MIAMI (AP) Giancarlo Stanton expects to be back for the start of spring training. Jose Fernandez is projected to return around the All-Star break. And the Miami Marlins believe they'll be ready to rejoin playoff contention in 2015.
Despite injuries to their two best players, this year's Marlins ended a streak of three consecutive last-place finishes in the NL East, which made their 77-85 record heady stuff.
"It was a very positive year," president of baseball operations Michael Hill said. "I'm not happy about how it ended because we haven't gotten where we wanted to go, but there are a lot of things to be excited about."