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Greg Dobbs | First Baseman

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (35) / 7/2/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 203
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Oklahoma
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Greg Dobbs (quad) is back in the Marlins' lineup Wednesday.
Dobbs hasn't played in a Grapefruit League game since March 11 due to a strained left quad, but he's finally 100 percent. The 35-year-old should be on the Marlins' bench on Opening Day. Mar 26 - 10:18 AM

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Marlins signed INF Greg Dobbs to a one-year, $1.7 million contract extension.

Word of the agreement was first reported by Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. Dobbs, 35, is hitting just .229 with a brutal .605 OPS in 266 plate appearances this season and doesn't play great defense. It's not a deal that carries much risk, but $1.7 million is probably still an overpay for the unproductive corner infielder.
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 10:43:00 AM

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins have reached an agreement with Greg Dobbs.

The financial details are not yet available. Dobbs, who was set to become a free agent this November, is batting .229/.305/.301 with two home runs and 22 RBI in 112 games this season for Miami while playing primarily at first base. He turned 35 years old in July.
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 10:00:00 AM

Greg Dobbs grounded out to shortstop as a pinch-hitter in Monday's loss to the Brewers.

Dobbs picked up more at-bats than expected earlier this season due to injuries, but he hasn't drawn a start in over a week. The veteran is hitting a weak .215/.286/.279 through 172 at-bats.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 03:39:00 AM

Greg Dobbs (calf) is on track to return to the Marlins' lineup on Saturday.

Dobbs has been sidelined over the past few days due to a sore calf, but it's not a major concern. Logan Morrison and Placido Polanco both carry health questions, so the 34-year-old should be an active bench player for the Marlins again this season.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 12:09:00 PM

Greg Dobbs swatted a solo home run on Friday, helping to lead the Marlins to a 4-0 victory over the Reds.

He finished the night 2-for-4. His solo shot off Bronson Arroyo in the fourth inning increased the Marlins’ lead to 3-0. He’s been drawing fairly regular starts in recent weeks, and is hitting a very respectable .307/.326/.411 with five homers and 37 RBI through 280 at-bats.
Fri, Sep 14, 2012 09:47:00 PM

Greg Dobbs has been playing through a strained oblique.

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald writes that Dobbs has been in "considerable pain," particularly when he throws. But, the utility man doesn't plan on going on the disabled list. "Until I physically can’t play or physically feel I can’t help this team, I’ll cross that bridge,’’ Dobbs said. "But I haven’t got to that point yet, nor do I envision that happening."
Fri, Aug 17, 2012 11:19:00 AM

Greg Dobbs went 3-for-4 and homered Wednesday against the Phillies.

He also committed his third error in three days at third base, which is a big reason why the Marlins prefer to use him as a pinch-hitter. Dobbs is batting .300 with 29 RBI in 213 at-bats for the season, but he's simply playing too much right now.
Wed, Aug 15, 2012 03:50:00 PM

Greg Dobbs went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in Sunday's rout of the Blue Jays.

The home run was Dobbs' first of the season, though he's now hitting .294/.330/.373 as a part-time player. His position eligibility makes him worth a bench spot in deeper NL-only leagues.
Sun, Jun 24, 2012 03:49:00 PM

Greg Dobbs (hamstring) will play five innings in the field in a minor league game Thursday and is expected to ready for Opening Day.

Dobbs says he "absolutely" expects to be ready for Opening Day. He will serve as a utility infielder and pinch hitter for the Marlins this year.
Thu, Mar 29, 2012 10:47:00 AM

Greg Dobbs (hamstring) is expected to be ready to play on Opening Day.

It's not clear when Dobbs will return to game action, but he's started a running program and his hamstring has responded favorably. "We’ll ramp it up a little bit more," he said.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Fri, Mar 23, 2012 10:11:00 AM

Greg Dobbs was diagnosed with a slight tear in his left hamstring.

It doesn't appear to be a major injury, but Marlins' manager Ozzie Guillen said Wednesday that Dobbs will sidelined for at least week. Dobbs, 33, batted .275/.311/.389 with eight homers, 49 RBI and a .701 OPS last season and is expected to serve as utility infielder and left-handed bench bat in 2012.
Wed, Mar 14, 2012 11:54:00 AM

Greg Dobbs was scratched from Monday's Grapefruit League game due to soreness in his left hamstring.

It's not a major injury, but the Marlins can afford to be cautious with everybody here in early March. "I'd rather him to miss a couple of more days," manager Ozzie Guillen said. "A couple of days is not going to kill him."
Mon, Mar 12, 2012 01:05:00 PM

Greg Dobbs homered and doubled twice to lead the Marlins to a 4-3 win over the Cardinals on Monday.

Dobbs fell off badly as last season went along, but the Marlins re-signed him to a two-year deal in January anyway. He'll back up Hanley Ramirez at third and Gaby Sanchez at first in addition to serving as the team's top pinch-hitter.
Mon, Mar 5, 2012 04:20:00 PM

Marlins re-signed INF-OF Greg Dobbs to a two-year, $3 million contract.

Dobbs had to settle for a minor league deal last winter, but he gets a two-year contract this offseason after batting .275/.311/.389 with eight homers, 49 RBI and a .701 OPS over 439 plate appearances in 2011. We wouldn't count on a repeat, so if the 33-year-old gets significant playing time again in 2012, then something probably went very wrong. He should do just fine as a bench bat and utility man, though.
Thu, Jan 5, 2012 01:31:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jarrod Saltalamacchia
2Jeff Mathis
1B1Garrett Jones
2Greg Dobbs
2B1Rafael Furcal
2Derek Dietrich
3Jeff Baker
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
3B1Casey McGehee
2Ed Lucas
LF1Christian Yelich
2Reed Johnson
CF1Marcell Ozuna
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jose Fernandez
2Nathan Eovaldi
3Jacob Turner
4Henderson Alvarez
5Tom Koehler
6Kevin Slowey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Steve Cishek
2Mike Dunn
3A.J. Ramos
4Dan Jennings
5Carlos Marmol
6Brad Hand
7Arquimedes Caminero