They don’t hand out scorecards listing player names for spring training workouts.
But this might be a good year for them when the Marlins open camp Wednesday.
In the wake of a full-scale roster makeover over the winter, a lot of new and unfamiliar faces will be trying to make an impression when Marlins open camp in Jupiter.
The Marlins on Thursday announced that 28 non-roster players, a number that includes 15 players signed to minor-league free agent contracts, have received spring invites. They’ll join players on the team’s 40-man roster, bringing to 68 the number of players who will be in big-league camp.
Signed to minor-league contracts:
Right-handed pitchers Tyler Cloyd, Jumbo Diaz, Javy Guerra, Drew Rucinski, Jacob Turner and Alex Wimmers; left-handed pitcher Mike Kickham; catcher Bryan Holaday; infielders Cristhian Adames, Johnny Giavotella, Yadiel Rivera and Jonathan Rodriguez; outfielders Rafael Ortega, JB Shuck and Scott Van Slyke.
All but Rodriguez have some Major League experience.
The following 13 organizational players have also received spring invites:
Right-handed pitchers Zac Gallen, Chris Mazza, Ben Meyer, Nick Neidert, Trevor Richards and Jordan Yamamoto; catchers Chris Hoo, Sharif Othman and Rodrigo Vigil; infielders Isan Diaz and Peter Mooney; outfielders Isaac Galloway and Monte Harrison.
Pitchers and catchers will hold their first workout Feb. 14, and the first full-squad workout will be Feb. 19.