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Miami Marlins morning news: Mat Latos on track for first start

Latos said he feels good and is healthy. Plus links on Aaron Crow and Giancarlo Stanton.

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Marlins News

Mat Latos took a cautious approach to pitching this spring after having an elbow scope in Octobe but according to's Joe Frisaro feels good and is prepared to face the Braves in the second game of the season on Tuesday night.

Mat Latos closed out his exhibition season by throwing 86 pitches against the Cardinals' Double-A squad on a back field at the Roger Dean Stadium complex.

"I feel good," Latos said. "I'm healthy."

Henderson Alvarez will kick off the 2015 campaign on Monday afternoon. He is known for his distinct delivery, but also provides comic relief at times.

Reliever Aaron Crow may be facing Tommy John surgery. He is waiting for a second opinion, however the operation was initially encouraged. Crow was a candidate to win a bullpen spot after being acquired from the Royals.

Jarred Cosart threw six scoreless innings on Wednesday and is expected to be completely healthy when he takes the mound for the first time this season. Cosart was recently bothered by a blister.

Flyover. Distinct lineup voice. Former Marlins. Opening Day 2015 is here.

The National League East will be challenging. But the Marlins are confident they can challenge the Nationals and Mets.

Baseball is near. Is it the most timely sport?

Giancarlo Stanton. MVP. 2015. Can it happen?

Who will get credit if the Marlins exceed expectations this season?

Around The League

Howie Kendrick and Yasiel Puig got into it on Thursday. But it was not intentional.

The Braves were looking for pitching depth and added Trevor Cahill. +1.

Bruce Bochy has had a lot of success. And soon he will have the money to prove it.

Boston is confident in its outfield, even without a pair of prospects.

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