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Marlins acquire UTL Christopher Bostick from Pittsburgh

Bostick added to 40-man roster and assigned to Triple-A New Orleans

The Miami Marlins today acquired infielder/outfielder Christopher Bostick from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for cash considerations. Bostick has been added to the 40-man roster, which is now full, and has been assigned to Triple-A New Orleans. 
 
Bostick, 25, appeared in 78 games with Triple-A Indianapolis, batting .295 (88x298) with 24 doubles, three triples, four home runs and 32 RBI. The two-time International League All-Star (2017-18) spent the majority of his playing time this season in center field, while also playing both left and right. He is currently tied for sixth among International League hitters in doubles, ranks eighth in average, and 12th in on-base percentage (.351).  
The 5-foot-10, 200-pound Rochester, New York native was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the 44th round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. He made his Major League debut with the Pirates on May 8, 2017 vs. the Dodgers, and in 22 career Major League games has hit .276 (8x29). He owns a lifetime .271 average over 822 Minor League games, with 180 doubles, 45 triples, 60 home runs and 385 RBI.  
 

The Miami Marlins today acquired infielder/outfielder Christopher Bostick from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for cash considerations. Bostick has been added to the 40-man roster, which is now full, and has been assigned to Triple-A New Orleans. 
 
Bostick, 25, appeared in 78 games with Triple-A Indianapolis, batting .295 (88x298) with 24 doubles, three triples, four home runs and 32 RBI. The two-time International League All-Star (2017-18) spent the majority of his playing time this season in center field, while also playing both left and right. He is currently tied for sixth among International League hitters in doubles, ranks eighth in average, and 12th in on-base percentage (.351).  
The 5-foot-10, 200-pound Rochester, New York native was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the 44th round of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft. He made his Major League debut with the Pirates on May 8, 2017 vs. the Dodgers, and in 22 career Major League games has hit .276 (8x29). He owns a lifetime .271 average over 822 Minor League games, with 180 doubles, 45 triples, 60 home runs and 385 RBI.  
 

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Marlins acquire LHP McKenzie Mills from Philadelphia

Marlins also make three additional roster moves on Friday

The Miami Marlins today acquired left-handed pitcher McKenzie Mills from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for first baseman Justin Bour
 
In additional roster moves today, the Marlins selected the contract of OF Rafael Ortega from Triple-A New Orleans, placed RHP Kyle Barraclough on the 10-day disabled list with low back stiffness, and returned RHP Drew Rucinski from rehab and reinstated him from the 10-day disabled list. 
 
Mills, 22, is a native of Marietta, Georgia, and has spent the 2018 season with Single-A Advanced Clearwater in the Florida State League, going 2-5 with a 3.51 ERA (89.2 ip/35 er) in 20 appearances (16 starts). He has struck out 85 batters (8.9 per 9.0 innings). Since the FSL All-Star break, he has gone 2-3 and posted a 2.66 ERA (47.1/14) in eight starts.  
 
The 6-foot-4, 205-pound southpaw, who attended Sprayberry HS in Georgia, was an 18th round pick by the Washington Nationals in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft. He was a South Atlantic League All-Star in 2017 with Hagerstown in Washington's system, going 12-2 with a 3.01 ERA (104.2/35) and 118 strikeouts (10.1 per 9.0) in 18 starts. He was promoted to Potomac on July 27 after earning a win in eight of his last nine starts with the Suns, but was traded to Philadelphia the next day for Howie Kendrick. He finished his 2017 campaign with three starts for Clearwater. 
 
Mills has a career record of 19-20 with a 4.01 ERA (321.0/143) in 75 appearances (62 starts) in his fourplus professional seasons. 

The Miami Marlins today acquired left-handed pitcher McKenzie Mills from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for first baseman Justin Bour
 
In additional roster moves today, the Marlins selected the contract of OF Rafael Ortega from Triple-A New Orleans, placed RHP Kyle Barraclough on the 10-day disabled list with low back stiffness, and returned RHP Drew Rucinski from rehab and reinstated him from the 10-day disabled list. 
 
Mills, 22, is a native of Marietta, Georgia, and has spent the 2018 season with Single-A Advanced Clearwater in the Florida State League, going 2-5 with a 3.51 ERA (89.2 ip/35 er) in 20 appearances (16 starts). He has struck out 85 batters (8.9 per 9.0 innings). Since the FSL All-Star break, he has gone 2-3 and posted a 2.66 ERA (47.1/14) in eight starts.  
 
The 6-foot-4, 205-pound southpaw, who attended Sprayberry HS in Georgia, was an 18th round pick by the Washington Nationals in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft. He was a South Atlantic League All-Star in 2017 with Hagerstown in Washington's system, going 12-2 with a 3.01 ERA (104.2/35) and 118 strikeouts (10.1 per 9.0) in 18 starts. He was promoted to Potomac on July 27 after earning a win in eight of his last nine starts with the Suns, but was traded to Philadelphia the next day for Howie Kendrick. He finished his 2017 campaign with three starts for Clearwater. 
 
Mills has a career record of 19-20 with a 4.01 ERA (321.0/143) in 75 appearances (62 starts) in his fourplus professional seasons. 

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Marlins are ready to help South Florida head back to school

Marlins to host Marlins Better Halves School Drive this weekend, to partner with Kiwanis for Back to School Distributions, and to takeover Kensington Park Elementary on August 24

It has reached the point in summer when our future leaders return to school. In anticipation of the 2018-19 school year, the Miami Marlins today announced several planned back to school activities and events. The events include a collection of supplies, distributions in partnership with Kiwanis, and a Kensington Park Elementary School takeover, which will feature Marlins coaches, players and staff.

•   Marlins Better Halves Back to School Drive
o    Saturday, August 11 (7:10 p.m. first pitch) -- Home Plate and 1st Base Entrances
o    Sunday, August 12 (1:10 p.m. first pitch) -- The 5th Base, presented by Corona Light 
o   Fans who donate school supplies to the Marlins Better Halves Back to School Drive will receive a ticket voucher for a future 2018 Marlins home game and a coupon for free entry to SeaWorld or 50 percent off entry to Aquatica. 
o   Supplies will be donated to Marlins Charity Partner Dibia DREAM, a local nonprofit that provides a safe afterschool place and fosters life skills development through STEM, sports, and recreational education for underserved youth.
o   UBER, a proud partner of Marlins baseball, is pitching in for those fans who cannot make it to the game. Guests can just open their Uber app on Friday, August 10 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and choose the DONATE option, and a driver will pick up their supplies for free and deliver them to Marlins Park.  
•   Marlins/Kiwanis Back to School Distributions
o   The Marlins are partnering with Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation for the eighth consecutive year, donating $20,000 to fund their week-long school supplies giveaway.
o   The Marlins will have staff and a player or alumni presence at the following distributions:
   August 21 (11 a.m.) -- Liberty City Elementary (1855 NW 71 ST, Miami, FL)
   August 22 (11:30 a.m.) -- Lenora B. Smith Elementary (4700 NW 12 AVE, Miami, FL)
   August 24 (10 a.m.) -- Kensington Park Elementary (711 NW 30 AVE, Miami, FL)
   August 27 (9 a.m.) -- Auburndale Elementary (3255 SW 6 ST, Miami, FL)

•   Marlins Kensington Park Elementary School Takeover
o    Event will take place on Friday, August 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
o   Marlins players, alumni, staff and Better Halves will visit students and teachers at Kensington Park Elementary, and host a back to school distribution in the morning. 
o   The Marlins takeover will also include pizza parties for classes, check presentations for teachers, Play Ball events, Marlins giveaway items, and Summer Slugger Top Performers recognition. In addition, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind will be conducting free vision screenings for students. Students found to be in need of glasses will receive a complimentary pair thanks to the Florida Heiken Children's Vision program.
o    Three students will be recognized as the Summer Slugger Top Performer and their teachers will each receive a check for $1,000 from the Marlins to purchase additional school supplies.

It has reached the point in summer when our future leaders return to school. In anticipation of the 2018-19 school year, the Miami Marlins today announced several planned back to school activities and events. The events include a collection of supplies, distributions in partnership with Kiwanis, and a Kensington Park Elementary School takeover, which will feature Marlins coaches, players and staff.

•   Marlins Better Halves Back to School Drive
o    Saturday, August 11 (7:10 p.m. first pitch) -- Home Plate and 1st Base Entrances
o    Sunday, August 12 (1:10 p.m. first pitch) -- The 5th Base, presented by Corona Light 
o   Fans who donate school supplies to the Marlins Better Halves Back to School Drive will receive a ticket voucher for a future 2018 Marlins home game and a coupon for free entry to SeaWorld or 50 percent off entry to Aquatica. 
o   Supplies will be donated to Marlins Charity Partner Dibia DREAM, a local nonprofit that provides a safe afterschool place and fosters life skills development through STEM, sports, and recreational education for underserved youth.
o   UBER, a proud partner of Marlins baseball, is pitching in for those fans who cannot make it to the game. Guests can just open their Uber app on Friday, August 10 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and choose the DONATE option, and a driver will pick up their supplies for free and deliver them to Marlins Park.  
•   Marlins/Kiwanis Back to School Distributions
o   The Marlins are partnering with Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation for the eighth consecutive year, donating $20,000 to fund their week-long school supplies giveaway.
o   The Marlins will have staff and a player or alumni presence at the following distributions:
   August 21 (11 a.m.) -- Liberty City Elementary (1855 NW 71 ST, Miami, FL)
   August 22 (11:30 a.m.) -- Lenora B. Smith Elementary (4700 NW 12 AVE, Miami, FL)
   August 24 (10 a.m.) -- Kensington Park Elementary (711 NW 30 AVE, Miami, FL)
   August 27 (9 a.m.) -- Auburndale Elementary (3255 SW 6 ST, Miami, FL)

•   Marlins Kensington Park Elementary School Takeover
o    Event will take place on Friday, August 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
o   Marlins players, alumni, staff and Better Halves will visit students and teachers at Kensington Park Elementary, and host a back to school distribution in the morning. 
o   The Marlins takeover will also include pizza parties for classes, check presentations for teachers, Play Ball events, Marlins giveaway items, and Summer Slugger Top Performers recognition. In addition, Miami Lighthouse for the Blind will be conducting free vision screenings for students. Students found to be in need of glasses will receive a complimentary pair thanks to the Florida Heiken Children's Vision program.
o    Three students will be recognized as the Summer Slugger Top Performer and their teachers will each receive a check for $1,000 from the Marlins to purchase additional school supplies.

For more information on the Marlins back to school activities, please visit Marlins.com/Community.

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Marlins to host Dominican Heritage Night and two fan giveaways during upcoming homestand, which culminates with Billy The Marlin's birthday party

The Marlins host the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets from August 6-12

The Miami Marlins look to continue their stretch of success at home, hosting the St. Louis Cardinals for a three-game set beginning on Monday, August 6. Following an off-day on Thursday, Miami will then host the New York Mets for a three-game series, beginning on Friday, August 10.

The Marlins have won 11 of their last 18 home games since June 29, and have not dropped a series at home in that span.

The Miami Marlins look to continue their stretch of success at home, hosting the St. Louis Cardinals for a three-game set beginning on Monday, August 6. Following an off-day on Thursday, Miami will then host the New York Mets for a three-game series, beginning on Friday, August 10.

The Marlins have won 11 of their last 18 home games since June 29, and have not dropped a series at home in that span.

The highlights of the Marlins' upcoming homestand include:

•    TIKD Salute & Serve Monday -- Monday, August 6 vs. the Cardinals
•    Year of the Fan Sweepstakes, presented by AutoNation -- Tuesday, August 7 vs. the Cardinals
•    Modelo Burger & Beer Friday -- Friday, August 10 vs. the Mets 
•    Marlins Floral Jersey giveaway, presented by the Dominican Republic -- Saturday, August 11 vs. the Mets
•    Postgame Fireworks, presented by T-Mobile -- Saturday, August 11 vs. the Mets
•    Dominican Heritage Night -- Saturday, August 11 vs. the Mets
o   Fans who purchase the ticket package at Marlins.com/Themes will receive an exclusive Dominican heritage jersey. There will be a postgame party at The 5th Base, presented by Corona Light, featuring a concert by merengue artist Aramis Camilo.
•    Beerfest -- Saturday, August 11 vs. the Mets
•    Neighborhood Nights: Kendall -- Saturday, August 11 vs. the Mets
•    Marlins Better Halves Back to School Drive -- Saturday-Sunday, August 11-12
•    DJ Khaled Bobblehead giveaway -- Sunday, August 12 vs. the Mets
•    Marlins WOD -- Sunday, August 12 vs. the Nationals
o   Fans who purchase a ticket package at Marlins.com/Themes will receive access to a pregame WOD hosted by Noah Ohlsen, a donation to box's charity of choice, and a Marlins dri-fit WOD T-shirt.
•    Billy The Marlin's Birthday Party -- Sunday, August 12 vs. the Mets
o   Fans who purchase a ticket package at Marlins.com/Themes will receive a photo opportunity with Billy and other local mascots, a fast pass for Diamond Dash, one drink ticket for Aquafina water or Pepsi soft drink, and a cupcake.
•    Neighborhood Nights: Wynwood/Midtown -- Sunday, August 12 vs. the Mets

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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School's back from summer break and supplies are needed! Marlins Better Halves Back to School Drive to take place August 11-12

School is just around the corner, and the Miami Marlins, along with the Marlins Better Halves, are asking for fans to donate school supplies for students in need in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Fans can take advantage of tax free shopping this weekend, which is also taking place at the Marlins Park New Era Team Store. Donors who give to the Marlins Better Halves Back to School Drive on August 11 or 12 will receive a ticket voucher for a future 2018 Marlins home game and a coupon for free entry to SeaWorld or 50 percent off entry to Aquatica.

Items will be collected at the Home Plate Entrance on Saturday, August 11, and at The 5th Base, presented by Corona Light, on Sunday, August 12. Supplies will be donated to Marlins Charity Partner Dibia DREAM, a local nonprofit that provides a safe afterschool pace and fosters life skills development through STEM, sports, and recreational education for underserved youth.

School is just around the corner, and the Miami Marlins, along with the Marlins Better Halves, are asking for fans to donate school supplies for students in need in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Fans can take advantage of tax free shopping this weekend, which is also taking place at the Marlins Park New Era Team Store. Donors who give to the Marlins Better Halves Back to School Drive on August 11 or 12 will receive a ticket voucher for a future 2018 Marlins home game and a coupon for free entry to SeaWorld or 50 percent off entry to Aquatica.

Items will be collected at the Home Plate Entrance on Saturday, August 11, and at The 5th Base, presented by Corona Light, on Sunday, August 12. Supplies will be donated to Marlins Charity Partner Dibia DREAM, a local nonprofit that provides a safe afterschool pace and fosters life skills development through STEM, sports, and recreational education for underserved youth.

UBER, a proud partner of Marlins baseball, is pitching in for those fans who cannot make it to the game. Guests can just open their Uber app on Friday, August 10 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and choose the DONATE option, and a driver will pick up their supplies for free and deliver them to Marlins Park. 

 

WHAT:       Marlins Better Halves Back to School Drive

WHEN:       Saturday, August 11 (first pitch - 7:10 p.m.)

                     Sunday, August 12 (first pitch - 1:10 p.m.)

WHERE:    Marlins Park

                     501 Marlins Way

                     Miami, FL 33125

 

For more information on the Marlins Better Halves Back to School Drive, please visit Marlins.com/Community.

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Marlins Acquire INF Bryson Brigman from Seattle

The Miami Marlins today acquired infielder Bryson Brigman and international bonus pool money from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for outfielder Cameron Maybin.

Brigman, 23, is a native of San Jose, California. He is batting .304 (116x381) in 98 games for Single-A Modesto this season, with 47 runs scored, 13 doubles, seven triples, two home runs, 38 RBI, and 15 stolen bases. He also has 37 walks, against 58 strikeouts, with a .373 on-base percentage. Brigman, who was the No. 19 prospect in Seattle's system, per MLB.com, entered today tied for the California League lead in hits, tied for third in triples, fifth in batting average, and sixth in OBP. He was a Midseason All-Star for the Nuts this season, his first career All-Star nod.

The Miami Marlins today acquired infielder Bryson Brigman and international bonus pool money from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for outfielder Cameron Maybin.

Brigman, 23, is a native of San Jose, California. He is batting .304 (116x381) in 98 games for Single-A Modesto this season, with 47 runs scored, 13 doubles, seven triples, two home runs, 38 RBI, and 15 stolen bases. He also has 37 walks, against 58 strikeouts, with a .373 on-base percentage. Brigman, who was the No. 19 prospect in Seattle's system, per MLB.com, entered today tied for the California League lead in hits, tied for third in triples, fifth in batting average, and sixth in OBP. He was a Midseason All-Star for the Nuts this season, his first career All-Star nod.

He entered this season with 33 stolen bases and a .245 career average in 188 games at the Single-A level in 2016 and '17, after being drafted by the Mariners in the third round (#87 overall) of the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft. He has seen time at both second base (102 games) and shortstop (169) in his professional career.

Brigman is the only player ever to play on three world championship teams for USA Baseball, doing so with the 16-U squad in 2011 and with back-to-back 18-U teams in 2012 and '13. He was also a two-time All-West Coast Conference first-team selection at the University of San Diego.

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Marlins Acquire RHP Tommy Eveld from Arizona

The Miami Marlins today acquired right-handed pitcher Tommy Eveld from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for right-handed pitcher Brad Ziegler.

Eveld, 24, is a native of Coral Springs, Florida, and was a ninth-round selection by the Diamondbacks in the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft. The 6-foot-5, 195-pound reliever has pitched for Single-A Visalia (32 games) and Double-A Jackson (3 games) this season, posting a combined ERA of just 1.11 (40.2 ip/5 er), converting 13-of-15 save opportunities, and striking out 47 batters (10.4 strikeouts per 9.0 innings).

The Miami Marlins today acquired right-handed pitcher Tommy Eveld from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for right-handed pitcher Brad Ziegler.

Eveld, 24, is a native of Coral Springs, Florida, and was a ninth-round selection by the Diamondbacks in the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft. The 6-foot-5, 195-pound reliever has pitched for Single-A Visalia (32 games) and Double-A Jackson (3 games) this season, posting a combined ERA of just 1.11 (40.2 ip/5 er), converting 13-of-15 save opportunities, and striking out 47 batters (10.4 strikeouts per 9.0 innings).

He has also issued just eight walks this season (1.8 per 9.0 and 5.9 bb/so ratio), and held opponents to a .203 batting average (30x148). Eveld appeared in 65 games combined between Single-A clubs Hillsboro, Kane County, and Visalia over his first two professional seasons in 2016 and '17. He posted a 3-6 record and 2.40 ERA (78.2/21) with 90 strikeouts (10.3 per 9.0) and a .178 average against (49x275) in that time, converting 18-of-20 save opportunities.

Eveld was a Northwest League Midseason All-Star with Hillsboro in 2016, a Midseason and Postseason All-Star with Kane County in 2017, and a Midseason All-Star with Visalia this season.

He attended Jesuit High School in Tampa, but did not play baseball; he was a three-year letter winner in football at quarterback, earning an invite to the Blue-Grey All-Star Game as a senior. He moved on to the University of South Florida, where he made his collegiate baseball debut as a redshirt sophomore after three seasons on the football team. In his second and final season, as a redshirt junior in 2016, he posted a 2.21 ERA in 26 games, with nine saves. He is the younger brother of Texas minor league RHP Bobby Eveld.

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The Marlins are coming to a neighborhood near you

Marlins launch new Neighborhood Nights campaign to celebrate the various local communities

The Miami Marlins are coming to a neighborhood near you, with the focus on embracing the local community. The Marlins will celebrate 10 local neighborhoods for the 2018 Neighborhood Nights program, offering special ticket prices and a series of themed nights at Marlins Park. Prior to each Neighborhood Night, the Marlins will host a community event in each Neighborhood. The activations include MLB Play Ball events, visits to local fire and police stations, and much more.

For more information on the Neighborhood Nights campaign, please visit Marlins.com/Neighborhood.
 

The Miami Marlins are coming to a neighborhood near you, with the focus on embracing the local community. The Marlins will celebrate 10 local neighborhoods for the 2018 Neighborhood Nights program, offering special ticket prices and a series of themed nights at Marlins Park. Prior to each Neighborhood Night, the Marlins will host a community event in each Neighborhood. The activations include MLB Play Ball events, visits to local fire and police stations, and much more.

For more information on the Neighborhood Nights campaign, please visit Marlins.com/Neighborhood.
 

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Fans can reel in unique experiences on Thursday at the Fox Sports Florida Fantasy Auction, powered by South Florida Ford

Fans must register at Marlins.com/FantasyAuction to bid on unique and exclusive packages

The 13th annual FOX Sports Florida Fantasy Auction, powered by South Florida Ford, begins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 26. Fans must register at Marlins.com/Fantasy to bid on all of this year's items. During the live televised auction, viewers will have the opportunity to bid on unique travel experiences, exclusive autographed memorabilia and much more. All bidding will be done online at Marlins.com/Fantasy, and fans in attendance for Thursday's game can bid using their mobile phone, via the website or the MLB Ballpark app. Proceeds from the Fantasy Auction benefit the Marlins Foundation with a focus on the Marlins youth baseball initiatives. 
 
WHAT: 13th annual FOX Sports Florida Fantasy Auction, powered by South Florida Ford 
 
WHEN: Thursday, July 26 
 
WHERE: Marlins Park 501 Marlins Way Miami, FL 33125 
 
PACKAGES:
Dominican Republic Punta Cana Getaway
Live Wild
Road trip with the Marlins
Foodie's Delight
25th Year Anniversary
Player for a Day Dinner with Alumni on the Diamond
Golf with the Marlins  
FOX Sports Florida Broadcasters Experience
Circus Circus Las Vegas
Ultimate Entertainment Package
Marlins Shoutouts
Just Gettin' Started Package
Nationals Memorabilia
Hall of Fame
Play ball! 
 
The Marlins would like to thank the following sponsors for their generosity:
Anheuser-Busch
Batavia Muckdogs
Fanatics
Frost Museum
Circus Circus Las Vegas
Crandon Golf Key Biscayne
Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club
Chef Todd Erickson (Huahua's Taqueria & GLAM)
Constellation Brands, Inc
Don Camaron Seafood Grill
FOX Sports Florida
Boston Red Sox
Greensboro Grasshoppers
HMC Helicopter Services
ICA-Boston
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp
JetBlue
Johnny Ventura
Jupiter Hammerheads
Lion Country Safari
Miami Dolphins
Miami Seaquarium
National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum
MLB Network
New Orleans Baby Cakes
Pepsi
Puncana.com
Smith & Wollensky
South Beach Seafood Festival
Chef Jeremy Ford (Stubborn Seed)
The Honda Classic
The Copper Inn
Washington Nationals
Toro Toro
Thriller Miami Speedboat Adventures
Tito's Handmade Vodka
Topgolf
Theater of the Sea
Zoo Miami 
 
For more information on Fantasy Auction or to register to bid, please visit Marlins.com/Fantasy

The 13th annual FOX Sports Florida Fantasy Auction, powered by South Florida Ford, begins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 26. Fans must register at Marlins.com/Fantasy to bid on all of this year's items. During the live televised auction, viewers will have the opportunity to bid on unique travel experiences, exclusive autographed memorabilia and much more. All bidding will be done online at Marlins.com/Fantasy, and fans in attendance for Thursday's game can bid using their mobile phone, via the website or the MLB Ballpark app. Proceeds from the Fantasy Auction benefit the Marlins Foundation with a focus on the Marlins youth baseball initiatives. 
 
WHAT: 13th annual FOX Sports Florida Fantasy Auction, powered by South Florida Ford 
 
WHEN: Thursday, July 26 
 
WHERE: Marlins Park 501 Marlins Way Miami, FL 33125 
 
PACKAGES:
Dominican Republic Punta Cana Getaway
Live Wild
Road trip with the Marlins
Foodie's Delight
25th Year Anniversary
Player for a Day Dinner with Alumni on the Diamond
Golf with the Marlins  
FOX Sports Florida Broadcasters Experience
Circus Circus Las Vegas
Ultimate Entertainment Package
Marlins Shoutouts
Just Gettin' Started Package
Nationals Memorabilia
Hall of Fame
Play ball! 
 
The Marlins would like to thank the following sponsors for their generosity:
Anheuser-Busch
Batavia Muckdogs
Fanatics
Frost Museum
Circus Circus Las Vegas
Crandon Golf Key Biscayne
Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club
Chef Todd Erickson (Huahua's Taqueria & GLAM)
Constellation Brands, Inc
Don Camaron Seafood Grill
FOX Sports Florida
Boston Red Sox
Greensboro Grasshoppers
HMC Helicopter Services
ICA-Boston
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp
JetBlue
Johnny Ventura
Jupiter Hammerheads
Lion Country Safari
Miami Dolphins
Miami Seaquarium
National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum
MLB Network
New Orleans Baby Cakes
Pepsi
Puncana.com
Smith & Wollensky
South Beach Seafood Festival
Chef Jeremy Ford (Stubborn Seed)
The Honda Classic
The Copper Inn
Washington Nationals
Toro Toro
Thriller Miami Speedboat Adventures
Tito's Handmade Vodka
Topgolf
Theater of the Sea
Zoo Miami 
 
For more information on Fantasy Auction or to register to bid, please visit Marlins.com/Fantasy

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Marlins to host Colombian Heritage Celebration, Law Enforcement Night & 305 Day

MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins will begin their first homestand of the second half of the 2018 season on Monday, with the opener of a three-game set against the Atlanta Braves. Following an off-day on Wednesday, Miami will then host the Washington Nationals for a four-game series, beginning on Thursday, July 26. The Marlins have won eight of their last 12 home games, and their last four series at Marlins Park.

The highlights of the Marlins' upcoming homestand include: 

MIAMI -- The Miami Marlins will begin their first homestand of the second half of the 2018 season on Monday, with the opener of a three-game set against the Atlanta Braves. Following an off-day on Wednesday, Miami will then host the Washington Nationals for a four-game series, beginning on Thursday, July 26. The Marlins have won eight of their last 12 home games, and their last four series at Marlins Park.

The highlights of the Marlins' upcoming homestand include: 

TIKD Salute & Serve Monday - Monday, July 23 vs. the Braves

Year of the Fan Sweepstakes, presented by AutoNation - Tuesday, July 24 vs. the Braves

FOX Sports Florida Fantasy Auction, powered by South Florida Ford - Thursday, July 26 vs. the Nationals

During this live television auction, fans and viewers will have the opportunity to bid on exclusive memorabilia and unique experiences. Fans must register to bid at Marlins.com/Fantasy. Proceeds from this signature event benefit the Marlins Foundation.

Colombian Heritage Celebration, presented by Avianca - Friday, July 27 vs. the Nationals

Fans who purchase the ticket package at Marlins.com/themes will receive an exclusive Colombian heritage T-shirt.

Tómalo Suave - Friday, July 27 vs. the Nationals

Fans are invited to a food and wine experience at Marlins Park, featuring a selection of Riboli Family wines and delicious food pairings, for just $30.

Marlins Pullover, presented by Ocean Bank, and WB Mason Toy Truck giveaways - Saturday, July 28 vs. the Nationals

Postgame Fireworks, presented by T-Mobile - Saturday, July 28 vs. the Nationals

Law Enforcement Night - Saturday, July 28 vs. the Nationals

Fans who purchase a ticket package at Marlins.com/Themes will receive a commemorative coin. A portion of each ticket package purchased will also include a donation to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

305 Day - Sunday, July 29 vs. the Nationals

Fans will receive a Pitbull Bobblehead, presented by Del Toro, while supplies last, and the Marlins will host local celebrities and influencers.

 

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 to host 13th annual Fox Sports Florida Fantasy Auction

Fans can preregister now to bid on Fantasy Auction packages

MIAMI -- It's bidding time at Marlins Park next Thursday, July 26, as the Marlins will host the 13th annual FOX Sports Florida Fantasy Auction, powered by South Florida Ford. The bidding, which begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends 15 minutes after the conclusion of the Marlins game, can be done at Marlins.com/Fantasy or through the MLB Ballpark App. Fans must register for the Fantasy Auction at Marlins.com/Fantasy, and preregistration is now open.

Fans looking to get a head start can purchase a Fantasy Auction bundle, which this year includes exclusive access to the pregame party at The 5th Base, presented by Corona Light. In addition, the bundle contains two tickets to the July 26 game between the Marlins and Nationals, an authenticated autographed baseball, a 47 Brand Marlins adjustable cap, a Marlins arm sleeve, powered by South Florida Ford, and a MLB Network Tote Bag.

MIAMI -- It's bidding time at Marlins Park next Thursday, July 26, as the Marlins will host the 13th annual FOX Sports Florida Fantasy Auction, powered by South Florida Ford. The bidding, which begins at 6:30 p.m. and ends 15 minutes after the conclusion of the Marlins game, can be done at Marlins.com/Fantasy or through the MLB Ballpark App. Fans must register for the Fantasy Auction at Marlins.com/Fantasy, and preregistration is now open.

Fans looking to get a head start can purchase a Fantasy Auction bundle, which this year includes exclusive access to the pregame party at The 5th Base, presented by Corona Light. In addition, the bundle contains two tickets to the July 26 game between the Marlins and Nationals, an authenticated autographed baseball, a 47 Brand Marlins adjustable cap, a Marlins arm sleeve, powered by South Florida Ford, and a MLB Network Tote Bag.

A finalized list of the 2018 Fantasy Auction packages will be available online in the coming days. A few highlights of the list can be found below:

ROAD TRIP WITH THE MARLINS:
Fans can enjoy a trip to Boston as the Marlins visit the Red Sox. The package includes:
• Roundtrip airfare and a four-night hotel stay for two
• Two tickets to both Marlins at Red Sox games (August 28-29)
• VIP Tour of Fenway Park and a personalized message on the New Balance Message Board
• Two tickets for a Duck Tour of Boston
• Lunch with FOX Sports Florida Reporter Jessica Blaylock on Wednesday at Ristorante Lucia
• Mike Lowell autographed baseball

25TH ANNIVERSARY:
Those who loved the 25th Anniversary Weekend will love this bundle, which features memorabilia autographed by some of the greatest Marlins in franchise history. The package includes:
• Authentic 25th Anniversary jersey and baseball autographed by 23 former Marlins
• Authentic 25th Anniversary Charlie Hough autographed jersey
• Authentic 25th Anniversary Luis Castillo autographed jersey
• Authentic 25th Anniversary Édgar Rentería autographed baseball
• Meet and greet with Alex González at a 2018 Marlins home game
• Additional autographed items by Jack McKeon, Jeff Conine, Jim Leyland and Miguel Cabrera

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC PUNTA CANA GETAWAY
The bundle features an all-inclusive trip to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic on August 19-26, 2018. The package includes:
• All-inclusive package at Hotel Barceló Bavaro Beach for two adults
• Eight days and seven nights in a double occupancy superior room
• Roundtrip airfare for two on LATAM Airlines
• Autographed Starlin Castro baseball
• Autographed José Ureña baseball
• Autographed Jarlin García photograph
• Autographed Johnny Ventura CD
• Two Clubhouse Box tickets for Dominican Heritage Night at Marlins Park on August 11

For more information on the 2018 Fantasy Auction, please visit Marlins.com/Fantasy.

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Miami Marlins statement

The Miami Marlins have issued the following statement regarding Papa John's: 
 
"The Marlins are committed to an inclusive environment for all of our fans. Mr. Schnatter's derogatory and insensitive comments are not at all reflective of the values of our organization. As such, the Marlins are immediately suspending our relationship and promotions with the Papa John's brand."  
 

The Miami Marlins have issued the following statement regarding Papa John's: 
 
"The Marlins are committed to an inclusive environment for all of our fans. Mr. Schnatter's derogatory and insensitive comments are not at all reflective of the values of our organization. As such, the Marlins are immediately suspending our relationship and promotions with the Papa John's brand."  
 

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Marlins to host Bark at the Park, presented by Tito's Handmade Vodka, on Saturday, July 14

Fans and their paw-esome friends are invited to enjoy Saturday's afternoon game; tickets available at Marlins.com/BarkAtThePark and include access to the pregame Pup Parade

Fans are invited to bring their pups to Marlins Park to celebrate the annual Bark at the Park, presented by Tito's Handmade Vodka. In addition, fans and their beloved guests will have access to the field at Marlins Park for the pregame Pup Parade. Ticket packages are available at Marlins.com/BarkAtThePark, and a portion of the proceeds from each ticket package will support the Humane Society of Broward County. Additional activations, presented by Tito's Handmade Vodka, include: dog kissing photo booth, bandana giveaway for dogs and their owners, and a dog ice sculpture drinking station.

WHAT:  
Bark at the Park, presented by Tito's Handmade Vodka

Fans are invited to bring their pups to Marlins Park to celebrate the annual Bark at the Park, presented by Tito's Handmade Vodka. In addition, fans and their beloved guests will have access to the field at Marlins Park for the pregame Pup Parade. Ticket packages are available at Marlins.com/BarkAtThePark, and a portion of the proceeds from each ticket package will support the Humane Society of Broward County. Additional activations, presented by Tito's Handmade Vodka, include: dog kissing photo booth, bandana giveaway for dogs and their owners, and a dog ice sculpture drinking station.

WHAT:  
Bark at the Park, presented by Tito's Handmade Vodka

WHEN:  
Saturday, July 14
First pitch - 4:10 p.m.

WHERE:  
Marlins Park
501 Marlins Way
Miami, FL 33125

On Sunday, July 15, the Marlins will also host their seventh annual Adopt-O-Mania, in partnership with Miami-Dade Animal Services, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Marlins Park. A variety of adorable dogs and cats will be available and ready to be recruited into loving forever homes. Adoption fees will be discounted by 50 percent for dogs over four months, and all cats and kittens are FREE. All pets adopted are spayed/neutered, microchipped and vaccinated. The first 100 guests to adopt a dog will receive two vouchers for a complimentary ticket to any Marlins game between July 15 and August 12. 

For more information on Bark at the Park or to purchase a ticket package, please visit Marlins.com/BarkAtThePark. For more information on Adopt-O-Mania, please click HERE.

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It's time to Play Ball at Marlins Park this weekend

Play Ball Weekend features PLAY Clinic, RBI Night, RBI Scholarship check presentations and Baseball Tomorrow Fund equipment drive

It's time to Play Ball at Marlins Park this weekend, July 13-15, with events and activities taking place each day. Play Ball Weekend kicks off on Friday, July 13, with a PLAY Clinic featuring Marlins pitcher Brett Graves. The weekend culminates on Sunday, July 15, with Marlins Play Catch Day, which gives fans who purchase the ticket package an unforgettable on-field experience at Marlins Park.
 
For a full list of events and activities, please see below:
 
FRIDAY, JULY 13:  

PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) Clinic featuring Marlins pitcher Brett Graves from 9:30 a.m. - Noon at Marlins Park
 
SATURDAY, JULY 14:  

It's time to Play Ball at Marlins Park this weekend, July 13-15, with events and activities taking place each day. Play Ball Weekend kicks off on Friday, July 13, with a PLAY Clinic featuring Marlins pitcher Brett Graves. The weekend culminates on Sunday, July 15, with Marlins Play Catch Day, which gives fans who purchase the ticket package an unforgettable on-field experience at Marlins Park.
 
For a full list of events and activities, please see below:
 
FRIDAY, JULY 13:  

PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) Clinic featuring Marlins pitcher Brett Graves from 9:30 a.m. - Noon at Marlins Park
 
SATURDAY, JULY 14:  

Play Ball Baseball giveaway for fans while supplies last
Marlins RBI Night
- Marlins RBI Scholarship Check Presentations
o The Marlins will award two Marlins RBI student-athletes each with a $2,500 scholarship to continue their education.
- Wood Bat/Softball Classic Trophy Presentations
- Very Prado You Ceremony
o  Martín Prado will honor Marlins RBI student-athletes during a pregame ceremony as part of his player program

RBI Boys Clinic with MLBPAA from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Marlins Park
- Clinic will feature Marlins alumni Antonio Alfonseca and Alex Arias.

Baseball Tomorrow Fund Equipment Drive
- Fans are encouraged to bring new or used baseball equipment for donation to the Marlins RBI program; fans who donate will receive a voucher for two tickets to a future game.

Wiffle Ball Home Run Derby at the West Plaza from 2-4:10 p.m.
 
SUNDAY, JULY 15:

Marlins Play Catch Day
- Ticket package for fans to enjoy an unforgettable moment on the field pregame; tickets available at Marlins.com/PlayCatch

Women's Baseball World Cup Trophy displayed in The 5th Base, presented by Corona Light, with members from the U.S. Women's National Team

Baseball Tomorrow Fund Equipment Drive

Wiffle Ball Home Run Derby at the West Plaza from 11 a.m.-1:10 p.m.

For more information on all Marlins community events this season, please visit Marlins.com/Community.

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Marlins to host Play Ball Weekend, Nicaraguan Heritage Day, Sandlot Day and Bark at the Park during upcoming homestand

Miami Marlins will face the Milwaukee Brewers and Philadelphia Phillies from July 9-15

The Miami Marlins begin their final homestand of the first half of the 2018 season on Monday, with the opener of a three-game set against the Milwaukee Brewers. Following an off-day on Thursday, Miami will then host the Philadelphia Phillies for a three-game series, beginning on Friday, July 13. 

The highlights of the Marlins' upcoming homestand include:

The Miami Marlins begin their final homestand of the first half of the 2018 season on Monday, with the opener of a three-game set against the Milwaukee Brewers. Following an off-day on Thursday, Miami will then host the Philadelphia Phillies for a three-game series, beginning on Friday, July 13. 

The highlights of the Marlins' upcoming homestand include:

•    TIKD Salute & Serve Monday -- Monday, July 9 vs. the Brewers
•    Year of the Fan Sweepstakes, presented by AutoNation -- Tuesday, July 10 vs. the Brewers
•    Play Ball Weekend -- Friday-Sunday, July 13-15
o   Play Ball activities will take place each day over the weekend, beginning on Friday with a PLAY Clinic featuring Marlins pitcher Brett Graves, and culminating on Sunday with Marlins Play Catch Day.
•    Marlins Charity Partner Day -- Guitars Over Guns - Friday, July 13 vs. the Phillies
o   The second 2018 Charity Partner Day celebrates Guitars Over Guns, which will receive a $25,000 check during an in-game ceremony.
•    Nicaraguan Heritage Day -- Saturday, July 14 vs. the Phillies
o   Fans who purchase the ticket package at Marlins.com/themes will receive an exclusive Nicaraguan heritage jersey and a meet-and-greet with Dennis "El Presidente" Martínez.
•    Bark at the Park, presented by Tito's Handmade Vodka -- Saturday, July 14 vs. the Phillies
•    Ham Porter Bobblehead Giveaway, powered by South Florida Ford -- Sunday, July 15 vs. the Phillies
•    Sandlot Day -- Sunday, July 15 vs. the Phillies
o   Day features exclusive Ham Porter and Squints bobbleheads and special appearances by cast members. 
•    Marlins Play Catch Day -- Sunday, July 15 vs. the Phillies
o   Ticket package will give fans an unforgettable experience, with the opportunity to play catch on the field prior to the game; proceeds benefit the Marlins Foundation.

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