Results tagged ‘ Hanley Ramirez ’

Marlins on the mend

With a modest payroll, success for the Marlins’ largely rests on the team staying healthy.

Marlins president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest touched on that Wednesday during the announcement that Edwin Rodriguez would return as manager.

“We need to keep our starting pitching healthy,” Beinfest said. “We need to keep JJ, Ricky, Anibal and Vollie pitching deep into September. We really can’t afford to lose our starting pitching like we did this year.”

Josh Johnson missed the final few weeks with a back and shoulder ailment. Nolasco was out down the stretch with a meniscus tear in his right knee. Anibal Sanchez and Chris Volstad pitched down the stretched, and both actually finished up strong.

The Marlins will be counting on Johnson, Nolasco, Sanchez and Volstad to be four workhorses in 2011.

“One of the things we’re looking for the team to do too is to just grow up a little bit,” Beinfest said. “We’ve transitioned a little bit some of the guys who had been here since ’06. … Health and the arms will be important.”

Currently, several players are on the mend this offseason. Johnson and Nolasco are recovering nicely, and neither should have any restrictions when Spring Training gets underway.

Chris Coghlan is recovering from a meniscus tear in his left knee. Coghlan recently was checked out by team physician, Dr. Lee Kaplan. As of now, he doesn’t have a timeline to start baseball activities.

Hanley Ramirez, who was bothered with left elbow inflammation, will soon be examined again by Kaplan to determine when he will begin baseball activities. Ramirez is spending much of the offseason in Miami working out. 

John Baker underwent Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, and he hasn’t begun baseball activities.

Sean West, who was in the Arizona Fall League, has been sent home with a left elbow strain. The 6-foot-8 lefty is scheduled to see Kaplan. The team doesn’t think the injury is serious, but more will be known after the visit.

Alex Sanabia, who missed his final start due to a right forearm strain, is making progress. The team didn’t think the ailment was serious.

Also on Wednesday, Beinfest noted that the team has had on-going discussions with Terry Bross, Dan Uggla’s agent, regarding a long-term contract for the power-hitting second baseman. There has been little movement, however, on a multiyear deal with Nolasco, who has two more seasons left in arbitration.

Beinfest said he was given his payroll range for the ’11 season. He didn’t give any estimates, but he noted payroll will be higher than the $46 million in 2010.

Look for Florida’s payroll to be in the $50 million range.

– Joe Frisaro
 

 

Bonifacio back in lineup

Overall, the Marlins are 39-39 on the road this year after they dropped three of four at Milwaukee.

On Monday, they begin their final away series of the season, as they take on the Braves at Turner Field.

Alex Sanabia gets the starting nod, while the Braves are going with Tommy Hanson.

Monday marks the return of Emilio Bonifacio to the starting lineup. Bonifacio has been bothered by a tight left hamstring. He is starting at shortstop as Hanley Ramirez isn’t ready to return.

 

 

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1) Scott Cousins, CF

2) Emilio Bonifacio, SS

3) Logan Morrison, LF

4) Dan Uggla, 2B

5) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

6) Chad Tracy, 3B

7) Mike Stanton, RF

8) Brad Davis, C

9) Alex Sanabia, P

 

 

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1) Omar Infante, 2B

2) Jason Heyward, RF

3) Martin Prado, 3B

4) Brian McCann, C

5) Derrek Lee, 1B

6) Nate McLouth, LF

7) Alex Gonzalez, SS

8) Rick Ankiel, CF

9) Tommy Hanson, P

 

– Joe Frisaro

  

Hanley hurting, out of lineup

Hanely Ramirez winched in pain several times while swinging the bat in Tuesday’s 5-2 win over the Mets.

On Wednesday, Ramirez was out of the lineup again with a sore left elbow. The elbow has bothered the three-time All-Star shortstop for about six weeks. He had missed four straight games prior to Tuesday.

Now, it is unclear when he will play again. Ozzie Martinez started at shortstop on Wednesday, while Logan Morrison batted third.

The Marlins are shorthanded in the infield because Emilio Bonifacio is nursing a tight left hamstring. He won’t be ready for at least two more days.

Florida concludes its homestand on Wednesday with Alex Sanabia starting against New York’s Jon Niese.

 

 

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1) Jose Reyes, SS

2) Angel Pagan, RF

3) Carlos Beltran, CF

4) David Wright, 3B

5) Ike Davis, 1B

6) Lucas Duda, LF

7) Josh Thole, C

8) Ruben Tejada, 2B

9) Jon Niese, P

 

 

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1) Cameron Maybin, CF

2) Ozzie Martinez, SS

3) Logan Morrison, LF

4) Dan Uggla, 2B

5) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

6) Mike Stanton, RF

7) Wes Helms, 3B

8) Brad Davis, C

9) Alex Sanabia, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

Hanley back in lineup

Hanley Ramirez is back in the Marlins lineup after sitting out four straight games with left elbow inflammation.

The three-time All-Star shortstop came in early on Tuesday and took some swings in the cages. While he didn’t show full extension with his elbow during batting practice on Monday, Ramirez is playing, and he will wear a protective sleeve on his left arm when he is batting.

Ramirez said his elbow has been bothering him for about six weeks.

The Marlins and Mets open a two-game series on Tuesday at Sun Life Stadium. Adalberto Mendez gets the start for Florida against New York’s Mike Pelfrey.

Logan Morrison enters Tuesday riding a string of 39 straight games of reaching safely.

 

 

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1) Jose Reyes SS

2) Angel Pagan, RF

3) Carlos Beltran, CF

4) David Wright, 3B

5) Ike Davis, 1B

6) Lucas Duda, LF

7) Josh Thole, C

8) Ruben Tejada, 2B

9) Mike Pelfrey, P 

 

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1) Scott Cousins, CF

2) Logan Morrison, LF

3) Hanley Ramirez, SS

4) Dan Uggla, 2B

5) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

6) Chad Tracy, 3B

7) Mike Stanton, RF

8) Brad Davis, C

9) Adalberto Mendez, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

Marlins-Cardinals lineups

The Marlins and Cardinals are making up their Aug. 8 rainout with a 3:10 p.m. ET contest at Sun Life Stadium.

The Marlins have lost a season-high six straight games. Their task won’t be easy as St. Louis is going with Chris Carpenter. Chris Volstad pitches for Florida.

Marlins All-Star shortstop Hanley Ramirez is not in the starting lineup for the fourth straight game due to left elbow inflammation.

Emilio Bonifacio was initially in lineup batting leadoff and playing shortstop. But hew as scratched due to left hamstring tightness. Ozzie Martinez filled in, making his first big league start at shortstop.

 

 

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1) Skip Schumaker, 2B

2) Jon Jay, RF

3) Albert Pujols, 1B

4) Matt Holliday, LF

5) Colby Ramus, CF

6) Yadier Molina, C

7) Pedro Feliz, 3B

8) Chris Carpenter, P

9) Brendan Ryan, SS

 

 

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1) Cameron Maybin, CF

2) Ozzie Martinez, SS

3) Logan Morrison, LF

4) Dan Uggla, 2B

5) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

6) Chad Tracy, 3B

7) Mike Stanton, RF

8) Brad Davis, C

9) Chris Volstad, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

Morrison batting third

Looking to shake things up with the lineup, Logan Morrison was moved into the third spot for Florida on Sunday against the Cubs.

Morrison is riding a Marlins’ rookie record of reaching base, which stands at 37 heading into Sunday. The Marlins have lost five straight.

Hanley Ramirez is missing his third straight game due to left elbow inflammation.

 

 

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1) Sam Fuld, CF

2) Darwin Barney, SS

3) Jeff Baker, 2B

4) Micah Hoffpauir, 1B

5) Tyler Colvin, RF

6) Bobby Scales, 3B

7) Brad Snyder, LF

8) Wellington Castillo, C

9) Jeff Samardzija, P

 

 

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1) Emilio Bonifacio, SS

2) Cameron Maybin, CF

3) Logan Morrison, LF

4) Dan Uggla, 2B

5) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

6) Mike Stanton, RF

7) Wes Helms, 3B

8) Mike Rivera, C

9) Andrew Miller, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

Morrison sets team rookie record

Logan Morrison appeared in his 47 MLB game on Saturday night, and already the 23-year-old has set a Marlins’ rookie record.

With his first-inning double off Chicago’s Casey Coleman, Morrison extended his streak of reaching base safely to 37 games. It tops the previous mark of 36 set by Hanley Ramirez in 2006.

The streak is reaching either by hit, walk or hit by pitch.

The franchise record is 46 set by Luis Castillo during 2002, the year he set a franchise record with his 35-game hitting streak.

Marlins consecutive games reaching safely

* Luis Castillo, 46 (4/25/02-6/21/02)
* Kevin Millar, 43 (8/10/02-9/28/02)
* Logan Morrison, 37 (8/7/10-current)
* Cliff Floyd, 37 (4/30/00-6/11/00)
* Hanley Ramirez, 36 (7/27/06-9/3/06)

– Joe Frisaro
 

Marlins-Phillies lineups

The Marlins strive to avoid being swept on Wednesday, but it will be a daunting task.

The Phillies are sending Roy Halladay to the mound, while the Marlins are countering with Jorge Sosa, who will start for the first time since 2007 when he was with the Mets. Reliever Brian Sanches likely will throw multiple innings in relief of Sosa, who may only go three or four innings.

 

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1) Shane Victorino, CF

2) Placido Polanco, 3B

3) Chase Utley, 2B

4) Ryan Howard, 1B

5) Jayson Werth, RF

6) Raul Ibanez, LF

7) Carlos Ruiz, C

8) Wilson Valdez, SS

9) Roy Halladay, P

 

 

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1) Emilio Bonifacio, CF

2) Logan Morrison, LF

3) Hanley Ramirez, SS

4) Dan Uggla, 2B

5) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

6) Chad Tracy, 3B

7) Scott Cousins, RF

8) Brad Davis, C

9) Jorge Sosa, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

Marlins lineup for Tuesday

The Marlins look to snap a four-game losing streak to the Phillies on Tuesday night at Sun Life Stadium.

Adalberto Mendez is getting the start for Florida, while Philadelphia is going with Cole Hamels.

The Marlins enter the game at 73-70. These teams met four times last week at Philadelphia. Florida won the first of two games on Sept. 6, but since then have dropped four in a row in head-to-head meetings with the first-place Phillies.

 

 

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1) Shane Victorino, CF

2) Placido Polanco, 3B

3) Chase Utley, 2B

4) Ryan Howard, 1B

5) Jayson Werth, RF

6) Raul Ibanez, LF

7) Carlos Ruiz, C

8) Wilson Valdez, SS

9) Cole Hamels, P

 

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1) Emilio Bonifacio, CF

2) Logan Morrison, LF

3) Hanley Ramirez, SS

4) Dan Uggla, 2B

5) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

6) Mike Stanton, RF

7) Wes Helms, 3B

8) Brad Davis, C

9) Adalberto Mendez, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

Marlins-Phillies lineups

Due to flu-like symptoms, Cameron Maybin was scratched from Monday’s lineup.

The Marlins sent Andrew Miller to the mound to face the Phillies, who are going with Joe Blanton.

 

 

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1) Shane Victorino, CF

2) Placido Polanco, 3B

3) Chase Utley, 2B

4) Ryan Howard, 1B

5) Jayson Werth, RF

6) Raul Ibanez, LF

7) Carlos Ruiz, C

8) Wilson Valdez, SS

9) Joe Blanton, P

 

 

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1) Emilio Bonifacio, CF

2) Logan Morrison, LF

3) Hanley Ramirez, SS

4) Dan Uggla, 2B

5) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

6) Mike Stanton, RF

7) Chad Tracy, 3B

8) Brad Davis, C

9) Andrew Miller, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

 

 

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