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Marlins Morning News: Marlins actively engaging free agent market

Add back-up catcher to the Marlins offseason target list

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Miami Marlins News:

The Miami Marlins are still on the hunt for a marquee closer and there is belief throughout the league that the Marlins may be a dark horse in the pursuit of Mark Melancon.

With catcher, Jeff Mathis signing a deal with Arizona this week, the Marlins are now searching for a back-up catcher. While Thomas Telis remains an internal option, Dioner Navarro, Geovanny Soto and AJ Ellis have been discussed as free agent options.

The Marlins signing of Edison Volquez is a start to re-tooling their team but there is still plenty of work to be done according to GM Mike Hill.

Around The League:

The MLB reached a new CBA agreement the passed week. The most notable of changes to the agreement is the All-Star game no longer determining home field advantage. Instead, home field advantage will alternate every year.

This years Hall-of-Fame ballot is headlined by newcomers like Manny Ramirez and Vladimir Guerrero. Tom Verducci gives his take on how he thinks the newcomers to the ballot will fair.

The Rule 5 draft has proven to be a great way to acquire talent throughout the years. This year teams will try to dig for gold and steal a Johan Santana or Shane Victorino type player from another organization.