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Miami Marlins morning news: Cosart is OK after injury scare

Pitcher Jarred Cosart is OK after rolling his knee during Friday's spring training meeting with the Washington Nationals. Plus notes on Justin Bour, Kyle Barraclough, and more.

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Marlins News

Marlins and Mattingly will be cautious with righty Jarred Cosart after an injury scare during Friday's game. Cosart is still competing for a starting rotation spot.

First baseman Justin Bour has the aid of Barry Bonds and Don Mattingly in his battle against left-handers. Bour struggled mightily facing lefties last year, and hit all 23 of his home runs against righties.

Reliever Kyle Barraclough is ready to transition into a larger role. With Carter Capps dealing with the same elbow pain Barraclough felt the last two seasons, the righty hopes to capitalize on what will likely be an increase of time on the mound.

Marlin Maniac advanced their list of the top 20 Marlins players with 2003 World Series hero Alex Gonzalez coming in at #18 and current pitching phenom Jose Fernandez slotted at #17.

The Marlins got squished in their latest Spring Training contest, falling to the Detroit Tigers 9-2 at Joker Marchant Stadium.

Catcher J.T. Realmuto hopes to build off a strong 2015 campaign. Coaches will continue to guide the 24-year-old the right way so he can start behind the plate.

Around the League

The White Sox signed outfielder Austin Jackson to one-year, $5 million deal. The 29-year-old's desire to play center fielder was a driving factor behind the transaction.

New York Mets PR director Shannon Forde passed away Friday after a long battle with Breast Cancer at the age of 44. You'll be missed, Shannon.

The MLB discarded their suspension of Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley after an appeal. The suspension stems from an incident during the 2015 NLDS where he broke New York Mets infielder Ruben Tejada's leg during a slide where he attempted to disrupt a double play.

The Rays signed 2011 Game 162 hero Dan Johnson to a deal. He was a first baseman then, and now he a knuckleball pitcher!