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Miami Marlins 2015 Opening Day Roster

The 2015 Miami Marlins. Period.

Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Miami is set to take on Atlanta later this afternoon in its season opener. There were several spring competitions for roster spots and injuries that opened bullpen spots. What will the 2015 Miami Marlins look like on opening day? Take a look here:

The Rotation

1: Henderson Alvarez

2:  Mat Latos

3: Tom Koehler

4: Dan Haren

5: Jarred Cosart

Roundup: Even without Jose Fernandez, the Marlins' rotation is expected to keep the club competitive in 2015. Alvarez will serve as the club's ace, with Latos poised for a big year in the number two spot. Since Cosart was bothered by a blister towards the end of the spring, Miami slotted him in the back of the rotation. Koehler will be the Marlins' third option, with Dan Haren providing experience in the four spot.

The Starters

C: Jarrod Saltalamacchia

1B: Michael Morse

2B: Dee Gordon

SS: Adeiny Hechavarria

3B: Martin Prado

LF: Christian Yelich

CF: Marcell Ozuna

RF: Giancarlo Stanton

Roundup: Miami sought to add to its offense this offseason, and did so by trading for Prado and Gordon while signing Morse. The Marlins improved by 15 wins in 2014 in part because of an improved offensive unit, and with a solid outfield and protection for Stanton are expected to take strides in 2015.

The Bench

C: Jeff Mathis

IF: Jeff Baker

OF: Ichiro Suzuki

IF: Donovan Solano

UTL: Don Kelly

Roundup: Miami entered spring training with Mathis, Baker, and Suzuki all locks on the bench, however the club held a competition for the final two roster spots. Solano gives the Marlins infield depth and Kelly is a left-handed pinch hitter who can play in the outfield and serve as an emergency third catcher. Reid Brignac and Reed Johnson were also considered for bench jobs.

The Bullpen

*Brad Hand

*David Phelps

*Mike Dunn

*A.J. Ramos

*Steve Cishek

*Sam Dyson

*Bryan Morris

Roundup: Miami's bullpen was consistent in 2014 and has several returning parts this season. Cishek will once again serve as the club's closer, with Morris, Dunn, and Ramos serving as setup options. Aaron Crow could have made the club, however his season may be over, as he is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery. Dyson had a solid spring and made the squad in Crow's place.