Fish Bites: Ed Lucas leaves spring game with hamstring injury

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Miami Marlins' infielder Ed Lucas left Thursday's game with a hamstring injury. Plus links on Jake Marisnick, Jacob Turner, and Brian Flynn.

-Miami Marlins right-hander Jacob Turner entered Thursday's exhibition game with the Detroit Tigers looking to shake off two tough spring training starts. - Sun Sentinel

Jacob Turner played down the importance of a good outing in Thursday's spring training game against the Detroit Tigers, but there was no mistaking the good feeling the right-hander gave the Marlins.

-Miami Marlins: Lefty Brian Flynn stays relevant in fifth starter race - Sun Sentinel

President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill earlier this year said the Marlins didn't see the real Brian Flynn last September. Promoted to the majors for the first time after a stellar Triple-A season, Flynn in four starts (18 innings) logged an 8.50 ERA with 27 hits, 13 walks and 15 strikeouts.

-Miami Marlins-Colorado Rockies Opening Day Tickets on Groupon? - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

In most cities, Opening Day of the Major League Baseball season is a sacred day. You’d be hard pressed to find cheap tickets anywhere and would need to jump through many hoops to get tickets.

-Jacob Turner Leads Miami Marlins To Win Over Detroit Tigers, 4-2 - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Jacob Turner came into today’s start needing a good performance to get himself on track to be a force in the rotation for the Marlins this season.  He had compiled a poor 6.23 ERA so far in his two previous outings and may have been experiencing flashbacks to last year’s spring training performance.  Turner imploded during spring training in 2013 and ended up starting the season in AAA New Orleans instead of in the Marlins rotation.

-Casey McGehee happy to be with Marlins for many reasons | Fish Tank blog: Miami Marlins | The Palm Beach Post

Casey McGehee was thrilled to return to the United States this year to play baseball and for many more reasons than the $1.1 million he received from the Marlins to plug their third base hole. Casey’s son, Mack, 7, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at 15 months. Casey and Sarah also have a daughter, Cooper, who is 3. The family spent the last year in Japan while Casey rejuvenated his career, but the biggest hardship was getting the proper therapy for Mack.

-Nicolino, DeSclafani in first wave of roster cuts | Fish Bytes

The Marlins trimmed 12 players from their spring roster this morning, including top pitching prospects Justin Nicolino and Anthony DeSclafani. "The ax came down hard," said one player. There were no surprises in the first wave of cuts.

-Marlins to get first taste of new replay system -- albeit a little limited -- today vs. Tigers | Fish Bytes

The Marlins will play in their first instant replay game of the spring this afternoon against the Tigers. Just don't consider it a complete dress rehearsal. Unlike during the regular season when umpires in New York's Replay Command Center will watch video of the play in question using the "indisputable video evidence" standard when deciding whether to overturn a call, somebody inside of a TV van parked outside Joker Marchant Stadium will be doing the reviewing this afternoon.

-LAKELAND: Miami Marlins reliever Arquimedes Caminero aims for spot in bullpen - Miami Marlins - MiamiHerald.com

With four daughters and three sons who were given "normal names," Marlins relief pitcher Arquimedes Euclides Caminero said his father turned to his favorite subject — math — to find a unique name for his last child.

-Pieces in place for power boost in Miami | marlins.com: News

Chances are the Marlins won't go from worst to first in the big leagues in the home run category this season. But the way the lineup is shaping up, there is enough power to make things interesting.

-Back in Lakeland, Marlins pitcher Jacob Turner moves closer to landing rotation job | marlins.com: News

A couple of years ago, Jacob Turner was competing in Spring Training for the fifth-starter spot in Tigers camp. Also in the mix was left-hander Drew Smyly. It was like old times on Thursday afternoon at Joker Marchant Stadium -- except Turner was on the mound for the Marlins, opposing the Tigers' Smyly. The edge went to Turner and the Marlins, who prevailed, 4-2, in Grapefruit League play.

-Jake Marisnick leads Marlins' offense behind Jacob Turner in win over Tigers | marlins.com: News

Jake Marisnick doubled in two runs and scored another as the Marlins roughed up Drew Smyly, sending Miami to a 4-2 win over Detroit on Thursday afternoon at Joker Marchant Stadium. Marisnick's second hit of the day was part of a string of three consecutive hits off Smyly, who later said he has struggled to find the bite on a cutter that serves as a big pitch for him against right-handed hitters. The pitcher escaped a first-inning run following Marisnick's leadoff single, when shortstop Eugenio Suarez threw out Marisnick at the plate.

-Lucas leaves early with hamstring strain | marlins.com: News

The Marlins added some infield depth for this season, and right now they need it. Ed Lucas, who started at second base on Thursday against the Tigers, was replaced in the bottom of the fourth inning with a strained left hamstring. The infielder said he felt something running the bases in the top of the inning. He singled and scored from third base on Jake Marisnick's two-run double.

Around The League

-Ryne Sandberg downplays Jimmy Rollins' absence from lineup | MLB.com: News

The only things Jimmy Rollins knew Thursday morning at Bright House Field were that he had not played since Monday, and that Ryne Sandberg seemed upset with him about something.

-Cano continues tear with two hits, two RBIs | Mariners.com: News

Robinson Cano may be a five-time All-Star who just signed a $240 million deal with the Mariners, but Seattle's new second baseman isn't taking anything for granted this spring despite his hot start at the plate.

-Rangers, Giants skippers get different replay results | texasrangers.com: News

Giants manager Bruce Bochy successfully challenged a call in the second inning of their game against the Rangers on Thursday night. It was the second overturned call in Spring Training under the new instant-replay format introduced this year.

-Beltre departs game early with tight quad | texasrangers.com: News

Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre left Thursday's game against the Giants with tightness in his left quad muscle. Beltre left in the top of the fifth inning after two at-bats during the first night game for the Rangers this spring.

At Fish Stripes

-The Miami Marlins and the right approach to prospect management - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins have developed a reputation for rushing prospects to the majors over the last few years. What is their philosophy on that matter and, given the success of some of their recent attempts, is it the right formula for the team?

-Kevin Slowey, Carter Capps among pitchers vying for Miami's open bullpen spots - Fish Stripes

MLB vet Kevin Slowey and reliever Carter Capps are among the handful of relievers who are pursuing spots in Miami's bullpen for the 2014 season.

-Fish Stripes 2014 Marlins Season Preview: Jacob Turner - Fish Stripes

Jacob Turner holds the best odds of winning the fourth starter role outright for the Miami Marlins, but he needs to make major improvements to his game in order to make due on the promise he showed as a prospect when the team first acquired him.

-Spring Training 2014: Miami Marlins make 12 roster cuts in first round - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins sent 12 players to the minor leagues in their first round of roster cuts in Spring Training. Who were they and how does this affect the team?

-Spring Training 2014: Marlins position battle report, Week 2 - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins are still trying to decide on their roster as we enter the second week of Spring Training games. Who is in the lead in center field, the starting rotation, and the final bullpen spots?

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