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Miami Marlins: Pitcher Jordan Yamamoto ready to set tone for SP battle

Want to hear a funny story? The week before Miami Marlins pitcher Jordan Yamamoto was called up to The Show, I had a discussion with the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp public relations department about interviewing him while he cut my hair.

Luckily for Yamamoto, who has quickly become my favorite player in South Florida, he didn’t have to cut my flowing locks and went on to win his first four games as a rookie for the team that acquired him in the trade that sent Christian Yelich to Milwaukee.

This season is a bit different as Yamamoto heads to Spring Training, as a veteran on the staff instead of a neophyte wishing upon a baseball star.