• Yelich, who hit 27 home runs in 909 minor-league at-bats after the Marlins took him with the 23rd overall pick in 2010, smiled when asked Monday where all his power has come from this spring.
After giving up a walk and home run to start Monday afternoon’s game, Nathan Eovaldi bounced back nicely against the Twins. He pitched five innings, gave up five hits, two earned runs, two walks and had three strikeouts. Eovaldi is 3-0 with a 3.38 ERA in five starts this spring.
“I’m not working too many pitches specifically anymore,” Eovaldi said. “It’s just working ahead. I have four pitches to my advantage, so it’s really just going out there and attacking them with what’s working for me.”
• Jacob Turner (0-1 with a 16.20 ERA in two Grapefruit League starts) might be down to his last chance to impress and make a case to be in the starting rotation when he pitches Tuesday in Jupiter against St. Louis.
“It’s safe to say [Tuesday] is a very important start for him,” Redmond said. “We’re trying to decide on this No. 5 starter and then adjusting the bullpen accordingly. It’s been good to have guys like Kevin Slowey step up and pitch well. Honestly, we’re still not sure. I’d love on the 18th of March to say it’s all set. We’re still not there yet."
• Tuesday: Marlins RHP Jacob Turner (0-1, 16.20 ERA this spring) at Cardinals RHP Shelby Miller (1-0, 7.04 ERA), 1:05 p.m., Jupiter.
• Wednesday: Marlins LHP Wade LeBlanc (1-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. Nationals TBA, 1:05 p.m., Jupiter.