3/5/2014 | Fernandez's off-field energy translates to mound
Spring Training is a big deal to Jose Fernandez, who makes it clear that he isn't just using his Grapefruit League starts to go through the motions.
3/5/2014 | Fernandez brilliant in win over Mets
Jose Fernandez was his usual brilliant self in a 5-2 victory at Tradition Field, holding the Mets to two hits with two strikeouts over 3 1/3 shutout innings.
3/5/2014 | Heaney pitches freely and easily in 'B' game
Another inning, another seemingly effortless outing by Andrew Heaney, who threw a perfect inning in a "B" game against the Cardinals on Wednesday on Field 2 at Roger Dean Stadium.
3/5/2014 | Salty looks forward to Red Sox reunion
About 15 Boston players started a text group last season, a way for everyone to touch base easily, and on Thursday, Jarrod Saltalamacchia will have a chance to see his former teammates.
3/5/2014 | Marlins tasked with finding work for pitchers
Early into the Grapefruit League schedule, Mike Redmond has a challenge to find enough work for his quality hurlers. Pitching is the strength of the organization, and the franchise feels it has an abundance of it. A number of candidates are in the mix for the fifth spot in the rotation, and for either a setup or long relief role.
3/4/2014 | Buoyed by September, Koehler confident in first start
Tom Koehler gained validation after the 2013 season, finishing on a high note, going 2-1 with a 3.14 ERA in five starts in September. The solid final month capped his season at 5-10 with a 4.41 ERA in 29 games, with 23 starts. The right-hander logged 143 innings, and he put himself in solid position to claim the fifth-starter spot this Spring Training.
3/4/2014 | Salty's homer helps Marlins overcome miscues
The first home run of Spring Training was a big one for Jarrod Saltalamacchia. The blast in the fourth inning gave the Marlins the lead, and they went on to defeat the Twins, 3-1, on Tuesday at Roger Dean Stadium.
3/4/2014 | Solano-Lucas utility infield battle a close one
Deciding the Marlins' utility infield spot could come down to: "Can you top this?" Donovan Solano and Ed Lucas are frontrunners for the position, and choosing between the two will be one of the toughest decisions by management.
3/4/2014 | Menechino, Marlins preach patience at plate
A handful of games is hardly enough time to form a true sample size. But early on, the Marlins can tell if their players are offering a good approach. New hitting coach Frank Menechino is stressing patience and not missing pitches to hit.
3/4/2014 | Furcal finds footing at new spot with new team
Facing Josh Johnson in the first inning, Rafael Furcal christened baseball at the Marlins' new home. Now he has switched teams, signing as a free agent with the Marlins in the offseason. And after missing all of last year due to Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, the 26-year-old is making the transition from shortstop to second base.
3/3/2014 | Turner shows signs of potential, progress to be made
With Marlins right-hander Jacob Turner, it isn't a matter of pure stuff. The question remains command. Turner's first Grapefruit League start on Monday against the Astros was another example of some mixed results.
3/3/2014 | Marlins' bats go quiet in Turner's spring debut
Jacob Turner, the frontrunner to be the Marlins' fourth starter, gave up one run on two hits in two innings in Monday's 4-0 loss to the Astros.
3/3/2014 | Heaney's talent receiving high praise from Marlins
Early impressions have the Marlins wanting to see more of Andrew Heaney, their highly-touted prospect. His first Grapefruit League appearance was impressive, two shutout innings with two strikeouts against the Cardinals last Saturday.
3/3/2014 | Marlins preparing for replay challenges
With so many Grapefruit League games being televised, the Marlins are using the feeds to test potential reviewable plays. Manager Mike Redmond said a couple of plays in Sunday's 10-3 loss to the Nationals in Viera, Fla., could have been challenged.
3/3/2014 | Bernie Pleskoff: How do Marlins top prospects fit Miami's needs?
Without a doubt in my mind, the Marlins have a chance to be one of baseball's most exciting teams. They are loaded with quality pitching and some very young position players that will only get better with experience.
3/3/2014 | Marlins' system teeming with southpaw talent
It's typically seen as a farm-system triumph when an organization's top two prospects graduate to the big leagues and make positive contributions. When one of them wins Rookie of the Year honors, goes to the All-Star Game and finishes third in Cy Young Award voting, it's a cause for celebration. Such was the case for the Marlins' pipeline in 2013.
3/2/2014 | Hand makes his case with two solid innings
Brad Hand made his Grapefruit League debut on Sunday afternoon against the Nationals, looking to take his first step toward a spot on the Marlins' Opening Day roster.
3/2/2014 | Lucas homers to back Hand's solid outing vs. Nats
Marlins starter Brad Hand went two innings, allowing one run on two hits with two strikeouts in a 10-3 loss to the Nationals at Space Coast Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
3/2/2014 | Yelich thankful for Arizona Fall League experience
Prospects know they are close to big league ready when they get an invitation to the Arizona Fall League. Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich, an AFL alumnus, is proud to have been part of the exclusive fraternity.
3/2/2014 | It's official: Fernandez named Opening Day starter
Marlins right-hander Jose Fernandez, the reigning National League Rookie of the Year, will start the team's Opening Day game on March 31 against the Rockies in Miami. Manager Mike Redmond made the not-so-surprising announcement on Sunday, before the Marlins faced the Nationals in a Grapefruit League game at Space Coast Stadium.
3/2/2014 | Rodriguez reports to camp after visa issue
Relief pitcher Henry Rodriguez, a non-roster invitee this spring, has reported to Marlins camp after finally resolving a visa issue in his native Venezuela. If the right-hander passes a physical on Sunday, he could take the field with the club on Monday.