Three more Fish were removed from the aquarium, leaving 37.
Tankersley, Rupe and Stewart were re-assigned to the minor league camp. This leaves the Marlins without a left-handed reliever. That is unless Olsen starts the season in the pen. But Olsen isn't a LOOGY, so a left-handed specialist will not be part of the Marlins relief corp when the season opens.
In other pitching news, Rule 5 draftee Michael Megrew has a sore shoulder and will not pitch the rest of the spring. He will start the season either on the disabled list or be sent back to the Dodgers. I'm guessing the latter.
Now for something completely different.
"We had a bee swarm come through,'' Girardi said. "Flew over the dugout, right over home plate. Saw the catcher run from the Dodgers. Oh my goodness, I was gone.''
Girardi was asked what the swarm looked like. "I can't tell you. I was running the other way,'' he said.
"It wasn't like in the thousands, but it was a good number of bees. It was enough to make me go in the other direction."
Kinda gives a new meaning to: Run, Joe, Run.