Victor Victor Mesa will be a storyline through the Miami Marlins’ spring training camp in Jupiter, but Don Mattingly and Mike Hill plan to take a slow-and-steady approach with the 22-year-old Cuban outfielder.
The Miami Marlins scored the fewest runs in Major League Baseball last season. Baseball Prospectus preseason PECOTA projections says the Marlins will rank 29th in batting average, 29th in on-base percentage, and last in slugging percentage.
Some spots on the Miami Marlins’ 25-man roster are locked up as the MLB professional baseball team kicks off spring training. But others are up for grabs as Derek Jeter’s franchise builds for the future.
Miami Marlins pitcher Caleb Smith had a solid rookie year come to an end in late June when he underwent shoulder surgery for a Grade 3 lat strain. Now healthy, he’s ready to compete for a starting spot again.
Tommy Eveld never played a down as a backup quarterback at the University of South Florida. Now he has a chance to reach the majors as a reliever for the Miami Marlins with a solid performance in spring training.
The Miami Marlins and veteran reliever Sergio Romo have reached an agreement on a 1-year deal worth $2.5 million, according to MLB.com. He had his best seasons with the San Francisco Giants, recording 84 saves from 2008-16 and earning three World Series rings.
The Miami Marlins have four young pitchers who showed enough last year to believe they can be competent starters, or something better: lefty Caleb Smith and right-handers Pablo Lopez, Sandy Alcantara and Trevor Richards.