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The Marlins announced the hiring of Juan Pierre, Eric Duncan, Chris Michalak, Gene Glynn and Jamie Quirk as minor league coordinators.

It'll be the first coaching stint for the 41-year-old Pierre, who wrapped up his big-league career six years ago. He'll serve as the outfield coordinator. Eric Duncan, a one-time first-round pick of the Yankees, is joining the Marlins after four years as a hitting coach in the Yankees' system.
Jan 23 - 10:08 AM

Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that the Dodgers remain in talks with the Marlins about a possible trade for catcher J.T. Realmuto.

The Dodgers recently acquired Russell Martin from the Blue Jays, but that hasn't changed their pursuit of Realmuto. The Marlins are setting their sights sky high in regard to the asking price and Frisaro hears that top catching prospect Keibert Ruiz is one of the names being discussed with the Dodgers. However, it's unclear if anything is imminent. The Rays, Reds, Astros, Padres, and Braves have also been linked in talks for Realmuto.
Jan 22 - 3:50 PM

Marlins signed RHP Hector Noesi to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

It's a split-level deal, says Heyman, that will pay the right-hander $800,000 if he's pitching for the Marlins. It also contains "many" incentives. We haven't seen Noesi pitch in the majors since 2015, but in 2016-17, he won 35 games -- 20 in 2017 -- for the Kia Tigers of the Korean Baseball Organization, although he did struggle with a 4.60 ERA in the KBO in 2018. He should get a chance to compete for a spot on the Marlins' pitching staff, but he'll be hard to trust given his lack of success (5.30 ERA in 395 1/3 innings) as an MLB pitcher.
Jan 17 - 6:24 PM

Marlins and INF Miguel Rojas avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.155 million contract.

It was his second year of arbitration eligibility. Rojas hit .252/.297/.346 with 11 dingers last season.
Jan 11 - 1:56 PM

Marlins and C J.T. Realmuto avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.9 million contract.

It's a well-deserved raise for the star catcher in his second year of arbitration eligibility. Realmuto put up a .277/.340/.484 batting line and belted 21 home runs last season even as injuries limited him to 125 games. He remains a good bet to be traded at some point.
Jan 11 - 1:53 PM

Marlins and LHP Adam Conley avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.125 million contract.

He was eligible for arbitration for the first time. Conley posted a 4.09 ERA but struck out a batter per frame in his first full season as a reliever in 2018.
Jan 11 - 1:39 PM

Marlins and RHP Dan Straily avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5 million contract.

The right-hander was eligible for arbitration for the second time. Straily posted a 4.12 ERA across 23 starts last season.
Jan 11 - 12:41 PM

Marlins and RHP Jose Urena avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.2 million contract.

It's a healthy raise for Urena in his first year of arbitration eligibility. He's coming off a season in which he posted a 3.98 ERA across 31 starts.
Jan 11 - 12:09 PM

MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports that the Marlins are "engaged in substantive discussions with six clubs" regarding a J.T. Realmuto trade.

Those six clubs have been identified as the Braves, Dodgers, Astros, Padres, Rays, and Reds. The asking price remains sky-high on Realmuto, but it seems to be a near certainty that he will be dealt away before the beginning of spring training next month. The 27-year-old catcher slashed .277/.340/.484 with 21 home runs and 74 RBI over 125 games last season for the rebuilding Marlins. He is under team control through 2020 via salary arbitration.
Jan 10 - 1:15 PM

According to Craig Mish of SiriusXM, the Braves and Marlins "have talked again" about a J.T. Realmuto trade.

Mish writes that the Braves "appear to be waiting [the] Marlins out" while adding that the Rays "remain possibility." There is also known to be some level of interest from the Dodgers, Padres, Astros, and Reds. Realmuto seems certain to be dealt before spring training gets underway, but it's hard to identify a frontrunner for his services at this point. Miami still wants a massive return for the 27-year-old catcher, who batted .277/.340/.484 with 21 home runs and 74 RBI over 125 games last season. He is under contractual control through 2020.
Jan 8 - 2:47 PM

Sean Burnett, who spent part of last season in the Marlins' system, has hired an agent and hopes to pitch in 2019.

Burnett made 10 appearances with the Nationals in 2016, but he's now seven years removed from his last full season in the majors. He had a 5.49 ERA and a 23/5 K/BB ratio in 19 2/3 innings for Triple-A New Orleans last season.
Jan 7 - 3:49 PM

Marlins claimed INF/OF Rosell Herrera off waivers from the Royals.

Herrera spent a chunk of last season as the Royals' right fielder, which worked out well since the team wasn't trying to win games at all. He ended up hitting .238/.292/.325 in 265 at-bats for Kansas City. He might be able to do a little better than that going forward and he offers plenty of versatility defensively, but he needs to be looked at as the 25th man on a roster.
Jan 2 - 2:29 PM

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports the Astros and Marlins are still in touch regarding a potential J.T Realmuto swap.

The Marlins are demanding either pitcher Forrest Whitley or outfielder Kyle Tucker to headline the return package and the Astros are not willing to part with either of them. Both Whitley and Tucker are consensus top-10 prospects in all of baseball and both are on the cusp of the major leagues. The Astros signed backstop Robinson Chirinos to a one-year, $5.75 million contract last month to replace Brian McCann, who left as a free agent and signed with the Braves. They would surely be happy to slide Chirinos into a backup role if they are able to snag Realmuto to be their starter. The Padres, Dodgers, Reds and Rays are also known to have negotiated with the Marlins regarding Realmuto in recent weeks.
Sat, Dec 29, 2018 01:00:00 PM

MLB.com's Jon Morosi reports that the Padres "have continued talks" with the Marlins about a possible J.T. Realmuto trade.

This have been quiet on the Realmuto trade front over the last few weeks, really since the Winter Meetings, but this is always a quiet time on the baseball calendar as teams and players shut things down around the holidays. Realmuto seems certain to be dealt before the opening of Marlins camp in February. The Padres, Dodgers, Astros, Reds, and Rays have been linked to the 27-year-old catcher most recently. Morosi notes that Padres could trade Austin Hedges for pitching if they're able to secure Realmuto.
Thu, Dec 27, 2018 12:55:00 PM

Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that the Astros are "back in the mix" for Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto.

Frisaro writes that prospect outfielder Kyle Tucker "remains a target" in a potential trade, though it's unclear if the Astros are willing to part with him. It's possible they'd be more willing to do so after reportedly nearing a deal with Michael Brantley. The Dodgers, Padres, and Rays are also involved in talks for Realmuto, though there doesn't appear to be a frontrunner at this time.
Tue, Dec 18, 2018 10:19:00 AM


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