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Miami Marlins' 2015 Opening Day Rotation

Jose Fernandez is not involved, but he may be by June or July.

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Jose Fernandez will not be in Miami's starting rotation to open the season, but with Opening Day on Monday afternoon against the Braves quickly approaching, the club's starting five is set. While the Marlins' projected rotation may not have been identical with regard to order, injuries have forced Manager Mike Redmond to alter who will pitch the first three games of the season.

5. Jarred Cosart
Projected 2015: 3.89 ERA, 4.08 FIP

Roundup: Cosart proved to be a valuable midseason pickup for the Marlins last July, and the club is hoping he can prove to be consistent moving forward. He posted a 3.69 ERA and 3.77 FIP in 180.1 innings with the Marlins and Astros a season ago, and before the start of spring training was thought to be a second of third starting option. However, Cosart has been bothered by a blister, and in order to ensure he is healthy once the season begins, the Marlins placed him at the back end of the rotation.

In addition to being plagued by an injury, Cosart is also being investigated by Major League Baseball for issues related to gambling. The matter is not expected to take him out of the rotation at any point this season.

4. Dan Haren
Projected 2015: 4.09 ERA , 3.83 FIP

Roundup: Haren was one of two offseason additions to the rotation, and the Marlins have high expectations because of his experience. He posted a 4.02 ERA and 4.09 FIP in 186.0 innings with the Dodgers last season, and Miami is confident he can have success pitching at Marlins Park. The Marlins also added several pieces to their offense, which should help make Haren successful in the back of the rotation.

3. Tom Koehler
Projected 2015: 4.24 ERA, 4.32 FIP

Roundup: Koehler could have been Miami's fourth or fifth starter, however because of Cosart's injury, the Marlins opted to insert him in three spot. He was productive in 2014, tossing 191.1 innings. Koehler is projected to see a slight decrease in his strikeout rate but regardless should emerge as a valuable third starter.

2. Mat Latos
Projected 2015: 3.43 ERA, 3.38 FIP

Roundup: Latos was acquired from the Reds this offseason and posted a 3.25 ERA and 3.65 FIP in 102.1 innings with Cincinnati last season. He is another veteran addition who, like Haren, can anchor a younger staff. If he can remain healthy, Latos will likely have a productive 2015 campaign, which the Marlins will likely need to make a playoff run in 2015.

1. Henderson Alvarez
Projected 2015: 3.80 ERA, 3.83 FIP

Roundup: Alvarez posted a 2.65 ERA and 3.58 FIP in 187.0 innings last season. With Fernandez opening the season on the disabled list, he will get the start against the Braves on Monday afternoon. Alvarez, still just 24, has established himself as a front of the rotation arm and will serve as Miami's ace until Fernandez returns this summer.

If the Marlins need a starter:

***Brad Hand and David Phelps can both serve as spot starters. Sam Dyson may also serve as a starting option.