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Marlins every day lineup set

Barring anything unforeseen, the Marlins’ every day lineup is set. At least, the lineup the team envisions when Spring Training opens.

Around the horn, the team plans on going with John Buck (catcher), Gaby Sanchez (first base), Omar Infante (second base), Hanley Ramirez (shortstop), Matt Dominguez (third base), Logan Morrison (left field), Chris Coghlan (center field) and Mike Stanton (right field).

A few weeks ago, Florida explored some possible center field options. They were linked to having interest in Arizona’s Justin Upton.

MLB.com has learned the Marlins also inquired about Tampa Bay’s B.J. Upton. But the asking price didn’t match.

The Marlins have no intention of trading their young core of players — Coghlan, Morrison, Sanchez and Stanton. If Dominguez isn’t ready, there is a chance the team could move some pieces around. Wes Helms could play third. Another scenario would be Emilio Bonifacio playing second and Infante sliding over to third. 

– Joe Frisaro

 

 

Marlins giving Hayes a start

Coming off a win on Friday night, the Marlins look to make it two straight against the D-backs at Chase Field on Saturday.

The only change from Friday’s lineup is Brett Hayes started at catcher instead of Ronny Paulino.

 

 

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1) Chris Coghlan, LF

2) Gaby Sanchez, 1B

3) Hanley Ramirez, SS

4) Jorge Cantu, 3B

5) Dan Uggla, 2B

6) Cody Ross, CF

7) Mike Stanton, RF

8) Brett Hayes, C

9) Nate Robertson, P

 

 

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1) Stephen Drew, SS

2) Tony Abreu, 2B

3) Justin Upton, RF

4) Chris Young, CF

5) Mark Reynolds, 3B

6) Rusty Ryal, 1B

7) Chris Snyder, C

8) Cole Gillespie, LF

9) Ian Kennedy, P

 

– Joe Frisaro

 

Marlins lineup Friday

Hanley Ramirez is back in the starting lineup for the first time since July 4. The All-Star shortstop has been nursing a tight right hip flexor.

Ramirez saw action on Thursday night, pinch-hitting in Florida’s 10-run, eighth inning. Ramirez had a single, and had a second plate appearance, drawing a walk.

Lineups vs. Diamondbacks:

1) Coghlan, LF

2) Boni, 3B

3) Hanley, SS

4) Gload, 1B

5) Uggla, 2B

6) Hermida, RF

7) Ross, CF

8) Baker, C

9) Nolasco, P

Arizona

1) Lopez, 2B

2) Drew, SS

3) Upton, RF

4) Reynolds, 3B

5) Montero, C

6) Parra, CF

7) Romero, LF

8) Tracy, 1B

9) Haren, P

– Joe Frisaro

 

Hayes gets called up

Another day, another roster move for the Marlins.

On Friday afternoon, catcher Brett Hayes was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans, taking the roster spot vacated when right-hander Cristhian Martinez was optioned to Double-A Jacksonville.

It’s the first time Hayes has been on a big league roster.

After having 14 pitchers and 11 position players on Thursday, Florida opens the series with the Rays at Land Shark Stadium with 12 position players and 13 pitchers.

The reason Hayes got the nod, manager Fredi Gonzalez said, is because he can catch, play first base, third base and left field, in case of an emergency.

While center fielder Cameron Maybin is getting his timing down at the plate at New Orleans, Gonzalez said the organization wanted to give the 22-year-old more seasoning.

“It makes more sense to keep him back there, and get some at-bats,” Gonzalez said.

Had Maybin been brought in, there was a chance he would only stay through the weekend series with Tampa Bay, and then be optioned back to New Orleans.

Hayes was in big league camp with the Marlins, and in 29 games with New Orleans, he’s hitting .277 with one home run and 16 RBIs.

It’s been a trying week for the Marlins. A rainout on Monday forced a doubleheader on Wednesday, and the bullpen that day was heavily used. Four relievers threw in both games — Matt Lindstrom, Leo Nunez, Kiko Calero and Dan Meyer.

Nunez and Calero are not available on Friday.

Nunez was disappointed in himself for giving up a three-run homer to Arizona’s Justin Upton in the 13th inning.

“He was upset at himself because he couldn’t give us any more than he had,” Gonzalez said.

The Marlins are hopeful Nunez will be available on Saturday.

– Joe Frisaro

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