Major League Baseball handed Marlins pitcher Dan Straily a five-game suspension and manager Don Mattingly a one-game suspension for their involvement in incidents Tuesday in San Francisco in which two batters were hit by pitches.
Monte Harrison has the skills to make a run at a pro career in football or basketball. He has chosen to go the baseball route, and the Marlins hope their top overall prospect will one day become one of baseball’s elite outfielders.
Nick Neidert, a pitching prospect the Miami Marlins acquired in their trade with the Seattle Mariners for Dee Gordon in December, picked up some valuable insights from his spring training experience in March.
Jorge Guzman, the Marlins’ hard-throwing righty acquired in the Giancarlo Stanton trade, has excelled in his past five starts at Jupiter. A handful of others acquired in other offseason moves have also shown improved results.
Two Justin Bour home runs got them closer, but the Marlins failed to record their first series sweep of the season as the Baltimore Orioles snapped a season-high nine-game losing streak and 11-game skid at home.
Brinson tripled twice in the Miami Marlins’ win Friday night over the Baltimore Orioles – a rare feat done only seven times in club history. Brinson is hitting .302 in June after hitting only .152 over his first 54 games.
The hits keep coming for Double A Jacksonville second baseman Isan Diaz, the Marlins’ No. 7 overall prospect, who has bounced back strong since he was hit in the head with a fastball and sustained a concussion a month ago.
The Marlins acquired plenty of athletic outfielders in the Marcell Ozuna and Christian Yelich trades and in the recent MLB draft. One of last year's top draft picks is having one of the best seasons of any prospect in their organization.
Former University of Miami and Bethune Cookman star Peter O'Brien tied a minor league record for consecutive games with a home run when he hit six in a row since last week for the Marlins' Double A affiliate in Jacksonville.