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Miami Marlins morning news: Ozuna will likely be on Opening Day roster

After the signing of Wei-Yin Chen, it appears that Miami won't be trading Marcell Ozuna to obtain starting pitching. Plus links on Justin Bour, Dee Gordon and Giancarlo Stanton.

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Marlins News

The Marlins were fielding offers for Marcell Ozuna in exchange for starting pitching. After locking up Wei-Yin Chen, though, Miami will probably hold onto their center fielder until at least the trade deadline.

The Fish recently signed Chris Johnson to provide bench depth, but a full-time platoon with Justin Bour at first base is an option that the team could also consider.

With Dee Gordon and Giancarlo Stanton, the Marlins could achieve something that has only happened six times in baseball history.

Stanton and Jose Fernandez are the Marlins' most dominant players; if Miami wants to succeed this year, they need the duo on the field together all season long.

Scott Boras was present at the Wei-Yin Chen press conference, and this may show an improvement in relations between the agent and the Fish. This will only benefit both parties further down the line.

Around the League

The Mets may fail to bring Yoenis Cespedes back to New York, but that doesn't mean that they won't have a productive outfield in 2016.

Justin Upton has been unveiled as the newest Detroit Tiger, and he joins a lineup already full of sluggers.

Aroldis Chapman was traded to the Yankees earlier this winter while he was being investigated by the police for a domestic assault. While the investigation is still ongoing, Hal Steinbrenner has stepped forward and defended his new closer.

Ryan Howard is still - yes, still - being paid truckloads of money by the Phillies, but that won't save him from possibly spending some time on the bench this season.