Marlins out of options
Who is out of options factors into finalizing every big league roster.
A year ago, because shortstop Robert Andino was out of options, he became a primary trade target because he was blocked by All-Star Hanley Ramirez. So late in Spring Training 2009, Andino was dealt to the Orioles for right-hander Hayden Penn, who also was without options.
The Marlins currently have seven players who are out of options, which means they have to be on the 25-man roster, or the club risks losing them.
When a player has options, he can be sent up and down to the Minor Leagues all season.
Here are the seven Marlins without options for 2010: Penn, Dan Meyer, Renyel Pinto, Brian Sanches, Wes Helms, Cody Ross and Leo Nunez.
Rule 5 addition Jorge Jimenez also must make the 25-man roster, or he will have to be offered back to Boston.
— Joe Frisaro