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Amezaga remains upbeat

In Alfredo Amezaga’s mind, being ready for the season opener is possible.

Whether he meets that April 6 time line remains to be seen. But there is a lot of encouragement the his left knee will be healthy.

“For me, I want to play today,” Amezaga said after he took swings in the batting cage. “I’ve got to wait for Sean. He knows better than me, and whether I’ll be alright before Opening Day.”

Manager Fredi Gonzalez didn’t rule out Amezaga being in the mix to be on the first-game roster.

“We’re still going to take it step-by-step,” Gonzalez said. “We’ll see where we go from there.”

Amezaga hit flips in the batting cage on Monday, marking his third straight day of swinging the bat. He’s also fielding ground balls.

The all-purpose Amezaga sprained his left knee while playing for Mexico in the World Baseball Classic. The prognosis was four to six weeks of recovery time was needed.

Amezaga said he will test the knee running on Monday. When he starts playing in games, he says he will need about four games total to be ready for the season.

— Joe Frisaro

Amezaga out 4-6 weeks

A left knee sprain will keep versatile Alfredo Amezaga out four-to-six weeks.

Amezaga was examined in Miami on Tuesday by Dr. Lee Kaplan. The injury occurred while Amezaga was playing for Mexico in the World Baseball Classic. On Sunday night, Amezaga went 2-for-5 against Australia. After the game, he felt stiffness in his left knee.

He returned to Miami on Monday, and saw the doctor on Tuesday.

With Amezaga out, Robert Andino and Emilio Bonifacio are candidates to fill his role as a all-purpose ultility player.

— Joe Frisaro


Amezaga tweaks left knee

Alfredo Amezaga is returning to South Florida from the World Baseball Classic after he experienced stiffness in his left knee during Sunday night’s game.

Playing center field for Mexico, Amezaga went 2-for-5 with a home run for Mexico in their 17-7 loss to Australia.

Amezaga has been playing center field for Mexico.

He will be evaluated by Marlins physicians on Tuesday. Before heading to the Classic, Amezaga tweaked his right knee, but he was cleared to compete for his country.

— Joe Frisaro

Amezaga tweaks right knee

All-purpose Alfredo Amezaga is resting a sore right knee, which is why he isn’t playing in the Marlins first two Grapefruit League games.

Amezaga felt some discomfort while batting on Tuesday in an intrasquad scrimmage. If the knee doesn’t show improvement in the next day or two, it could impact whether he plays for Mexico in the World Baseball Classic.

Manager Fredi Gonzalez said the team is closely watching, and the ailment may be enough to keep him from the Classic. Amezaga is the frontrunner to play center field for Mexico.

Some encouraging news on Thursday was Amezaga did some light jogging.

— Joe Frisaro