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The Marlins take on the Nationals on Saturday afternoon at Space Coast Stadium.
Chris Volstad, looking to win a rotation spot, gets the start for Florida. John Baker is in the lineup, catching for the first time in a Grapefruit League game. Baker has been out with a strained right forearm muscle.
1) Chris Coghlan, LF
2) Cameron Maybin, CF
3) Hanley Ramirez, SS
4) Jorge Cantu, 3B
5) John Baker, C
6) Gaby Sanchez, 1B
7) Brett Carroll, RF
8) Donnie Murphy, 2B
9) Chris Volstad, P
1) Roger Bernadina, CF
2) Cristian Guzman, SS
3) Ryan Zimmerman, 3B
4) Adam Dunn, 1B
5) Josh Willingham, LF
6) Mike Morse, RF
7) Alberto Gonzalez, 2B
8) Wil Nieves, C
9) Garrett Mock, P
— Joe Frisaro
Marlins center fielder Cameron Maybin suffered a left leg groin strain while running the bases in the eighth inning on Sunday afternoon.
Maybin was injured while racing from first to home on Donnie Murphy’s two-run double in the eighth inning against the Cardinals.
Projected as the Marlins center fielder, Maybin pulled up close to home plate, and hobbled across the plate.
Scott Cousins replaced Maybin in center field.
The 22-year-old Maybin is projected to bat second in the regular season. He was hitting leadoff on Sunday.
“The next couple of days I’m definitely going to be in here early,” Maybin said of getting treatment. “I feel good, and I have to keep that good timing. My timing feels good. I need to be in that lineup to get those at-bats.
“I guess we’re going to wait and see. I don’t think it’s that big to get an MRI. I pulled up, I think on time, where it didn’t really pop. It was more of a pull than a pop. I hope, two, three, four days, I’ll be fine.”
Manager Fredi Gonzalez said he likely will keep Cody Ross in right field, instead of move him to center field to replace Maybin. The Marlins have a number of prospects who can play center, like Cousins, Jai Miller and Bryan Petersen.
— Joe Frisaro
(photo courtesy: Denis Bancroft/Florida Marlins)
The Marlins on Monday reached agreement on a Minor League deal with right-hander Clay Hensley, who was 8-4 with a 3.24 ERA at Triple-A New Orleans this year.
Additionally, the club signed four players to Minor League contracts with Spring Training invitations. Infielders Brian Barden and Donnie Murphy signed, as did right-handers Scott Strickland and Matt Peterson.
Hensley has 106 games of big league experience. His last stint in the Majors was in 2008 with the Padres. The 30-year-old right-hander opened this year with Houston’s Round Rock Triple-A team, before he was picked up by the Marlins. He made 19 starts at New Orleans.
Barden, 28, appeared in 52 games for the Cardinals in 2009, and he added 61 games at Triple-A Memphis. He’s seen action in 84 big league games. He can play all four infield positions. Murphy also is a versatile infielder who has played second base, shortstop and third base. The 26-year-old broke in with the Royals in 2004.
Strickland, 33, last pitched in the big leagues with Houston in 2005, and he has 236 games of experience. He spent 2009 pitching for Triple-A Albuquerque in the Dodgers’ system, where he made 50 relief appearances. He had a 2.98 ERA.
Peterson is a 27-year-old who has never pitched in the big leagues. The right-hander was with Double-A Jacksonville, where he logged 56 games.
— Joe Frisaro