Grapefruit League quick facts
The Marlins were 19-11-3 last year in Grapefruit League games, with Hanley Ramirez pacing the team with a .378 batting average.
Some early pitching matchups. On Thursday against the Mets at Port St. Lucie, Chris Volstad will make the start against New York’s Oliver Perez. On Friday against the Orioles in Jupiter, Ryan Tucker will start. Koji Uehara will throw for Baltimroe.
Originally, Sean West was set to start on Friday. But because a minor left hip issue, West was scratched.
– Joe Frisaro