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Here is the likely 2021 Marlins Opening Day roster

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I’m like 80% sure, but of course last-minute injuries and trades are possible.

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The Marlins have until 12:00 p.m. ET on Thursday to lock in their Opening Day roster. Based on several official roster moves, reporting from the likes of Craig Mish and Jordan McPherson, and covering the team myself, here is my final projection for the 26-man group (13 position players and 13 pitchers):

Catchers: Jorge Alfaro, Chad Wallach

Infielders: Jesús Aguilar, Brian Anderson, Jazz Chisholm Jr., Miguel Rojas

Outfielders: Lewis Brinson, Corey Dickerson, Adam Duvall, Starling Marte, Magneuris Sierra

Utility: Jon Berti, Garrett Cooper

Starting Pitchers: Sandy Alcantara, Elieser Hernandez, Pablo López, Trevor Rogers

Relief Pitchers: Anthony Bass, Richard Bleier, Paul Campbell, Adam Cimber, John Curtiss, Ross Detwiler, Dylan Floro, Yimi García, Zach Pop

My projection from last weekend was very similar to this, except that I had figured the Marlins would opt for Nick Neidert over Curtiss. However, on Tuesday Fish Stripes confirmed that Curtiss had indeed made the cut and on Wednesday, the Miami Herald noted that Neidert is headed to Triple-A where he’ll presumably be fully stretched out as a starter in preparation for if/when a rotation vacancy presents itself.

We are just hours away from finding out the truth!