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Marlins lineup for Tuesday

The Marlins and Mets open a three-game series at the Mets beginning on Tuesday night. Josh Johnson will make the start, seeking his 12th win.

Cameron Maybin is batting seventh, filling in at center field now that Cody Ross has moved on to the Giants.

 

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1) Hanley Ramirez,SS

2) Logan Morrison, LF

3) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

4) Dan Uggla, 2B

5) Mike Stanton, RF

6) Wes Helms, 3B

7) Cameron Maybin, CF

8) Brett Hayes, C

9) Josh Johnson, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

 

Business part of the game

Make no mistake, if the Marlins were in serious playoff contention Cody Ross would still be with the club.

Actually, holding onto hope is the main reason why the club didn’t receive any player compensation in return for one of the most popular Marlins in recent years.

Ross was rewarded to the Giants on a waiver claim after Florida lost 2-1 to the Astros on Sunday afternoon.

A few days ago the Giants placed a waiver claim on Ross.

The Marlins had until Monday to decide what to do. One option was to pull him back and retain him for the rest of the season. Another was to work out a trade with San Francisco. Lastly, Sunday’s scenario transpired. That was the Marlins simply said the Giants could have him, meaning they take on the remainder of his $4.45 million salary without giving up a player in return.

What San Francisco essentially did was take on the final $1 million or so left on Ross’ contract.

In the meantime, the Marlins will recall outfielder Cameron Maybin from Triple-A New Orleans on Tuesday when they open a three-game series with the Mets at Citi Field.

Maybin will get plenty of chances to see if he will be their center fielder of the future. Emilio Bonifacio also promises to see more playing time in the final few weeks.

So why weren’t the Marlins able to receive any player compensation for one of their most respected players on and off the field in recent history?

Bottom line is, the team was hoping to make a better playoff push rather than explore trade avenues for Ross. The best chance to get value in return would have been before the July 31 deadline. Not in late August. 

In late July, many teams called, including the Red Sox and Braves, but the Marlins viewed Ross as a valuable player to make a second half push. So in the days and hours leading up to the non-waiver deadline, the Marlins made it clear it wanted to retain its regulars rather than move them.

Trades can still be made before Aug. 31, but the process is more difficult because potential deals must go through the waiver process.

Had Ross cleared waivers, the Marlins would have had a better chance to work out a trade with any interested team. By the Giants putting in their claim meant, and getting dibbs on him, meant the Marlins had to negotiate exclusively with them.

The Marlins could have pulled Ross back off waivers, and kept him for the rest of the season. Then they could have explored a trade in the offseason.

Why that didn’t happen is because the team didn’t view Ross as part of their plans for 2011. So they wanted to get a look at Maybin over these final weeks. By doing so, they cut ties with Ross.

It was a painful and emotional decision since he is such a popular player who has a history of productivity. The Marlins haven’t had such a fun-loving, universally liked player since Kevin Millar. Like Ross, Millar also was a fan favorite. 

With Ross, cost also was becoming a factor. In the arbitration system, the 29-year-old was in line to see his salary rise to about $6 million in 2011.

The Marlins are in the process of trying to sign Dan Uggla and Ricky Nolasco to long-term contracts. So they are being careful with their dollars.

Ross, who is deserving of his raises, basically priced himself out of Florida.

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

 

 

Ross awarded to Giants

Cody Ross, a fan favorite and one of the Marlins’ steadiest players since 2006, has been awarded to the Giants on a waiver claim.

The Marlins announced the transaction after losing 2-1 on Sunday to the Astros at Sun Life Stadium.

The 29-year-old opened the season as the starting right fielder, but he was switched to center field after Cameron Maybin struggled early.

Maybin will be recalled from Triple-A on Tuesday and assume the center field spot when the Marlins open a three-game set with the Mets at Citi Field.

In February, Ross won his arbitration hearing with the Marlins, and he is earning $4.45 million this year, instead of the $4.2 million Florida offered. The Giants will assume about $1 million of the remainder of Ross’ contract.

A few days ago, it became public that the Giants had claimed Ross on waivers. The move was seen to block the Marlins from working out a possible trade with the Padres.

The Marlins had until Monday to decide whether to work out a trade, or pull him off waivers or to award him to the Giants.

Ross had two hits in Sunday’s loss, and is batting .265 with 11 homers and 58 RBIs.

Because he is in line to make about $6 million in 2011, his final arbitration year, he wasn’t part of the team’s plans. The Marlins considered trading Ross before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, but kept him in hopes of making a playoff push.

The Marlins record now is 62-61, and they face an uphill climb to seriously be in the race.

The Marlins now will get a longer look at Maybin, who appeared in 51 games for Florida and was batting .225.

The 23-year-old Maybin is batting .338 with New Orleans with four homers and 23 RBIs.

Moving Ross also should free up more playing time for Emilio Bonifacio, who also can play center field.

– Joe Frisaro

 

Maybin gets second opinion

After being examined by Marlins physicians in South Florida recently, Cameron Maybin was recommended to get a second opinion.

The 23-year-old center fielder paid a visit to Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., who examined his shoulder. The encouraging news is Maybin doesn’t have any significant damage to his left shoulder.

Maybin has been diagnosed with left bursitis in his left biceps/shoulder area. The inflammation is being treated, and he should be doing baseball activities in about a week.

Optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on June 17, Maybin has not played for the Zephyrs since July 1. In eight games at New Orleans, he is batting .357 (10-for-28) with five walks and four strikeouts.

Maybin opened the season as the Marlins starting center fielder. He appeared in 51 games and was batting .225 with five homers and 19 RBIs before being optioned.

Maybin’s playing time was reduced after Mike Stanton was promoted from Double-A Jacksonville on June 8.

Hampered by a left shoulder problem since last year, Maybin had surgery on the shoulder following the 2009 season.

In other Triple-A news, infielder Brian Barden, who was designated for assignment on July 3, is expected to join the Zephyrs on Thursday.

– Joe Frisaro
 

Maybin getting shoulder checked

Cameron Maybin went 2-for-4 on July 1 at Nashville, raising his batting average to .357 at Triple-A New Orleans.

That’s the good news for the 23-year-old outfielder.

The bad news is he hasn’t played since, and he has been placed on the seven-day Minor League disabled list with a left shoulder injury. Maybin had surgery on the shoulder last November, and he is heading to Miami to have it re-examined by the Marlins physicians.

Because of the previous surgery, Maybin and the team are being careful. The shoulder has bothered him a for most of the season, although he never used it as an excuse.

Maybin opened the year as the Marlins starting center fielder. In 51 games for Florida he batted .225 with five home runs and 19 RBIs.

The Marlins optioned Maybin to New Orleans on June 18.

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

Hanley leading off

Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez talked about “tweaking” the lineup after Saturday’s 6-1 loss to the Mets at Citi Field.

The manager made a big change on Sunday by sliding Hanley Ramirez into the leadoff spot for the first time since 2008.

A career .313 hitters leading off, Ramirez was switched to the No. 3 spot in 2009, and he went on to win the NL batting title with a .342 average.

This year has been a struggle for Ramirez, who is hitting .286 with eight home runs and 29 RBIs.

Heading into Sunday, Ramirez had all but one of his at-bats this season from the No. 3 spot. The other time was when he was used as a pinch-hitter for the pitcher’s spot.

 

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1) Hanley Ramirez, SS

2) Chris Coghlan, LF

3) Dan Uggla, 2B

4) Jorge Cantu, 3B

5) Ronny Paulino, C

6) Cody Ross RF

7) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

8) Cameron Maybin, CF

9) Ricky Nolasco, P

 

 

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1) Jose Reyes, SS

2) Angel Pagan, CF

3) Jason Bay, LF

4) Ike Davis, 1B

5) David Wright, 3B

6) Rod Barajas, C

7) Jeff Francoeur, RF

8) Alex Cora, 2B

9) Hisanori Takahashi, P

 

– Joe Frisaro

Marlins lineup for Saturday

The Marlins play a nationally televised game against the Mets on Saturday afternoon. The 4:10 p.m. matchup will be on Fox.

Josh Johnson will be interviewed between innings. Jorge Cantu will be wearing a microphone.

Nate Robertson gets the starting nod for Florida, while the Mets are sending lefty Jonathon Niese to the mound.

 

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1) Chris Coghlan, LF

2) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

3) Hanley Ramirez, SS

4) Jorge Cantu, 3B

5) Dan Uggla, 2B

6) Cody Ross, RF

7) Ronny Paulino, C

8) Cameron Maybin, CF

9) Nate Robertson, P

 

 

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1) Jose Reyes, SS

2) Angel Pagan, CF

3) Jason Bay, LF

4) Ike Davis, 1B

5) David Wright, 3B

6) Rod Barajas, C

7) Jeff Francoeur, RF

8) Ruben Tejada, 2B

9) Jonathon Niese, P 

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

Marlins lineup on Friday

The Marlins open a three-game set with the Mets on Friday at Citi Field. Anibal Sanchez takes the mound for Florida.

 

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1) Chris Coghlan, LF

2) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

3) Hanley Ramirez, SS

4) Jorge Cantu, 3B

5) Dan Uggla, 2B

6) Cody Ross, RF

7) Cameron Maybin, CF

8) Brett Hayes, C

9) Anibal Sanchez, P

 

 

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1) Jose Reyes, SS

2) Angel Pagan, CF

3) Jason Bay, LF

4) Ike Davis, 1B

5) David Wright, 3B

6) Rod Barajas, C

7) Jeff Francoeur, RF

8) Ruben Tejada, 2B

9) R.A. Dickey

 

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

Marlins lineup for Wednesday

The Marlins go for four straight on Wednesday night against the Brewers at Sun Life Stadium.

Chris Volstad takes the mound for Florida, looking to snap a personal four-game losing skid. Yovani Gallardo throws for the Brewers.

 

 

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1) Rickie Weeks, 2B

2) Ryan Braun, LF

3) Prince Fielder, 1B

4) Casey McGehee, 3B

5) Corey Hart, RF

6) Carlos Comez, CF

7) George Kottaras, C

8) Yovani Gallardo, P

9) Alcides Escobar, SS

 

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1) Chris Coghlan, LF

2) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

3) Hanley Ramirez, SS

4) Jorge Cantu, 3B

5) Dan Uggla, 2B

6) Cody Ross, RF

7) Ronny Paulino, C

8) Cameron Maybin, CF

9) Chris Volstad, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

Marlins lineup for Tuesday

After rallying from four runs down on Monday, the Marlins look for their third straight victory on Tuesday.

The Marlins took the four-game series opener with the Brewers on Monday, 13-5 at Sun Life Stadium.

Ricky Nolasco will get the start on Tuesday night.

 

 

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1) Rickie Weeks, 2B

2) George Kottaras, C

3) Ryan Braun, LF

4) Prince Fielder, 1B

5) Casey McGehee, 3B

6) Corey Hart, RF

7) Jim Edmonds, CF

8) Alcides Escobar, SS

9) Dave Bush, P

 

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1) Chris Coghlan, LF

2) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

3) Hanley Ramirez, SS

4) Jorge Cantu, 3B

5) Dan Uggla, 2B

6) Cody Ross, RF

7) Ronny Paulino, C

8) Cameron Maybin, CF

9) Ricky Nolasco, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

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