Found February 23, 2012 on MarlinsBaseball.com:
Spring Training officially got underway on Wednesday for the Miami Marlins as pitchers and catchers reported for duty.   Several players had already been in camp but this was the first day that as team, they worked out and met with manager Ozzie Guillen.  Most of the position players were present as well even though they were not required to attend as of yet.   Some of the highlights included Carlos Zambrano’s first session as a Marlin, and Josh Johnson’s throwing session. The media frenzy continued for the Marlins as ESPN hosted an edition of Baseball Tonight from Roger Dean Stadium highlighting several aspects of the team including interviews with Guillen and new closer Heath Bell.    Later this Spring, the Marlins will have a game against the Boston Red Sox televised nationally as well on ESPN.    All of this media attention will lead up to Opening Night when the Marlins will be on ESPN’s national broadcast to kick off their 2012 season.    It wasn’t all good news in the national...
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