Sat, 12 Apr 2014 18:35:25 -0700
Miami Marlins 2B Derek Dietrich (back) was scratched from the starting lineup Saturday, April 12, because of lower back tightness.
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:19:57 -0700
The Miami Marlins are expected to open with a platoon at second base to start the year, with 2B Rafael Furcal (hamstring) likely to open on the disabled list. 2B Derek Dietrich would start against right-handed pitchers, with 2B Jeff Baker in the lineup against lefties. Furcal is expected to be placed on the DL retroactive to March 21, meaning he could return at April 5, at the earliest.
Fantasy Tip: Dietrich and Baker aren't worth looking at in pretty much all leagues, especially since Furcal could be back rather quickly.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:03:10 -0700
Miami Marlins OF Reed Johnson has been informed that he will make the team. 3B Ed Lucas, 2Bs Donovan Solano and Derek Dietrich and OF Brian Bogusevic are in competition for the last one or two spots.
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 13:51:29 -0700
Miami Marlins 2B Rafael Furcal (hamstring) would like to start the year on the disabled list if he's not 100 percent by opening day. He went 2-for-4 with two singles in a minor league game Monday, March 24, but wasn't running at full speed on the bases. It appears more likely that he'll open on the DL, but he could return as soon as April 5. INFs Derek Dietrich, Ed Lucas, Donovan Solano and Jeff Baker can fill in for Furcal at second base.
Fantasy Tip: Are you surprised by Furcal's injury this early in the season? You shouldn't be. The Marlins will likely have to mix and match at the keystone if Furcal continues to be bothered by injuries. This position should be ignored for fantasy purposes in Miami.
Sat, 22 Mar 2014 07:58:45 -0700
Miami Marlins 2B Derek Dietrich (nose) participated in batting practice Saturday, March 22.
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:13:16 -0700
Miami Marlins 2B Derek Dietrich, 2B Donovan Solano and 3B Ed Lucas are candidates to start at second base if 2B Rafael Furcal (hamstring) is not ready for the regular season.
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 19:57:54 -0700
Miami Marlins 2B Derek Dietrich (nose) is expected to miss a few days because of the broken nose he suffered Thursday, March 20. Dietrich has been fitted for a protective mask.
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 14:08:30 -0700
Miami Marlins 2B Derek Dietrich (nose) fractured his nose Thursday, March 20, after he took a groundball to the face during the spring game. X-rays showed a small fracture on the bridge of his nose, and he also suffered a large bruise and cuts around his left eye. Dietrich said he's day-to-day. "It's nothing serious," Dietrich said. "I think I can get back in the lineup pretty soon. I got lucky. Right now I feel fine as far as my head. We'll ice it up today and see where we're at tomorrow."
Fantasy Tip: Dietrich had been filling in at the keystone with Rafael Furcal (hamstring) dinged up. Donovan Solano can also play second base, but Furcal is still expected to be the starter when he's healthy. You can ignore all of these options in most leagues.
Sun, 15 Dec 2013 11:14:37 -0800
Miami Marlins INF Derek Dietrich, who played second base last season, is an internal candidate to become the team's third baseman in 2014.
Sun, 28 Jul 2013 13:04:01 -0700
Miami Marlins hitting coach Tino Martinez has resigned. Martinez reportedly erupted at a player and grabbed him by his neck and neck chain. According to reports, 2B Derek Dietrich notified the team of the incident, which occurred several months ago.