Tue, 30 Jul 2013 14:48:46 -0700
The Miami Marlins are gauging other teams' interest in OF Juan Pierre and 3B Placido Polanco.
Fri, 07 Jun 2013 16:28:46 -0700
Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring), 2B Donovan Solano (intercostal) and 1B Joe Mahoney (hamstring) had their rehab games rained out the past two days, but all three are on track to return from their disabled list stints Monday, June 10.
Fantasy Tip: Stanton and Solano will return to starting duties, but Mahoney will likely serve as the backup to Casey Kotchman at first base. Marcell Ozuna's hot bat should keep him in the everyday lineup even with the return of Stanton. A platoon in left field between Juan Pierre and Justin Ruggiano could be in order.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 06:14:20 -0700
Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring) will serve as the designated hitter at Class A Jupiter Thursday, June 6, after playing in two consecutive rehab games. He played seven innings in the outfield Wednesday, June 5. Stanton expects to come off the disabled list Monday, June 10.
Fantasy Tip: This will make fantasy owners rejoice. Marcell Ozuna is expected to move to center field, and that may signal the end for Juan Pierre with Justin Ruggiano in left. However, don't write off Pierre just yet; he could platoon with Ruggiano in left so the team can utilize his speed occasionally.
Sat, 20 Apr 2013 18:24:32 -0700
Miami Marlins OF Juan Pierre entered the game Friday, April 19, striking out three or more times in a game just five times in 1,897 big league games. He struck out three times Friday, and then did it again Saturday, April 20. He has never struck out four times in a game.
Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:10:37 -0700
Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond said he may choose to go with a platoon in center field to start the year. OF Christian Yelich may be Redmond's top choice, but he's expected to start the season at Double-A Jacksonville. Yelich is hitting .381 this spring and leads the team with five home runs and 13 RBIs. "I play him all the time. I love him. Like I said, he's had a great spring. He's done everything we've asked of him. But at the end of the day, he's never had an at-bat above A ball, and we have to make sure we're doing the right thing for him and the organization," Redmond said. OFs Chris Coghlan, Gorkys Hernandez and Justin Ruggiano (back) are the realistic candidates. Ruggiano is 1-for-11 after returning from a back injury and doesn't look 100 percent healthy. Coghlan has a minor league option left, but he appears to deserve a spot the most. The team will not move OF Juan Pierre from left field to center.
Fantasy Tip: Ruggiano is in line for regression after a very fortunate hit rate last season as he emerged out of nowhere. He's somewhat intriguing, but mainly only for his power. Coghlan and Hernandez only stand out in NL-only leagues, and their luster is lessened with platoon possibilities. Yelich will probably see major league at-bats later in the season.
Sat, 16 Feb 2013 18:17:59 -0800
Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond indicated OF Juan Pierre could see some playing time in centerfield during spring training games.
Sun, 10 Feb 2013 18:57:25 -0800
Miami Marlins OF Juan Pierre said Sunday, Feb. 10, that he was 15 minutes from signing with the Houston Astros in the offseason before the Marlins called and offered $1.6 million. Pierre said it "was a no-brainer" to return to Miami. "It's a special place. I met my wife when I was with the Marlins," Pierre said.
Sun, 18 Nov 2012 10:23:33 -0800
The Miami Marlins have signed free-agent OF Juan Pierre (Phillies) to a one-year contract worth $1.6 million.
Tue, 30 Oct 2012 05:31:30 -0700
The Philadelphia Phillies declined a $5.5 million mutual option with 3B Placido Polanco and paid him a $1 million buyout. They declined options on RP Jose Contreras ($2.5 million) and 1B Ty Wigginton ($4 million) as well, paying them $500,000 buyouts. OF Juan Pierre and C Brian Schneider are free agents and are unlikely to re-sign.
Fri, 21 Sep 2012 07:18:14 -0700
Philadelphia Phillies OF Juan Pierre had five hits Thursday, Sept. 20. 2B Chase Utley had four hits and four RBI.