Camping out Thursday

The highlights of Thursday’s Marlins camp:

* Cody Ross went to his season home in Plantation, Fla., to be with his wife Summer, who gave birth to a baby girl early Thursday afternoon. Haven Leigh Ross was born at 1:03 p.m. ET. Ross is expected to rejoin the team on Saturday.

* Jose Ceda (right shoulder) has been cleared to begin playing catch on Friday.

* With Ross out of camp, Jay Gibbons and Brett Carroll played a lot of right field in drills.

* Prospect Logan Morrison worked with Wes Helms at first base during infield drills that were run by infield coach Andy Fox. On the same field were Hanley Ramirez and Robert Andino at shortstop, Dan Uggla and Alfredo Amezaga at second base, and Jorge Cantu and Emilio Bonifacio at third base.

* Dallas McPherson and Gaby Sanchez were working at first base on Thursday on the field with the prospects.

* Brett Carroll and Scott Cousins are regarded as having the strongest arms in the outfield.

– Joe Frisaro

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