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Miami Marlins morning news: Adeiny Hechavarria hoping to return Tuesday

The club's shortstop has been sidelined with a tired shoulder. Plus links on Jarred Cosart and Mat Latos.

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Marlins News

Adeiny Hechavarria improved in 2014 and is expected to take strides again in 2015. Hechavarria was healthy when he arrived in Jupiter, however according to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro, he has been sidelined with a sore shoulder.

The lone Grapefruit League game Hechavarria has played was the Thursday opener against the Cardinals when he made a throwing error and had one at-bat.

"He has a little bit of a tired shoulder, so we're keeping him back a couple of days," manager Mike Redmond said. "The plan for him is to play on Tuesday."

Jarred Cosart retired all six batters he faced and Michael Morse hit his first home run of the spring in the Marlins' 5-2 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday afternoon. Cosart struck out a pair and threw 16 of 24 pitches for strikes.

Miami is rightfully being careful with how it handles using Mat Latos early this spring, and decided to have David Phelps start Monday's contest against the Mets. Latos, who battled various injuries throughout 2014, will throw a simulated game on Monday.

Ichiro Suzuki has quite the following. It really is incredible.

Miguel Rojas is tired of exclusively being considered a defensive player. Rojas has changed his approach this offseason and is hoping to win a roster spot.

Tyler Colvin knows what it takes to win, and is hoping to do so in Miami.

The Marlins could carry 13 pitchers throughout the course of 2015. Eight relievers and 13 pitchers reportedly remains a possibility.

Jose Fernandez. 2015. All-Star Break. Is it realistic?

Around The League

It is only spring training, but the Astros are not off to a great start. Atlanta Braves. Combined no hitter. Enough said.

The Phillies are rebuilding, and evidently cannot catch a break. Cliff Lee is experiencing elbow discomfort and is expected to miss his next start.

Miguel Cabrera is looking to bounce back from foot and ankle surgery, and fielded ground balls at first base over the weekend. His movement, though, was limited.

Alex Rodriguez is back. Third base is where his heart belongs, apparently.

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