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A lot of unfamiliar players will report to Marlins spring training next week. Who are they?

Catchers report as the Miami Marlins spring training gets underway at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017.
Catchers report as the Miami Marlins spring training gets underway at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. adiaz@miamiherald.com

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.

Miami Marlins unveiled the 25th Anniversary logo to current season ticket holders during a special presentation to reveal details regarding the recognition of the franchise's 25th anniversary at Marlins Park in Miami on Tuesday.

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.

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