January 2013

Non-roster invitees

We’re just 11 days away from pitchers and catcher reporting to spring training in Jupiter, Fla., and the Marlins will have a very busy camp lined up, with more than 70 players competing for 25 Opening Day roster spots.

The club released the list of non-roster invitees for the spring, many of whom could end up in New Orleans if they don’t crack the big league team. It also includes top prospects such as Jose Fernandez and Christian Yelich, who are expected to open the season at Double-A Jacksonville.

Pitchers:
Jonathan Albaladejo
Michael Brady
Adam Conley
Grant Dayton
Jose Fernandez
Brian Flynn
Andrew Heaney
Raudel Lazo
John Maine
Doug Mathis
Zach Phillips
Chad Qualls
Kevin Slowey
Jordan Smith
Mitch Talbot
Michael Wuertz

Catchers:
Wilfredo Gimenez
Jake Jefferies
J.T. Realmuto
Craig Tatum

Infielders:
Danny Black
Derek Dietrich
Matt Downs
Nick Green
Kevin Kouzmanoff
Ed Lucas
Chris Valaika

Outfielders:
Jordan Brown
Austin Kearns
Jake Marisnick
Christian Yelich