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Veras arrives in camp

A candidate to win a bullpen job arrived to camp on Thursday.

Right-hander Jose Veras was in Jupiter taking his physical.

Veras had been delayed due to an issue with his visa. While Marlins pitchers and catchers began workouts on Feb. 20, Veras was in the Dominican Republic. The Marlins expected him to be late.

Signed to a Minor League contract, Veras will compete for a spot in the pen.

— Joe Frisaro



Marlins interested in Gregg

A former Marlins reliever could be returning to Florida.

The Marlins have made a contract offer to veteran Kevin Gregg, according to Ken Rosenthal of has confirmed the Marlins indeed have interest in Gregg as an eighth-inning setup reliever for closer Leo Nunez.

After spending 2007 and 2008 as the Marlins closer, Florida traded Gregg to the Cubs for reliever Jose Ceda, who was injured for all of 2009.

The Marlins are seeking veteran relievers.

A free agent, Gregg has appeared in at least 70 games in three straight seasons. With the Cubs last year, he was 5-6 with a 4.72 ERA in 72 games. He added 23 saves in 30 chances before losing his position.

With the Marlins in 2007, Gregg saved 32 games in 36 chances. The right-hander had his struggles in the role in 2008, posting 29 saves in 38 opportunities. He was bothered by a left knee injury late in that season.

On Friday, the Marlins announced they signed Derrick Turnbow and Jose Veras to a Minor League contracts with a Spring Training invitations.

— Joe Frisaro