Casey Kotchman
1B FA
Fri 4/26/13 12:04 PM

Casey Kotchman (hamstring) is feeling better but remains a couple weeks away from returning to action.

Kotchman has been out since early April with a strained left hamstring. The Marlins will continue to use Joe Mahoney at first base for the time being.

Casey Kotchman
1B FA
Thu 4/4/13 2:03 PM

Casey Kotchman (hamstring) will be placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday.

Kotchman suffered a left hamstring strain in Wednesday night's game against the Nationals. Gregg Dobbs is filling in for him at first base on Thursday and could keep that starting gig for the next two or three weeks.

Casey Kotchman
1B FA
Wed 4/3/13 8:56 PM

Casey Kotchman has been diagnosed with a left hamstring strain and is considered day-to-day.

As we know with hamstrings, "day-to-day" has the potential to quickly turn into "week-to-week." Greg Dobbs will handle first base while Kotchman is on the shelf.

Casey Kotchman
1B FA
Wed 4/3/13 8:23 PM

Casey Kotchman left Wednesday's game with a left hamstring injury.

Kotchman grabbed the hamstring and fell to the ground as he crossed first base after grounding into a double play. He was able to walk off the field on his own, but with hamstrings a DL stint is always possible, if not probable. The Marlins figure to use Greg Dobbs at first base in his absence.

Casey Kotchman
1B FA
Sun 3/31/13 1:25 PM

Marlins purchased the contract of 1B Casey Kotchman from Triple-A New Orleans.

He'll be the starting first baseman for the first couple months while Logan Morrison is out. Kotchman batted just .229/.280/.333 last season with the Indians, but he's worthy of rostering in NL-only formats.

Casey Kotchman
1B FA
Tue 3/26/13 3:50 PM

Casey Kotchman was informed by the Marlins that he will make the Opening Day roster.

It has become increasingly apparent in recent days, but the Marlins made it official on Tuesday. Kotchman has enjoyed a solid spring and should see the majority of the starts at first base until Logan Morrison is ready to return from knee surgery. He's a decent short-term play in NL-only leagues.

Casey Kotchman
1B FA
Tue 2/26/13 4:27 PM

Playing with a lacerated finger, Casey Kotchman hit a grand slam Tuesday in the Marlins' 7-5 win over the Mets.

The slam came off Jenrry Mejia. It was Kotchman's spring debut after he injured the finger eight days ago. He may be the Marlins' Opening Day first baseman with Logan Morrison still recovering from knee surgery.

Casey Kotchman
1B FA
Tue 2/26/13 9:14 AM

Casey Kotchman will make his Grapefruit League debut Tuesday against the Mets.

Kotchman needed four stitches to his left ring finger earlier this week. The injury appears to be behind him at this point and shouldn't be an issue going forward. Kotchman signed a minor league deal with the Marlins this offseason and is competing for an Opening Day bench spot.

Casey Kotchman
1B FA
Mon 2/25/13 11:06 AM

Casey Kotchman (finger) could be ready to play in the next couple of days.

Kotchman sliced his left ring finger early on in camp but was able to test it out with a couple of at-bats in a simulated game on Sunday. He's competing for an Opening Day bench spot.

Casey Kotchman
1B FA
Thu 2/21/13 10:07 AM

Casey Kotchman (finger) isn't ready to resume full activities.

Kotchman sliced his left ring finger earlier this week when he ran into a pop-up machine. He required four stitches and is already doing better, but he may need a few days before he's ready to play in a game.