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In honor of his father, Logan Morrison is taking an initiative to help combat lung cancer.
The Marlins outfielder has established the first “LoMo Camp For A Cure” that will take place on Saturday and Sunday on the backfields at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla. The camp is aimed at offering instruction to youth players while raising awareness in the fight against lung cancer.
The camp is for baseball players, ages 8-18, who will spend two days receiving instructions from Marlins players and coaches.
Instructors for the two days include Morrison, outfielder Bryan Petersen, along with Marlins coaches Brandon Hyde, Joe Espada and Reid Cornelius.
Registration is from 7-9 a.m. on Saturday, with on-field instruction lasting from 9-11 a.m. Lunch will be from 11-noon. The afternoon on-field session will be from noon-3 p.m.
On Sunday, the camp also will last from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
The cost per player is $250, with the proceeds going to the American Lung Association. Those interested can register on Saturday morning at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla.
Morrison’s father, Tom, was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer last April, and he passed away from the disease in early December.
Logan Morrison, a standout Marlins’ rookie last season, said he plans on making the camp an annual event. He also hopes to eventually add a second camp in his hometown of Slidell, La.
— Joe Frisaro
The Marlins have yet to make any formal announcement, but their coaching staff is just about set.
The new outfield/first base coach is expected to be Dave Collins, who played from 1975-90.
Florida’s new pitching coach will be Randy St. Claire, formerly with the Nationals. The new infield/third base coach will be Josue Espada, the organizations Minor League infield coordinator. Reid Cornelius is lined up to be the bullpen coach. Cornelius was the pitching coach at Double-A Jacksonville.
Returning to the staff are bench coach Carlos Tosca, hitting coach Jim Presley and bullpen coordinator Pierre Arsenault.
— Joe Frisaro