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Marlins Spring Training: Finding the Fifth Starter

It’s a guarantee the Miami Marlins have four starters already in line for the team’s rotation in 2020. Finding the fifth arm to complete the quintet is a budding question that must be answered in Spring Training.

“Starting pitching is arguably the strength of the organization. The Marlins have the building blocks for a strong rotation, which is projected to be headlined by Sandy Alcantara, an All-Star in 2019,” writes Joe Frisaro of

“The 24-year-old logged 197 1/3 innings last year and tossed two complete games. Caleb Smith, the lone lefty projected for the rotation, was a standout in the first two months last year but dealt with left hip inflammation that cost him a month.