Worth noting

Justin Nicolino will get the start at 1:05 p.m. ET on Thursday against Florida International University. The Marlins are expected to play regulars Giancarlo Stanton or Jarrod Saltalamacchia.

Jose Fernandez will start the first Grapefruit League game Friday at 1:05 p.m. against the Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium, where the Marlins will be the visiting team at the ballpark they share with St. Louis.

On Saturday, the Marlins have a split squad. Nathan Eovaldi will start in Jupiter against the Cardinals at 1:05 p.m. Kevin Slowey will get the nod five minutes later, on the road against the Mets in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Brad Hand will start Sunday at 1:05 p.m. against the Nationals in Viera, Fla.

Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter