni will be available to fans throughout the weekend at Autograph and Selfie Stations.  
 
Special ticket offers include: o $4 Vista Level tickets for all three games - the same price as an adult general admission ticket for Opening Day in 1993 (Marlins.com/Tickets) o The "LYFERS" T-shirt ticket package for Friday, June 8 which starts at $20 and is part of the LYFE Brand TShirt Collection (Marlins.com/Offers) o Special 25th Anniversary pricing and packages for group tickets and private suite rentals on all three dates o Brightline promotion which provides fans with 25% savings on rides by using the promo code MARLIN25 
 
The full list of Marlins alumni attending and taking part in the 25th Anniversary Weekend festivities is as follows:  
 
Kurt Abbott, Antonio Alfonseca, Alex Arias, Luis Castillo, Jeff Conine, Orestes Destrade, Alex Fernández, Cliff Floyd, Alex González, Fredi González, Livan Hernández, Todd Hollandsworth, Charlie Hough, Mike Jacobs, Charles Johnson, Rene Lachemann, Mike Lowell, Ed Lucas, Carl Pavano, Juan Pierre, Placido Polanco, Édgar Rentería, Gaby Sanchez, Benito Santiago and Preston Wilson. 
 
Friday, June 8 (gates open at 5:30 p.m.):

- Alumni Autograph and Selfie Stations available beginning at 6 p.m. inside Marlins Park

- Charlie Hough bobblehead gift to all full season ticket members on Friday, June 8

- Postgame fireworks, presented by T-Mobile

- Fan-generated #Marlins25 Mosaic, in partnership with Luster; runs throughout the weekend 

 
Saturday, June 9 (gates open at 2:30 p.m.):

- Alumni Autograph and Selfie Stations available beginning at 3 p.m. inside Marlins Park

- Special pregame ceremony beginning at 3:15 p.m.

- Teal Marlins Rally Towel giveaway for all fans upon admission to Marlins Park (while supplies last)

- Postgame concert by Deep Fried Funk Band (a '90s cover band) at The 5th Base, presented by Corona Light 

 
Sunday, June 10 (gates open at 11:00 a.m.):  

- Alumni Softball Game, presented by Ciroc, begins at 11:30 a.m.  

- 25th Anniversary Logo Pin giveaway for all fans upon admission to Marlins Park (while supplies last)  

- Highlight watch party postgame inside the 5th Base, presented by Corona Light 

 
In addition, the weekend will feature additional surprise appearances. Limited edition 25th Anniversary shirts, hats and other merchandise are currently on sale at Marlins Park. Additional items, including throwback jerseys and hats, will be available at Marlins Park retail locations beginning June 8.  

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Marlins Select Three Players on Day 1 of 2018 First-Year Player Draft

Tampa Native is First of Three Miami Picks on Day 1 of Draft

MIAMI - The Miami Marlins tonight made three selections in the 2018 First-Year Player Draft, including outfielder Connor Scott out of Plant High School in Tampa, Florida, with the 13th overall pick. The Club also selected shortstop Osiris Johnson out of Encinal High School (CA) with the 53rd overall pick, and catcher Will Banfield out of Brookwood High School (GA) with the 69th overall pick.

Scott, 18, is 6-foot-4, 180 pounds, and bats and throws left-handed. According to MaxPreps, he batted .424 (89x210) over 72 games during his three-year varsity career at Plant. He had 14 doubles, seven triples, 11 home runs, and 58 RBI in that time. As a senior this spring, he batted .526 (30x57) in 20 games, with 20 runs scored, four doubles, two triples, five home runs, 19 RBI, and six steals. He drew 17 walks and struck out just four times in his final season, and helped lead Plant to the Region 2 Final in the FHSAA 8A Baseball Championship.

MIAMI - The Miami Marlins tonight made three selections in the 2018 First-Year Player Draft, including outfielder Connor Scott out of Plant High School in Tampa, Florida, with the 13th overall pick. The Club also selected shortstop Osiris Johnson out of Encinal High School (CA) with the 53rd overall pick, and catcher Will Banfield out of Brookwood High School (GA) with the 69th overall pick.

Scott, 18, is 6-foot-4, 180 pounds, and bats and throws left-handed. According to MaxPreps, he batted .424 (89x210) over 72 games during his three-year varsity career at Plant. He had 14 doubles, seven triples, 11 home runs, and 58 RBI in that time. As a senior this spring, he batted .526 (30x57) in 20 games, with 20 runs scored, four doubles, two triples, five home runs, 19 RBI, and six steals. He drew 17 walks and struck out just four times in his final season, and helped lead Plant to the Region 2 Final in the FHSAA 8A Baseball Championship.

He was rated by Baseball America as the third-best outfield prospect in the Draft. Scott was also named a 2018 Rawlings-Perfect Game 1st Team All-American, following 2017 Underclass 1st Team and 2016 Underclass 2nd Team honors the previous two years.

Johnson, 17, is a native of Alameda, California and the second cousin of former Major League All-Star Jimmy Rollins. In his senior season at Encinal he batted .535 (46x86) with 30 runs scored, 15 doubles, two triples, six home runs, and 24 RBI over 26 games. He finished his four-year varsity career with a .403 average (119x295) with 80 runs scored, 34 doubles, seven triples, 12 home runs, and 68 RBI in 92 games. He stole 37 bases in 43 attempts over his high school career, including 16 in 17 attempts as a senior.
The Marlins selected Banfield (Lawrenceville, Georgia) with the first pick in Competitive Balance Round B. Banfield, 18, was the fourth-ranked catching prospect in the Draft by Baseball America. He batted .417 (43x103) in his senior season at Brookwood, with 37 runs scored, 13 doubles, two triples, nine home runs, and 49 RBI.

The Draft resumes with Rounds 3-10 tomorrow beginning at 1:00 p.m.

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Marlins Select OF Connor Scott 13th Overall in 2018 First-Year Player Draft

The Miami Marlins tonight selected outfielder Connor Scott out of Plant High School in Tampa, Florida, with the 13th overall pick in the 2018 First-Year Player Draft.

Scott, 18, is 6-foot-4, 180 pounds, and bats and throws left-handed. According to MaxPreps, he batted .424 (89x210) over 72 games during his three-year varsity career at Plant. He had 14 doubles, seven triples, 11 home runs, and 58 RBI in that time. As a senior this spring, he batted .526 (30x57) in 20 games, with 20 runs scored, four doubles, two triples, five home runs, 19 RBI, and six steals. He drew 17 walks and struck out just four times in his final season, and helped lead Plant to the Region 2 Final in the FHSAA 8A Baseball Championship.

The Miami Marlins tonight selected outfielder Connor Scott out of Plant High School in Tampa, Florida, with the 13th overall pick in the 2018 First-Year Player Draft.

Scott, 18, is 6-foot-4, 180 pounds, and bats and throws left-handed. According to MaxPreps, he batted .424 (89x210) over 72 games during his three-year varsity career at Plant. He had 14 doubles, seven triples, 11 home runs, and 58 RBI in that time. As a senior this spring, he batted .526 (30x57) in 20 games, with 20 runs scored, four doubles, two triples, five home runs, 19 RBI, and six steals. He drew 17 walks and struck out just four times in his final season, and helped lead Plant to the Region 2 Final in the FHSAA 8A Baseball Championship.

He was rated by Baseball America as the third-best outfield prospect in the Draft. Scott was also named a 2018 Rawlings-Perfect Game 1st Team All-American, following 2017 Underclass 1st Team and 2016 Underclass 2nd Team honors the previous two years.

Miami has two selections remaining tonight: the 10th pick of the second round (No. 53 overall), and the first pick of Competitive Balance Round B (No. 69 overall).
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Marlins introduce Wheels Up as the official private aviation company of the Miami Marlins Green Room, presented by Ciroc

MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins today announced Wheels Up as the team's Official Private Aviation Partner, with a focus on promoting Wheels Up services in the Marlins Green Room, presented by Ciroc. Wheels Up will now have the ability to leverage celebrities, influencers and other athletes attending Marlins games.

"This agreement with Wheels Up provides a presence in The Green Room, presented by Ciroc - the premiere lounge for VIPs, influencers, and celebrities, and other athletes attending a Marlins game - and is a great example of our ability to find innovative and unique ways to feature our partners at Marlins Park," said David Oxfeld, Marlins Vice President, Head of Corporate Partnerships. "The partnership is another result of establishing and developing meaningful relationships in the corporate world, both locally and nationally."

MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins today announced Wheels Up as the team's Official Private Aviation Partner, with a focus on promoting Wheels Up services in the Marlins Green Room, presented by Ciroc. Wheels Up will now have the ability to leverage celebrities, influencers and other athletes attending Marlins games.

"This agreement with Wheels Up provides a presence in The Green Room, presented by Ciroc - the premiere lounge for VIPs, influencers, and celebrities, and other athletes attending a Marlins game - and is a great example of our ability to find innovative and unique ways to feature our partners at Marlins Park," said David Oxfeld, Marlins Vice President, Head of Corporate Partnerships. "The partnership is another result of establishing and developing meaningful relationships in the corporate world, both locally and nationally."

Wheels Up, the fastest growing membership-based private aviation company, significantly reduces the upfront costs to fly privately, while providing unparalleled flexibility, service and safety.

"I've had the distinct honor and privilege of doing business with Marlins CEO Derek Jeter," said Justin Firestone, Founding Partner of Wheels Up. "The leadership and culture of doing things the right way to ensure sustained success that he's brought to the Marlins organization made this partnership a no brainer for Wheels Up. We are confident the Marlins will help us fulfill our goal of creating a world class experience for our 5,000+ Wheels Up Members as well as continuing to support the communities where we operate."

For more information on Wheels Up, please visit www.wheelsup.com

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Marlins to host Alumni Softball Game, presented by Ciroc, on Sunday, June 10, as part of the 25th Anniversary Weekend

Marlins also announce additional alumni members participating in festivities

The Miami Marlins today announced the club will host a Marlins Alumni Softball Game Presented by Ciroc -- the Official Vodka of Marlins Celebrations, as part of the 25th Anniversary Weekend, taking place June 8-10 at Marlins Park. The softball game will take place pregame, beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 10. The Marlins also announced additional alumni participating in the anniversary weekend: Antonio Alfonseca, Luis Castillo, Alex Fernández, Cliff Floyd, and Juan Pierre

  • Alumni softball game, presented by Ciroc, pregame at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 10
  • A highlight watch party will be held postgame on Sunday June 10, to cap off the weekend's events and activities
  • The return of 25 alumni players, coaches and managers from teams across the franchise's first 25 seasons
    • Including Charlie Hough, Charles Johnson, Liván Hernández, Mike Lowell, Édgar Rentería, Antonio Alfonseca, Luis Castillo, Alex Fernández, Cliff Floyd, Juan Pierre
    • Marlins Alumni will make appearances throughout the ballpark each day: autograph signings, selfie stations and other activities (full schedule to be announced prior to the weekend)
  • Special ticket offers include:
    • $4 Vista Level tickets for all three games -- the same price as an adult general admission ticket for Opening Day in 1993 (Marlins.com/Tickets)
    • The "LYFERS" T-shirt ticket package for Friday, June 8 which starts at $20 and is part of the LYFE Brand T-Shirt Collection (Marlins.com/Ticketshttp://Marlins.com/Tickets)
    • Special 25th Anniversary pricing and packages for group tickets and private suite rentals on all three dates
  • Charlie Hough bobblehead gift to all full season ticket members on Friday, June 8
  • 25th Anniversary giveaways for all fans upon admission to Marlins Park (while supplies last)
    • Teal Marlins Rally Towel on Saturday, June 9
    • 25th Anniversary Logo Pin on Sunday, June 10

Limited edition 25th Anniversary shirts, hats and other merchandise are currently on sale at Marlins Park. Additional items, including throwback jerseys and hats, will be available at Marlins Park retail locations beginning June 8.

The Miami Marlins today announced the club will host a Marlins Alumni Softball Game Presented by Ciroc -- the Official Vodka of Marlins Celebrations, as part of the 25th Anniversary Weekend, taking place June 8-10 at Marlins Park. The softball game will take place pregame, beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 10. The Marlins also announced additional alumni participating in the anniversary weekend: Antonio Alfonseca, Luis Castillo, Alex Fernández, Cliff Floyd, and Juan Pierre

  • Alumni softball game, presented by Ciroc, pregame at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 10
  • A highlight watch party will be held postgame on Sunday June 10, to cap off the weekend's events and activities
  • The return of 25 alumni players, coaches and managers from teams across the franchise's first 25 seasons
    • Including Charlie Hough, Charles Johnson, Liván Hernández, Mike Lowell, Édgar Rentería, Antonio Alfonseca, Luis Castillo, Alex Fernández, Cliff Floyd, Juan Pierre
    • Marlins Alumni will make appearances throughout the ballpark each day: autograph signings, selfie stations and other activities (full schedule to be announced prior to the weekend)
  • Special ticket offers include:
    • $4 Vista Level tickets for all three games -- the same price as an adult general admission ticket for Opening Day in 1993 (Marlins.com/Tickets)
    • The "LYFERS" T-shirt ticket package for Friday, June 8 which starts at $20 and is part of the LYFE Brand T-Shirt Collection (Marlins.com/Ticketshttp://Marlins.com/Tickets)
    • Special 25th Anniversary pricing and packages for group tickets and private suite rentals on all three dates
  • Charlie Hough bobblehead gift to all full season ticket members on Friday, June 8
  • 25th Anniversary giveaways for all fans upon admission to Marlins Park (while supplies last)
    • Teal Marlins Rally Towel on Saturday, June 9
    • 25th Anniversary Logo Pin on Sunday, June 10

Limited edition 25th Anniversary shirts, hats and other merchandise are currently on sale at Marlins Park. Additional items, including throwback jerseys and hats, will be available at Marlins Park retail locations beginning June 8.

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Highlights for Marlins' upcoming homestand

MIAMI - The Miami Marlins begin a three-game homestand on Friday, with the opener of a three-game set against the Washington Nationals. The Marlins have won three of their last four home series.

The highlights of the Marlins' upcoming homestand include:

MIAMI - The Miami Marlins begin a three-game homestand on Friday, with the opener of a three-game set against the Washington Nationals. The Marlins have won three of their last four home series.

The highlights of the Marlins' upcoming homestand include:

Modelo Burger & Beer Fridays - Friday, May 25 vs. the Nationals

Teacher of the Year Ceremony - Friday, May 25 vs. the Nationals
• Teacher of the Year winners from Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe, and Palm Beach counties will be honored in an on-field pregame ceremony.

All You Can Eat Saturdays - Saturday, May 26 vs. the Nationals

Beerfest - Saturday, May 26 vs. the Nationals

Marlins Foundation Charity Partner Day: Dibia DREAM - Saturday, May 26 vs. the Nationals

Broward Best in Class Recognition - Saturday, May 26 vs. the Nationals
• Six Broward County Public School students, who all had perfect attendance this school year, will be recognized on field in a pregame ceremony as winners of the 2018 Broward Best in Class Award.

Pitch, Hit and Run Competition - Saturday, May 26 vs. the Nationals
• Participants will partake in a variety of drills at Marlins Park, beginning at 9 a.m., to gauge skill sets such as arm strength, arm accuracy, speed, etc., and have the opportunity to advance to the National Finals during MLB All-Star Week in July.

Aquafina Family 4-Pack Sundays - Sunday, May 27 vs. the Nationals

Memorial Day Recognition - Sunday, May 27 vs. the Nationals
• Five Gold Star Families will be honored at Marlins Park in an on-field pregame ceremony. One member from each Gold Star Family - relatives of U.S. military members who lost their lives in battle - will also throw out an honorary first pitch.

For more information regarding all events, promotions and ticket specials taking place during this upcoming homestand, please see the attached file or visit Marlins.com/offers. Fans looking to purchase tickets for any special event can visit Marlins.com/themes.

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