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Miami Marlins morning news: Tom Koehler will start first Grapefruit League game

Miami has chosen a starter, Tom Koehler, for its Grapefruit League opening game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Plus notes on Jarred Cosart, A.J. Ramos, and others.

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Marlins News

The Marlins will start their Grapefruit League slate with Tom Koehler on the mound at 1:05 PM ET on March 3rd against the Cardinals.

Miami manager Don Mattingly thinks MLB's new slide rule is inessential.

27-year-old utility man Miguel Rojas looks to snag his first Opening Day roster spot. He has received high praise from Infield coach Perry Hill.

Jarred Cosart feels like his old self and looks to return to the starting rotation after being diagnosed with right inner ear disorder.

Reliever Mike Dunn is a reliable piece of Miami's bullpen that works best in multiple inning work. He's also about to break a club record for appearances and has never been on the DL.

Marlin Maniac continued their top 20 Marlins of all-time list with Robb Nen coming in at #19.

Closer A.J. Ramos is being eased into Spring Training due to a strained right calf.

Around the League

Former Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond has found a new home after signing with the Texas Rangers on a one-year deal.

Grant Brisbee of SB Nation proves that the Baltimore Orioles are the weirdest team in MLB.

Veteran reliever Rafael Soriano and the Blue Jays have agreed on a minor-league pact. The 36-year-old will serve as depth in the Toronto bullpen.

While the Cubs ended up swiping back Dexter Fowler, the other Windy City team, the Chicago White Sox apparently made a push to sign Fowler.