Miami Marlins news, rumors and injuries
Sat, 02 May 2015 18:44:45 -0700
Miami Marlins 3B Martin Prado hit a three-run home run against Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels Saturday, May 2, and finished the game 2-fo-3 with a double, a walk, a run scored and four RBIs. He is now hitting .315 with nine RBIs in 67 at-bats against Hamels.
Fantasy Tip: Prado ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) has been solid for the Marlins this season, and while he is merely a matchup play at FantasyScore, make sure to start him whenever he faces Hamels.
Sat, 02 May 2015 15:46:24 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Latos ($4,300, 8.6% of cap) may skip his next turn if the hamstring issue proves to be a problem, so monitor his health before deciding whether or not he's worth the gamble.
Sat, 02 May 2015 14:07:40 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Gordon ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) is already having a strong year, but this is just a reminder that he can be quite potent hitting at home. Be sure to start him if the Marlins are the home team, but keep him in your lineup anyway.
Sat, 02 May 2015 11:36:26 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The struggling Morse ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) is being given the day off by manager Mike Redmond. He is 6-for-39 in his last 10 games and is only batting .202 through 22 games this season. FantasyScore owners should be able to find better options than Baker ($1,600, 3.2% of cap).
Sat, 02 May 2015 11:22:52 -0700
Miami Marlins OF Christian Yelich (back) is scheduled to begin a three-game minor league rehab assignment with high A Jupiter Sunday, May 3. If all goes well, he will be activated from the disabled list Thursday, May 7, before the start of a four-game series against the San Francisco Giants.
Fantasy Tip: Yelich's ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) return to action will lead to a sharp decrease in playing time for Ichiro Suzuki ($1,800, 3.6% of cap), who has been getting the bulk of the playing time in left field. FantasyScore owners should wait until he has proven he is completely healthy before using him in their lineups.
Fri, 01 May 2015 15:34:01 -0700
Miami Marlins OF Christian Yelich (back) is expected to play in a minor league game with high-A Jupiter Sunday, May 2, according to manager Mike Redmond. Yelich has been out with a lower back strain since Monday, April 20.
Fantasy Tip: Continue to monitor Yelich's ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) progress as he works his way back from the injury. He was diagnosed with a bulging disc in his lower back. Until he returns, Ichiro Suzuki ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) appears slated to continue receiving most of the playing time in left field.
Fri, 01 May 2015 15:11:20 -0700
Miami Marlins SP Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) is hopeful to rejoin the starting rotation Sunday, May 17, barring any setbacks. He will throw an extended spring training game Thursday, May 7, and then pitch a minor league rehab game Tuesday, May 12. "Everything until now in my arm has felt fine," Alvarez said Friday, May 1. "The MRI said it was inflammation and tendonitis. My shoulder was overworked because I was pitching to make up for (the elbow). But I feel good now."
Fantasy Tip: Alvarez's ($4,900, 9.8% of cap) lack of strikeouts is a serious hindrance to his upside in FantasyScore contests. He holds more value in seasonal leagues, because his ratios can help stabilize your rotation's bottom line. Continue to check back for updates on Alvarez's progress.
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:06:14 -0700
Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez (elbow) is expected to throw another session against live hitters Monday, May 4, in which he'll throw 30 pitches. He'll then have another session Thursday, May 7. Fernandez felt great and even mixed in two curveballs and four changeups in his throwing session Thursday, April 30.
Fantasy Tip: The Marlins aren't rushing Fernandez back, and he's expected to rejoin the rotation sometime around the All-Star break this summer if he can avoid setbacks in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. Fernandez should be owned in all leagues.
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:39:12 -0700
Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez (elbow) threw 15 pitches to live hitters in Florida Thursday, April 30, for the first time since having Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. Fernandez said he felt great during the outing, and he's expected to be back in the starting rotation near the All-Star break in mid-July. The Marlins will not rush him back.
Fantasy Tip: Fernandez should be owned in all leagues as he works his way back from elbow reconstruction. While he may struggle with location and velocity upon his return, he's a top-flight arm that should be able to help your pitching staff in the second half of the season regardless.
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:49:20 -0700
Fantasy Tip: At $2,900 (5.8% of your cap), Hechavarria is at a tantalizing value on FantasyScore.
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 22:10:35 -0700
Updating a previous report, Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez (elbow) is scheduled to throw to live hitters at the team's minor-league complex in Jupiter, Fla. Thursday, April 30. The team view it as just another step in his rehab, not an indicator that his return could be accelerated. "Just another step in the process," manager Mike Redmond said.
Fantasy Tip: Fernandez is expected back some time in the middle of the season, so FantasyScore owners have a while before they can depend upon him again.
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 22:09:53 -0700
Updating a previous report, Miami Marlins SP Mat Latos (hamstring) will have an MRI Thursday, April 30, after leaving his start Wednesday, April 29, against the New York Mets due to a hamstring strain.
Fantasy Tip: FantasyScore owners should avoid Latos ($4,300; 8.6% of cap) until he can officially return and prove his health in one full start without any setbacks.
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 22:09:25 -0700
Miami Marlins OF Ichiro Suzuki had a three-run home run, his first in the National League, Wednesday, April 29, against the New York Mets. "Just to see my teammates so happy and the fans so happy, I was very moved," Ichiro said through a translator. "I almost cried. Just very moved."
Fantasy Tip: Ichiro is no longer the stud fantasy option he was during his heyday in Seattle, but he can still be an asset to FantasyScore players, especially at just $1,800 (or 3.6% of cap).
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 19:26:04 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Latos ($4,300; 8.6% of cap) allowed three runs, five hits and two walks while striking out three over five innings in the 84-pitch outing, so he wasn't going to last much longer anyway. FantasyScore owners will want to avoid him until he can officially return and prove his health in a full start without any lingering effects of the injury.
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:20:40 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Suzuki ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) isn't a very exciting option these days at FantasyScore with not much power or speed to speak of. Tonight might be an exception to the rule as you look for under-the-radar players that can save you money elsewhere.
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