Marlins every day lineup set
Barring anything unforeseen, the Marlins’ every day lineup is set. At least, the lineup the team envisions when Spring Training opens.
Around the horn, the team plans on going with John Buck (catcher), Gaby Sanchez (first base), Omar Infante (second base), Hanley Ramirez (shortstop), Matt Dominguez (third base), Logan Morrison (left field), Chris Coghlan (center field) and Mike Stanton (right field).
A few weeks ago, Florida explored some possible center field options. They were linked to having interest in Arizona’s Justin Upton.
MLB.com has learned the Marlins also inquired about Tampa Bay’s B.J. Upton. But the asking price didn’t match.
The Marlins have no intention of trading their young core of players — Coghlan, Morrison, Sanchez and Stanton. If Dominguez isn’t ready, there is a chance the team could move some pieces around. Wes Helms could play third. Another scenario would be Emilio Bonifacio playing second and Infante sliding over to third.
— Joe Frisaro