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Miami Marlins links, 3/20/18: Alcantara optioned, Deets crushes, Brinson for lead-off?

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Miami Marlins links for Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Spring training results:

The Marlins improved to 13-8 by pounding on Max Scherzer and the Washington Nationals yesterday to the tune of nine runs on ten hits, conversely limiting the Nats to one run. Derek Dietrich provided four RBI in the effort, including a three run jack off of Scherzer in the 4th.

Garrett Cooper, Brian Anderson, Eric Jagielo and Andy Van Slyke would all add home runs of their own. On the pitching front, Trevor Richards started the game and went a solid four, giving up a lonely run on four hits, two walks and three punch outs. Jumbo Diaz, Brad Ziegler, Junichi Tazawa, Tayron Guerrero and Drew Steckenrider all pitched one inning apiece without giving up any runs.

The Marlins and Nationals will get under way here shortly, Odrisamer Despaigne on the mound for the Fish, Stephen Strasburg for the Nats.

Injury news

Optionings continue

Sandy Alcantara, Nick Wittgren, and Braxton Lee were all optioned today, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.

Brinson to bring it at the top?

A story out of the Sun Sentinel regarding Lewis Brinson and the lead-off spot.

Stanton hates the home run sculpture

Freed of his obligations to the Marlins, Stanton opened up in an interview with Sports Illustrated on, among other things, how he wishes the statue would get gone.

Jersey chatter

Fangraphs positional power rankings

Craig Edwards ranked catchers yesterday, Travis Sawchik took first base today. These are probably the only offensive positions that will receive favorable reviews for the Marlins in this series.

Here at Fish Stripes

The Marlins unveiled some sweet jersey/hat holiday combinations, Ely tackles service time and the Marlins, and we provided a general overview of the 2018 team.

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