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Newly acquired Mat Latos looks to succeed with hometown Marlins

The right-hander and Broward County native is hoping for a bounce-back year after an injury-plagued 2014. Plus links on the new Marlins infield and the best trade in Marlins history.

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Mat Latos Looks to Revitalize Career in Miami with Marlins in 2015 - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Latos' repertoire was completely transformed in 2014, as he had worked a new splitter, threw the slider far less, and worked the cutter/sinker of the straight fastball.

Offseason acquisitions give Marlins infield continuity | marlins.com

The Marlins' infield has undergone a makeover this offseason, adding new faces at first, second and third base. That means one of infield coach Perry Hill's first priorities in Spring Training will be getting everyone on the same page.

Mike Lowell Trade the Best one in Team History? - Marlin Maniac - A Miami Marlins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Was the trade for Mike Lowell the best trade in Miami Marlins franchise history?

New seats, sound system at The Dean " The Fish Pond

Roger Stadium, the Spring Training home of the Marlins and Cardinals, will have a fresh, new look when both teams report to camp later this month. A couple of upgrades fans will notice immediately are brand new seats and a higher-quality sound system.

2015 outlook: Miami Marlins | Comcast SportsNet Washington

Projected lineup and three big questions regarding the 2015 Miami Marlins.

Around The League

Who's better: Yankees or Mets? - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN

Alex Rodriguez will make his return to the Yankees, and Matt Harvey will do the same for the Mets in 2015. Which team has the edge at each position?

Hamilton to have right shoulder surgery; out 6-8 weeks | MLB.com

The Angels announced Tuesday that Josh Hamilton will undergo surgery to repair the AC joint in his right shoulder, a procedure that is expected to keep him out for six to eight weeks and makes him doubtful for Opening Day.

Cuba's Moncada cleared to sign with any MLB club | MLB.com

The path was cleared Tuesday for top Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada to negotiate and sign with the Major League club of his choice.

Cuban players no longer need license to play in MLB | FOX Sports

Major League Baseball has eliminated its requirement that Cuban players obtain a license from the U.S. government before they are eligible to sign with big league teams.

At Fish Stripes

Giancarlo Stanton to test out protective face guard in Spring Training - Fish Stripes

After conferring with friend and St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Jason Heyward, Giancarlo Stanton will wear a protective face mask in Spring Training as he eases back into the box after sustaining facial injuries late last season due to a hit-by-pitch.

Marlins on list of offseason winners - Fish Stripes

Miami was notably active this offseason, opting to try and contend as soon as possible. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman feels that the club has made positive steps towards this goal.

Grading the 2015 Marlins offseason - Fish Stripes

The Miami Marlins' offseason is very likely complete with the signing of high-profile fourth outfielder Ichiro Suzuki. How have the Marlins done this season with trying to build a postseason team? We grade every move.