Marlins using newspaper headlines for motivation


From Joe Capozzi, the Marlins beat writer at the Palm Beach Post:

That was the headline after the Marlins’ 4-1 loss to the Phillies on Friday night. The Fish rode young starter Jose Fernandez to a 2-0 win on Saturday and will try to split this four-game set with Philadelphia on Sunday.

The sadsack Marlins — that’s admittedly kind of catchy — are currently 9-22 with a -51 run differential.

Daniel Murphy will miss the start of the season

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Daniel Murphy said today that he will not be ready for Opening Day and will start the year on the disabled list.

Murphy had microfracture knee surgery last October. While he has been able to take batting practice and field ground balls, his lateral movement is still limited. In his absence — which is not expected to last past mid-April or so — Howie Kendrick will get the bulk of the playing time at second base.

Murphy hit .322/.384/.543, smacked 23 homers and knocked in 93 RBI in 2017.