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Marlins Morning News: Back to the rotation

After beefing up the bullpen by adding Junichi Tazawa and Brad Ziegler, the Marlins will now look to continue improving the rotation. Plus links on Christian Yelich and A.J. Ramos.

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Marlins News

Miami’s most pressing need heading into the offseason was clearly the starting rotation, but the focus has been on strengthening the bullpen in recent weeks. This will most likely change over the course of the remaining winter months, and Ivan Nova could be an option.

Landing a spot on the Team USA roster for the World Baseball Classic in March was a huge moment in Christian Yelich’s career, and he is more than grateful for the opportunity to play on the world stage.

New addition Brad Ziegler has 85 career saves under his belt, but A.J. Ramos had 40 last year, and will remain Miami’s closer heading into the new season.

While the Marlins believe that they have gone down the right path in terms of building a winning team this winter, others do not.

Jose Fernandez was honored with a touching tribute video on Sunday night at a Spanish sports awards show.

The minor league moves that the Marlins have made over the past few months may not have all involved well-known players, but there are some important facts to know about the newest players in the organization.

Around the League

The Nationals have been trying to make big moves all winter, and Matt Wieters may still be on the cards.

The Pirates have signed reliever Daniel Hudson to a two-year contract. The right-hander is two years removed from his second Tommy John surgery.

Wade Davis and Joe Maddon have worked together before, and they are excited to get reacquainted in Chicago.

Jimmy Rollins has signed a minor league deal with the Giants after being released by the White Sox mid-season in 2016.

Star relievers have cashed in this winter, but was the extreme spending on them justified?

The Mets need a center fielder, that much is clear, but obtaining one is proving difficult.