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Offishial news, 1/13/21: MLB hot stove; Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

Cubs catcher Willson Contreras appears to be a great fit for the Marlins.

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We begin today’s link roundup with the MLB hot stove...

  • As mentioned on Monday, Corey Kluber has a highly anticipated mound session in West Palm Beach. The New York Post’s Joel Sherman reports a 10:30 a.m. scheduled start time. Kluber will be throwing 30 pitches in front of representatives from about 20 MLB teams—still no confirmation on whether that includes the Marlins.
  • Slugger Garrett Cooper joined the Marlins Hot Stove Show. I was equally excited to hear from assistant director of player development Hector Crespo. He shared information nuggets on many of the Marlins players who have been competing in international winter leagues.
  • Baseball has survived in Batavia, New York in the form of a college wood bat team. From 2013-2019, the Marlins had the Batavia Muckdogs as a short-season minor league affiliate, but the city was squeezed out of pro ball during the MiLB restructuring.
  • Lots of ground covered on the Swimming Upstream podcast with Triple-A Jacksonville broadcaster/media relations liaison Scott Kornberg.