Results tagged ‘ Matt Stairs ’

Coghlan scratched from lineup

Chris Coghlan was scratched shortly before the start of the Marlins-Nationals game at 1:05 p.m. game at Roger Dean Stadium.

Coghlan, who is recovering from surgery to his left knee, was initially set to lead off and be the designated hitter. Dewayne Wise started in center field, and John Baker was added as the designated hitter.

Javier Vazquez gets the start for Florida. Jason Marquis is pitching for Washington.

NATIONALS

1) Roger Bernardina, CF
2) Danny Espinosa, 2B
3) Laynce Nix, RF
4) Adam LaRoche, 1B
5) Michael Morse, LF
6) Matt Stairs, DH
7) Ivan Rodriguez, C
8) Alex Cora, SS
9) Alberto Gonzalez, 3B

MARLINS

1) Dewayne Wise, CF
2) Omar Infante, 2B
3) Hanley Ramirez, SS
4) Logan Morrison, LF
5) John Buck, C
6) Wes Helms, 1B
7) John Baker, DH
8) Scott Cousins, RF
9) Matt Dominguez, 3B

Joe Frisaro

Gload heading to Phillies

Add left-handed bat off the bench to the Marlins’ needs.

Late Tuesday night, veteran Ross Gload agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Phillies.

A free agent, the 33-year-old first baseman was an effective pinch-hitter and spot starter in his lone season with the Marlins. Gload had 21 pinch-hits and 15 pinch-hit RBIs, both Marlins records for a season.

The left-handed hitting Gload was also a strong defensive first baseman, and he can also play both corner outfield spots.

In 125 games, Gload batted .261 with six home runs and 30 RBIs. He even was an emergency pitcher on May 22, tossing one scoreless inning against Tampa Bay.

The Marlins acquired Gload and cash from the Royals on April 1 for a player to be named, who became right-hand prospect Eric Basurto.

Gload broke in with the Cubs in 2000, and he also played for the Rockies and White Sox.

In Philadelphia, the likely will fill the pinch-hit role that Matt Stairs held.

The Marlins had a two-year, $1.9 million offer on the table for Gload, who also attracted interest from the Braves.

In early November, the Marlins turned down a $2.6 million club option on Gload, making him a free agent.

– Joe Frisaro

 

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