Prior to the Marlins spring game today, questions still abound who will earn the Marlins 5th spot in the rotation. Brad Hand gets the start today but Tom Koehler is very much in the mix for the role. According to Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald, manager Mike Redmond isn’t telling whom he is leaning to.
Skipper Mike Redmond said the Marlins won’t formally announce the rest of their starting rotation — or other remaining roster moves — until left-hander Brad Hand makes his final start of the spring on Thursday against the Cardinals.
Either way, I believe both players will make the roster when camp breaks. I think Tom Koehler will earn the spot in the rotation and Brad Hand will take the long reliever role. Hand will be on standby just in case any starters are injured.
Teheran strikes out 9, Braves beat Marlins 9-2 | CBS Sports
Miami Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, acquired for his bat ... | Palm Beach Post
Each time catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia sees a base runner take off, he has to uncoil his 6-foot-4 frame, transfer the ball from glove to right hand and make the throw. Usually, the runner is safe. Saltalamacchia, the new Marlins’ catcher, threw out only 21.2 percent of runners last season with Boston. The league average was 28 percent.
The Miami Marlins have the young core they need to contend for the postseason. All they need now is a group of veteran bench players that can keep the team afloat with their leadership and part-time production.
Yesterday, the Miami Marlins surprised most folks by demoting recently acquired reliever Carter Capps along with prospect Arquimedes Caminero among their roster cuts, paving the way for Henry Rodriguez and Kevin Slowey to make the roster.
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Welcome back to the Greatest Moments in Marlins History. It looks like we are in the home stretch of our countdown. We have finally made it to the top 5; and we are going to start our top 5 with a moment that would end a series. For moment 5 we go back to October 4, 2003 and game 4 of the NLCS against the San Francisco Giants. The play? Ivan Rodriguez’s play at the plate in the 9th inning that gave the Marlins the win and the series.