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My projected 25-man roster

Not that this is a final list, but for entertainment purposes, here is my projected 25-man roster. Keep in mind, I still think the club could make a move for a left-handed reliever, perhaps up until Opening Day or a few days into the season.

Again, this isn’t what the team has announced. That actually could come as early as Friday. For now, to play GM for a night, here is what I’m predicting of those players left in camp:

C — John Baker, Ronny Paulino
1B — Jorge Cantu, Ross Gload
2B — Dan Uggla, Andy Gonzalez
SS — Hanley Ramirez, Andy Gonzalez
3B — Emilio Bonifacio, Wes Helms
LF — Jeremy Hermida
CF — Cameron Maybin
RF — Cody Ross, Brett Carroll

Rotation
Ricky Nolasco
Josh Johnson
Chris Volstad
Anibal Sanchez

Relievers
Matt Lindstrom (closer)
Leo Nunez
Logan Kensing
Kiko Calero
Renyel Pinto
Dan Meyer
Andrew Miller
Hayden Penn

DL

Alfredo Amezaga

FYI regarding Penn. Some feel the Marlins could try sneaking him through waivers. From what I hear, he wouldn’t clear, so I expect him to stay in a long relief role for a little while.

 

– Joe Frisaro

Camping out Thursday

Some things on note:

* Matt Lindstrom threw one inning, and 16 pitches, in a low A Minor League game on Thursday. It was the first time he’s faced hitters since March 15, when strained his right rotator cuff. Lindstorm is expected to be on the Opening Day roster.

* Alfredo Amezaga’s knee brace has arrived, and he is wearing it for support. Amezaga continues to do drills, but he likely will start the season on the disabled list with a sprained knee. Amezaga says the brace is stabilizing his knee, and he is going through drills wearing it.

* Bullpen coordinator Pierre Arsenault expects to need four-to-six weeks to recover from a left hip condition. He is hoping to return in a couple of months. For now, he’s on crutches. The Marlins are looking to see who will assume the role, which requires catching in the bullpen. Arsenault is the lone remaining coach from the 2003 World Series title team. He is optimistic he can return in a couple of months.

* Ross Gload, acquired from the Royals on Wednesday, took a red-eye flight from Arizona to Florida and was in uniform by 11 a.m. and available to play on Friday.

* Emilio Bonifacio, who was struck on the left middle finger by a pitch on Wednesday, was out of the lineup on Thursday for precautionary reasons. Dan Uggla also was given the day off. Both are fine.

– Joe Frisaro

Courting Catalanotto?

Are more moves on the horizon for the Marlins? Maybe.

One possibility that was explored looks like it won’t happen. The latest is the Marlins had interest in outfielder Frank Catalanotto of the Rangers. But once Florida finalized the deal on Wednesday to acquire Ross Gload, talks with Texas ended.

The Marlins had a busy Wednesday, picking up right-hander Hayden Penn from the Orioles and Gload from Kansas City. 

Catalanotto, who played for Italy in the World Baseball Classic, is not expected to make the Rangers, who are going with veteran Andruw Jones. So he would be available as a veteran left-handed bat off the bench.

Gload is a lefty bat off the bench, which was a higher priority for Florida.

– Joe Frisaro

 

Marlins acquire Gload

The Marlins addressed their need for a lefty bat off the bench by acquiring first baseman Ross Gload from the Royals for a player to be named, according to an MLB source.

Gload broke in with the Cubs in 2000, and he been with the Royals from 2007-08.

With the Royals last year, Gload hit .273 with three homers and 37 RBIs in 122 games.

Gload was in line to back up Mike Jacobs in Kansas City.

– Joe Frisaro

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