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Miami Marlins morning news: Fernandez impresses in spring debut

Miami's ace threw two innings of shutout baseball to start off his Spring Training campaign. Plus links on Giancarlo Stanton and Edwin Jackson.

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Marlins News

Jose Fernandez will try to utilize a new game plan involving more varied fastball speeds in 2016, and, at first glance, it appears as though it could be an effective strategy as he no-hit the Nationals over two innings on Monday afternoon.

Slugging outfielder Giancarlo Stanton did not make the trip to face Washington as he is experiencing soreness in the same knee he had surgery on in 2012. That resulted in another game in which Miami's two biggest stars were not in the same lineup, a streak which dates back to July 2014.

Jose Fernandez was stellar yesterday; Edwin Jackson was not. The veteran was charged with the loss after giving up five runs in two innings of relief. It is believed that he is working on some pretty significant changes to his pitching mechanics.

Marlin Maniac has ranked Jose Fernandez as the 17th best Florida/Miami Marlin in history.

Links to stories about Ichiro Suzuki and his t-shirts, as well as Carter Capps, can be found here.

Around the League

Mike Trout is, once again, displaying all of the five tools he possesses as he stole a base and homered versus the White Sox on Monday.

Who are the top prospects who could make waves in the big leagues in 2016?

Certain players are on the hot seat when it comes to performing better for their teams than last year, and that list includes Marcell Ozuna and Yasiel Puig.

Jacob deGrom will only receive a 9% salary increase after his agents and the Mets could not agree on a contract for 2016 over the winter.