Joe Mahoney dealing with soreness after rehab opener
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (8:03 pm ET) Marlins manager Mike Redmond told The Miami Herald Friday that first baseman Joe Mahoney (hamstring) will "back off" for a few days before returning to action after dealing with soreness in his first rehab game with Class A Jupiter. Mahoney has been on the disabled list since April 27.
Joe Mahoney to begin rehab assignment Sunday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (5/23/2013) Marlins manager Mike Redmond said Wednesday first baseman Joe Mahoney (hamstring) is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A New Orleans Sunday, according to The Miami Herald. Mahoney has been sidelined since late April.
Joe Mahoney taking grounders
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/16/2013) Marlins first baseman Joe Mahoney is eligible to return from the 15-day disabled list, however he is not yet physically recovered from his hamstring injury.
Mahoney took part in fielding drills prior to Thursday's game against the Reds, however he is not yet nearing a rehab assignment. The team has no timeline for his possible return.
Joe Mahoney placed on disabled list
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) The Marlins placed first baseman Joe Mahoney on the 15-day disabled list on Monday. Mahoney has been dealing with a hamstring injury.
Joe Mahoney missing more time
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/29/2013) Marlins first baseman Joe Mahoney was held out of the starting lineup for Monday's series opener against the Mets because of a lingering hamstring injury. It was the second straight game Mahoney has missed due to the issue, and he was replaced by Greg Dobbs at first base.
Joe Mahoney out with hamstring issue
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) Marlins first baseman Joe Mahoney was sidelined for Sunday's game against the Cubs due to a tight right hamstring, The Palm Beach Post reports. Mahoney, who slugged his first major-league homer Friday against Chicago, was replaced at first by Greg Dobbs.
Joe Mahoney hits first homer
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/26/2013) Marlins first baseman Joe Mahoney hit his first home run of the season Friday in his team's 4-2 loss to the Cubs. It was the only hit of the night for Mahoney, who has a .280/.280/.440 line in 25 plate appearances since joining the team in mid-April.
Looking at Joe Mahoney
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/26/2013) Marlins first baseman Joe Mahoney's first home run came at a good time for our own Nando Di Fino, who mentioned him as a possible waiver wire addition for NL-only Fantasy owners in his Friday column.
Mahoney is a decidedly unexciting Fantasy player (as Scott White notes in this much more pessimistic take), but Di Fino thinks Mahoney might be worth a flier since he is going to play almost every day. Mahoney has hit at least 10, but no more than 18, home runs in each of his last three seasons in the minors, which probably cements him in place as the Marlins' second-best power hitter.
Mahoney is unlikely to be a difference maker, but in NL-only Fantasy formats, he might be worth a look as an injury replacement.
Joe Mahoney has two-run single
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/23/2013) Marlins first baseman Joe Mahoney drove in two runs with a single in the fourth inning of the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader at Minnesota. Mahoney finished 2 for 3 with a strikeout.
Mahoney is batting .250 (3 for 12) with three RBI in five games.
Joe Mahoney gets first MLB hit
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/20/2013) Marlins first baseman Joe Mahoney had his first major-league hit as a pinch-hitter Saturday at Cincinnati. Mahoney, who was activated from the disabled list this week after recovering from an oblique injury, hit for pitcher Wade LeBlanc in the fifth inning and delivered an RBI single for Miami's first run.
The upstate New York native earned his first start Friday as the cleanup hitter and was 0 for 3. He appeared in two games with Baltimore last year before joining the Marlins in the offseason.
Searching for a spark, Marlins giving Joe Mahoney a shot
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/19/2013) Marlins first baseman Joe Mahoney got his first start of the season Friday against the Reds after being activated from the disabled list. The scoring-starved Marlins inserted Mahoney into the lineup in the cleanup spot, hoping he add a spark.
"He's got a lot of pop, a lot of power," Marlins manager Mike Redmond told MLB.com before Friday's game. "We don't have a prototypical No. 4 hitter. He would be the closest thing to it."
Mahoney was hitless in three bats, seeing just five pitches, but Redmond's words indicate that the 6-foot-6 lefty could get an extended leash, with the team lacking in power options at first base.
"He has very limited experience in the big leagues," Redmond said. "But at the same time, this is a great opportunity for him to show what he can do."
The Marlins are last in the majors in home runs and runs scored, so if Mahoney can produce in the middle of the order, he could stay in the lineup. Mahoney has shown flashes of power in the minors, slugging 18 home runs in 2010 and 10 in 2012.
"We've had many, many chances to drive in runs and we haven't been able to do it," Redmond said. "Really, it's coming to the point where someone [has got to] step up and drive in some runs -- and the guys who do it are the guys who are going to play."
Joe Mahoney gets first Marlins start
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (4/19/2013) Marlins first baseman Joe Mahoney will make his first start of 2013 on Friday against Cincinnati, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
Mahoney spent the bulk of the 2012 season at Triple-A Norfolk in the Orioles system. The 26-year-old hit .265/.319/.389 with 10 home runs in 136 games -- surprisingly little power given his 6-foot-6, 245 pound frame.
Mahoney has taken just one at-bat for Miami this year. He reached on an error as a pinch hitter April 17 against Washington.
Now's the time to sneak Joe Mahoney onto your roster
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (4/18/2013) The Marlins quietly called up first baseman Joe Mahoney Wednesday, after the power-hitting first baseman completed a four-game rehab asignment in which he hit .438 with a home run, double and 1.125 OPS.
Mahoney won't start immediately at first base, but an NL-only team with some roster manueverability should probably reach for him now, as Mahoney can hit for good power and average, and maybe stealing some bases (he has seasons of 29 and 13 in the minors), as well. Marlins first baseman Greg Dobbs can be moved around the field, having played 37 games in the outfield last year, and 36 at third base.
Mahoney is far from a sure thing even if he gets the playing time, but he's in a situation that is pretty favorable to him, and the Marlins really have little to lose by starting the 26-year-old and letting him swing away.
Joe Mahoney activated, could bring much needed power
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) Marlins first baseman Joe Mahoney was activated from the disabled list Wednesday and showed impressive power in batting practice, hitting nine balls over the outfield wall and six into the upper deck.
"Trying to gauge it a little bit. First day out here, but it felt good. Good to be here," Mahoney told the Sun Sentinel.
The Marlins are looking for a power boost after hitting just three home runs in their first 14 games.
Joe Mahoney expected to be activated Wednesday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/16/2013) Marlins first baseman Joe Mahoney is expected to be activated from the 15-day disabled list prior to Wednesday's series finale against the Nationals. Mahoney went 7 for 16 with a home run and an RBI during his rehab assignment with Class A Jupiter.
Joe Mahoney solid in rehab debut
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/13/2013) Marlins first baseman Joe Mahoney might not need much time in the minors to get back to full speed from an oblique injury, especially after his rehab debut Saturday at Class A Jupiter.
Mahoney went 3 for 3 with a home run in his first appearance since the spring, causing MLB.com to speculate that he might be activated in time for Sunday's game against the Phillies. The team has yet to make anything official regarding his timeline, however he is expected to serve as the team's backup first baseman when healthy.
Joe Mahoney's rehab debut pushed back
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/13/2013) Marlins first baseman Joe Mahoney was scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Friday with Class A Jupiter, but rain caused that game to be pushed back. He will likely make his debut Saturday instead. Mahoney has been out since spring training due to an oblique injury.
Joe Mahoney moves to rehab work
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/12/2013) Marlins first baseman Joe Mahoney is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Class A Jupiter on Friday as he part of his recovery from a nagging oblique injury, the Palm Beach Post reports. Mahoney has been out since spring training with the issue and could return by the end of April.
Joe Mahoney plays extended spring game
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/10/2013) Marlins first baseman Joe Mahoney played in an extended spring game Wednesday as he recovers from an intercostal strain. He will begin a rehab assignment with Class-A Jupiter in the next few days.
Once Mahoney is deemed ready to go, he could get a look as the starter at first base for the Marlins, who gave Chris Valaika, a shorstop who hasn't played first base at any level, the start at the position Wednesday.
Mahoney hit .233/.258/.567 with three home runs in 30 at-bats this spring.
Joe Mahoney is 7-10 days away from game action
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/4/2013) Marlins first baseman Joe Mahoney (intercostal strain) could be reinstated from the 15-day disabled list Saturday, but he is 7-10 days away from game action, according to MLB.com.
The Marlins could use Mahoney at first base once he's healthy since the team will place first baseman Casey Kotchman (hamstring) on the disabled list Friday.
Joe Mahoney lands on the shelf
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013) The Marlins placed first baseman Joe Mahoney on the 15-day disabled list with a lingering oblique injury. Mahoney was competing for the starting job at first base to begin the season before the issue kept him sidelined since March 10.
He finished with a .233 batting average with three homers and eight RBI in nine spring games.
Mahoney suffers oblique injury
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/13/2013) Miami first baseman Joe Mahoney, who is among the team leaders this spring with three home runs, suffered an oblique injury that will likely keep him out for a couple weeks, reports the Miami Herald Wednesday. Mahoney, who is 7 for 30 this spring after coming over from Baltimore, likely now has little chance of making the team.
Mahoney goes deep twice
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/2/2013) Miami first baseman Joe Mahoney is hoping to make a name for himself with the Marlins after coming over from Baltimore. Not a lock to break camp with the Marlins out of spring training, Mahoney had a big game on Saturday against the Mets. He homered twice in the game, once in the fourth inning for a solo blast. Mahoney added a three-run shot in the fifth. He finished 2 for 5 with four RBI in the game and is batting .357 thus far on the spring.
Mahoney in first-base mix
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (1/14/2013) With Marlins first baseman Logan Morrison questionable for the start of the season because of his knee injury, MLB.com suggests the three top internal candidates to replace Morrison are Greg Dobbs, Joe Mahoney and Kyle Jensen. All three players are on the 40-man roster and MLB.com depth charts list Mahoney as the backup to Morrison.