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Our Noticias 2/26/20: Fish off to fast start

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Plus, the WBC returns to Miami, and Fish Stripes Night returns to Jupiter!

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The latest from Spring Training

The Marlins are off to a great start this spring, jumping out to a 4-0 record. All four wins have been of the come-from-behind variety.

Jerar Encarnación played the hero in Wednesday’s win over the Astros, launching his second spring homer in the ninth inning to give the Marlins the lead and the eventual 7-4 victory.

A number of Fish haven’t yet debuted this preseason, although that is likely to change for a number of them today against the Cardinals.

Unsurprisingly, there has already been a number of injuries in Marlins camp. Brian Anderson was hit by a pitch on the hand, but it was not deemed to be serious. Ryan Cook will wear a walking boot for the next week or so due to a bruised toe.

WBC returns

On Tuesday, Derek Jeter announced that the World Baseball Classic will return to Miami in 2021, and this time, the 305 will host all three rounds.

During the press conference, the president of the tournament credited Jeter with having helped the WBC become a thing:

I’ve personally attended the last two versions of the tournament (in 2013 and 2017), and I highly recommend going. It’s a very unique and fun environment, very much like the MLB playoffs, but with added cultural flair.

Player previews galore

Fish Stripes continues to roll out player previews. Prospects like Robert Dugger and Jordan Holloway came out this week, as well as free-agent signee Corey Dickerson.

From previews to reviews, we also recapped all of the Marlins’ offseason moves.

RIP Orrin Freeman

We’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the passing of longtime Marlin and former director of scouting Orrin Freeman on Friday due to complications from diabetes. He was part of the organization since its inception, and we extend our condolences to his family and friends.

Finally...

Don’t forget to join us for Fish Stripes Night at Roger Dean Stadium on Thursday!

Discounted tickets are still available. The game isn’t on local TV so this is the best way to see it, and you’ll get to meet a bunch of us as well. See you there!