Found March 28, 2014 on Pro Sports Daily:
A dejected Donovan Solano departed the Marlins' minor league complex in street clothes Thursday morning. Team officials had just informed him he would be opening the season at Triple-A New Orleans. About six hours later, Solano learned his season-opening assignment had changed. Earmarked for a reserve infielder spot on the club's 25-man roster, Ed Lucas instead is headed to the disabled list. In the eighth inning of Thursday's Roger Dean Stadium Grapefruit League finale against the Cardinals, Lucas took a Scott McGregor pitch off the left hand. X-rays revealed a non-displaced fracture, meaning Lucas for the time being is out and Solano is back in. Earlier in the day, the Marlins declared the winners in their center field and back-up middle infielder battles when they optioned Jake Marisnick and Solano to the Zephyrs. Lucas was set to join a bench that includes catcher Jeff Mathis, infielders Greg Dobbs and Jeff Baker, and outfielder Reed Johnson. That job now belongs ...

Marlins option OF Marisnick, IF Solano to Triple-A

JUPITER, Fla. -- The Miami Marlins' opening-day roster continued to take shape Thursday morning before the team's final home Grapefruit League game. Miami optioned outfielder Jake Marisnick and infielder Donovan Solano to Triple-A New Orleans (Pacific Coast League) after close races for roster spots. Marisnick competed with Marcell Ozuna for the starting center-field job...

Righty Tom Koehler named Marlins' No. 5 starter

JUPITER, Fla. -- Marlins manager Mike Redmond officially announced the starting rotation heading into the season following Thursday's 6-4 win over the Cardinals. Reigning National League Rookie of the Year Jose Fernandez will pitch Opening Day followed by right-handers Nathan Eovaldi, Henderson Alvarez, Jacob Turner and Tom Koehler. Miami's pitching staff entered Thursday...

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Marlins' Ed Lucas fractures hand, will open season on DL

JUPITER, Fla. -- Marlins utility player Ed Lucas sustained a non-displaced fracture of his left hand on a Scott McGregor pitch in the eighth inning of Thursday's 6-4 victory over the Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium. It came hours after the 31-year-old had learned he won an Opening Day roster spot. He spent 10 seasons in the minors before making his major-league debut last season...

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Marlins' Ed Lucas disabled with broken left hand

Miami Marlins third baseman Ed Lucas left Thursday afternoon's Spring Training game after getting hit by a pitch on the left hand. He went in for X-rays, and they came back positive. The Sun Sentinel's Juan C. Rodriguez and's Joe Frisario both confirmed that Lucas has a fractured had and will begin the season on the disabled list.X-rays of Lucas' left hand...

Tino Martinez thinks Miami’s young hitters are “soft”

“I was tough on some of the young players I thought needed to be, not disciplined, but they were walking around like they were 10-year veterans and I was trying to teach them the right way to do things,” Martinez said, on Benigno & Roberts. He added: “I was trying to teach these guys. These guys had a great opportunity. They didn’t belong in the big leagues. They just...

Rafael Furcal’s comeback will begin on the disabled list

After missing all of last season following Tommy John elbow surgery Rafael Furcal signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Marlins, but his comeback has hit an immediate snag. Furcal hasn’t played since March 15 because of a strained hamstring, so he’ll begin the season on the disabled list and either Jeff Baker or Derek Dietrich will start at second base.

Kevin Slowey perfect in start, but Marlins fall to Yankees 3-0

TAMPA, Fla. -- Masahiro Tanaka struck out 10 and allowed three hits over six innings Friday night in the New York Yankees' 3-0 win over the Miami Marlins. It was the final spring training appearance for the Japanese star, who will make his first regular-season start next Friday in Toronto. He replaced starter Hiroki Kuroda in the fourth inning and struck out the first three batters...

Tino Martinez Calls Marlins Players He Coached ‘Soft’

Tino Martinez once enjoyed a position with the Miami Marlins as their hitting coach but resigned after he was accused of verbally and physically assaulting some of the players. Nearly a year later, Martinez is finally speaking on the incident with the team and sharing his side the story basically saying some of the players were ‘soft’ that  according to Larry Brown Sports. “I...

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Marlins reassign Henry Rodriguez to minors

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Pitcher Henry Rodriguez was reassigned to minor league camp by the Miami Marlins before the final game at their spring training complex.
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