No surprises in Marlins’ Opening Day roster
MIAMI — Everything went as expected in piecing together the Marlins’ Opening Day roster.
All rosters had to be set by 3 p.m. ET Sunday, and the Marlins did so by making a couple of transations.
Rafael Furcal (left hamstring) and Ed Lucas (non-displaced fracture left hand) were each placed on the 15-day disabled list.
The club also selected the contracts of Kevin Slowey and Reed Johnson. To make room on the 40-man roster, Michael Brady and Brian Bogusevic were each designated for assignment.
Bogusevic was acquired from the Cubs for Justin Ruggiano in December. It is unclear if he will accept the assignment to Triple-A New Orleans, or seek an opportunity in an organization elsewhere.
The Marlins are carrying 13 position players and 12 pitchers.
Position players: Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Garrett Jones, Derek Dietrich, Adeiny Hechavarria, Casey McGehee, Christian Yelich, Marcell Ozuna, Giancarlo Stanton, Jeff Mathis, Greg Dobbs, Donovan Solano, Jeff Baker and Johnson.
Pitchers: Jose Fernandez, Nathan Eovaldi, Henderson Alvarez, Jacob Turner, Tom Koehler, Steve Cishek, A.J. Ramos, Carlos Marmol, Mike Dunn, Dan Jennings, Brad Hand and Slowey.
– Joe Frisaro