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  1. Justin Ruggiano out 3-4 weeks with hamstring injury

    Apr 24, 2014, 11:45 AM EDT

    Justin Ruggiano Cubs

    Cubs outfielder Justin Ruggiano has been placed on the disabled list after injuring his hamstring trying to chase down a fly ball in yesterday’s loss to the Diamondbacks.

  2. Jeff Samardzija and the Cubs settle, avoid arbitration

    Feb 8, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

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    Per ESPN’s Jesse Rogers, starter Jeff Samardzija and the Cubs have agreed on a $5.345 million salary for 2014, avoiding arbitration. Samardzija had filed for $6.2 million while the Cubs filed for $4.4 million. Their agreed-upon salary is ever so slightly above the $5.30 million midpoint between the figures submitted by the two sides. Samardzija’s…

  3. Cubs avoid arbitration with Justin Ruggiano at $2 million

    Jan 29, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT

    justin ruggiano getty

    As first reported by Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Cubs have avoided salary arbitration with outfielder Justin Ruggiano by reaching a one-year, $2 million contract for 2014. Ruggiano asked for $2.45 million and was offered $1.6 million when arbitration figures were exchanged earlier this month. The Cubs acquired Ruggiano from the Marlins…

  4. 40 players exchange figures with their clubs following today’s deadline

    Jan 17, 2014, 7:30 PM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    There was a flurry of arbitration-related news today as players and teams scurried to reach agreements prior to the noon central deadline earlier. 39 players did not reach an agreement with their respective teams, and as such, they have exchanged salary figures with their clubs. Of note, Braves closer Craig Kimbrel filed for $9 million,…

  5. Marlins trade Justin Ruggiano to Cubs for Brian Bogusevic

    Dec 12, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Justin Ruggiano

    Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins have traded outfielder Justin Ruggiano to the Cubs for outfielder Brian Bogusevic. Ruggiano was pushed into extended action for the Marlins this year and struggled, hitting just .222 with a .694 OPS in 128 games, but if limited to a part-time role he’s capable of…

  6. Frank Francisco leaves with wrist injury

    Sep 14, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

    Frank Francisco Getty

    Mets reliever Frank Francisco had to exit in the eighth inning of this afternoon’s game against the Marlins after being hit in the wrist by a Logan Morrison line drive. Manager Terry Collins had called on Francisco after Christian Yelich led off the inning with a double. The right-hander promptly struck out Giancarlo Stanton, then…

  7. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 15, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

    Yankees' Soriano points as he crosses home plate in the fifth inning of their MLB American League baseball game the Angels in New York

    Yankees 11, Angels 3: Holy cow, Alfonso Soriano. Two homers and seven RBI. The old guy has four homers, six runs scored and 13 RBI in his last two games. The Yankees have won four straight. Reds 5, Cubs 0: Seven shutout innings from Bronson Arroyo helps the Redlegs snag the three-game sweep. My friend Mark,…

  8. Justin Ruggiano snaps 0-for-42 slump with three-hit game

    Aug 14, 2013, 4:52 PM EDT

    Justin Ruggiano

    Coming into today Marlins outfielder Justin Ruggiano hadn’t gotten a hit since July 8, going 0-for-42 during that time. Another hitless game and he would have tied or maybe even broken the modern hitless record of 45 at-bats, which is shared by Craig Counsell in 2011 and Bill Bergen in 1909. But instead Ruggiano notched…

  9. Marlins snap 22-inning scoreless streak with 1-0 victory over the Braves

    Aug 10, 2013, 10:37 PM EDT

    Justin Ruggiano

    Before Braves reliever Jordan Walden uncorked a wild pitch with a runner on third base in the top of the ninth tonight, the Marlins hadn’t scored since the fifth inning on Thursday against the Pirates. As Adeiny Hechavarria crossed home plate on the errant pitch, he broke a scoreless tie, allowing for closer Steve Cishek…

  10. 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…

  11. All-Star Futures Game wrap: U.S. beats World 4-2

    Jul 14, 2013, 5:05 PM EDT

    Xander Bogaerts

    Not that the score really matters, but the U.S. team topped the World squad in the All-Star Futures Game again this year, winning 4-2 and outhitting the competition 9-3. Of course, this game is more fun to watch for the individual performances that any sort of team effort. So, let’s get right to the prospects…

  12. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 24, 2013, 5:30 AM EDT

    New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies

    Mets 8, Phillies 0: Matt Harvey blanks the Phillies on two hits for six innings and David Wright went 4 for 5 with two doubles, a triple and a homer. I know the Mets have problems, but man, when it goes right for them it’s really pretty. Something about the purity of an ace and…

  13. Heath Bell allows homer in fifth consecutive appearance

    Jun 22, 2013, 10:55 PM EDT

    Heath Bell

    Diamondbacks closer Heath Bell surrendered a two-run home run to Jay Bruce in the top of the ninth inning that turned a 2-1 lead into a 3-2 deficit. It marked the fifth consecutive game in which Bell has allowed a homerun: June 10 @ Dodgers: Juan Uribe walk-off solo home run June 12 @ Dodgers:…

  14. Giancarlo Stanton is back in the Marlins’ lineup

    Apr 18, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

    giancarlo stanton getty

    After missing six games with a left shoulder injury Giancarlo Stanton is back in the Marlins’ lineup for tonight’s game against the Reds, playing right field and batting third. In his absence the Marlins used Austin Kearns, Chris Coghlan, and Justin Ruggiano in right field, going 2-4 after starting the season 1-8 with Stanton. Stanton…

  15. Austin Kearns hospitalized with irregular heartbeat

    Apr 14, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    Miami Marlins Photo Day

    Marlins outfielder Austin Kearns was originally in the Marlins’ lineup for this afternoon’s series finale against the Phillies, but was sent to the hospital by team trainers after complaining about an elevated heart rate, according to MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro. Kearns will remain in the hospital overnight for evaluation. It has not been a good start…

  16. Giancarlo Stanton day-to-day after MRI reveals left shoulder contusion

    Apr 13, 2013, 3:24 PM EDT

    Giancarlo Stanton AP

    Good news for a lineup which is severely lacking in pop. According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, Giancarlo Stanton is day-to-day after an MRI revealed a left shoulder contusion. While the young slugger is out of the lineup tonight for the second straight game, he will not required an extended absence. The Marlins will go…

  17. The Marlins get Mike Redmond his first win as manager

    Apr 6, 2013, 9:44 AM EDT

    Rob Brantly Getty

    After scoring just one run in 27 innings during their opening series against the Nationals, the Marlins’ offense broke out with 11 hits last night in a 7-5 win over the Mets. Mike Redmond notched his victory win as an MLB skipper while the Marlins are no longer the majors’ only winless team. Alex Sanabia,…

  18. Handicapping the NL Rookie of the Year race

    Apr 2, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    Jedd Gyorko

    The AL had an historic Rookie of the Year class last year, but this year, the NL appears to have the stronger group of the two leagues. The one issue: a lot of these talents are likely to have to wait until June or July for their opportunities, if they come this year at all.…

  19. 2013 preview: Miami Marlins

    Mar 15, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Giancarlo Stanton

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The Miami Marlins. The Big Question: Can the Marlins recover from their latest fire sale? A little over a year…

  20. Pierre, Polanco, Stanton expected to top Marlins order

    Feb 9, 2013, 6:24 PM EDT

    Giancarlo Stanton

    That’s the way new Marlins manager Mike Redmond is looking to kick off his lineup; Juan Pierre, Placido Polanco and Giancarlo Stanton are likely to occupy the top three spots. Sadly, Pierre and Polanco seemed like givens to bat first and second from the moment they were plucked from the bargain bin this winter. The…

  21. Marlins expected to re-sign Austin Kearns to minors deal

    Jan 14, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Austin Kearns

    Last season Austin Kearns turned a minor-league contract with the Marlins into a part-time bench role and Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the 33-year-old outfielder is expected to re-sign on another minor-league deal. Kearns appeared in 87 games and logged 175 plate appearances, hitting .245 with a .733 OPS. That doesn’t sound…

  22. Justin Ruggiano shut down with shoulder sprain

    Sep 26, 2012, 8:11 PM EDT

    justin ruggiano getty

    From MLB.com beat writer Joe Frisaro comes word that the Marlins have shut down outfeilder Justin Ruggiano for the remainder of the 2012 season because of a sprained right shoulder that he suffered last Friday night while trying to make a diving catch. Ruggiano does not need shoulder surgery and should be back near full…

  23. Ozzie Guillen: Marlins terrible, but still trying

    Sep 15, 2012, 8:37 PM EDT

    Ozzie Guillen

    When Ozzie Guillen bashed Buster Olney on Twitter Friday, he was merely criticizing the accusation that his team has given up.  On the other hand, he is perfectly willing to admit that his team isn’t any good. The Palm Beach Post has the quotes: “When you say I lose control of my team (and) they’re…

  24. Marlins play dead as Phillies complete three-game sweep

    Sep 12, 2012, 7:17 PM EDT

    Ozzie Guillen

    Is anyone involved with the Marlins even trying anymore? Ownership isn’t. The team played with just 12 position players today, even though the it’s September and rosters can be expanded to 40. Ozzie Guillen isn’t. Perhaps in protest of the limited roster he’s getting to work with, he just went three straight games without pinch-hitting…

  25. Emilio Bonifacio shut down for the season with knee injury

    Sep 4, 2012, 4:46 PM EDT

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    Emilio Bonifacio has been on the disabled list since mid-August with a sprained knee and told reporters today that he won’t play again this season. Bonifacio also missed time earlier this year with a sprained thumb, so he finishes the season with just 64 games after playing a career-high 152 games in 2011. He also…

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