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Report: Marlins Agree to Seven Year Deal with OF Yelich

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Miami Marlins have agreed to a seven-year deal with outfielder Christian Yelich on Wednesday, according to multiple reports.

Yelich will receive $49.5 million with a club option for an eighth year, according to reports.

Marlins manager Mike Redmond voiced his support for Yelich.

"He's very mature for his age," Redmond said on Wednesday. "It's amazing when you watch him play and watch his at-bats, and his approach, how professional they are at such a young age."

"He's hungry, and that's what you want," Redmond continued. "You want young guys to come to the big leagues, and they aren't satisfied with one good year. They want to be better, and that's how you build championship teams, is to have young players that are hungry and want to win, and will do whatever they can to help the ballclub."

Yelich batted .284 with nine homers and 54 RBI's last season.

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Marlins Reward Manager Mike Redmond with Two-Year Extension

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Even though the Miami Marlins will once again be watching the postseason, there is reason for optimism as the team has given manager Mike Redmond a two-year extension.

Redmond's new deal now runs through the 2017 season as he had one more year left on his current deal.

"I'm just excited to continue this process of building this team and this organization in the direction that we know we're headed," Redmond said Sunday.

Despite finishing 2014 with a 77-85 record, the team has made significant strides on the field as the organization is filled with young talent.

"We sat down as a group and an organization and tried to figure out how we could get better and improve the ballclub. And we've been able to do that by 15 games in one year, which is not easy to do," Redmond added.

Redmond, who played with the Marlins during his playing career, was hired as the manager back in 2013 and has a 139-184 record during that span.

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Jose Fernandez to Have Tommy John Surgery

Denis Poroy/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.) -- What was feared true has now become fact. Miami Marlins ace pitcher Jose Fernandez will have season-ending Tommy John surgery on Friday.

The announcement came prior to Miami's game at San Francisco by manager Mike Redmond. "Our focus is to get him back," he added. "I'm glad he's having it done and starting his recovery process. Obviously it's a big blow for us."

Fernandez is expected to miss 12 to 18 months following the procedure.

The 21-year-old was put on the disabled list last week after struggling in an outing against San Diego.

The Marlins' righty was 4-2 on the season with a 2.44 earned run average in eight starts. Fernandez led the league with 70 strikeouts after winning the National League's Rookie of the Year award in 2013.

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Marlins' P Jose Fernandez Could Undergo Tommy John surgery

Denis Poroy/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Miami Marlins phenom pitcher Jose Fernandez has a significant tear in his right elbow and may undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery.

The 21-year-old Fernandez was put on the 15-day disabled list Monday and examined Tuesday by Marlins team physician Lee Kaplan in Florida.

"Pitching's a precious commodity and we've always tried to be very careful with it. So you try to err on the side of caution," Marlins team president Michael Hill said prior to their game Tuesday against the Dodgers. "We've done everything we've thought was the right thing, as to how we've handled him. It's just one of those things that happened."

Last year's NL Rookie of the Year is 4-2 with a 2.44 ERA in eight starts and leads the majors with 70 strikeouts. 

"I think like any 21-year-old kid who hasn't had an injury or been hurt, it's tough," manager Mike Redmond said Tuesday. "I'm sure he feels like he's letting his teammates down because he got hurt, and all the things that come with the type of competitor he is. But all we really want is for him to be OK and getting himself healthy and getting back to the ball club. That's the important thing."

The Marlins called up left-hander Dan Jennings from Triple-A New Orleans to take Fernandez's roster spot.

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Henderson Alvarez Fires No-Hitter On Final Day Of Season

Mike McGinnis/Getty Images(MIAMI) --  On the final day of the regular season, Miami Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez tossed a no-hitter in the team's 1-0 win over the Detroit Tigers.

Alvarez no-hit the Tigers through nine innings, but the Marlins entered the bottom of the ninth needing to score at least one run in order for it to count.

He was standing in the on-deck circle when Giancarlo Stanton scored on a wild pitch from Luke Putkonen to make it all official.

"I was nervous and anxious," Alvarez said through a translator. "I started praying, 'Please give us a run.' I was hoping for a wild pitch.

It was the third no-hitter thrown in the majors this season and the fifth in the history of the Marlins.  Of the 282 no-hitters in MLB history, it was the only one to end on a wild pitch, STATS said.

"That's the beauty of baseball," Marlins manager Mike Redmond said. "You never know what you're going to see. On the last day of the season, what a treat.

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Miami Marlins Name Tino Martinez Hitting Coach 

Major League Baseball(MIAMI) -- Former MLB Slugger Tino Martinez has been hired as the Miami Marlins' hitting coach.

He will work with recently hired manager Mike Redmond.  The Marlins are putting together an entirely new coaching staff after a rough 2012 season.  They went 69-93 and finished last in the National League East.

Martinez played first base in the majors for 16 seasons.  He had an average of .217 with 339 home runs for the Yankees, Mariners, Cardinals and Rays.  He also spent time as a New York Yankees special assistant and an analyst for the YES Network.z.

Martinez will have his work cut out for him.  The Marlins batted .244 in 2012 which was the worst average in franchise history. 

He will be replacing Eduardo Perez, who became the bench coach for the Houston Astros.

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Redmond Hired as Marlins Manager

Major League Baseball(NEW YORK) -- Former major league catcher Mike Redmond has been hired as the new Miami Marlins manager on a three-year deal, according to the team.

There will be a news conference to introduce Redmond on Friday.

Redmond will replace Ozzie Guillen, who was fired after one season leading the Marlins to a 69-93 record and a last place finish in the NL East.

Redmond  has spent the last two seasons managing on the Class A level in the Toronto Blue Jay's minor league system.

A .287 hitter over 13 big league seasons, Redmond has caught the second most games in Marlins franchise history with 446. He won a World Series Championship with the team in 2003. 

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