Mar 9, 2013; Melbourne, FL, USA; Miami Marlins second baseman Chone Figgins (1) against the Washington Nationals during a spring training game at Space Coast Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins Way: Take a Seat

Another round of cuts and disappointments took place this week, highlighted by the Marlins cutting longshot utility guy Chone Figgins. Teams will surely kick the tires on a guy who used to be able to hit Major League pitching and is willing to play six positions, but these Marlins telling you to take a seat, is not a promising sign.

Following Figgins’ cut, the competition for a seat on the Marlins bench became a little more clear for utility men Nick Green, Chris Valaika, and Matt Downs.

Figgins’ release seems to bode well for our old friend Nick Green as backup to Hechevarria. #fish

Filed under disappointing is the rough spring for Jacob Turner. The 21-year old has been competing for a rotation spot, and his outing Tuesday was to be an opportunity to earn it. He was knocked around for seven hits and four earned runs. Turner is competing for the fifth starting spot in the Marlins rotation along with Kevin Slowey and John Maine. Turner starts Sunday against the Astros.

With opening day now in single digits away from us, there’s been some coverage on the Marlins still sitting due to injury.Some note an injury to Logan Morrison still hurts the Marlin’s lineup, while a back strain for Donovan Solano also made headlines during the slow spring.

The 2013 Marlins are taking shape and it’s becoming more apparent who will be sitting and who will be playing. There are two more cuts to make on the 40-man, and three pitchers competing for the fifth spot. After those seats are settled, the Marlins, and the rest of the league take the field.

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