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Miami Marlins morning news: Marlins announce Opening Day roster

Marlins baseball is back, and the roster for when they play the Tigers on Tuesday has been announced! Plus notes on Martin Prado, Mike Dunn, and more.

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Marlins News

The Marlins have announced their Opening Day roster against the Tigers. Miami will carry 13 position players and 12 pitchers.

Martin Prado is a great teammate that can provide the Marlins with stellar defense and great hitting. Infield coach Perry Hill believes Prado should have won a gold glove last year, and should be seriously considered for one this year.

The Marlins announced Sunday that reliever Mike Dunn would be put on the 15-day Disabled List with a forearm strain. No corresponding move regarding the bullpen has been made so far.

Christian Yelich, who has drawn comparisons to Don Mattingly in the past will now hit at the three hole, where his new manager, Mattingly hit. He's also drawn praise from hitting coach Barry Bonds, not to mention Yelich's favorable spot in the batting order.

If you want to see a preview of the Marlins from fans of a divisional foe, head on over to Talking Chop, SB Nation's Atlanta Braves blog for an outlook on the team.

Around the League

The MLB had a "soft opening" on Sunday with three games played, but if you can't wait for 13 games being played today, check out this Opening Day schedule for times.

The Pirates made headlines even after their Opening Day win over the Cardinalsextending outfielder Gregory Polonco's contract for five more years, starting in the 2017 season. The 24-year-old faired well last season, particularly after the All-Star break where he hit a slash line of .276/.324/.425 in 294 at-bats.

The Blue Jays have signed reliever Franklin Morales to a one-year deal worth $2 million. The 30-year-old won a World Series with the Royals last year, and signed with the Brewers in early March before being released last week.

The White Sox have inked former Orioles hurler Miguel Gonzalez to a deal. The 31-year-old left Baltimore after they made a competitive push for him to play in the minors, so he looked for a better opportunity, and he got that from Chicago.