MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Football season is officially over, at least until Wednesday’s national signing day and the start of free agency in March.
With one season over, believe it or not, it’s almost time for pitchers and catchers to begin reporting for spring training.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have the earliest reporting date for pitchers and catchers, February 6. The Diamondbacks will have all players in camp by February 11 and begin the first full workout on February 12.
The Miami Marlins will be one of the last teams to report to spring training on February 16. Marlins pitchers and catchers, including Rookie of the Year Jose Fernandez and free agent signing Jarrod Saltalamacchia will be in Jupiter on the 16th.
The rest of the Marlins, who are hoping to erase last year’s abysmal season, will report on February 20 and the team’s first full practice with the entire team in camp will be February 21.
The Marlins finished the 2013 with a final record of 62-100. It was only the second time in team history the Fish had lost at least 100 games in a season. Miami’s record was the second worst in the Majors behind only the Houston Astros.