The Marlins lost to the Mets 3-1 yesterday. Wei-Yin Chen had a nice spring debut; A.J. Ramos, on the other hand, gave up a pair of homers. Manager Don Mattingly expects Chen to bounce back this year. Chen, for his part, was encouraged by the start.
A.J. Ellis was scratched with a tight hamstring. His WBC plans could be in jeopardy, as his priority is to be healthy for the Marlins. However, the injury is believed to be minor.
The Marlins won’t just miss Jose Fernandez’s arm or presence, the Herald notes. Fernàndez’s family wants his newborn daughter to be the sole beneficiary of his estate and in the meantime must prepare for a potentially messy legal battle.
Despite losing their clear-cut ace, Tom Koehler argues that the rotation may be the deepest he’s seen since he’s been with the team.
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