The longer the Miami Marlins must wait for baseball to resume, the more likely these three players will be fighting for a roster spot.
It’s a situation every MLB team is facing right now. With the wait to get back on the field, the Miami Marlins and the other 29 organizations are waiting to see who will come back from this layoff and perform as they did a few weeks ago.
Manager Don Mattingly has already talked with MLB officials, but no timetable has been given when he and his team can get back on the field.
"“Mattingly noted that he has no indication when the Marlins will be back on the field, but he did say he has been in touch with MLB executive Chris Young, the former big-league pitcher, regarding possible logistics to get the players back in game shape for whenever the season starts,” writes Joe Frisaro of MLB.com."
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As I write this piece, I am still wondering whether baseball in May is an option given the logistics that go into making this happen. I am optimistic that the MLB season will be played in a shortened period, however, it will take longer to make this happen than some think.
The 26-man roster becomes more important to Mattingly and the Marlins if the league deals with realignment which should lead to the use of the designated hitter. In that case, Miami’s skipper has some interesting decisions to make.
Here is a look at three players who may be fighting for their roster spot once they get back on the field. We all hope that is sooner rather than later.