Miami Marlins

Marlins agree to terms with 6 top Draft picks
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The Marlins have made significant progress in locking up their high-round Draft picks. The club has reached agreement, pending physicals, with six of their first 11 choices: right-hander Sam Perez (fifth round), outfielder Corey Bird (seventh), outfielder Aaron Knapp (eighth), catcher Jarett Rindfleisch (ninth), left-hander Dylan Lee (10th) and right-hander Chad Smith (11th).

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Stanton, Marlins need ASG help; Ichiro a candidate?
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The Marlins are having a competitive season, remaining over .500 and within striking distance of their National League East rivals. But when it comes to the All-Star voting results, Miami is being shut out.

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Per plan, Marlins to skip Fernandez one start
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To keep Jose Fernandez available for roughly 180 innings this season, the Marlins will skip their ace’s next start, which would have been Friday at home against the Rockies.

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Conley to get nod in place of Fernandez vs. Rox
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Rookie Jon Gray will look to extend his streak of four straight quality starts when the Rockies open a weekend series vs. the Marlins, but instead of matching up against Jose Fernandez — whose start was skipped to conserve his innings — Gray will face off against Adam Conley in Friday’s opener at Marlins Park.

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Ichiro's feat astounding, but Rose rules hit parade
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Ichiro’s 16th season has been an unexpected joy because, at 37, he seems reborn in hitting .349 for the Marlins. Pete Rose, however, remains the Hit King.

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Ichi-Rose: Combo batter expands hit story
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Ichiro Suzuki entered uncharted territory on Wednesday with a double in the ninth inning of the Marlins’ 6-3 loss at Petco Park. With a 2-for-5 day, the 42-year-old outfielder now has 4,257 career hits — 1,278 in Japan and 2,979 in Major League Baseball. Pete Rose, MLB’s Hit King, finished his career with 4,256 hits […]

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Nicolino can't keep Padres down; Marlins drop finale
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Ichiro Suzuki’s two-out double in the ninth gave him 4,257 career professional hits — counting those accrued in Japan — to move him ahead of MLB’s hit king, Pete Rose. But the Padres staged a hit parade of their own to spoil the Marlins’ party Wednesday afternoon. The Friars grabbed the lead with a fifth-inning […]

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Ramos' dad knew son had elite arm early on
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Throwing a baseball always came naturally for Marlins closer A.J. Ramos.

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Teammates marvel at Ichiro's achievement
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No matter the level or league, achieving 4,257 professional hits anywhere is reason to celebrate. The players and crowd of 20,037 at Petco Park did just that on Wednesday afternoon, when Ichiro Suzuki collected two hits in the Marlins’ 6-3 loss to the Padres.

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Ichiro imitates Rose by passing threshold vs. Padres
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Ichiro Suzuki was an 11-year old, growing up in Japan on Sept. 11, 1985, when Pete Rose smacked a second-inning single at Riverfront Stadium to pass Ty Cobb into first place on the all-time hits list. It happened against the Padres. Nearly 31 years later, the confluence of Ichiro, Rose and the Padres crossed again […]

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Nicolino hopes to finish Marlins' sweep
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Justin Nicolino will try to clinch a series sweep of the Padres on Wednesday when he faces San Diego rookie Luis Perdomo in the series finale. Ichiro Suzuki also needs one hit to tie Pete Rose’ record of 4,256 career hits.

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Mathis happy to contribute with bat
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Playing time and hits with runners in scoring position have been hard to come by this season for Marlins’ backup catcher Jeff Mathis. But he came up big Tuesday, hitting a grand slam in a win over the Padres.

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