MLB Spring Training: Marlins Unveil Travel Roster for Panama vs New York Yankees
By Ehsan Kassim
Mar 6, 2014; Jupiter, FL, USA; Miami Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia (left) talks with starting pitcher Nate Eovaldi (right) in the dugout during a game against the Boston Red Sox at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Next weekend, the Miami Marlins and New York Yankees are scheduled to travel to Panama to play a couple of Spring Training games.
Not the entire Marlins team is headed to Panama, as they are slated for a split-squad weekend. The team will have a game on Saturday against the Nationals at Roger Dean Stadium, and on Sunday they travel to Fort Myers to take on the Twins.
With the split-squad games scheduled, not all the Marlins players are slated to travel to Panama. This morning, the Marlins unveiled their travel roster for the Panama series with the Yankees.
"Position players scheduled to head to Panama are: Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich, Jake Marisnick, Joe Benson, Matt Angle, Adeiny Hechavarria, Garrett Jones, Colin Moran, Austin Nola, Ed Lucas, Derek Dietrich, Juan Diaz, Danny Black, Mark Canha, Jeff Mathis, Austin Barnes and Kyle Skipworth.The pitchers are: Eovaldi, Hand, Arquimedes Caminero, Steve Cishek, Adam Conley, Sam Dyson, Bryan Evans, James Leverton, Greg Nappo, Edgar Olmos, A.J. Ramos, Josh Spence, Rhett Varner and Nick Wittgren."
By my count, there are 10 or 11 players that should make the Marlins 25-man roster, including six regulars playing in the series for the Fish. That’s good news for the league, as they won’t have to worry about the Yankees lodging a childish complaint about a Spring Training lineup.
The headlining players for the Marlins are obviously Stanton, Yelich, and Eovaldi. The Yankees are bringing Derek Jeter, CC Sabathia, Brett Gardner, Brian McCann, Carlos Beltran, and Alfonso Soriano to Panama.
Nathan Eovaldi is expected to start the Saturday game with Brad Hand pitching on Sunday. Manager Mike Redmond, hitting coach Frank Menechino, and bullpen coördinator Jeffrey Urgelles are the Marlins coaches that are making the trip for the team.