JUPITER, Fla. (AP) --Christian Yelich is making the Miami Marlins think about his role this year.
The Marlins' top position prospect spoiled Jon Lester's five sharp innings, hitting a two-run homer with two outs in the ninth that lifted Miami to an 8-7 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday.
Yelich is hitting .375 this spring with three homers and 11 RBIs in 14 games.
"Hopefully I'm leaving a good impression, obviously," Yelich said. "I have no idea what's going to happen. It's completely out of my control."
Yelich and Miami's top overall prospect, right-hander Jose Fernandez, both came to spring training projected to start the season at Double-A.
Marlins hitting coach Tino Martinez recently said about Yelich, "He's ready."
Rookie manager Mike Redmond defers to his bosses when asked if Yelich could be on the opening-day roster.
"They might come down and tell me to quit playing him," Redmond said with a laugh. "It's fun to get him in there. You feel like any situation he comes up ...