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Miami Marlins morning news: Marlins file grievance over Dan Jennings' Washington Nationals salary

Miami files a grievance over former manager/general manager Dan Jennings' contract with the Washington Nationals. Plus notes on Giancarlo Stanton, Craig Breslow, and more.

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Morning News

The Marlins have filed a grievance over former general manager/manager Dan Jennings' salary. They still owe Jennings $1.5 million this year after firing him last season but he's currently being paid $100,000 by the Washington Nationals as an advisor. The Marlins view this as unfair, and they want Washington to pay more, so they can pay less.

The Mets crushed the Marlins during their Spring Training meeting on Sunday, but Tom Koehler was still happy with his start, giving up only three runs in 3 ⅔ innings in an eventual 11-0 blowout.

Giancarlo Stanton ‘feels better' in his return to competition. Stanton said he felt nothing from his right knee the was previously bothering him.

Miami hopes that free agency addition Chris Johnson can provide depth and versatility, along with his great hitting against lefties.

Another free agent signee, reliever Craig Breslow can help guide the Marlins bullpen with his knowledge of the game, and his postseason experience.

27-year-old Adeiny Hechavarria hopes to build off of his 2015 campaign after he won his first Gold Glove and performed well at the plate.

Marlin Maniac progressed their list of the top 20 Marlins players, appointing pitcher Ricky Nolasco to the #16 spot. The righty pitched to pretty average digits in his seven years with the club.

Around the League

The Seattle Mariners released their first baseman Gaby Sanchez, who they signed in January.

The Athletics and Jarrod Parker both received terrible news on Friday when they found out he had been diagnosed with a re-fracture of the medial epicondyle in his right elbow. It's the same injury he previously suffered, and now his career looks to hang in the balance of this recovery.

After being banned from Major League Baseball for life, pitcher Jenrry Mejia won't back down from his appeal. Mejia can apply for reinstatement in 2017, and if he won, he won't eligible to play until 2018.

The Orioles have inked former Pirates infielder Pedro Alvarez to a one-year pact. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, they cut righty Andrew Triggs.