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Marlins reliever Kyle Barraclough sent to DL

Mired in career-worst slump that saw him lose his closer’s role earlier this week, Marlins reliever Kyle Barraclough is heading to the disabled list. The right-hander was placed on the 10-day DL with lower back stiffness. The injury could provide an explanation for why Barraclough — who was among...
Fish Stripes Aug 10, 2018
Marlins roster shake-up following Justin Bour trade

Marlins roster shake-up following Justin Bour trade

Bour heads to the Phillies, Kyle Barraclough (back) to DL, plus much more. The Marlins traded beloved first baseman Justin Bour to the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday after he was claimed on waivers. Bour was an absolute steal by the Marlins from the Cubs in the the minor league phase of the 2013 Rule 5 draft. In his time in Miami from 2014 through today, Bour slashed .262/.346/.470. His batting average plummeted this season to .227, but he was able to maintain a respectable .346 on-base percentage along with 19 home runs. Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports The Marlins...

Marlins remove Kyle Barraclough from closer role amid recent struggles

After narrowly avoiding his fourth consecutive blown save on Monday night, Kyle Barraclough has been removed from the closer role. Marlins manager Don Mattingly told reporters prior to Tuesday night’s game he’d be giving the struggling reliever some time to get back in rhythm. After blowing his...
Fish Stripes Aug 7, 2018
Marlins links, 8/7/18: Marlins break the streak, Marlins prospects promoted, Alcantara optioned, JDF16 MVP update

Marlins links, 8/7/18: Marlins break the streak, Marlins prospects promoted, Alcantara optioned, JDF16 MVP update

Welcome back that winning feeling with Tuesday’s links! Marlins beat the streak With their (home) ace on the mound, the Marlins narrowly beat the Cardinals. Their losing streak is finally over. Wei-Yin Chen was masterful once again, he only gave up one hit in 5 1⁄3 innings pitched, Chen also had four strikeouts and two walks. The Marlins bullpen pitched well up until the ninth inning where Kyle Barraclough almost gave away the game after loading the bases, and walking in the only Cardinals run. The Marlins offense again was brought to you by two players, Brian Anderson aka The Process...

Are Kyle Barraclough's days as Marlins' closer numbered? | Analysis

After a nightmarish July, Kyle Barraclough’s struggles have followed him into August. The Marlins’ closer, who was the National League reliever of the month in June, narrowly avoided his fourth consecutive blown save on Monday night. Entering the ninth inning with a 2-0 lead over the Cardinals,...

Barraclough's post-All-Star meltdown continues with more wildness, another walkoff HR

Maikel Franco hit a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth to lift the Philadelphia Phillies to a 5-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday night. Kyle Barraclough (0-5) walked Rhys Hoskins to start the inning and Scott Kingery ran for him. Carlos Santana reached on an infield...

Marlins keep faith in closer Barraclough

Marlins manager Don Mattingly discusses closer Kyle Barraclough's blown save at Tampa Bay.

Marlins' Mattingly defends sticking with closer Barraclough in walk-off loss to Rays

Marlins manager Don Mattingly expressed no regrets about keeping Kyle Barraclough in through an arduous 40-pitch ninth inning Sunday that ended with the Marlins closer serving a walk-off grand slam to Tampa Bay’s Daniel Robertson. “That’s one of those things, you’re going to give that guy the chance...
Fish Stripes Jul 22, 2018
Marlins 4, Rays 6; “Robbed” of series sweep by mismanagement, walk-off grand slam (in that order)

Marlins 4, Rays 6; “Robbed” of series sweep by mismanagement, walk-off grand slam (in that order)

Not only a painful result, but the way they lost depreciated a once-valuable trade asset. The Marlins are riding a season-high five-game winning streak after Sunday’s 4-1 final. It’s been the perfect storm of maturing rookies and veterans performing with some urgency in advance of the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. Uh...scratch that. Kyle Barraclough and Don Mattingly combined to choke away a golden opportunity to sweep their first series of the 2018 season on Sunday afternoon. The Marlins had to settle for winning two of three from the Rays after Barraclough served up a two-out,...

Rays walkoff grand slam prevents Marlins' first 5-game win streak in more than 2 years

Pinch-hitter Daniel Robertson connected for a game-ending grand slam, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays to a 6-4 victory over the Miami Marlins on Sunday. Robertson drove a 1-0 pitch from Kyle Barraclough (0-4) into the left-field seats. Robertson's two-out shot was his eighth homer and came on the closer's...
Fish Stripes Jul 22, 2018
Exploring the market for Drew Steckenrider, Miami’s underrated reliever

Exploring the market for Drew Steckenrider, Miami’s underrated reliever

The Marlins will either get a lot of young talent in return or retain an emerging strikeout artist. Win-win scenario. With the trade deadline rapidly approaching, the Miami Marlins are reportedly willing to consider moves involving their best relievers. Names that have been repeatedly mentioned by industry insiders include Adam Conley, Kyle Barraclough, Brad Ziegler, and even Drew Steckenrider. In the midst of his first full major league season, Steckenrider contains five years of team control beyond 2018. He isn’t arbitration eligible until the year 2021, earning salaries near the...

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