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Four assigned to Minor League camp

Between games on Thursday, the Marlins reassigned four pitchers to Minor League camp. All four are lefties — Brad Hand, Darin Downs, Dan Jennings and Rob Rasmussen.

The Marlins now have 59 players in camp after their first roster moves.

Joe Frisaro

Marlins second round pick signs

At least part of the Marlins future is getting a head start now.

The organization is in the process of signing some of their 2010 First-Year Player Draft picks. The highest choice to date has now signed — second rounder Rob Rasmussen. The 21-year-old left-hander attended UCLA. He reached agreement on Thursday, making him the sixth player in Florida’s top 10 to sign.

Still unsigned is top pick, left-handed hitting outfielder Christian Yelich.

All Draft picks have until Aug. 16 to sign. If they don’t, by league rule, the team would receive a compensatory pick in the same slot in the 2011 Draft.

Yelich was picked 23rd, and indications are he will eventually sign.

As a fallback plan, Yelich has a scholarship to play baseball at the University of Miami.

— Joe Frisaro