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Miami Marlins Morning News: Marlins rout Nationals 8-0

Marlins rout the Nationals 8-0 and notes on Aaron Crow.

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Miami Marlins News

The Miami Marlins defeated the Washington Nationals 8-0 on Wednesday afternoon. Giancarlo Stanton and Michael Morse both homered as the Marlins roughed up starter Jordan Zimmerman. The Marlins now stand at 14-12-1 in Spring Training play.

The Marlins have just launched a Back To The Future II themed promotion. The movie Back To The Future II takes place in 2015 where a Miami baseball team (Which didn't exist at the time of the movie's release) losing to the Chicago Cubs in the World Series. As part of the promotion, the Marlins will give out "2015 American League Champions" T-shirts during a series against the Cubs.

Recently acquired pitcher Aaron Crow may need Tommy John surgery. The surgery will likely end Crow's season.

In the wake of a gambling scandal Jarred Cosart claims that he has never bet on baseball and never will. The MLB recently opened an investigation against the Marlins pitcher.

Around The League

According to a study conducted by the Associate Press, the average Major League salary is $4 million. Clayton Kershaw tops all players' earnings at $31 Million.

The Cincinnati Reds are trying to accommodate parents going to the ballpark. The Reds have built an in stadium nursery.

Red Sox prospect Mookie Betts has drawn some very big comparisons to the games' biggest stars. Betts has dazzled fans and scouts alike this spring and is shaping up to be a future star.

Who said professional baseball players can't have fun? The Indians have been laughing their way through Spring Training with a series of funny tweets and pranks.

With the recent dominance of pitchers can the hitters strike back in 2015?

The New York Mets acquired pitcher Alex Torres from the San Diego Padres, The Mets also acquire Jerry Blevins from the Washington Nationals on Tuesday.

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Miami Marlins unlikely to deal Brad Hand

The 25-year old lefty reportedly has been drawing a notable amount of interest of late.

April 2nd in baseball history

On Opening Day, Derek Jeter hits a home run off Dennis Martinez in New York's 7-1 victory over the Indians at Jacobs Field. The 22-year old infielder becomes the first Yankee rookie to play shortstop at the start of the season since 1962.