Miami has been hoping to add another veteran starter to its rotation and Alfredo Simon and Kyle Lohse are being considered, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman:
In addition to fister (might be too much $), marlins looking at simon, lohse and others to add to rotation depth— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) January 21, 2016
Marlins President David Samson said the club has no interest in free agent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes:
Samson on Cespedes: "We're not in the market." #marlins— clarkspencer (@clarkspencer) January 19, 2016
Samson was quick to welcome Scott Boras to Miami on Tuesday:
"Scott, always good to see you in person versus through the newspaper." -- David Samson to Scott Boras at Chen signing presser. #marlins— clarkspencer (@clarkspencer) January 19, 2016
The fences at Marlins Park are currently being moved:
First Look: the Marlins Park Fences Are Being Brought In https://t.co/yOieOcnTI4 pic.twitter.com/eJhzVsCUGY— Alex Buznego (@abuznego) January 20, 2016
Miami's success in 2016 could depend exclusively on how Giancarlo Stanton and Jose Fernandez perform.
Wei-Yin Chen is already thinking about hitting home runs:
"We have a very good hitting coach in Barry Bonds," Chen said through a translator. "So with the fences moving in, hopefully he will help me to get some home runs."
Even when the dimensions change, Marlins Park is still expected to favor pitchers.
It is unlikely the Marlins decide to move Marcell Ozuna.
Justin Bour could platoon with Chris Johnson at first base.
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The 2016 non-waiver trade deadline will be Aug. 1 because of the number of games being played on July 31.
Washington has made a five-year offer to Cespedes.
Matt Albers received a one-year deal from the White Sox.
Houston signed Wandy Rodriguez to a minor league deal.