I think this becomes more of a possibility if the Marlins continue to remain concerned about his health and whether or not Garrett Cooper is an every-day player.
Cooper started both 2018 and 2019 in right field on Opening Day, then suffered through injury-riddled seasons. The power in his bat is evident as he swatted 15 home runs last season. He is a solid hitter at the plate and gives you great effort in the field in either right or at first base.
The ball club has many players on the roster who fit into Cooper’s spot and with minor leaguers making a run at the 26-man roster, the decisions for Mattingly become harder this spring. The Marlins skipper is on record saying he does not believe Cooper will be a player the team can count on each day because he cannot stay healthy.
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