Volquez, Gray wrap up Interleague set

Volquez, Gray wrap up Interleague set

The A's are hoping right-hander Sonny Gray can build off his last start when he takes the mound on Wednesday to wrap up a two-game set vs. the Marlins at the Coliseum.

Miami will counter with veteran righty Edinson Volquez, who has lost five straight starts. Volquez is 0-6 with a 4.87 ERA and has been laboring all season long. While he ranks second on the team with 41 strikeouts, he also leads the Marlins with 27 walks issued. Granted, he hasn't got much run support, as Miami has scored just six combined runs across his previous four appearances.

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Alex Espinoza is a contributor to MLB.com based in the Bay Area. He covered the A's on Tuesday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Marlins jump ahead early, hang on late vs. A's

Marlins jump ahead early, hang on late vs. A's

OAKLAND -- The revamped Marlins' lineup had production up and down the order Tuesday night. No. 2 hitterGiancarlo Stanton had three singles and an RBI, Ichiro Suzuki had a two-run single and Justin Bour  collected four hits, including a home run in the a 11-9 win over the A's.

The Marlins established season highs for hits (19) and runs, and still had to hang on after the A's made things interesting with three runs in the ninth off closer A.J. Ramos.

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Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast.

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Bour has 4 hits on #ASGWorthy night

Marlins first baseman finishes a triple shy of the cycle

Bour has 4 hits on #ASGWorthy night

OAKLAND -- Justin Bour is doing pretty much everything at the plate. The left-handed-hitting first baseman had four hits, including a home run, and drove in two runs in the Marlins' 11-9 win over the A's on Tuesday night.

About the only thing you can't expect from Bour is a triple. When asked if he has one in him, he responded quickly with a "no."

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Yelich day to day with right hip flexor injury

Yelich day to day with right hip flexor injury

OAKLAND -- On a night the Marlins had a breakout game offensively in an 11-9 win over the A's, one of their top players, Christian Yelich, exited with a right hip flexor injury.

The club is hopeful Yelich will need just a couple of days' rest, but more on his status will be known in a day or two.

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Marlins place Phelps on bereavement list

Right-handed prospect Steckenrider gets first big league callup

Marlins place Phelps on bereavement list

OAKLAND -- The Marlins on Tuesday placed right-hander David Phelps on MLB's bereavement list and recalled hard-throwing right-hander Drew Steckenrider from Triple-A New Orleans.

How long Steckenrider's first big league callup will last is uncertain, because Phelps is expected to rejoin the club on Friday for the series opener with the Angels at Marlins Park.

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Inbox: Who might Miami try to deal at Deadline?

Beat reporter Joe Frisaro fields Marlins fans' questions

Inbox: Who might Miami try to deal at Deadline?

If the Marlins become sellers at the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline this year, who would be most likely to be traded? Who would be considered untouchable?
-- @josi_elder

The uncertainty of the ownership situation has created plenty of speculation. My read is, if a sale is imminent (say, within a few weeks), then significant core players are more likely to be held off the market. If not, and a potential sale is months from being finalized (which appears likely), then I anticipate the front office conducting business as usual. No matter who owns the team, the farm system needs to be restocked.

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Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Giancarlo Stanton broke the Dodgers' fence

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Giancarlo Stanton broke the Dodgers' fence

Like a giant that accidentally destroys entire cities with a single step, Giancarlo Stanton crushes baseballs at speeds and distances that should be impossible. His forearms are like tiny galaxies and his biceps are like mountain ranges. Frankly, Stanton is too strong for our world. 

He displayed that yet again as the Marlins played the Dodgers on Sunday.

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Steckenrider makes Pipeline Team of the Week

Steckenrider makes Pipeline Team of the Week

MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances in the Minor Leagues from the previous seven days. Any player on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible.

This week's Prospect Team of the Week features our first two repeat performers, an organization hitting the list for the first time and the youngest player to make the team so far this year.

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Bour homers, Worley struggles in finale loss

Bour homers, Worley struggles in finale loss

LOS ANGELES -- Adrian Gonzalez went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and Joc Pederson homered, as the Dodgers beat the Marlins, 6-3, on Sunday afternoon to win a four-game series at Dodger Stadium.

"When you see pitchers grinding through our lineup, there's traffic created, and we've been getting big hits," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. "And today, Adrian came up with some big hits for us."

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Will Laws is a contributor to MLB.com based in Los Angeles and covered the Dodgers on Sunday.

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Ellis appreciates warm response to LA return

Marlins catcher starts, drives in run during loss on Sunday

Ellis appreciates warm response to LA return

LOS ANGELES -- Marlins catcher A.J. Ellis felt right at home squatting behind the plate at Dodger Stadium.

Ellis started the Marlins' 6-3 loss on Sunday, his first game action as a visitor at Chavez Ravine, where he played with the Dodgers for parts of nine seasons from 2008-16, going 1-for-4 with one RBI against the franchise that drafted and developed him.

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Austin Laymance is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles. He covered the Marlins on Sunday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Stanton doubles down on #ASGWorthy case

Marlins slugger sets career-high with 3 doubles in 10-6 win

Stanton doubles down on #ASGWorthy case

LOS ANGELES -- Giancarlo Stanton let his bat do the talking with three doubles and three RBIs to help lead the Marlins to a 10-6 win over the Dodgers Saturday night.

Stanton was in the middle of the late-inning drama in Friday's loss, when a fastball whizzed behind him in the ninth that resulted in both benches clearing. On Saturday, Stanton's fingerprints were all over the game offensively as he set a career-high for doubles in a game.

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Stanton, Riddle rock LA as Marlins stop slide

Stanton, Riddle rock LA as Marlins stop slide

LOS ANGELES -- Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton drove in three runs and rookie J.T. Riddle had four RBIs in a 10-6 win over the Dodgers on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium. Miami snapped its five-game losing skid and ended the Dodgers' three-game win streak.

"Motivation, whatever, just wake up, have some drive, have some fight generated towards the field the right way," Stanton said of the team's response to some late drama in Friday night's game that saw the benches clear. "It was good. It was a little wake-up. Hello. For us, for all of us, with how we've been playing and everything."

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Marlins call up Worley, option Despaigne

Marlins call up Worley, option Despaigne

LOS ANGELES -- The Marlins have added Vance Worley to their rotation, and the right-hander will make his club debut when he starts Sunday's series finale against the Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.

The Marlins were in need of another starting pitcher when Tom Koehler (right shoulder bursitis) went on the 10-day disabled list Thursday. Manager Don Mattingly previously mentioned Odrisamer Despaigne and David Phelps as possibilities to start Sunday, but the Marlins decided to promote Worley from Triple-A New Orleans.

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Riddle making most of 'huge opportunity'

Marlins prospect dazzles on defense, improving at plate

Riddle making most of 'huge opportunity'

LOS ANGELES -- Rookie J.T. Riddle is doing all he can to make the most of an opportunity to get regular playing time as the starting shortstop for the Marlins.

With Adeiny Hechavarria (left oblique strain) and Miguel Rojas (right thumb fracture) on the disabled list, Riddle is now playing consistently with the Marlins.

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Austin Laymance is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles. He covered the Marlins on Friday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Marlins can't solve Wood, fall to Dodgers

Marlins can't solve Wood, fall to Dodgers

LOS ANGELES -- Reigning National League Player of the Week Alex Wood continued his sudden dominance with 7 1/3 scoreless innings and fill-ins Chris Taylor, Brett Eibner and Cody Bellinger homered as the Dodgers beat the Marlins Friday night, 7-2, in a game that included an injury to Yasiel Puig and a bench-clearing fracas.

Wood (5-0, 1.88 ERA overall) is 4-0 with a 1.23 ERA in his last five starts and has a streak of 20 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings. He had only four strikeouts, but the Dodgers turned four double-plays behind him.

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Austin Laymance is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles. He covered the Marlins on Friday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Tempers flare in LA after pitch behind Stanton

Stripling, Mattingly, Geren ejected after scrum in 9th inning

Tempers flare in LA after pitch behind Stanton

LOS ANGELES -- Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling, bench coach Bob Geren and Miami manager Don Mattingly were ejected in the ninth inning of the Dodgers' 7-2 win Friday night after Stripling threw behind Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton.

Stripling's first pitch of the inning sailed behind Stanton in apparent retaliation for Miami reliever A.J. Ramos hitting Brett Eibner with a pitch in the previous inning.

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Austin Laymance is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles. He covered the Marlins on Friday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Hard-hit balls don't lead to results for Marlins

Club scores one run in Thursday's second inning despite threatening

Hard-hit balls don't lead to results for Marlins

LOS ANGELES -- For a few moments Thursday night, it seemed the Marlins were on track to continue their recent success at Dodger Stadium and break out. But baseball has a funny way of unfolding.

The Marlins were blistering balls against Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu in the second inning, opening the frame with a trio of extra-base hits. Despite the loud and hard contact, the Marlins scored just one run, as missed opportunities were the theme of their 7-2 loss to the Dodgers.

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Austin Laymance is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles and covered the Marlins on Thursday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Koehler lands on DL with shoulder bursitis

Marlins will need starter for Sunday's game

Koehler lands on DL with shoulder bursitis

LOS ANGELES -- The Marlins placed right-hander Tom Koehler on the 10-day disabled list Thursday, retroactive to Wednesday, the result of right shoulder bursitis.

By placing Koehler on the DL, the Marlins have pivoted from their original decision to option him to Triple-A New Orleans. Koehler had been sent down following his Tuesday start against the Astros, when he allowed eight runs in three innings to raise his ERA to 7.04.

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Austin Laymance is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles. He covered the Marlins on Thursday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Urena standing out, but has little to show for it

Righty doing part for rotation, but Marlins coming up short

Urena standing out, but has little to show for it

MIAMI -- The performance is picking up, and if Jose Urena keeps throwing like he did on Wednesday, the results should eventually follow. But for now, not much is going in the Marlins' favor.

It was the story again on Wednesday afternoon in Miami's 3-0 loss to the Astros at Marlins Park.

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Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Pair of HRs not enough as Marlins drop opener

Pair of HRs not enough as Marlins drop opener

LOS ANGELES -- Yasiel Puig hit a go-ahead two-run homer -- his longest and hardest-hit of the Statcast™ era (since 2015) -- to lead the Dodgers to a 7-2 win Thursday night over the Marlins, who lost their fourth in a row.

Puig's home run off Marlins starter Edinson Volquez had a projected distance of 442 feet and an exit velocity of 111.2 mph, and it gave the Dodgers a 3-1 lead in the second inning.

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Ken Gurnick has covered the Dodgers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2001.

Austin Laymance is a reporter for MLB.com based in Los Angeles and covered the Marlins on Thursday.

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Marlins can't break through, drop finale

Marlins can't break through, drop finale

MIAMI -- On the mound where his close friend, Jose Fernandez, was so dominant, Lance McCullers Jr. was in total control on Wednesday afternoon at Marlins Park. The 23-year-old right-hander didn't allow a hit until the fifth inning, and backed by Jose Altuve's two triples and two doubles, the Astros defeated the Marlins, 3-0, completing a three-game sweep.

"There was emotion for me pregame," McCullers said. "I know he's here in spirit, and he would want me to go out there and just pitch my game, and in that way kind of celebrate him.

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Glenn Sattell is a contributor to MLB.com based in Miami who covered the Astros on Wednesday.

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Marlins fan gives foul ball away, gets a big hug

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Marlins fan gives foul ball away, gets a big hug

The single most important rule of foul ball etiquette, even beyond "never let an obstacle stand in your way" and "anything and everything can be a glove if you try hard enough," is a simple one: Always give up your souvenir to a younger fan. 

But, during the Astros' 3-0 win over the Marlins in Miami on Wednesday, it seemed as though that rule might be in jeopardy.

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Tazawa to DL as Marlins make flurry of moves

With starting pitchers struggling, Miami considering moving reliever Phelps to rotation

Tazawa to DL as Marlins make flurry of moves

MIAMI -- After the bullpen picked up six innings on Tuesday in a 12-2 loss to the Astros, the Marlins made a series of roster moves, including placing veteran reliever Junichi Tazawa on the 10-day disabled list with rib cartilage inflammation.

Miami recalled right-handers Odrisamer Despaigne and Brian Ellington from Triple-A New Orleans. Rounding out the moves, infielder Christian Colon was added to the 25-man roster, right-hander Tom Koehler was optioned to New Orleans and infielder Mike Aviles was designated for assignment.

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Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

5K, Zumba give All-Star Week a Miami touch

Special fitness events part of festivities leading up to 88th Midsummer Classic

5K, Zumba give All-Star Week a Miami touch

In less than two months, All-Star Week will come to Florida for the first time, and it will have a distinctive Miami flair, starting with a nighttime Electric Run MLB All-Star 5K presented by Nike on July 8 and MLB All-Star Zumba featuring Beto Perez the next morning.

Signups are underway for both fitness events, which will take place at Miami's Bayfront Park on the weekend before the 88th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard on July 11 at Marlins Park. It will mark the first "nightlife" All-Star 5K and the first Zumba event at Major League Baseball's big summertime bash.

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Marlins president to go extra mile for charity

Samson among participants who will compete in 7 marathons in 7 days

Marlins president to go extra mile for charity

MIAMI -- As an organization, the Marlins have been willing to go the extra mile for a good cause. In January 2018, team president David Samson and several others are really going to test their physical limits.

A number of people associated with the Marlins will participate on a new team called "Hold the Plane," which will compete in next year's World Marathon Challenge.

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Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Marlins can't keep up with Astros' offense

Marlins can't keep up with Astros' offense

MIAMI -- The weak-contact grounders didn't go Dallas Keuchel's way in the first inning, as the left-hander surrendered a couple of runs. The Astros ace's fortunes, however, turned quickly. Jake Marisnick belted a pair of two-run home runs and Brian McCann also drove in four runs, as Houston blew past the Marlins, 12-2, on Tuesday at Marlins Park.

After showing some vulnerability, and a lot of bad luck, Keuchel quickly became Keuchel again, yielding just the two runs while striking out five and recording 11 ground-ball outs, as the 2015 American League Cy Young Award winner improved to 7-0 with a 1.84 ERA.

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Glenn Sattell is a contributor to MLB.com and covered the Astros on Tuesday.

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Marlins claim infielder Colon off waivers

Lombardozzi designated for assignment in corresponding move

Marlins claim infielder Colon off waivers

MIAMI -- With Miguel Rojas (fractured right thumb) and Adeiny Hechavarria (left oblique strain) on the disabled list, the Marlins added some organizational infield depth on Tuesday by claiming infielder Christian Colon off waivers from the Royals. Infielder Steve Lombardozzi was designated for assignment to clear a roster spot.

Colon, 28, is expected to report to Triple-A New Orleans, and he can play shortstop, third base and second.

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Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.