Austin Kearns LF MIA Jul 12 '13

Marlins president Larry Beinfest said Friday that Austin Kearns is unlikely to return this season.

Kearns went on bereavement leave May 5 and seven days later was placed on the restricted list. The Marlins aren't counting on him the rest of the way. "Don't know," said Beinfest. "He's a got a very difficult family situation. It's terrible and we feel for him. It's getting late already. He's missed a lot of time. It would take him a while to ramp up now considering he's been out for two months. He'd have to beat the clock to get back this year probably."

Austin Kearns LF MIA May 12 '13

Marlins transferred OF Austin Kearns to the restricted list.

Kearns was already on the bereavement list, so it's just a procedural move to give him more time. Kyle Skipworth has taken Kearns' spot on the roster.

Austin Kearns LF MIA May 05 '13

Marlins placed OF Austin Kearns on the bereavement list.

He'll be away from the team for a few days because of a private family matter. Kyle Skipworth has taken Kearns' spot on the roster.

Austin Kearns LF MIA May 04 '13

Austin Kearns has been excused from the Marlins for a few days because of a private family matter.

Kearns should be back by early next week. He's hitting .185 with a .476 OPS through 19 games played this season.

Austin Kearns LF MIA Apr 17 '13

Austin Kearns (irregular heartbeat) is in Wednesday's lineup against the Nationals.

Kearns was taken to a hospital with an irregular heartbeat before Sunday's game, but he was given a clean bill of health and struck out in a pinch-hit appearance Tuesday. He'll bat sixth Wednesday against left-hander Ross Detwiler.

Austin Kearns LF MIA Apr 16 '13

Austin Kearns (irregular heartbeat) has been cleared to resume playing.

Kearns was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to an irregular heartbeat, but he's now been given a clean bill of health. He's not in the lineup Tuesday but is available off the bench.

Austin Kearns LF MIA Apr 15 '13

Austin Kearns (irregular heartbeat) has been discharged from the hospital.

Kearns was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to an irregular heartbeat. He was kept in the hospital overnight for observation and will need to undergo additional tests before being cleared to resume baseball activities.

Austin Kearns LF MIA Apr 14 '13

Austin Kearns was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to an elevated heart rate.

Kearns was taken to a hospital for tests. Justin Ruggiano took his place in right field.

Austin Kearns LF MIA Mar 31 '13

Marlins purchased the contract of OF Austin Kearns from Triple-A New Orleans.

The 32-year-old batted .245/.366/.367 with four home runs in 147 at-bats with the Marlins last season. He should see some at-bats against left-handed pitching.

Austin Kearns LF MIA Mar 26 '13

The Marlins have informed Austin Kearns that he will make the Opening Day roster.

Per the terms of Kearns' minor league contract, the Marlins were required to make a decision on his status by Tuesday. The 32-year-old batted .245/.366/.367 with four home runs in 147 at-bats with the Marlins last season and could see some at-bats against left-handed pitching.