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B Game vs. Italy

At first glance, you would have thought the Marlins were taking on the Dodgers. But the team in blue on Wednesday morning on Field 2 behind the main field at Roger Dean Stadium was the Italian World Baseball Classic squad.

The B Game led into Florida’s first Grapefruit League contest, at 1:05 p.m. ET at Roger Dean Stadium.

Italy won the scrimmage, 4-1. The Italian hitting coach is former MLB catching great Mike Piazza.

Burke Badenhop started and threw one inning for Florida. It was his first game situation since last June. The right-hander spent more than half the season injured. It was an encouraging first step back for the 26-year-old, who struck out one and allowed one infield hit in one inning. Dallas Trahern and Frankie De La Cruz each followed with scoreless innings for Florida.

Badenhop, Trahern and De La Cruz all were acquired by the Marlins from Detroit as part of the Miguel Cabrera/Dontrelle Willis trade.

In the third inning, Manny Mayorson singled for Florida, stole second and scored on John Raynor’s RBI single.

– Joe Frisaro 

Early Spring rotation

After the scrimmage on Monday, manager Fredi Gonzalez announced the pitchers for the next few days.

When Grapefruit League action begins on Wednesday, Anibal Sanchez will face the Cardinals in Jupiter. On Thursday, Chris Volstad will start in Port St. Lucie against the Mets. Rick VandenHurk also will throw that day. On Friday in Jupiter against the Orioles, Sean West will start.

The Marlins have an intrasquad scrimmage on Tuesday on the back fields at Roger Dean Stadium. Josh Johnson and Ricky Nolasco will each throw two innings. Still no word when either of these two will pitch in Grapefruit League play.

Before Wednesday’s game with the Cardinals, the Marlins will have a B Game with Italy’s World Baseball Classic team on the back field at Roger Dean Stadium. Burke Badenhop will start for Florida in that six-inning contest.

– Joe Frisaro

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