Sierra pays tribute to Big Papi, plays like Lofton

February 24, 2018

JUPITER, Fla. — Listed at 5-foot-11, 160 pounds, Magneuris Sierra is one of the smallest players in Marlins camp. But the number the 21-year-old outfielder dons is a tribute to one of this generation of players’ biggest stars. Sierra wears No. 34 in honor of David Ortiz, the former Red Sox slugger who retired in 2016. While they have contrasting body types, Sierra did show he could produce in the…

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Prospect Alcantara looks electric in debut

February 24, 2018

JUPITER, Fla. — Sandy Alcantara may be new to the Marlins, but the hard-throwing right-hander is no stranger to seeing one of the game’s top-rated prospects. In the third inning of the Marlins’ 3-2 win over the Nationals on Saturday at Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, Alcantara faced outfielder Victor Robles, ranked by MLB Pipeline as the No. 6-rated prospect in the sport. The at-bat, which was one of the most…

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Ozuna on Fernandez: I 'keep him in my heart'

February 17, 2018

JUPITER, Fla. — Marcell Ozuna pushed open the doors of his new clubhouse Saturday, and with it, walked into a new future with St. Louis. Still, he couldn’t help talk about the past. The wounds it left are still too tender, the painful tug of it too strong, especially back at the spring complex he once shared with Jose Fernandez. The memory of the late Fernandez, whom Ozuna called his…

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Marlins likely to carry extra pitcher on staff

February 16, 2018

JUPITER, Fla. — Carrying 13 pitchers worked well for the Marlins in 2017, and there’s a strong possibility the club will enter the season with an extra pitcher yet again. Because so much can change before setting the Opening Day roster, the club isn’t officially declaring it will go with eight relievers. But it’s highly likely, barring something unforeseen. JUPITER, Fla. — Carrying 13 pitchers worked well for the Marlins…

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Marlins among 15 teams at Lincecum's workout

February 16, 2018

JUPITER, Fla. — The Marlins were among the reported 15 teams, represented by 20 scouts, that attended Tim Lincecum‘s workout on Thursday at the Driveline Baseball facility in Kent, Wash. Miami is exploring all options, and Lincecum, who won two National League Cy Young Awards while playing for the Giants, could be a possibility. JUPITER, Fla. — The Marlins were among the reported 15 teams, represented by 20 scouts, that…

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Marlins handling talented Alcantara with care

February 15, 2018

JUPITER, Fla. — Watching Sandy Alcantara throw off the mound just once is all the Marlins needed to see they have a potential ace. But at this stage, Miami’s staff also recognizes the importance of handling the 22-year-old’s development with care. So, if there are any questions as to whether the rangy right-hander (he’s listed at 6-foot-4, 170 pounds) with an upper-90s fastball is completely ready to be a fixture…

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Lupica: Mattingly 'loves the challenge'

February 15, 2018

JUPITER, Fla. — He has been standing behind a batting cage on a back field behind Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium, an old Yankees teammate named Mike Pagliarulo a few feet away from him, and Don Mattingly and Pags are watching kids you have never heard of and might never hear of take their cuts in the late morning, in the Florida sun. There has been so much news over the…

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Brinson, Pierre mourn tragic school shooting

February 15, 2018

JUPITER, Fla. — Marlins outfielder Lewis Brinson and team special instructor Juan Pierre spent Wednesday morning in the batting cages at the team’s Spring Training complex. In the afternoon, they each were dealing with an unspeakable tragedy in their home communities. JUPITER, Fla. — Marlins outfielder Lewis Brinson and team special instructor Juan Pierre spent Wednesday morning in the batting cages at the team’s Spring Training complex. In the afternoon,…

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