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Camping out Thursday

The highlights of Thursday’s Marlins camp:

* Cody Ross went to his season home in Plantation, Fla., to be with his wife Summer, who gave birth to a baby girl early Thursday afternoon. Haven Leigh Ross was born at 1:03 p.m. ET. Ross is expected to rejoin the team on Saturday.

* Jose Ceda (right shoulder) has been cleared to begin playing catch on Friday.

* With Ross out of camp, Jay Gibbons and Brett Carroll played a lot of right field in drills.

* Prospect Logan Morrison worked with Wes Helms at first base during infield drills that were run by infield coach Andy Fox. On the same field were Hanley Ramirez and Robert Andino at shortstop, Dan Uggla and Alfredo Amezaga at second base, and Jorge Cantu and Emilio Bonifacio at third base.

* Dallas McPherson and Gaby Sanchez were working at first base on Thursday on the field with the prospects.

* Brett Carroll and Scott Cousins are regarded as having the strongest arms in the outfield.

— Joe Frisaro

Checking up on Ceda

Reliever Jose Ceda, who has some right shoulder discomfort, has been cleared to begin playing catch on Friday.

On Thursday, about 9:15 a.m. ET, Ceda went to the doctor, but not for his shoulder. He was completing some exams related to his physical.

Obtained from the Cubs in the offseason for Kevin Gregg, Ceda threw a bullpen last Saturday, the day pitchers and catchers began workouts. The team has been taking it easy on him since.

— Joe Frisaro

Camping out Wednesday

Some of happenings at camp on Wednesday:

* Reliever Jose Ceda’s sore right shoulder is preventing him from throwing for four or five days.

* Cody Ross will be away from the team for a couple of days because his wife is slated to have labor induced on their second child. The baby is scheduled to be born on Thursday, and Ross expects to be out Thursday and Friday, and perhaps Saturday.

* A couple of sleepers to keep an eye on are outfielder John Raynor and reliever Tim Wood.

* Third baseman Matt Dominguez, the 19-year-old first-round pick from 2007, is showing why he is so highly regarded. Dominguez is a slick fielder, and he draws comparisons to Mike Lowell.

* Jay Gibbons in drills is working in left field with Jeremy Hermida, and Brett Carroll is backing up Ross in right field.

— Joe Frisaro

Camping out Tuesday

First full-squad workouts in review:

* Manager Fredi Gonzalez was given a two-year contract extension, locking him up with the club through 2011. When he went out onto the field, his players gave him a big hand.

“You stll have got to win ballgames,” Gonzalez said, keeping perspective.

Gonzalez makes Marietta, Ga., his home. He has a daughter who is graduating from high school, and a son, who is a sophomore in high school. Gonzalez said when they are out of school, he may consider moving back to Miami, where he grew up.

* Renyel Pinto has made it official that he will not compete in the World Baseball Classic for Venezuela. The lefty reliever is focused on staying healthy and strong for the regular season. It was a tough decision.

“I’d like to represent my country,” Pinto said. “It’s important to me, too. But I have to worry about my family first. There are more World Classics. I can go later. For right now, I’m just thinking about the team, and my family. It’s going to be a big year for me.”

* Right-hander Jose Ceda has some discomfort in his right shoulder, and he will not throw for three or four days.

* When Jorge Cantu ripped the ball down the third-base line off Jason Standridge in his first round of living pitching, Hanley Ramirez chimed in: “Same guy. I’ve seen that before.”

— Joe Frisaro