August 16, 1996 |
Mark Kotsay, a former college player of the year at Cal State Fullerton, signed a minor league contract with the Florida Marlins that includes a signing bonus of $1.125 million. Kotsay, the ninth pick in the June draft, reported to the Marlins' Class-A team at Kane County, Ill. . . . San Francisco Giant third baseman Matt Williams will have season-ending arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder Saturday. . . .
May 26, 1994 |
The Florida Marlins are interested in acquiring J.T. Snow. The Angels have told other teams that they're only interested in obtaining pitchers for Snow, so if the Marlins make a proposal, the Angels will have solid information on which to base a decision. New Manager Marcel Lachemann, who was Florida's pitching coach until a week ago, knows the Marlin pitching prospects better than anyone in the organization.
March 12, 2008 |
Time is running out on Josh Beckett's slim chance of traveling to Tokyo to pitch in Boston's first two regular-season games. The Red Sox ace who led the majors with 20 wins last season has yet to pitch in a regular exhibition game, and his back injury might keep him from doing that. Plus, sitting on a plane for the long flight to Japan next Wednesday wouldn't be very comfortable. "The one thing we're not going to do is send him over there to pitch three innings and hurt his back," Manager Terry Francona said Tuesday.
April 2, 2008 |
MIAMI -- Pedro Martinez slowly walked off the mound. The New York Mets have no idea how long before he'll return. Robert Andino's first career home run with two outs in the 10th inning gave the Florida Marlins a 5-4 victory over the Mets on Tuesday night after Martinez departed with a leg injury. Already coming off two injury-plagued seasons, Martinez limped away with a strained left hamstring in the fourth inning, after 57 pitches. "He said he felt kind of a pop," Mets Manager Willie Randolph said.
April 13, 1998 |
The Florida Marlins activated third baseman Bobby Bonilla off the 15-day disabled list and optioned infielder Josh Booty to triple-A Charlotte. Bonilla, who was in the Marlins' starting lineup, had not played since Game 7 of the 1997 World Series after undergoing off-season wrist and Achilles' tendon surgery. Bonilla spent spring training rehabilitating and has not faced live pitching since last season.
January 27, 1996
To Mike Downey and every so-called baseball fan who supports the club owners in their shortsighted attempt to introduce interleague play: 1. For every Yankee-Met game, there will be wonderful matchups like the Boston Red Sox and Florida Marlins at Fenway Park. 2. Thanks to the club owners' greedy over-expansion and ridiculous three-division format, we don't see enough of the established rivalries. The Dodgers and Giants used to play 22 times a season; that had shrunk to 13 as of 1995.
October 15, 2006 |
Marc DelPiano and DeJon Watson have been interviewed for the job as Dodgers farm director, industry sources said, joining internal candidates John Shoemaker and Chris Haydock. DelPiano is a special assignment scout for the Boston Red Sox and previously was farm director for the Florida Marlins. Watson is director of professional scouts for the Cleveland Indians and previously was the Cincinnati Reds' scouting director.
March 8, 1998 |
Back in the broke '30s, when coffee was a nickel and bread was a dime, Connie Mack had one of the great baseball nines of all time, the Philadelphia Athletics. They won the pennant in 1929, '30 and '31, beating even the lordly Yankees in the process. They had Lefty Grove, one of the great pitchers of all time. He won 31 games one year and 28 another and 300 in his career, even though, some years, he couldn't lift his hand high enough to comb his hair.
April 15, 2009 |
Dan Uggla drove in three runs, Chris Volstad and two relievers combined on a four-hitter and the Florida Marlins beat the Atlanta Braves, 5-1, on Tuesday night. The Marlins are a big league best 6-1 -- all against NL East opponents -- for their best start since opening 1997 with an 8-1 record. Volstad (2-0) gave up three hits and one run in seven innings. He struck out four and walked two batters while lowering his earned-run average to 1.50. He has given up only five hits in 12 innings.
April 11, 2009 |
Jorge Cantu singled with two out in the ninth to score Emilio Bonifacio, and the Florida Marlins remained unbeaten by defeating the New York Mets, 5-4, on Friday night. The Mets left 14 runners on base, stranding at least one in every inning. The one-run margin was the first this year for the Marlins, the only unbeaten team in the majors. They're 4-0 for the first time in franchise history. Bonifacio reached on an infield single against Pedro Feliciano (0-1) with one out.