2/26/2015 | Stolen-base king Gordon focused on runs, not running
Swiping a Major League-most 64 bases in 2014 doesn't have Dee Gordon thirsting for more. You won't hear the Marlins second baseman boasting that he is aiming for some astronomical number like 100. What matters most to Gordon is getting on base, and ultimately scoring runs.
2/26/2015 | Before donning special helmet, Stanton takes first live BP
The result wasn't very eventful, but the occasion was monumental for the Marlins. Giancarlo Stanton stepped into the batter's box on Thursday morning and saw live pitching for the first time since being struck in the face by a pitch at Milwaukee last September.
2/26/2015 | Marlins hitters get chance to step into box against pitchers
After two days of going through the fundamentals, the Marlins took things up a notch Thursday. For the first time this spring, pitchers faced hitters in live batting practice.
2/25/2015 | Comeback candidate Masset could carve niche in Miami
The life on his fastball is back, and so is his confidence. Now, it's just a matter of seeing if Nick Masset can regain his old form. With the Reds from 2009-11, Masset was one of the most durable and dependable setup relievers in the game. But injuries and bad luck derailed his career, and now the 32-year-old is hoping to latch on with the Marlins as a non-roster invitee.
2/25/2015 | Stanton first athlete on SI cover in body paint
Add another first to Giancarlo Stanton's growing legacy. The Marlins' All-Star right fielder is now the first athlete to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated adorned in body paint.
2/25/2015 | Redmond working to keep Stanton, outfielders fresh
Keeping Giancarlo Stanton healthy and productive over the long haul is the Marlins' main objective over simply making sure the slugger appears in all 162 games. Having Ichiro Suzuki as a fourth outfielder gives manager Mike Redmond flexibility in setting his lineup.
2/24/2015 | Team-first mentality theme of Marlins' Day 1
The Marlins literally wore one of their primary messages on their backs Tuesday afternoon. "Team First" is written across the backs of players' workout T-shirts. On the front of the black shirts is "305 Club," noting Miami's area code. From the first day of full-squad workouts, the organization is stressing the importance of pulling together.
2/24/2015 | Ichiro wants name included in young Marlins outfield
Age is just a number to Ichiro Suzuki. The fact the he is 41 years old doesn't mean he is thinking about slowing down any time soon. The Marlins sport one of the best young outfields in baseball, and Ichiro wants his name included with the crowd.
2/24/2015 | Stanton to use spring to get acclimated to face guard
When it is time to face live pitching, it will be business as usual for Giancarlo Stanton. The Marlins slugger insists he will step into the box with full confidence, like any of his previous at-bats. But just in case, Stanton will wear a special face guard as a precaution.
2/24/2015 | Stanton on Marlins as contenders: 'We've got to do it'
Giancarlo Stanton is a two-time All-Star, a home run champion and a National League MVP runner-up. But for the first time in years, the 25-year-old slugger actually feels part of a playoff contender.
2/23/2015 | Marlins' full squad set to take field for first time
All the pieces were assembled in the offseason. Starting on Tuesday, they finally will come together and be on the field at the same time. The Marlins open full-squad workouts at around 1 p.m. ET, meaning it will be the first time pitchers and position players will get together.
2/23/2015 | Nicolino, Marlins' top prospects getting time to develop
Patience is indeed becoming a virtue for the Marlins when it comes to one of their top prospects. Justin Nicolino, the 2014 Southern League Pitcher of the Year, is a promising 23-year-old left-hander with pinpoint control and a winning track record.
2/23/2015 | Marlins stockpile arms for spring bullpen battle
Strength in numbers was an objective the Marlins considered when putting together their bullpen. There are no shortage of quality candidates this spring for only a few spots.
2/23/2015 | Johnson out to prove there's more left in the tank
A non-roster invite to Marlins' camp, Reed Johnson finds himself in a similar spot as last year -- trying to prove he has more game left in him.
2/22/2015 | Samson: Miami poised to be 'epicenter of baseball'
The way Marlins president David Samson sees it, Miami's time has come. With superstar Giancarlo Stanton inked to a record contract and the signing of international legend Ichiro Suzuki, the franchise and market are on the cusp of something big.
2/22/2015 | Yelich keeps sense of humor about final out of no-no
If Christian Yelich could jump into the Hot Tub Time Machine and reverse a moment in history, he would make that deep fly ball land in the left-center-field gap at Nationals Park. But since he can't, he must live with the end result, knowing it's a replay that will be shown for years to come.
2/21/2015 | Marlins monitoring reliever market
The Marlins assembled plenty of right-handed relief depth this offseason. Still, the club is open to adding another piece to the bullpen, if the price is right.
2/21/2015 | Latos cautions Fernandez to take his time
As eager as the Marlins are to have Jose Fernandez back in their rotation, Mat Latos cautions not to rush the 22-year-old who is battling back from Tommy John surgery.
2/20/2015 | Redmond, Marlins weigh in on rule changes
Each season, the first day of Spring Training brings its share of challenges. A new wrinkle to the start of Marlins camp on Friday is the fact Major League Baseball is instituting pace-of-game rules.
2/20/2015 | New Miami hurler Haren affirms commitment to Marlins
Dan Haren was acquired from the Dodgers at the Winter Meetings in December as part of the Dee Gordon trade, but the 34-year-old took about a month to decide if he would either retire or join his new club. During that span, the right-hander also expressed his preference to pitch on the West Coast. On the first day of Spring Training, Haren informed manager Mike Redmond and the media that he is committed to the Marlins.
2/20/2015 | Cautious Fernandez could throw off mound by March 1
Jose Fernandez continues to play catch every day, but when it comes to his return from Tommy John surgery, the Marlins' ace is playing it smart. Fernandez and the Marlins are approaching the comeback cautiously. The 22-year-old remains on his long-toss throwing schedule, and he could be tossing off a mound as early as March 1.
2/18/2015 | Redmond eager for Spring Training to begin
As an organization, the Marlins had a busy offseason, bringing in a number of new faces, who are now getting acquainted with those returning to the organization. Manager Mike Redmond was at the golf course on Wednesday. But his focus is on getting everything geared up for the start of Spring Training on Friday with pitchers and catchers workouts in Jupiter.
2/18/2015 | Marlins hire Harris as assistant hitting coach
Another part of the Marlins' 2003 World Series championship squad is joining Miami's big league coaching staff. Lenny Harris, a valued bench player on the organization's second title team, has been hired as the assistant hitting coach.
2/17/2015 | Marlins ink veteran outfielder Johnson to Minors deal
Reed Johnson finds himself in a similar situation as a year ago. The 38-year-old outfielder is being given an opportunity without a guarantee to latch on with the Marlins.
2/17/2015 | Todd Hollandsworth's favorite player: Giancarlo Stanton
Todd Hollandsworth said he'll never forget the home run Giancarlo Stanton hit last June, one reason why when asked to pick a favorite Major League player now playing, Hollandsworth selected the Marlins slugger.
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