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The Miami Marlins had their first full-squad workouts today at the team’s Spring Training home in Jupiter, Florida.  The Marlins will play their first games of spring training next Monday and Tuesday against Florida International University and the University of Miami, respectively.  Their first game against MLB competition comes next Thursday against the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Marlins had a very busy offseason which resulted in a lot of new faces wearing Miami caps this spring.  To help organize things and give you an idea of which players to keep an eye on, here is a little primer for the current Marlins squad.

Additions

Pitchers: Mat Latos, Dan Haren, David Phelps, Aaron Crow

Hitters: Dee Gordon, Michael Morse, Martin Prado, Ichiro Suzuki

Spring Training Invites: 3B Scott Sizemore, OF Tyler Colvin, P Nick Masset, P Vin Mazzaro, 3B Don Kelly, P Chris Narveson, 3B Reid Brignac, P Andre Rienzo, SS Miguel Rojas, OF Reed Johnson

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Projections

Projected Rotation: Mat Latos (R-R), Henderson Alvarez (R-R), Dan Haren (R-R), Jarred Cosart (R-R), Tom Koehler (R-R), (Jose Fernandez (R-R) in June/July)

Projected Defense: C Jarrod Saltalamacchia (S-R), 1B Michael Morse (R-R), 2B Dee Gordon (L-R), 3B Martin Prado (R-R), SS Adeiny Hechavarria (R-R), LF Christian Yelich (L-R), CF Marcell Ozuna (R-R), RF Giancarlo Stanton (R-R)

Projected Bench: Ichiro Suzuki (L-R), Jeff Mathis (R-R), Jeff Baker (R-R), Donovan Solano (R-R), Justin Bour (L-R)

Projected Bullpen: Mike Dunn (L-L), Steve Cishek (R-R), A.J. Ramos (R-R), Aaron Crow (R-R), Brad Hand (L-L), Bryan Morris (L-R), David Phelps (R-R)

Spring Training Bubble Guys

OF Jordany Valdespin (L-R), INF Reid Brignac (L-R), P Anthony DeSclafani (R-R), P Justin Nicolino (L-L), OF Reed Johnson (R-R), P Nick Masset (R-R), P Andrew McKirahan (R-L), INF Derek Dietrich (L-R), INF Miguel Rojas (R-R), OF Don Kelly (L-R)

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