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Dan Haren yielded two runs and three hits in two innings Thursday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Haren has never been one to worry about spring performance; he had ERAs of 6.39 and 6.00 the last two years, and he's been under 4.00 just once since 2006. We're not sure how good he'll be once the season starts, but it's not going to affect his draft stock whether he has a 9.00 ERA or a 2.00 ERA this month.
Mar 5 - 3:44 PM

David Phelps pitched a pair of hitless innings, getting five outs on the ground, Thursday versus the Cardinals.

The Marlins rotation appears set with Dan Haren committing to the team, so Phelps will probably open up in middle relief. He should be the top fallback if someone gets hurt, though, and he's worth a late-round pick in NL-only leagues.
Mar 5 - 3:40 PM

Batting sixth for the Marlins, Marcell Ozuna struck out in both of his at-bats Thursday versus the Cardinals.

Ozuna is a very popular outfield pick this year, but we'd like him better if the Marlins hadn't signed Michael Morse and penciled him into the cleanup spot. Hitting sixth isn't likely to lead to very good run and RBI numbers for the 24-year-old. He'll probably need to overtake Morse in the lineup to fulfill his destiny as a top-25 outfielder.
Mar 5 - 3:38 PM

Dan Haren acknowledged to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman that he is no longer considering retirement.

Haren threatened to hang up his cleats for good back in November if the Dodgers traded him somewhere away from the West Coast, but he didn't follow through with that after being dealt in December to the Marlins. "I'm here," he said from Jupiter, Florida on Wednesday. The veteran right-hander posted a decent 4.02 ERA and 1.18 WHIP with 145 strikeouts in 186 innings last season for Los Angeles and should carry mixed-league fantasy value with Miami.
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 5 - 9:07 AM

Derek Dietrich singled, walked and knocked in two runs off the bench as the Marlins topped the University of Miami 7-1 on Tuesday.

Dietrich had a solid .712 OPS in 158 major league at-bats and an exceptional 1.019 OPS in 98 Triple-A at-bats last season, but by going out and getting Dee Gordon and Martin Prado over the winter, the Marlins made it clear they're not ready to count on him. He'll probably head back to Triple-A and wait for something to open up. He has really good pop for a second baseman, though his unexceptional range probably makes him a better fit at third.
Mar 3 - 4:19 PM

Chris Narveson, back from Japan, struck out the side in his inning versus the University of Miami on Tuesday.

Narveson, who won 23 games for the Brewers between 2009 and 2010, is going to try to make the Marlins as a reliever after going 4-11 with a 4.53 ERA in 24 starts for the Yakult Swallows last season.
Mar 3 - 4:15 PM

Giancarlo Stanton (face) is not in the Marlins' starting lineup for Tuesday's exhibition game against the Miami Hurricanes.

Stanton was hit in the hip during an intrasquad game over the weekend, but he was only grazed. The Marlins are just taking it easy with Stanton early on. He'll be back in the lineup on Thursday when the Marlins open Grapefruit League action against the Cardinals. Stanton was hit in the face with a fastball in September last season, requiring surgery. He will be wearing a new, more protective helmet and should still be counted on for elite fantasy numbers as he begins a record 13-year, $325 million contract signed in November.
Mar 3 - 8:31 AM

Donovan Solano reached all three times he was up and scored twice Monday as the Marlins beat Florida International 7-2.

Several Marlins backup infield candidates had nice days, with Reid Brignac going 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI, Don Kelly delivering a two-run double and Jordany Valdespin going 1-for-2 with a walk from the leadoff spot. The Marlins are committed to Jeff Baker, Ichiro Suzuki and backup catcher Jeff Mathis for the bench, leaving two spots for Solano, Brignac, Kelly, Valdespin, Derek Dietrich, Miguel Rojas, Reed Johnson and Tyler Colvin. Solano and Rojas probably have the edge for one spot, with the other going to another outfield option, most likely Kelly or Johnson.
Mar 2 - 4:09 PM

Jose Fernandez (elbow) threw a successful bullpen session on Sunday, the first time he's done so since undergoing Tommy John surgery last May.

The All-Star right-hander threw 15 pitches during the session, all fastballs. Fernandez estimated that his velocity was at about 50-55 percent and that everything felt "really, really normal". He'll repeat the process on Thursday, then will throw regularly on Mondays and Thursdays each week. He remains on track to rejoin the Marlins at some point in mid-to-late June.
Source: MLB.com
Mar 1 - 11:17 PM

Jose Fernandez (elbow) will throw off a mound on Sunday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery.

He's slated to throw 15 fastballs during the session. Fernandez will be built up slowly from there, eventually mixing breaking balls into his mound work. The Marlins will obviously proceed extra cautiously with their young ace, as Fernandez isn't expected back until mid-June at the earliest. He had Tommy John surgery last May.
Mar 1 - 10:32 AM

Juan Pierre has officially announced his retirement from baseball.

Pierre, 37, didn't play last season but only now has officially decided to hang up his cleats. It was quite a career for the speedster, as Pierre sported a .295/.343/.361 batting line over his 14 seasons while stealing 614 bases. He never made an All-Star team, but Pierre finished in the top-20 in National League MVP voting twice and won a World Series ring with the Marlins in 2003.
Feb 27 - 12:48 PM

Giancarlo Stanton faced live pitching Thursday for the first time since last year's brutal season-ending beaning.

Stanton suffered multiple facial fractures and dental damage when he was struck in the face last September by a Mike Fiers pitch. He will wear a protective guard on his helmet this season, though he did not sport it Thursday because he was only tracking pitches, not swinging. Stanton signed a 13-year, $325 million contract extension with the Marlins in November. He should again be a fantasy monster in 2015.
Feb 26 - 12:45 PM

David Phelps is preparing as a starting pitcher this spring.

Phelps will likely end up in the bullpen, as the Marlins currently have their starting rotation set, but he'll be ready to step in if a pitcher goes down with an injury. It's a role Phelps is familiar with, as he made 17 starts with the Yankees last season. In total, the 28-year-old posted a 4.38 ERA over 113 innings of work in 2014.
Feb 21 - 4:38 PM

Brad Hand will prepare as a starting pitcher during spring training.

Hand made 16 starts for the Marlins last season, but a busy offseason leaves him on the outside looking in as spring starts. Hand, 24, will likely only crack the rotation if a starter suffers an injury in the coming weeks. The southpaw had a 4.38 ERA in 111 innings this past season.
Feb 21 - 4:35 PM

MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports that Jose Fernandez (elbow) is expected to begin throwing off a mound around March 1.

The thought had been that he'd be ready for mound work at the beginning of spring training, but it appears it will be a bit later than that. It doesn't change Fernandez's projected return date from Tommy John surgery, as the Marlins aren't expecting him back until mid-June at the earliest.
Feb 20 - 8:39 AM


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