Found February 25, 2012 on Phillies Nation:
Hyatt will look to build on impressive 2011 opening the 2012 Spring slate against Florida State. Photo by: Jacqueline Dormer, Republican Herald Austin Hyatt TABBED TO START SPRING OPENERAustin Hyatt will be handed the ball for the Phillies spring opener on February 29 against Florida State according to our pal David Hale at Delaware Online. Hyatt ranked 15th in Phillies Nation’s Prospect Nation and is a non-roster invitee to Phils’ big league camp. Hyatt was an Eastern League All-Star in 2011 for the R-Phils and had a tremendous second half. Hyatt may be on the short list for emergency starter duties for 2012 and should pitch primarily in Lehigh Valley.The throwing schedule for February 29, also thanks to Hale, is as follows:LHP Jacob Diekman LHP Jeremy Horst RHP Michael Schwimer LHP Joe Savery RHP JC Ramirez RHP BJ Rosenberg RHP Phillippe AumontDiekman was added to the 40-man roster over the off-season and figures to compete for a lefty role out of the ‘pen with Horst, Save...

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DOs and DONTs: Miami Marlins

With the team moving into a new stadium in 2012, the Miami Marlins looked to make a big splash this offseason and build an instant contender. The additions of Jose Reyes, Heath Bell and Mark Buehrle make the team a formidable foe for the likes of the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves. Here is a look at the Do’s and Don’ts as we run through the new and improved Marlins...

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Marlins' season hinges on health of ace Johnson

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Former Marlins reliever Terry Mathews passes away at age 47

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Players To Target

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