Marlins ink Rivera, Shuck to Minors deals

Marlins ink Rivera, Shuck to Minors deals

MIAMI -- A couple of players with big league experience have reached agreements with the Marlins on Minor League contracts with invitations to Spring Training.

Infielder Yadiel Rivera and outfielder J.B. Shuck will be non-roster invitees to Spring Training, and if they don't make the Opening Day roster out of camp, they are candidates to provide organizational depth at Triple-A New Orleans.

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Marlins give back with Turkey Distribution

Jeter, Wittgren, Rojas hand out 1,000 meals to local families in need

Marlins give back with Turkey Distribution

MIAMI -- The west plaza was rocking last Friday at Marlins Park, with music playing, people gathering and the holiday spirit simmering.

The ninth annual Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution was a day of giving, as the Marlins handed out 1,000 meals to local families in need.

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Thanksgiving won't hinder Stanton trade talks

Marlins have track record of getting deals done on holiday

Thanksgiving won't hinder Stanton trade talks

MIAMI -- The Marlins remain active in trade talks regarding National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton, and while nothing is considered "imminent," that is subject to change heading into Thanksgiving weekend.

MLB.com's Mark Feinsand reported on Tuesday that the Marlins and Giants have had "deeper discussions" on Stanton, with a handful of other teams, including the Cardinals, still considered in the mix.

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FS Florida parts ways with 3 broadcasters

Play-by-play voice Waltz, analysts Conine, Wilson won't return for 2018 season

FS Florida parts ways with 3 broadcasters

MIAMI -- A different TV voice will broadcast Marlins games next season for Fox Sports Florida. The network is not bringing back Rich Waltz, who has handled play-by-play for the club over the past 14 seasons.

FS Florida also will not return pregame and postgame analysts Jeff Conine and Preston Wilson.

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Marlins hope series of small moves lays base

Marlins hope series of small moves lays base

MIAMI -- Stockpiling pitching is an organizational priority for the Marlins that will come in many different forms. Miami hopes a few minor moves completed on Monday will eventually make a major impact in the future.

Before Monday's 8 p.m. ET deadline to set the 40-man roster, Miami added three pitchers already in the system -- Merandy Gonzalez, Pablo Lopez and James Needy. The club also announced a trade with the Yankees, acquiring lefty Caleb Smith.

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Jon Paul Morosi

Source: Giants deep in talks to land Stanton

Source: Giants deep in talks to land Stanton

The market for Giancarlo Stanton continues to heat up, as the Giants appear to be emerging as favorites to land the National League Most Valuable Player Award winner, a source tells MLB.com's Mark Feinsand.

MLB Network Insider Ken Rosenthal first reported that the Giants have submitted an offer to the Marlins, and that proposals are expected soon from the Red Sox and Dodgers, if they have not come in already. The Cardinals have also made an offer, and although San Francisco appears to have the edge, St. Louis "may still be a factor," in the running for Stanton Feinsand reports.

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Jon Paul Morosi is a reporter for MLB.com and MLB Network. He has also covered baseball for FOX Sports, the Detroit Free Press, and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Ben Weinrib is a reporter for MLB.com based in Cleveland. Follow him on Twitter at @benweinrib. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Pair of former Marlins lands on HOF ballot

Sheffield, Livan won World Series titles with Miami

Pair of former Marlins lands on HOF ballot

MIAMI -- A couple of key contributors on World Series championship teams for the Marlins are now up for consideration for baseball's highest individual honor.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum on Monday released the ballot for the 2018 class, and former Marlins Gary Sheffield and Livan Hernandez are on the list. The election announcement will be on Jan. 24 at 6 p.m. ET on MLB Network.

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Outfielder Lee among 6 added to Miami roster

Marlins acquire lefty Smith, infielder Cooper from Yankees

Outfielder Lee among 6 added to Miami roster

MIAMI -- The Marlins made a series of moves, including a Minor League trade with the Yankees, that enabled them to fill all 40 of their roster spots before Monday's 8 p.m. ET deadline to set their squad.

From New York, Miami acquired left-hander Caleb Smith and infielder Garrett Cooper for right-hander Michael King and international bonus pool money. The Marlins also added outfielder Braxton Lee and right-handers Merandy Gonzalez, Pablo Lopez and James Needy to the roster.

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Stanton fishes out close vote, wins NL MVP

Slugger edges Votto by 2 points, becomes first Marlin to claim honor

Stanton fishes out close vote, wins NL MVP

MIAMI -- Giancarlo Stanton elevated his game in 2017, and now he stands alone atop the National League.

Stanton won the NL Most Valuable Player Award as voted on by the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) on Thursday night. The four-time All-Star right fielder is the first player in Marlins history to claim the NL's highest honor.

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After MVP year, Stanton's future unsettled

After MVP year, Stanton's future unsettled

MIAMI -- Giancarlo Stanton claimed a big offseason prize on Thursday night, being named National League Most Valuable Player. It was the latest in a long list of awards the All-Star right fielder has received for his remarkable 2017 season.

With the MVP decided, what's next for Stanton is still unsettled. The Marlins continue to explore trade options for the slugger, who says he'd prefer to remain in Miami under the right circumstances.

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Mark Feinsand

Jeter addresses Stanton trade rumors

Marlins' new chief executive officer says trading slugger not a certainty

Jeter addresses Stanton trade rumors

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Derek Jeter is getting a good look at how the other half lives.

The Marlins' new chief executive officer met with the media Wednesday, and predictably, Giancarlo Stanton was the hot topic.

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Jonathan Mayo

Marlins get Competitive Balance pick in Draft

Marlins get Competitive Balance pick in Draft

With the conclusion of the 2017 regular season, the preliminary order for the 2018 Draft took some shape, thanks to the reverse order of the standings. The Tigers and Giants finished tied with the worst record in the Major Leagues last season, but Detroit was awarded the No. 1 pick in the 2018 Draft by virtue of having a lower winning percentage in 2016.

After the Tigers and Giants, the next eight picks go to the Phillies, White Sox, Reds, Mets, Padres, Braves, A's and Pirates.

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Jonathan Mayo is a reporter for MLBPipeline.com. Follow him on Twitter @JonathanMayo and Facebook, and listen to him on the weekly Pipeline Podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Marlins may be seeking impact bat for Stanton

Hill talks to Giants' Evans at GM Meetings in Orlando

Marlins may be seeking impact bat for Stanton

ORLANDO, Fla. -- If the Marlins wind up trading All-Star right fielder Giancarlo Stanton, they'd like to acquire at least one impactful hitter in return. On Tuesday, Giants outfield prospect Heliot Ramos, the 19th overall pick in the 2017 MLB Draft, surfaced as a possible trade piece if the two clubs can strike a deal.

Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill and Giants general manager Bobby Evans spoke on Tuesday at the General Managers Meetings. San Francisco is seeking a power threat, and Stanton paced the Major Leagues with 59 home runs this past season.

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Jeter: Marlins 'building for the future'

New chief executive officer has not spoken with slugger Stanton

Jeter: Marlins 'building for the future'

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Making tough decisions is part of the organizational makeover the Marlins are going through under principal owner Bruce Sherman and chief executive officer Derek Jeter.

At the General Managers Meetings on Wednesday, Jeter said that the changes taking place are part of a broader picture, which is to build a perennial contender in Miami. But the process may take a little time.

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Needy named AFL Pitcher of the Week

Needy named AFL Pitcher of the Week

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Miami Marlins pitching prospect James Needy was not even signed with a team in 2016. Now he is baffling batters in the Arizona Fall League.

Needy was named the AFL's Pitcher of the Week on Tuesday after a standout performance on Nov. 7 in which he struck out nine batters in only four innings while yielding two hits and zero runs against the Scottsdale Scorpions.

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Kyle Wilcox is a senior journalism student at Arizona State University. This story is part of a partnership between MLB.com and ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Hill focused on pitching as Stanton rumors swirl

Hill focused on pitching as Stanton rumors swirl

ORLANDO -- The Marlins opened the General Managers Meetings on Monday, ready to explore ways to upgrade their pitching while retaining as many core position players as possible.

"That's the challenge," president of baseball operations Michael Hill said. "We're trying to add talent to this organization, and add depth to the organization. That's the challenge in front of us, to try to do all of that, and build a team that we think can be successful and win games."

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Marlins continue talks on potential Stanton deal

Giants, Red Sox, Cardinals and Phillies in mix for slugger

Marlins continue talks on potential Stanton deal

ORLANDO -- The Giancarlo Stanton sweepstakes are about to heat up.

With the General Managers Meetings starting today in Orlando, the Marlins are prepared to measure interest in their four-time All-Star right fielder. According to multiple sources, the Giants continue to be in discussions with Miami, as are the Red Sox, Cardinals and Phillies.

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Breaking down possibilities for Marlins' core

Breaking down possibilities for Marlins' core

MIAMI -- After enduring an eighth straight losing season, the Marlins head into the General Managers Meetings on Monday in Orlando, Fla., open to making changes.

The Marlins have already generated buzz this Hot Stove season as speculation continues to run high that Giancarlo Stanton, the face of the franchise, could be dealt. Dee Gordon, Marcell Ozuna, Christian Yelich and Martin Prado are also trade possibilities.

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'Silver' Fish: Stanton, Ozuna net 'Sluggers'

Two Award winners in same year a club first for Marlins

'Silver' Fish: Stanton, Ozuna net 'Sluggers'

MIAMI -- When it comes to pure power, Giancarlo Stanton is in a class by himself. But in terms of the Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Awards announced Thursday night, the All-Star right fielder is joined by one of his teammates.

For the first time in franchise history, the Marlins have two Silver Slugger Award winners in the same year -- Stanton and Marcell Ozuna. The announcement was made on MLB Network.

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Lee, Meyer impress in Fall League tie

Lee, Meyer impress in Fall League tie

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Marlins prospects Braxton Lee and Ben Meyer put together a pair of strong performances as Salt River erased a late deficit and fought to a 3-3 tie after 11 innings against Mesa on Friday.

Lee, who finished 2-for-5 with a run scored, came up big both offensively and defensively, while Meyer turned in three stellar innings on the mound.

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Hill: Sustainability at heart of Miami's blueprint

President of baseball operations discusses Stanton rumors, Hot Stove season

Hill: Sustainability at heart of Miami's blueprint

MIAMI -- Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said on Thursday that he has reached out to congratulate Giancarlo Stanton for winning a collection of postseason awards.

But, at least publicly, the organization is not saying if the All-Star right fielder -- who paced the Major Leagues in 2017 in home runs (59) and RBIs (132) -- is part of the plans for next season.

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Peers name Stanton NL Outstanding Player

Peers name Stanton NL Outstanding Player

MIAMI -- The gifts keep piling up for Giancarlo Stanton. On his 28th birthday Wednesday night, the Marlins All-Star right fielder received a prestigious present from his peers -- the Players Choice Award for being the National League's Outstanding Player.

The award was announced on MLB Network.

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In 1st year in left, Ozuna wins 1st Gold Glove

In 1st year in left, Ozuna wins 1st Gold Glove

MIAMI -- Marlins All-Star left fielder Marcell Ozuna has cemented himself as a complete player. The 26-year-old now has the hardware to prove it.

Ozuna claimed his first Rawlings Gold Glove Award on Tuesday night, receiving the National League honor in left field over Gerardo Parra of the Rockies and Adam Duvall of the Reds.

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Ichiro, Ellis, McGowan top Marlins' FA list

Ichiro, Ellis, McGowan top Marlins' FA list

MIAMI -- Free agents are now eligible to sign with other clubs, which means the Marlins likely will cut ties with outfielder Ichiro Suzuki and perhaps backup catcher A.J. Ellis.

As of 5 p.m. ET on Monday, all free agents were cleared to sign elsewhere. For the Marlins, this means Ichiro, Ellis, reliever Dustin McGowan and infielder Mike Aviles are on the market.

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Yelich hosts youth camp at former high school

Marlins center fielder returns to alma mater as part of MLB Players Go Home series

Yelich hosts youth camp at former high school

MIAMI -- There was a time when Christian Yelich was just one of the kids in the crowd, attending baseball clinics and picking up pointers from big leaguers.

Now an established center fielder with the Marlins, Yelich is the one hosting his own camp and doing his part to engage young players in the sport. As part of the MLB Players Association's MLB Players Go Home series, the Christian Yelich Baseball ProCamp was conducted over the past few days at Westlake High School in Thousand Oaks, Calif.

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Marlins set for rebuild, but to what degree?

Marlins set for rebuild, but to what degree?

MIAMI -- Derek Jeter, a five-time World Series champion shortstop with the Yankees and one of the best players of his generation, is now taking on the challenge of molding the Marlins into a contender as an owner.

The Marlins' new chief executive officer, Jeter and his front-office staff enter the Hot Stove season with plenty of decisions to make. Miami has not had a winning season since 2009 and it last made the playoffs in '03, which raises the question: Is a rebuild on the horizon?

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Chen exercises option to stay with Marlins

Lefty under contract for $65 million through 2020

Chen exercises option to stay with Marlins

MIAMI -- A lingering left elbow injury has raised doubts about how often Wei-Yin Chen will be available to pitch for the Marlins in 2018. But on Sunday, the 32-year-old clarified his contract situation for next year.

Chen exercised his player option that over the next three seasons will guarantee him $65 million.

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Lefty reliever Garcia could be rotation candidate

Lefty reliever Garcia could be rotation candidate

MIAMI -- Starting pitching is the Marlins' top offseason priority, and the organization may not have to look past its own roster for a viable candidate.

Jarlin Garcia, Miami's top lefty reliever in 2017, was a starter for most of his Minor League career, and the club is considering giving him a shot to make the rotation in Spring Training.

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3 key offseason questions facing Marlins

3 key offseason questions facing Marlins

MIAMI -- The Marlins enter the Hot Stove season with plenty of burning issues. At the top of the list for the new ownership group, headed by Bruce Sherman and Derek Jeter, is whether to retain the core or look to rebuild.

It's not a cut-and-dry decision, because Miami showed it has an offense that is ready to compete, but there is a shortage of pitching, including at the Minor League levels.

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