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Miami Marlins morning news: Don Kelly back on minors deal

The veteran infielder will get an invitation to Spring Training and could, for the second year in a row, make the Opening Day roster. Plus links on Mike Lowell and a hire for the analytics department.

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Marlins News

Despite being shut down because of injuries after only two games with the Marlins last year, Don Kelly has been brought back on a minor league deal. The super utility player has played at every position during his playing career.

Miami stated that they wanted to expand their analytics department at the start of the winter break, and they have now done so by hiring Jason Pare, the former baseball operations analyst for the Blue Jays.

Here are Mike Lowell's top five moments in a Marlins uniform to commemorate the anniversary of the Fish trading for the club legend 17 years ago.

In fact, quite a few notable events have occurred during the month of February in team history.

It has been known for a while that the Marlins' farm system is fairly scarce of talent, but it has now been published that Miami has the joint-fewest top 100 prospects in the league.

Around the League

Last year, only the A's lost more than 90 games in the American League. Is it possible that no team in the AL loses 90 games in 2016?

What needs to happen for each club to have a chance at competing for the postseason this year?

Two-time World Series champ Jonny Gomes will spend this season playing in Japan.

The Mets have agreed on a contract with closer Jeurys Familia, who saved 43 games in 2015. The one-year deal is worth $4.1 million.