The Miami Marlins opened their new academy within the Dominican Republic on Friday, the place they hope to develop abilities corresponding to present ace Sandy Alcántara, a candidate for the Nationwide League Cy Younger award.
Sitting on 35 acres (14 hectares), the academy has three main league regulation enjoying fields, an space for agility drills, 4 tunnels for batting cages, a roofed set of six pitching mounds, a two-story administrative constructing and a residential complicated.
The services are in Boca Chica, on the outskirts of the Dominican capital, the place for years there have been academies of the New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Angels, Minnesota Twins, Philadelphia Phillies and Colorado Rockies.
The opening got here three days after Skip Schumaker, the St. Louis bench coach, was named supervisor of the Marlins, changing Don Mattingly.
Schumaker’s arrival isn’t the one novelty in Miami.
Marlins proprietor Bruce Shreman confirmed reviews that Oz Ocampo, an Astros govt in control of profitable worldwide signings corresponding to Dominicans Framber Valdez and Cristian Javier, Mexican Jose Urquidy and Cuban Yuli Gurriel, would be the new assistant to Kim Ng, the overall supervisor of Miami.
Ocampo “has been terribly profitable with the Houston Astros. Effectively, he’s working now for the Miami Marlins,” Sherman informed The Related Press through the opening.
He mentioned Miami is striving to enhance its outcomes. This season, the Marlins had been 69-93, the twelfth time they completed with a shedding file within the final 13 years. The exception was 2020, once they went 31-29.
“It’s not nearly one yr. It’s about long run,” Sherman mentioned.
Martin Adames is a author for The Related Press.