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Miami Marlins morning news: Don Mattingly not prepared to name closer

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A.J. Ramos and Carter Capps appear set to compete. Plus links on Barry Bonds and Giancarlo Stanton.

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Marlins News

Manager Don Mattingly is not yet prepared to name a closer and is expect to have Carter Capps and A.J. Ramos compete for the job, according to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald.

"AJ kind of proved he can do that," Mattingly said of closing. "Carter profiles as that. We want to put guys in the best position for the team."

Mattingly flew to Los Angeles to meet with Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich and Ramos, Jackson notes.

Jose Fernandez was mentioned in trade rumors all off-season. He tuned them out and is prepared to take the field for the first time this season.

With a solid spring, Yelich could end up batting third or fourth for the Marlins on Opening Day.

Miami still wants to add a veteran starter but has plenty of internal options for the final spot in its rotation.

Craig Breslow received a minor league deal with an invitation to Marlins Spring Training.

Fernandez might not be worth $30 million annually. At least not yet.

Several Marlins have deals with notable opt-out clauses.

Some Miami Police will be boycotting the Beyonce concert in April:

Around the League

Ryan Webb received a major league deal from the Rays.

Bobby Parnell heads to the Tigers on a minor league contract.

Matt Joyce will have an opportunity to win a roster spot with the Pirates.

Ned Yost and Dayton Moore were extended Friday afternoon.