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Marlins make roster moves

JUPITER, Fla. — The Marlins started off Wednesday by making a number of roster moves.

Outfielder Chris Lubanski was released.

Kyle Skipworth, Vinny Rottino, Tom Koehler and Shawn Hill were reassigned to Minor League camp.

Steve Cishek, Sean West, Alex Sanabia, Dustin Richardson and Bryan Petersen were optioned to Triple-A New Orleans, while Sandy Rosario was optioned to Double-A Jacksonville.

Joe Frisaro

Stanton stands out in scrimmage

Whether he is on the main field or a back field, Mike Stanton is makig an impact.

The heralded Marlins prospect had yet another impressive performance on Sunday. This time, it was on Field 2 of the Roger Dean Stadium complex.

stanton4a.jpgIn a B Game against the Mets, Stanton went 2-for-3 with a walk and three RBIs. The slugger ripped an RBI double to right-center in the first inning off lefty Pedro Feliciano. He also walked, but was picked off first.

The Marlins won, 7-0.

In his third plate appearance, he stepped up with the bases loaded. The Mets were throwing R.A. Dickey, who throws a knuckleball.

On a 2-2 offering, Stanton delivered a two-run single.

“You’ve got to put the ball in play,” Stanton said. “There are no excuses if you don’t put the ball in play, regardless if he is a knuckleball pitcher or he’s throwing 120. You’ve got to.”

Stanton, 20, says he has faced a knuckleball thrower before. It was last year at Double-A.

“You just have got to be patient,” Stanton said when facing a ball that is fluttering at him.

In his final at-bat, he struck out. But overall, it was another strong performance for the right fielder, who is making a case to make the team.

The Marlins are weighing whether Stanton is ready to make the big league leap. Most likely, he will open again in Double-A. But the way he’s performing, it wouldn’t be surprising if he gets called up before the All-Star Break.

Vinny Rottino connected on a solo home run.

— Joe Frisaro

(Photo courtesy Denis Bancroft/Florida Marlins)



Foppert, Luna among signees

The Marlins on Friday announced the signings of six-year free agents: RHP Kasey Olenberger, OF Brandon Tripp, RHP John Fulton, RHP Jesse Foppert, utility player Vinny Rottino and infielder Hector Luna.

— Joe Frisaro