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Marlins Morning News: Fernàndez to be remembered with Uniform patch

José Fernàndez will be remembered by Marlins players and coaches with a uniform chest patch for every game of the 2017 season. Plus notes on Ed Lucas, the All-Star Game, and more.

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Marlins News:

In the 2017 season, a black and white no.16 chest patch will accompany every Marlins jersey for all 162 games, a fitting tribute to Jose Fernandez. Tim Healey of the Sun-Sentinel has more.'s Joe Trezza explored who the top five Marlins players of all time are. Fish Stripes' own Kevin Kraczkowski is currently in the process of writing a Top 100 Marlins players series.

Former major league utility player Ed Lucas will be joining the Marlins as an administrative coach and video replay coordinator. Lucas only played two major league seasons with the Marlins between 2013 and 2014.

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred discussed the 2017 All-Star Game to be held at Marlins Park and the World Baseball Classic at the quarterly owners meeting in Palm Beach, Florida this week.

Around the League:

Jason Hammel has finally found a home after signing a two-year deal worth $16 million with the Royals yesterday. The 34-year-old struggled to find a suitor for his talents in free agency following a World Series victory with the Cubs.

Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang will enter a treatment program following his third DUI from December, according to his agent. This was the 29-year-old's third run-in with the law of the same offense in South Korea since 2009. Kang inked a four-year, $11 million contract with Pittsburgh in 2015 and has hit for a .273 average with 36 home runs in two seasons with the Pirates.

Jesse Spector pens that Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner wasn't wrong about Aroldis Chapman in this piece for FanRag Sports.

Read some reactions from various MLB players about yesterday's unbelievable Super Bowl.