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Marlins Morning News: Who will make up 2017 rotation?

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Plus notes on minor league prospects, J.T. Realmuto, and more.

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Marlins News:

How will the Miami Marlins 2017 rotation shape out to be? MLB.com's Joe Frisaro claims that Don Mattingly and pitching coach Juan Nieves could elect some unlikely candidates to the five-man starting squad come Opening Day.

Here is a list of a trio of possible prospects the Marlins can promote the next season. Both Dillon Peters and Drew Steckenrider make appearances on the list.

On Sunday, J.T. Realmuto made his debut outing at first base during the Marlins' 9-9 tie with the Cardinals, and made a plethora of impressive defensive plays. Realmuto, who regularly plays catcher is slated to start at the position at least once a week throughout spring training.

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald writes that if they want to claim a playoff birth, the Marlins will have a rocky path in order to do so.

Marlin Maniac's Sean Millerick questions whether some of the MLB's new rule changes could benefit Miami's defense.

Around the League:

Rockies first baseman Ian Desmond suffered a broken left hand in his spring training game against the Reds on Sunday. Desmond will meet with a hand specialist today, and an injury like this is expected to take around one month to recover.

Speaking of injuries, Twins pitcher Trevor May has a torn elbow ligament and may be forced to forgo his 2017 season due to Tommy John surgery.

FanRag Sports' Jonathan Bernhardt says that embarrassment might be the quickest route to the United States caring about the World Baseball Classic.

The United States dominated their neighbors up north, Canada 8-0 in a round one game of the World Baseball Classic on Sunday.