"Those are some big shoes to fill."
Flynn had worn No. 35 with the Marlins -- that number already belongs to Eric Hosmer.
"I guess it's as close to 35 as they could get," Flynn said. "But yeah, I've been reminded a few times who it belonged to."
Flynn was acquired last fall in the trade that sent Aaron Crow to the Marlins.
Flynn likely is targeted for Triple-A Omaha as a starter -- he's only had one relief appearance as a professional.
"I'm low maintenance, though," he said. "Whatever they want me to do, I'll do."
Jeffrey Flanagan is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @jflanagankc. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.