Results tagged ‘ Jorge Cantu ’

Prospects excel vs. Italy

With little fanfare, the Marlins played a B Game scrimmage against Team Italy on Field 2 of the Roger Dean Stadium complex on Sunday morning.
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The hitting coach for the Italian Team is Mike Piazza, the former All-Star catcher and likely future Hall of Famer.

The scrimmage was a good chance for a number of Marlins prospects to get some game action. In the victory for Florida, right-hander Omar Poveda tossed two innings, giving up one run. It was his first game action since he underwent Tommy John surgery.

Poveda was obtained from the Rangers as part of the Jorge Cantu trade last July.

The right-hander showed a good changeup, and his fastball had some movement. It was an encouraging first trip back to the mound. Poveda is expected to open the season in Double-A, and then move up to Triple-A, .

A starting pitcher, he could be a candidate later in the season if the Marlins have a need for a long reliever or emergency starter.

Also in the scrimmage, Kyle Skipworth and Josh Kroeger each homered.

Joe Frisaro
(photo by Amy Glanzman)

Non-roster invitees announced

In the past the Marlins have had success with non-roster invitees emerging as key contributors. The list includes Jorge Cantu, Clay Hensley and Kiko Calero.

Perhaps they will strike big with some players in 2011.

On Tuesday, the Marlins annouced the signings of seven six-year free agents, who will be at Spring Training as non-roster invitees.

Signed are left-handers Darin Downs and Victor Garate. Right-hander Frank Mata also will be in camp.

Ruben Gotay, a switch-hitting infielder, is among the group who has big league experience. Tim Torres (infielder), outfielder-first baseman Josh Kroeger and outfielder Chris Lubanski also have signed.

Lubanski will be a candidate for a left-handed bat off the bench.

– Joe Frisaro

 

Uggla on brink of 100 RBIs

Dan Uggla is on the brink of joining an exclusive Marlins’ club.

With his next RBI, he will place himself on the franchise’s 100 RBI list. In their history, the benchmark has been reached 14 times.

Uggla1z2.jpgUggla has been stuck on 99 since his run-scoring single in the seventh inning last Thursday at Milwaukee. He has gone four games without driving in a run heading into Tuesday night at Atlanta.

The 99 RBIs by Uggla are the most of any National League second baseman. Robinson Cano of the Yankees has 105, which tops all MLB second basemen.

Uggla is having a career season across the board, and he’s already topped his season best for RBIs. Previously it was 92 in 2008.

Preston Wilson holds the franchise record with 121, posted in 2000. A year ago, Hanley Ramirez (106) and Jorge Cantu (100) reached the century mark.

Florida’s season RBI leaders:

* Preston Wilson, 121, 2000
* Gary Sheffield, 120, 1996
* Miguel Cabrera, 119, 2007
* Miguel Cabrera, 116, 2005
* Moises Alou, 115, 1997
* Carlos Delgado, 115, 2005
* Miguel Cabrera, 114, 2006
* Miguel Cabrera, 112, 2004
* Hanley Ramirez, 106, 2009
* Jeff Conine, 105, 1995
* Mike Lowell, 105, 2003
* Cliff Floyd, 103, 2001
* Jorge Cantu, 100, 2009
* Mike Lowell, 100, 2001
* Dan Uggla, 99, 2010

– Joe Frisaro

Coghlan undergoing surgery

Chris Coghlan’s season is over.

The 2009 NL Rookie of the Year will undergo surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. The procedure will be performed by Marlins physician, Dr. Lee Kaplan, on Wednesday.

Recovery time is four to eight weeks.

Coghlan’s sophomore year in the big leagues ends with a .268 batting average and .335 on-base percentage.

It was a rough season for the 25-year-old, who will be converting from left field to third base when Spring Training for 2011 opens.

Coghlan suffered the knee injury during a postgame celebration after the Marlins beat the Braves on July 25.

Wes Helms delivered the walk-off hit that day, and the team rejoiced.

While Helms was being interviewed, Coghlan leaped to smash a towel full of shaving cream into his teammate’s face. He landed awkwardly on his knee, and went on the disabled list the next day.

Earlier in his season, Coghlan dealt with a sore oblique after making a diving catch against the Reds on April 13. Shortly after the All-Star Break, he bruised his ribs while making a diving catch against the Nationals.

He missed some games after each incident.

The Marlins were planning on switching Coghlan to third base after Jorge Cantu was traded. That transition is expected next year.

– Joe Frisaro

 

Minor Leaguer Reed on DL

Evan Reed, one of the Minor League pitchers acquired in the Jorge Cantu trade with Texas, has been placed on the disabled list with a right elbow strain.

The Marlins obtained Reed and right-hander Omar Poveda from the Rangers for Cantu on July 29 while the club was in San Francisco.

Reed, a right-handed reliever, made one appearance with Double-A Jacksonville. He threw 1 2/3 innings for the Suns on July 31. He is on the DL retroactive to Aug. 2.

Before the injury, the Marlins felt Reed was close to being big league ready. He threw 39 innings at Double-A Frisco in the Rangers system prior to the trade.

Poveda, a starting pitcher from Venezuela, is recovering from Tommy John surgery and he should be ready for Spring Training.

– Joe Frisaro

Marlins lineup for Thursday

The Marlins try to salvage a four-game split with the Giants on Thursday afternoon at AT@T Park.

Jorge Cantu, the subject of trade speculation, is in the lineup, playing third base and batting fifth.

Dan Uggla has belted four homers in the first three games of the series, and he has six over his last six games.

 

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1) Hanley Ramirez, SS

2) Logan Morrison, LF

3) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

4) Dan Uggla, 2B

5) Jorge Cantu, 3B

6) Cody Ross, CF

7) Mike Stanton, RF

8) Ronny Paulino, C

9) Anibal Sanchez, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

Marlins-Giants lineups

The Marlins, after winning seven of 10 on their homestand, open a four-game series against the Giants at AT&T Park on Monday.

Ricky Nolasco gets the nod against Barry Zito.

With the lefty Zito on the mound, switch-hitter Emilio Bonifacio started in left field in place of Chris Coghla. Jorge Cantu was back in the lineup.

 

 

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1) Emilio Bonifacio, LF

2) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

3) Hanley Ramirez, SS

4) Dan Uggla, 2B

5) Jorge Cantu, 3B

6) Cody Ross, CF

7) Mike Stanton, RF

8) Ronny Paulino, C

9) Ricky Nolasco, P

 

 

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1) Andres Torres, CF

2) Edgar Renteria, SS

3) Aubrey Huff, RF

4) Buster Posey, C

5) Juan Uribe, 3B

6) Pat Burrell, LF

7) Travis Ishikawa, 1B

8) Freddy Sanchez, 2B

9) Barry Zito, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

Marlins-Rockies Tuesday

The Marlins go for their fourth straight on Tuesday when they face the Rockies at Sun Life Stadium. In a matchup of left-handers, Nate Robertson makes the start against Jeff Francis.

 

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1) Dexter Fowler, CF

2) Jonathan Herrera, 2B

3) Melvin Mora, LF

4) Ryan Spilborghs, RF

5) Chris Ianetta, C

6) Brad Eldred, 1B

7) Ian Stewart, 3B

8) Clint Barmes, SS

9) Jeff Francis, P

 

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1) Emilio Bonifacio, LF

2) Wes Helms, 3B

3) Hanley Ramirez, SS

4) Dan Uggla, 2B

5) Jorge Cantu, 1B

6) Cody Ross, CF

7) Mike Stanton, RF

8) Ronny Paulino, C

9) Nate Robertson, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

Marlins lineups for Sunday

The Marlins wrap up their first half on Sunday looking to salvage a four-game split with the D-backs at Chase Field.

A pair of starting pitchers who opened the season at Double-A will be on the mound. Alex Sanabia gets the call for Florida, while Barry Enright goes for Arizona.

 

 

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1) Chris Coghlan, LF

2) Wes Helms, 3B

3) Hanley Ramirez, SS

4) Jorge Cantu, 1B

5) Dan Uggla, 2B

6) Cody Ross, CF

7) Mike Stanton, RF

8) Ronny Paulino, C

9) Alex Sanabia, P

 

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1) Chris Young, CF

2) Kelly Johnson, 2B

3) Justin Upton, RF

4) Miguel Montero, C

5) Mark Reynolds, 3B

6) Stephen Drew, SS

7) Rusty Ryal, 1B

8) Gerardo Parra, LF

9) Barry Enright, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

Marlins giving Hayes a start

Coming off a win on Friday night, the Marlins look to make it two straight against the D-backs at Chase Field on Saturday.

The only change from Friday’s lineup is Brett Hayes started at catcher instead of Ronny Paulino.

 

 

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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, CF

7) Mike Stanton, RF

8) Brett Hayes, C

9) Nate Robertson, P

 

 

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1) Stephen Drew, SS

2) Tony Abreu, 2B

3) Justin Upton, RF

4) Chris Young, CF

5) Mark Reynolds, 3B

6) Rusty Ryal, 1B

7) Chris Snyder, C

8) Cole Gillespie, LF

9) Ian Kennedy, P

 

– Joe Frisaro

 

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