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Top prospects among Marlins re-assignments

Bleday sent to Minors camp; Jazz optioned to Triple-A Wichita
March 10, 2020

The Marlins got an excellent look at the future of the franchise during the first month of Spring Training. But the time has come for some potential stars of tomorrow to head back to the Minor League incubator.Top 100 prospects JJ Bleday, Jazz Chisholm and Jesús Sánchez headline a group

Diaz, Cabrera signal turning of tide in Miami

Sluggers, pitchers abundant in much-improved Marlins system
November 13, 2019

Each offseason, MiLB.com goes position by position across each system and honors the players -- regardless of age or prospect status -- who had the best seasons in their organization. Click here to locate your favorite club.The Marlins are far enough along in their lengthy rebuild that the Minor League crops

Encarnacion leads Salt River to AFL title

Marlins No. 17 prospect breaks tie with booming grand slam
October 26, 2019

Royce Lewis' effort carried Salt River to the Arizona Fall League Championship Game, and one swing of the bat by Jerar Encarnacion sealed the title for the Rafters.The top Twins prospect was named the circuit's MVP on Saturday before the No. 17 Marlins prospect broke a 1-1 tie with a

Top prospects take stage for Fall League title

Twins' Lewis leads Rafters against Nationals' Garcia, Saguaros
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October 25, 2019

Autumn might be in full swing, but it's time to crown a fall champion.The Surprise Sagauros (17-11) and Salt River Rafters (16-11) will square off in the Arizona Fall League Championship Game at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. The contest, which will be

A Season in Review, 2019

LumberKings conclude historic season with postseason run
September 18, 2019

CLINTON, IA (September 18, 2019) - The 2019 season has come and gone, and with it, the Clinton LumberKings 64th season in the Midwest League. In many ways it was a record setting year for the year-one Single-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins. By season's end, Miami sent seven of

Encarnacion Homers in Clinton 3-1 Loss

LumberKings drop quickest game of the year to open series
June 14, 2019

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (June 14, 2019) - Jerar Encarnacion's 10th home run of the season was not enough for the Clinton LumberKings who fell 3-1 to the Cedar Rapids Kernels on Friday night at Perfect Game Field. The game was the quickest of the season for the LumberKings (33-34) and

Encarnacion Homers in LumberKings Win

Clinton score three in third and hold on for 3-2 win
June 12, 2019

CLINTON, IA (June 12, 2019) - Jerar Encarnacion hit his ninth home run of the year and the Clinton LumberKings beat the Peoria Chiefs 3-2 on Wednesday night at NelsonCorp Field. All three of the LumberKings (32-33) runs came in one inning and they then held on to beat the

Four Home Runs & A Triple Play in LKings Win

Rivera, Torres, Encarnacion, & Reynolds homer in 9-5 win
June 8, 2019

BURLINGTON, IA (June 8, 2019) - Marcos Rivera, Christopher Torres, Jerar Encarnacion, and Sean Reynolds each homered for the Clinton LumberKings who turned a triple play in a 9-5 win over the Burlington Bees on Saturday night at Community Field. The home runs were the most in a game by

L-Kings turn unconventional triple play

Clinton ferries ball around infield to escape bases-loaded jam
June 8, 2019

Any triple play is rare, but Class A Clinton found a particularly unique way to pull off the feat on Saturday.The LumberKings flung the ball all around the field to escape the eighth inning unscathed in their 9-5 win over Burlington at Community Field. It was the team's first triple

Three LumberKings Named to All-Star Game

Chris Vallimont, Humberto Mejia, & Jerar Encarnacion All-Stars
June 5, 2019

CLINTON, IA (June 4) - The Midwest League's Western Division All-Star Team will feature three Clinton LumberKings this season; outfielder Jerar Encarnacion and pitchers Chris Vallimont and Humberto Mejia. Encarnacion will be the only Clinton starter when the league's best talent meets on Tuesday, June 18th in South Bend, Indiana

Seven-Run First Dooms LumberKings

Clinton swept in three-game set with Wisconsin
May 30, 2019

GRAND CHUTE, WI (May 30, 2019) - Another big inning surrendered by Clinton LumberKings pitching was the deciding factor in a 7-5 loss to the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Thursday night at Neuroscience Group Field. Seven runs in the first inning by Wisconsin (25-27) proved too much for the LumberKings

Clinton Buried Beneath 13 runs & 17 hits

Timber Rattlers out slug LumberKings in 13-11 loss
May 29, 2019

GRAND CHUTE, WI (May 29, 2019) - The Clinton LumberKings were buried beneath an avalanche of Wisconsin Timber Rattlers offense falling 13-11 on Wednesday night at Neuroscience Group Field. LumberKings' (26-25) pitching surrendered a season high 17 hits and season high 13 runs to drop their second straight to Wisconsin

LumberKings Split Double Dip with Snappers

Clinton drops game one 6-11, hold in game two 3-2
May 24, 2019

BELOIT, WI (May 23, 2019) - The Clinton LumberKings came away with a split of a doubleheader with the Beloit Snappers at Harry Pohlman Field on Thursday night. Clinton (24-22) blew a six-run lead to fall 6-11 to the Snappers (16-29) and then held on in game two for a

LumberKings Fall in Extras

Clinton drops third straight 6-5 in 11 inning loss
May 17, 2019

CLINTON, IA (May 17, 2019) - An early three-run lead for the Clinton LumberKings did not hold up in a 6-5 11-inning loss to the Cedar Rapids Kernels on Friday night. The loss was the LumberKings (19-20) third straight and tied for the longest of the year by innings played.Clinton

LKings Split Doubleheader with Whitecaps

Clinton falls 7-9 in game 1, drops West Michigan 13-2 in game 2
May 1, 2019

CLINTON, IA (May 1, 2019) - Big innings were the theme in both games of a doubleheader played between the West Michigan Whitecaps and Clinton LumberKings on Wednesday afternoon. Clinton (13-11) fell 7-9 in game one before storming back for a 13-2 win in game two over the Whitecaps (11-13).GAME

Walked Off In 12

LumberKings suffer 12th innings walk-off loss 7-6
April 27, 2019

DAVENPORT, IA (April 26, 2019) - A back-and-forth contest ended with a 7-6 Clinton LumberKings loss to the Quad Cities River Bandits on Friday night at Modern Woodmen Park. Alex Holderbach was the hero for Quad Cities (11-9) with a two-run home run in the 12th that was his first

Encarnacion, Jones homer in 4th Straight W

LumberKings Sweep Wisconsin For First Time Since 2011
April 20, 2019

CLINTON, IA (April 20, 2019) - The Clinton LumberKings completed their sweep of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers with a 3-2 win on Saturday night - their seventh win over their last eight games. Jerar Encarnacion and Thomas Jones each homered for the LumberKings (9-6) in their fourth straight win.Clinton wasted

LumberKings Storm Back to Capture Series

Five-Run Seventh Ends with LumberKings 8-4 Win
April 17, 2019

PEORIA, IL (April 17, 2019) - The Clinton LumberKings rallied for five runs in the seventh inning on Wednesday afternoon at Dozer Park to beat the Peoria Chiefs 8-4. Jerar Encarnacion and Bubba Hollins each had home runs for Clinton (6-6) as they ended the five-game road trip with a

LumberKings Hold on For Third Straight

5-run LumberKings 3rd key to 8-7 win over Chiefs
April 15, 2019

PEORIA, IL (April 15, 2019) - A five-run third inning was the difference in a Clinton LumberKings 8-7 win on Saturday night at Dozer Park. Jerar Encarnacion, Bubba Hollins, Demetrius Sims, and Thomas Jones each had multi-hit games as the LumberKings (5-5) combined to register 13 for the night -

Scott Breaks Out in Extra Inning Win

LumberKings win first series of season in 7-6 win
April 13, 2019

BELOIT, WI (April 13, 2019) - Connor Scott registered three hits for the Clinton LumberKings in a come from behind 7-6 10-inning win over the Beloit Snappers on Saturday night. Clinton (4-5) trailed by as much as four runs in the game but rallied late to capture their first series

Clinton opens series with 8-6 win

LumberKings Come from Behind to Snap Skid
April 12, 2019

BELOIT, WI (April 12, 2019) - A three-run ninth inning rally by the Clinton LumberKings was enough to overcome a late charge by the Beloit Snappers in an 8-6 win on Friday night in Beloit. Jerar Encarnacion and Marcos Rivera led the charge for Clinton (3-5) with three hits apiece

Fourth Straight Loss In 9th Inning Meltdown

LumberKings fall in fourth straight 7-4
April 10, 2019

CLINTON, IA (April 10, 2019) - Four runs in the top of the ninth inning by the Quad Cities River Bandits were the difference in a 7-4 loss for the Clinton LumberKings on Wednesday night. Clinton (2-5) battled back twice but could not hold off the late charge in what

Late Homer Sinks LumberKings

Clinton splits opening series with Cougars
April 7, 2019

CLINTON, IA (April 7, 2019) - A three-run eighth inning home run by Alex King was the difference in a Clinton LumberKings 4-3 loss to the Kane County Cougars on Sunday afternoon. The LumberKings (2-2) held three different leads in the game but not could hold on as they season's

LumberKings Walk to Opening Night Win

Clinton tops Cougars 6-1 with eight walks
April 6, 2019

CLINTON, IA (April 6, 2019) - Eight walks by the Clinton LumberKings went a long way in a 6-1 win over the Kane County Cougars on Saturday night. Jerar Encarnacion set a career high with three of the LumberKings (2-1) walks while Humberto Mejia and George Soriano combined to hold

Roberson Deals, Encarnacion Thrills

LumberKings capture first win of the year
April 5, 2019

Geneva, IL (April 5, 2019) - Clinton LumberKings starter Josh Roberson picked up his first win of the season in an 5-1 victory over the Kane County Cougars on Friday afternoon at Northwestern Medicine Field. Jerar Encarnacion added his second three hit game of the brief season with a 3-for-5