• Third baseman Placido Polanco is making progress, but there still is no set return date for the 37-year-old. Polanco has been resting back spasms for about a week. The Marlins are confident Polanco will be ready, but Greg Dobbs and Donovan Solano are third-base options if he isn't.
• Chris Coghlan, competing for the center-field job, played mostly third base and second base in the Minor Leagues. The Marlins, at this point, have no intention of giving him a shot at third base due to Polanco's back issue.
"We haven't really talked about that," manager Mike Redmond said. "We know he can play infield. But we haven't really talked about him moving to the infield, right now. We've just been focusing on him getting some reps out in the outfield and seeing where we're at from there."
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