Ozzie sets tentative exhibition lineups
JUPITER, Fla. — Manager Ozzie Guillen has tentatively set his lineups for the Marlins’ exhibitions against two college teams in early March.
On March 6, the Marlins face the Miami Hurricanes at Marlins Park. They follow that meeting up on March 7 against Florida International University. Both are 7:10 p.m. ET starts.
The Marlins actually will be playing split-squad games on both days. On March 6, the Tigers are at Roger Dean Stadium, and the Mets are in Jupiter on March 7.
Against the two college teams, Guillen is planning to start Mark Buehrle and Ricky Nolasco, although he hasn’t decided which pitcher will throw in which game.
The position players expected to make the trip to face the University of Miami are, Aaron Rowand, Donnie Murphy, Hanley Ramirez, Logan Morrison, Gaby Sanchez, John Buck, Austin Kearns, Scott Cousins and Nick Green.
Against FIU, the Marlins are sending Jose Reyes, Emilio Bonifacio, Greg Dobbs, Mike Stanton, Omar Infante, Chris Coghlan, Brian Petersen, Brett Hayes and Matt Dominguez.
Ace Josh Johnson isn’t going to face the college teams.
“If they see JJ, they may want to stay in school,” Guillen joked.
— Joe Frisaro