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Marlins Morning News: Returning infield will save runs

While all the off-season money was spent on upgrading other areas of the team, Miami will feature one of the premier defensive infields in the league in 2017. Plus links on the free agent signings and a former Marlins skipper.

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Marlins News

The Marlins set the MLB record in 2016 by going 28 games in a row without an infielder committing an error, and the same unit is set to return this season looking to pick up where they left off in October.

Miami was notably active in the free agent market this winter, focusing their spending on rotation and bullpen pieces. Which signing should be considered the most exciting?

A documentary on former Marlins manager Jim Leyland's career will air on MLB Network at 9 p.m. ET tonight, and leading the 1997 Marlins to the World Series crown will be a big focus.

Dee Gordon endured a tumultuous 2016 season, and was never able to replicate the staggering numbers he produced the year before. The speedy second baseman needs to put last year behind him in order for the Marlins to remain competitive down the stretch.

The trial surrounding the smuggling of Cuban baseball players, to which Adeiny Hechavarria is linked but not being charged, started yesterday.

A collection of links on topics such as the most dominant pitcher in club history and a former Marlins top prospect can be found here.

Around the League

In the wake of the controversy surrounding the Cardinals, the Astros will receive $2 million and the 56th and 75th picks in the 2017 MLB Draft.

Matt Wieters is still a free agent, and there are numerous teams he could help this upcoming season.

Ever thought of going on a cross-country ballpark road trip?

Braves infielder Sean Rodriguez was involved in a car crash this past weekend in Miami. His wife and two children were also in the car, and all three of them have been hospitalized.

The oldest player to ever hit a home run in game seven of the World Series is now an analyst for ESPN.

The Indians have acquired Carlos Frias from the Dodgers for cash.