During Miami's debut at Marlins park in 2012, then Cardinals shortstop Rafael Furcal had a solid two hit performance. While Furcal can't repeat that feat, the veteran infielder is hoping to make an early return to take that spot as Miami's starting 2nd baseman.
After his initial season that featured a multitude of different on-field issues that included his team losing 90+ games, Mike Redmond enters this season with higher expectations. However, Redmond is extremely excited about the opportunity to reach the loftier expectations that have been bestowed to him.
Former Cuban defect Jose Fernandez will be joined in Miami by his grandmother during the 2014 season. Before Opening Day, Jose's grandmother hasn't seen the Marlins star set foot on the mound since he was 15.
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With Rafael Furcal opening the season on the 15-day disabled list, Manager Mike Redmond will have to choose who will bat leadoff for the next two weeks. Furcal was signed to be the Marlins' starting second baseman and leadoff hitter.