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Marlins' Joey Wendle: Coming around at plate
Wendle went 1-for-3 with a double in Friday's split-squad game against the Cardinals.
Batting sixth and getting the start at shortstop, Wendle collected only his fourth hit of the spring in 26 at-bats, but three of them have come in his last three games. The 32-year-old has never really held a starting assignment over a full MLB season -- he's topped 500 plate appearances only twice in his career, with his career high being 545 -- and the Marlins' late signing of Jose Iglesias would give them an option at shortstop if Wendle proves he's better suited for a utility role. That said, Wendle hit 11 home runs in 2021 and stole 12 bases in 2022, so he has the skills to be a fantasy asset as a late-round pick if he can keep his starting job.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Joey Wendle: Staying at shortstop
Wendle will remain at the top of the depth chart at shortstop for the Marlins despite the acquisition of Luis Arraez from the Twins on Thursday, as Jazz Chisholm will shift to center field, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
Following a spate of recent moves, Miami's infield now figures to feature Jean Segura at third base, Wendle at shortstop and Arraez at second base. The team does have other infield options however, such as Garrett Hampson, Jon Berti and Jordan Groshans, so the Marlins could look to trade Wendle as well after he had a .259/.297/.360 slash line with three home runs, 32 RBI and 12 steals in 101 games last season.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Joey Wendle: Settles for $6 million
Wendle agreed to a one-year, $6 million contract with the Marlins on Friday to avoid arbitration, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
Miami declined Wendle's $6.6 million mutual option for 2023 in November, but he remained under team control and will have a slightly lower salary. The 32-year-old had a .259/.27/.360 slash line with three homers and 12 steals in 101 games last season, and he could open 2023 as the Marlins' starting shortstop after Miguel Rojas was shipped to the Dodgers.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Joey Wendle: Marlins decline mutual option
Wendle's $6.6 million mutual option was declined by Miami on Tuesday, but he remains with the team for his final year of arbitration eligibility, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
The Marlins still retain team control over Wendle and likely expect to be able to bring him back at a lower salary. He's coming off a down season in which he hit .259/.297/.360 but should be able to continue filling a part-time role.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Joey Wendle: Retreats to bench
Wendle isn't starting Wednesday against Atlanta.
Wendle started the last three games and went 4-for-13 with a run, an RBI, a walk and four strikeouts, but he'll be out of the lineup for Wednesday's season finale. Jordan Groshans is starting at the hot corner and batting seventh.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Joey Wendle: Base knock in return
Wendle went 1-for-4 in Thursday's 4-2 win over Milwaukee.
Wendle had put together a nice stretch in eight games prior to his stint on the 10-day injured list (hamstring), recording a .370 batting average over 27 at-bats. In addition, the utility infielder has tallied a solid nine doubles over 74 at-bats during his last 21 games.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Joey Wendle: Out of lineup
Wendle will sit Saturday against Milwaukee, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Wendle returned from a hamstring injury Thursday and started a pair of games, going 1-for-4 in both. He'll sit as the Marlins go with eight right-handed bats against lefty Aaron Ashby.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Joey Wendle: Reinstated from injured list
Wendle (hamstring) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Thursday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Wendle dealt with left hamstring tendinitis for the last week and a half but has been running for nearly a week and will return to game action after a minimal stay on the 10-day IL. He should reclaim his job as Miami's primary third baseman over the final week of the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Joey Wendle: Resumes running
Wendle (hamstring) will begin running Friday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Wendle has been sidelined since Monday due to left hamstring tendinitis, and it's encouraging that he's been cleared to resume running. The 32-year-old is eligible to return Sept. 29, and he hopes to be activated prior to the end of the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Joey Wendle: Placed on IL
Wendle was placed on the 10-day injured list with left hamstring tendinitis Thursday, retroactive to Sept. 19, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
Wendle was out of the lineup for the last three games due to what manager Don Mattingly described as "bumps and bruises," and the infielder will be forced to miss at least another week after being diagnosed with a hamstring injury. Jordan Groshans and Charles Leblanc should see increased playing time in Wendle's absence. It's not yet clear whether the team expects the 32-year-old to return prior to the end of the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Joey Wendle: Banged up, sitting again
Wendle isn't starting Wednesday against the Cubs since he's dealing with some bumps and bruises, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
Wendle is on the bench for a third consecutive game, and he's apparently banged up. The exact nature of his injury isn't yet clear, and whether he's available off the bench remains to be seen. Charles Leblanc is starting at the keystone and batting third.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Joey Wendle: Out of Tuesday's lineup
Wendle is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Cubs, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
He sat out against a lefty Monday, but Wendle will remain on the bench with righty Adrian Sampson on the hill for the Cubs, so perhaps he is a little banged up. Charles Leblanc is hitting third and starting at second base while Jordan Groshans starts at the hot corner.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Joey Wendle: Sitting Monday
Wendle is on the bench Monday against the Cubs.
The infielder takes a seat with lefty Wade Miley on the bump for Chicago. Wendle doubled Sunday and is 10-for-27 with four two-baggers in his last eight games.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Joey Wendle: Swipes 12th bag
Wendle went 3-for-5 with a stolen base in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Nationals.
After missing a few starts with what the Marlins termed a "minor right core issue", Wendle returned to the lineup and looked to be 100 percent healthy as he stole his 12th base of the season. The veteran infielder has multi-hit efforts in four straight starts, and he's slashing .323/.344/.500 over his last 64 plate appearances with eight doubles, a home run, two steals, seven RBI and nine runs.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Joey Wendle: Dealing with sore core
Wendle is out of the lineup Thursday against the Phillies with a "minor right core issue," Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports.
The specifics of the injury aren't clear, but it's prevented him from playing the last couple days and will limit him to a bench role again Thursday. Wendle is expected back over the weekend, so his absence should not extend much further.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Joey Wendle: Returns Friday
Wendle (abdomen) is starting at second base and hitting second Friday against the Nationals.
He made an appearance off the bench Thursday after missing a few days with a minor right core issue. Wendle is hitting .314 with one home run and one steal in 12 games this month. He should play pretty regularly down the stretch while hitting high in the lineup against righties.... See More ... See Less
Marlins' Joey Wendle: Sits in third straight game
Wendle is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Phillies, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Wendle is now on the bench for the third game in a row, with one of his absences from the lineup coming against a left-hander (Bailey Falter) and two coming versus righties (Glenn Otto and Kyle Gibson). New call-up Jordan Groshans will handle third base for the second straight game Wednesday and could end up supplanting Wendle as the Marlins' preferred option at the position.... See More ... See Less
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