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 Latest Miami Marlins Player Notes:

Dec 18 2017 - Christian Yelich
  OF Christian Yelich is reportedly unhappy with the recent trades by the Marlins, according to ESPN. Yelich expects to have a conversation with Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill in the near future to discuss the situation. Yelich, 26, has four seasons remaining on his seven-year, $49.57 million contract but the club hasn't been shopping him. He is slated to make $7 million in 2018. Yelich batted .282 with 18 homers, 81 RBIs and 16 steals last season. He is a career .290 hitter with 59 homers, 293 RBIs and 72 steals in five big-league seasons.

Dec 18 2017 - J.T. Realmuto
  C J.T. Realmuto reportedly wants to be part of the player exodus from Miami. The Marlins' catcher has requested a trade, according to multiple reports, after the new ownership began dismantling the team to slash payroll. The group, which includes Derek Jeter, has already traded National League MVP Giancarlo Stanton to the New York Yankees, fellow All-Star outfielder Marcell Ozuna to the St. Louis Cardinals and two-time All-Star infielder Dee Gordon to the Seattle Mariners.

Dec 14 2017 - Daniel Castano
  LHP Daniel Castano was one of four players acquired by the Miami Marlins in the deal that sent All-Star OF Marcell Ozuna to the St. Louis Cardinals. Castano, 23, recorded a 9-3 mark with a 2.57 ERA in 14 starts for the State College Spikes of the New York-Penn League.

Dec 14 2017 - Zac Gallen
  RHP Zac Gallen was one of four players acquired by the Miami Marlins in the deal that sent All-Star OF Marcell Ozuna to the St. Louis Cardinals. Gallen, 22, posted a combined 10-8 mark with a 2.93 ERA while pitching with Palm Beach, Springfield and Triple-A Memphis.

Dec 14 2017 - Sandy Alcantara
  RHP Sandy Alcantara was one of four players acquired by the Miami Marlins in the deal that sent All-Star OF Marcell Ozuna to the St. Louis Cardinals. Alcantara, 22, debuted in September and recorded a 4.32 ERA in eight relief appearances with the Cardinals.

Dec 14 2017 - Magneuris Sierra
  OF Magneuris Sierra was one of four players acquired by the Miami Marlins in the deal that sent All-Star OF Marcell Ozuna to the St. Louis Cardinals. Sierra started his major league career with a flourish, collecting hits in each of his first nine games. The 21-year-old went 19-for-60 in 22 games with the Cardinals before batting .270 with a homer and 44 RBIs while splitting his time with Single-A Palm Beach and Double-A Springfield.

Dec 7 2017 - Christopher Torres
  INF Christopher Torres, RHP Robert Dugger and RHP Nick Neidert were acquired by the Marlins from the Mariners on Thursday in exchange for 2B/OF Dee Gordon and an unspecified amount of international slot money. Torres, 19, batted .238 with six homers and 22 RBIs in 48 games for short-season Class A Everett last season. He was originally signed as an international free agent in 2014.

Dec 7 2017 - Robert Dugger
  RHP Robert Dugger, RHP Nick Neidert and INF Christopher Torres were acquired by the Marlins from the Mariners on Thursday in exchange for 2B/OF Dee Gordon and an unspecified amount of international slot money. Dugger, 22, went 6-6 with a 2.75 ERA while splitting time between low Class A Clinton and high Class A Modesto this year. He was an 18th-round pick out of Texas Tech in 2016.

Dec 7 2017 - Nick Neidert
  RHP Nick Neidert, RHP Robert Dugger and INF Christopher Torres were acquired by the Marlins from the Mariners on Thursday in exchange for 2B/OF Dee Gordon and an unspecified amount of international slot money. Niedert, 21, was rated the No. 2 prospect in the Seattle organization by MiLB.com. He went 11-6 with a 3.45 ERA in 25 starts last season while splitting time at high Class A Modesto and Double-A Arkansas. Neidert was a second-round pick in 2015.

Nov 3 2017 - Ichiro Suzuki
  OF Ichiro Suzuki had his contract oprion for the 2018 season declined the 2018 by the Miami Marlins on Friday. Suzuki, 44, is now a free agent after receiving a $500,000 buyout. The Marlins passed on the $2 million club option.

Oct 2 2017 - Wei-Yin Chen
  LHP Wei-Yin Chen (elbow) will not need surgery and should be ready for spring training. Chen has been a major Marlins disappointment for two years in a row, going a combined 7-6 in those two seasons. He has three years left on what was originally a five-season, $80 million contract.

Oct 2 2017 - Jose Urena
  RHP Jose Urena took a no-decision on Sunday against the Braves, finishing his breakthrough season with a 14-7 record. On Sunday, Urena gave up five hits, four walks and three runs in five innings. He struck out two and ended the year with a 3.82 ERA.

Sep 30 2017 - Jose Urena
  --RHP Jose Urena (14-7, 3.77 ERA) tries to cap a breakthrough year when he pitches Miami's season finale on Sunday. In four starts against Atlanta this year, Urena is 2-1 with a 2.22 ERA.

Sep 30 2017 - Odrisamer Despaigne
  RHP Odrisamer Despaigne (2-3), who struck out six, walked one and allowed just two runs in seven innings on Saturday, beating the Atlanta Braves. After not winning a major-league game for two years, Despaigne has won two straight starts.

Sep 30 2017 - Dan Straily
  RHP Dan Straily turned in his shortest stint of the season, lasting just three innings. He gave up five runs on six hits, walking four and striking out three. Straily went 3 1/3 innings in his first start of the year at Washington, where he posted a similar stat line, yielding five runs on six hits while walking two. He did not strike out a batter.

Sep 30 2017 - Ichiro Suzuki
  OF Ichiro Suzuki did not start on Friday when manager Don Mattingly gave CF Christian Yelich a rest. OF/INF Tyler Moore got the call instead to play left field with OF Marcell Ozuna sliding over to center. The purpose of the move, according to Mattingly, was to allow Suzuki to remain in a pinch-hitting role. He got his opportunity in the eighth inning but popped out to shortstop. Suzuki is one pinch hit short of tying the single-season major league record of 28 set by John Vander Wal in 1995.

Sep 30 2017 - Justin Bour
  1B Justin Bour delivered a two-run single that put the Marlins ahead to stay on Friday. It was his 12th go-ahead hit this season and sixth game-winning RBI.

Sep 29 2017 - Dillon Peters
  LHP Dillon Peters (1-2) won his first major league game, allowing just two hits and no runs in 5 2/3 innings. He walked four and struck out four, getting the win in his sixth start. In his previous 18 2/3 innings, Peters had allowed 18 runs.

Sep 29 2017 - Dan Straily
  RHP Dan Straily (10-9, 4.08 ERA) will make his final start of the season on Friday against the Braves. On Thursday, Marlins manager Don Mattingly praised Straily for never missing a turn this season -- Friday will mark his career-high 33rd start of the season. He hasn't been as good as last year, when he went 14-8 with a 3.76 ERA for the Cincinnati Reds. But the Marlins certainly appreciate Straily's durability, especially on an injury-prone staff. Straily usually pitches well against Atlanta, too. In four career starts against the Braves, he is 2-1 with a 2.86 ERA.

Sep 29 2017 - Adam Conley
  LHP Adam Conley has had a poor second season with a 7-8 record and a sky-high 6.20 ERA. He has made his final start of the year, and his September was terrible with an 11.94 ERA in five starts. Marlins manager Don Mattingly said he is concerned about Conley's velocity, which in his most recent start dropped to 86 mph at its best.

Sep 29 2017 - Christian Yelich
  CF Christian Yelich won a Gold Glove award in left field in 2014. This year, he is building a case to win his second Gold Glove, this time in center. His .997 fielding percentage leads all National League outfielders. Among NL outfielders, only Braves center fielder Ender Inciarte has had more chances, and that is a testament to both players' range. In the end, Inciarte (.993 fielding percentage) could be Yelich's stiffest competition for Gold Glove.

Sep 28 2017 - Adam Conley
  LHP Adam Conley gave up six runs in 1 1/3 innings on three hits and three walks with no strikeouts and threw 18 of 36 pitches for strikes. It was the shortest start of his career, excluding the one-inning rain-shortened start in 2016 and the second straight start in which Conley failed to pitch two innings. On Friday at Arizona, he allowed six hits and seven runs in 1 2/3 innings with one walk and no strikeouts.

Sep 28 2017 - A.J. Ellis
  C A.J. Ellis hit a two-run homer in Miami's three-run fourth. It was his sixth homer of the season and second in his past three games. The other was Sept. 20 against the New York Mets. Ellis, who also doubled home a run in the ninth, had a season-high three RBIs, his most since Sept. 17, 2016 against Miami while playing for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Sep 28 2017 - Brian Ellington
  RHP Brian Ellington gave up two hits, three walks and five runs in two-thirds of an inning with one strikeout and has been scored upon in three straight outings. In that span, Ellington, who has a 7.59 ERA in 40 games, has allowed five hits, eight runs and five walks in three innings. Ellington gave up runs to the Rockies on Tuesday and Wednesday, and in six career games against them, Ellington is 1-1 with a 16.20 ERA (five innings, nine earned runs).

Sep 27 2017 - Wei-Yin Chen
  LHP Wei-Yin Chen is finished for the season and plans to visit Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles to have his left elbow examined and determine the next step. "I really didn't count on him being back this year, honestly," manager Don Mattingly said. "And I'm not really sure if he's going to be able to get back next year." Signed to a five-year, $80 million contract before last year, Chen made just 22 starts in 2016 and five in the first month of this season before going on the disabled list in early May with what was termed left arm fatigue. He returned to the mound for the Marlins this month and made four relief appearances, the last on Friday. Afterward, Chen said he had more discomfort. "We know it's there," Mattingly said, referring to a tear in his left ulnar collateral ligament. "It keeps coming back every time he gets extended a little bit. ... It's hard to say this guy is going to go out and throw 200 innings next year." But Mattingly is hopeful Chen will return to pitch for the Marlins next season. "There are guys that have pitched with it," Mattingly said. "It's just a matter of how we're going to be able to manage it. Is it going to be a five-inning type thing, 70 pitches? You hope for the best. Hopefully, he just felt a little soreness and it's just part of the process and then (he) has a full winter to build and strengthen and really be a guy next year for us. That's what you hope for."