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Marlins-Mets P.R. series talks revived

Marlins-Mets P.R. series talks revived

MIAMI -- Discussed and dismissed before, talks have resumed about the Florida Marlins possibly calling San Juan, Puerto Rico, home for a three-game series.

The Marlins are considering moving a late July home series with the Mets to Puerto Rico.

Now, the July 28-30 set slated for Dolphin Stadium possibly could be switched to Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan.

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If the dates are finalized, it would be a continued part of the global expansion of Major League Baseball.

A few months ago, the Marlins were approached by San Juan officials about possibly playing a series in Puerto Rico. But in December, an agreement wasn't reached, and the team moved forward with scheduling the series with New York in South Florida.

The Marlins are no strangers to San Juan.

In 2003 and '04, the Marlins traveled to Puerto Rico as the visiting team facing the then-Montreal Expos, who played a number of home games at Hiram Bithorn Stadium.

Should the series with the Mets be switched, the Marlins' late-July schedule would be revised, with the team going directly from facing the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in a four-game series from July 24-27 to San Juan.

The Marlins would then return to Dolphin Stadium on July 31, when they would start a four-game series with the Colorado Rockies.

Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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