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Miami Marlins morning news: Full squad reports today

After a busy offseason, the Marlins' full squad reports to Spring Training today. Plus links on Jarrod Saltalamacchia, the between-innings clock, Ichiro, and more.

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With a season filled with playoff hopes ahead of them, the Marlins full squad reports to Spring Training today.

After a down year at the plate last season, Jarrod Saltalamacchia is just focusing on improving at the plate and staying strong behind it:

"I take more pride in my defense than anything else," Saltalamacchia said. "There wasn't just one thing last year. I still haven't looked at the numbers. I don't know what they are but I know it wasn't what I wanted them to be or what I'm capable of. At the end of the year you know how you did. You don't have to look at the numbers. Not that I didn't give it everything I had, but I could have done better."

With MLB integrating a new 2:25 clock in between innings, the Marlins expect their pitchers to be most affected by the new rule.

After signing Ichiro to be their fourth outfielder, the Marlins are already seeing early returns from the signing.

After a busy offseason in Miami, the Marlins think that they have the potential to be the 'epicenter' of the MLB.

Around the League

The Red Sox continued their free-agent shopping spree this offseason by signing the highly touted Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada.

Former number one prospect Jurickson Profar of the Rangers will miss his second consecutive season after undergoing shoulder surgery on Monday.

After another productive season in 2014, the Texas Rangers picked up Adrian Beltre's contract option for 2016.

Sports on Earth ranked their Top Ten rookie pitchers for the 2015 campaign and a former Marlins prospect came in at a high spot on the list.

ESPN ranked all major sports teams in respect to how much they use analytics and the Marlins were not only in the bottom of the MLB ranking, but also in terms of all four major sports as well.

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