Finally! Rain-free workout

JUPITER, Fla. — News flash! The weather held up.

Juan Pierre signs for fans.

Juan Pierre signs for fans.

Early on Saturday it was overcast, but the sun came out and the Marlins were able to have their a rain-free day of workouts.

After two straight soggy, rainy days, the full-squad was on the field about 9:30 a.m. ET, and they got a few hours of work done.

Casey Kotchman, who signed a Minor League deal on Friday, was in his first day of drills. The veteran went through infield drills, and he took batting practice.

Manager Mike Redmond, asked about the center field competition, noted that Justin Ruggiano certainly can play the position. The manager added that Juan Pierre could get a look in center during the spring. Pierre, of course, played center for the Marlins from 2003-05. He lacks arm strength, and in recent years has mostly played in left field.

Giancarlo Stanton

Giancarlo Stanton

Pitchers will face batters on Monday.

Hitters on Saturday morning were able to take batting practice on the field, after being confined mostly to the batting cages.

One injury of note, lefty Grant Dayton was assigned to rehab after undergoing a scope on his throwing elbow.

Joe Frisaro 

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