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  1. Marlins hitting coach Tino Martinez resigns amid allegations that he was abusive to players

    Jul 28, 2013, 3:49 PM EDT

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    UPDATE, 4:07 p.m. ET: Well that didn’t take long. Spencer reports that Martinez has resigned¬†from the Marlins. ********************* You can understand how a hitting coach might be upset with a team that has registered a collective .233/.292/.337 batting line. But this is — at any level of baseball — taking it too far: Marlins hitting…

  2. Wilson Valdez signs with Camden Riversharks

    May 25, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    Wilson Valdez

    Former Major League utilityman Wilson Valdez has signed with the Camden Riversharks as reported on the team’s official website. Valdez, who turned 35 years old on May 20, spent last season with the Reds, posting a .463 OPS in 208 trips to the plate while playing at short stop, second base, third base, and center…

  3. Marlins call up Derek Dietrich to start at second base

    May 8, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT

    Derek Dietrich

    Donovan Solano and Chris Valaika are injured, so the Marlins have called up prospect Derek Dietrich from Double-A to take over as their starting second baseman. Dietrich was the Rays’ second-round pick in 2010 and the Marlins acquired him in exchange for Yunel Escobar this offseason. While not considered a top prospect, Dietrich has put…

  4. In one day Nick Green goes from Marlins’ “veteran presence” to “severing ties”

    May 1, 2013, 5:24 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Miami Marlins

    Things can be tough for journeyman role players in the big leagues, as Nick Green of the Marlins has learned and is about to learn again. Just yesterday MLB.com ran a story with the headline: “Green more than veteran presence for Marlins.” An excerpt: “I just want to play the game the right way–the way…

  5. Marlins place Adeiny Hechavarria on DL with elbow injury

    Apr 18, 2013, 1:50 PM EDT

    Adeiny Hechavarria, Jayson Werth

    Miami has placed starting shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria on the disabled list with a bruised right elbow suffered Wednesday during pregame warmups. Like most of the Marlins he was off to a bad start, hitting just .184 in 14 games, but Hechavarria is around for his defense at shortstop and the Marlins’ unappealing fill-in options include…

  6. Chris Valaika gets go-ahead for light running and throwing

    Dec 3, 2011, 7:02 PM EDT

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    From MLB.com’s Mark Sheldon comes word that Reds infielder Chris Valaika has been cleared by team doctors to begin light running and throwing. Valaika was shut down in early September after tearing his right ACL during a game against the Rockies. He eventually underwent surgery. The Reds are fully expecting the 26-year-old to be back…

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