4:05 PM EDT, Fri March 24, 2017
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Miami Marlins suddenly facing a few roster questions as regular season nears

What started as a slow, calm spring training for the Miami Marlins has given way to sudden ambiguity on the fringes of the 25-man roster with Opening Day less than two weeks away. Injuries to third baseman Martin Prado (hamstring strain) and left-hander Jeff Locke (bicep tendinitis) create opportunities...

Scout

Cardinals Spring News from Jupiter: 03/19/17

Sunday news from Jupiter, Florida as the St. Louis Cardinals Triple-A, Double-A and High-A teams played their Miami Marlins counterparts. Two Peoria squads also faced off. 101 mph pitching and a potential injury figure prominently.

Grand Rapids Press

Tigers sweep split-squad games, but concern focused on J.D. Martinez

In Lakeland, Justin Verlander threw 80 pitches in five scoreless innings. LAKELAND, Fla. -- Justin Verlander pitched five scoreless innings and the Detroit Tigers mounted a ninth inning comeback to beat the Miami Marlins 5-4 Saturday at Joker Marchant Stadium.  About 40 minutes later, the other half of the Tigers' split squad finished off a 7-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves in Orlando. But most of the post-game concern centered on J.D. Martinez, who suffered a sprained right midfoot in the first inning in Lakeland. X-rays were negative and he will be...

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Martin Prado scheduled for Saturday MRI on hamstring; A.J. Ellis's similar issue lingers

If you were hoping for a Martin Prado injury update Friday, well, you’ll have to keep waiting. “There’s not a whole lot of update,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. Prado will get an MRI on Saturday, a day later than originally expected, on his strained right hamstring, which he suffered Wednesday...

Scout

Ellis Still Dealing With Injury

A hamstring issue has further delaying the catcher’s return to the Marlins lineup

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Mattingly updates injuries to Ellis, Rojas and Locke

Marlins manager Don Mattingly gives injury updates on catcher A.J. Ellis, infielder Miguel Rojas and pitcher Jeff Locke on Thursday morning.

Boston Herald

Ichiro Suzuki hitless in Marlins spring debut

JUPITER, Fla. — Now that he has Ichiro Suzuki is back on the field, Miami manager Don Mattingly looks forward to resting him — at least once the regular season starts.The 43-year-old Suzkui made his Grapefruit League debut on Sunday, going 0 for 2 as the Marlins designated hitter in a 7-7 tie with Houston.Injuries in the Marlins outfield last season forced Mattlingly to play Suzuki in the field 78 times, significantly more than than Miamis preseason blueprint designed.I think we had the most success when it was more of a limited role, Mattingly said. The one time his numbers dipped was...

Amazin Avenue

Mets Morning News: Encouraging signs from Jacob deGrom’s spring deBut

Your Sunday morning dose of Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets beat the Astros behind a solid return to the mound from Jacob deGrom. Sunday marks another important spring training start, as Matt Harvey takes the hill. Meanwhile, Noah Syndergaard doesn’t seem thrilled about his contract situation. Lucas Duda still has his injury woes, but his commitment to the batting cage is helping him get through it. Around the NL East The Braves marked another step towards getting their new ballpark ready. Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria is expected to sell the team by the end of...

The Heater | Tampa Bay Times

Fox Sports Sun to televise 150 Rays games; 7 won't be on TV

Fox Sports Sun announced plans Thursday to televise its usual 150 Rays games, and the return of pre- and post-game host Rich Hollenberg to complete its crew for the upcoming seaoson.With three games set for national coverage on FS1, and two in Miami on the Marlins broadcast, there will be seven Rays games not on television. Five are …

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Injury jeopardizes WBC role for Marlins' A.J. Ellis

Marlins manager Don Mattingly says catcher A.J. Ellis has a hamstring strain and it is uncertain if he will be able to play in the World Baseball Classic.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Marlins injury updates: Jeff Locke, Ichiro, Marcell Ozuna

Left-hander Jeff Locke, who is battling what the team is calling bicep tendinitis, had an MRI Thursday after not feeling great during a throwing session. Manager Don Mattingly did not have the results Friday morning. The Marlins still don’t believe Locke’s issue to be serious, but they are in no...