• Reliever Carlos Marmol, who has yet to pitch in a Grapefruit League game this spring, had to return home to the Dominican Republic on Saturday afternoon to attend to a visa issue. The best-case scenario, according to Redmond, is that the righty will return Monday night, but it could take up to a couple of days longer.
• Righty Henderson Alvarez, who originally was scheduled to start on Sunday before sustaining a right shin infection, is feeling better, playing catch and doing some light jogging, according to Redmond. Although plans could change, the Marlins hope to have Alvarez pitch on Friday against the Cardinals.
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