Camp begins at Roger Dean Stadium
JUPITER, Fla. — The back fields were in full use at Roger Dean Stadium.
After undergoing physicals in the morning, there was a brief meeting, and pitchers and catchers began stretching at 1 p.m. ET.
Breaking up into groups, the first wave of drills were PFP (pitchers fielding practice). Catchers worked on their techniques and blocking pitches in the dirt.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, a switch-hitter, displayed power from both sides of the plate in batting practice.
Around 2:45 p.m., pitchers threw their first bullpen sessions.
Jose Fernandez was part of Group 1, and he threw to Saltalamacchia.
Nathan Eovaldi, Henderson Alvarez, Anthony DeSclafani, Bryan Evans, Kevin Slowey and Jose Urena also through in the first group.
The second group that threw off the mounds included relievers Steve Cishek, A.J. Ramos and Carter Capps, obtained from the Mariners in the Logan Morrison trade. Prospects Nick Wittgren and Colby Suggs, along with Chris Hatcher and Chaz Roe also threw.
Those who threw off the mound on Sunday will take a break on Monday.
Taking the mound for the first time will be Andrew Heaney, Adam Conley, Brian Flynn, Brad Hand, Tom Koehler, Jacob Turner, Greg Nappo, Rett Varner and Angel Sanchez.
The second group is mostly of relievers and it includes Mike Dunn, Dan Jennings, Arquimedes Caminero, Carlos Marmol, Grant Dayton, Sam Dyson, Edgar Olmos, James Leverton and Josh Spence.
Two no-shows on Sunday are relievers Henry Rodriguez and Jesus Sanchez, who are dealing with visa issues.
Monday’s workouts begin at 9:30 a.m. ET, and they are open to the public.
– Joe Frisaro