• A few days after the Marlins relaxed their policy on facial hair, manager Mike Redmond is showing stubble. Sunday was his second day without a shave. Redmond said he has never had a beard and that he is waiting to see if he can tolerate the itching he assumes will happen. Moreover, his wife isn't due into camp for a while.
• No. 3 starter Henderson Alvarez took most of Sunday off as he arrived at camp feeling ill. He had thrown a live batting practiced session on Saturday. His illness and his pitching on Saturday were unrelated.
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