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Upcoming pitching rotation

The Marlins will be starting Anibal Sanchez on Sunday agaisnt the Cardinals, not Andrew Miller as initially noted. Miller will pitch in relief of Sanchez.

The Cardinals are going with Joel Pineiro.

Even though the team is off on Monday from Grapefruit League play, a six-inning intrasquad game will be played on field two in Jupiter. Chris Volstad and Sean West will each pitch.

West returns to the mound after he was scratched from Friday’s start with the Orioles due to a sore left hip.

In Tuesday’s scrimmage with the Italian World Baseball Classic team, Frankie De La Cruz will start.

On Wednesday, against the Dominican Republic Classic team, Josh Johnson will start, and Ricky Nolasco will enter in relief.

– Joe Frisaro

Camping out Sunday

What you may have missed at camp on Sunday:

* Anibal Sanchez has been tabbed to start on Wednesday in the first Grapefruit League game. The 1:05 p.m. ET game with the Cardinals will be played at Roger Dean Stadium. Sanchez will throw two innings or around 30 pitches. Blake Hawksworth is scheduled to pitch for St. Louis.

* Sunday was photo day and the day the team signed autographs at Roger Dean Stadium.

* With scrimmages about to start, Sunday was the last day where pitchers faced hitters in live batting practice.

* Andrew Miller continues to get a lot of work as he polishes up his new delivery.

* On Monday, the first intrasquad scrimmage will take place on a backfield at Roger Dean Stadium. Sean West and Eulogio De La Cruz are the respective starters. The scrimmage will be around 10:30 a.m. ET.  

– Joe Frisaro

Camping out Saturday

Here’s what happened on Saturday:

* Andrew Miller continues working on his new delivery. The aim is to speed up his tempo, and basically the lefty is throwing more than the other starters. For example, when say, Ricky Nolasco and Miller are throwing live batting practice, each is going for about eight minutes. But Miller is working at a faster tempo, so he is throwing more total pitches.

* Cody Ross was back doing drills, and getting some work in later in the day, after he was away two days because his wife had a baby.

* Jose Ceda continues to play catch and do fielding drills. Because of some right shoulder discomfort, he has yet to be cleared to throw off the mound.

* Catcher John Baker is crushing some balls in batting practice.

* Dallas McPherson worked at first base with Gaby Sanchez on fielding drills.

– Joe Frisaro

Camping out

Interesting items and tidbits that went on Sunday at Marlins camp:

* Manager Fredi Gonzalez said team is leaning towards carrying 12 pitchers.

* Because of off days in the regular season on April 9 and April 13, a fifth starter isn’t needed until April 20 at Pittsburgh. Gonzalez said he may go with four starters every fifth day until then. The other option is to start off with a five-man rotation, and just give everyone an extra day.

* Most of the pitchers threw off the mound for their second straight day, including projected starters Josh Johnson, Chris Volstad, Anibal Sanchez, Ricky Nolasco and Andrew Miller.

* Harvey Garcia (recovering from right shoulder surgery) remains the only pitcher restricted.

* Kyle Skipworth, the No. 1 pick from last year, looked impressive taking batting practice. The left-handed hitter shows why he is so highly touted.

* Workouts on Monday begin at 10 a.m. ET on the backfields of Roger Dean Stadium.

* Many feel the Opening Day starter will be Nolasco, based on his 2008 performance.

– Joe Frisaro

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