Clark Spencer, The Miami Herald

Clark Spencer

The Miami Herald

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Past articles by Clark:

Freak or fluke? Hidden Scroll has the horse crowd talking as potential Derby horse

Hidden Scroll has raced just once. But what a race it was, a 14-length victory that prompted track oddsmakers to list him as the 9-5 favorite to win Saturday’s Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park. → Read More

This Marlins rookie had some major growing pains last year. It won’t happen again.

Miami Marlins Lewis Brinson struggled his first season. If he doesn’t become the productive, multi-tool player the the team wanted when they traded Christian Yelich to the Brewers, he’ll be sent to the minors. → Read More

This Miami Marlins pitcher is no road warrior. Here’s how he’s hoping to change that

When it came to home and road performances last season, Wei-Yin Chen was night and day. Chen is hoping to balance things out this season for the Marlins. → Read More

Jorge Alfaro displays tough-guy mentality after scary dugout spill in Marlins’ spring opener

The Miami Marlins lost their Grapefruit League opener on Saturday to the St. Louis Cardinals. But new catcher Jorge Alfaro might have won a following with his grit and never-quit attitude. → Read More

When it comes to spring training, don’t believe everything you see

Sandy Alcantara will be on the mound Saturday when the Marlins open their Grapefruit League season against the Cardinals, but don’t let either the outcomes or the numbers fool you. → Read More

This Marlins pitcher has overcome these personal and professional hurdles to be here

Miami Marlins reliever Nick Anderson spent three years pitching in the unaffiliated Frontier League, took a summer off to play amateur baseball and served jail time on a felony assault charge after hitting another person over the head with a baseball bat. → Read More

When it comes to scoring runs, the Miami Marlins will have to get ‘creative’ this year.

The Miami Marlins scored the fewest runs in Major League Baseball last season. Baseball Prospectus preseason PECOTA projections says the Marlins will rank 29th in batting average, 29th in on-base percentage, and last in slugging percentage. → Read More

It’s a spring of uncertainty as the Marlins continue their rebuild. This is what’s next

Some spots on the Miami Marlins’ 25-man roster are locked up as the MLB professional baseball team kicks off spring training. But others are up for grabs as Derek Jeter’s franchise builds for the future. → Read More

From start to finish, Sergio Romo is open to any role with Marlins

In an effort to add experience to their bullpen, the Marlins on Friday signed Sergio Romo to a one-year contract. → Read More

An injury ended his football dreams. His strong arm rekindled his baseball ones with Marlins

Tommy Eveld never played a down as a backup quarterback at the University of South Florida. Now he has a chance to reach the majors as a reliever for the Miami Marlins with a solid performance in spring training. → Read More

New pitching coach for Miami Marlins brings heavy heart to spring training

Mel Stottlemyre Jr., the new pitching coach for the Miami Marlins, is determined to improve the MLB team as he deals with the loss of his dad, former Yankees pitching standout Mel Stottlemyre. → Read More

Miami Marlins agree to 1-year deal with veteran reliever Sergio Romo

The Miami Marlins and veteran reliever Sergio Romo have reached an agreement on a 1-year deal worth $2.5 million, according to He had his best seasons with the San Francisco Giants, recording 84 saves from 2008-16 and earning three World Series rings. → Read More

Former Yankees star Jorge Posada is joining the Marlins. This is what he will be doing

The Miami Marlins have hired former catcher Jorge Posada, who spent his entire 17-year major- league career with the New York Yankees, as a special advisor for baseball operations. Posada is a friend and former teammate of Marlins CEO Derek Jeter. → Read More

Marlins CEO Derek Jeter trying to construct a winner in Miami

Miami Marlins CEO Derek Jeter refused to put a timeline on how long the process to build a winner might take or how long it will take the team’s bounty of prospects to become big-leaguers and turn the franchise around. → Read More

The new catcher for the Marlins has arm strength. It’s his plate discipline that raises questions.

The Marlins aren’t counting on Jorge Alfaro to be the second coming of J.T. Realmuto. But they are optimistic he can become a force behind the plate. → Read More

Marlins coach has had an accomplished MLB career, but something was missing from his life

Fredi Gonzalez has been a Major League Baseball manager with the Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves. Now he has enrolled in classes at Immaculata University to pursue a degree. → Read More

Marlins sign Curtis Granderson to minor-league contract

In an attempt to strengthen their outfield options, the Miami Marlins on Tuesday signed veteran outfielder Curtis Granderson to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training. → Read More

Here’s what the Miami Marlins are saying to a new request about catcher J.T. Realmuto

The San Diego Padres have asked the Marlins for permission to speak to catcher J.T. Realmuto’s agent about a multiyear contract, but the Marlins have denied that request, according to someone with direct knowledge. → Read More

New Marlins infielder hopes a full spring training leads to better early results

By signing now with the Marlins, infielder Neil Walker hopes to avoid a repeat of last year when he showed up late to spring training and started poorly with the Yankees. → Read More

The Miami Marlins signed veteran infielder Neil Walker to a one-year deal

The Marlins made their first significant roster move of the offseason on Tuesday by signing veteran switch-hitting infielder Neil Walker to a one-year deal. → Read More