• The Marlins are very close to signing Tyler Kolek, the second overall pick in the First-Year Player Draft. Kolek, an 18-year-old who has a 102-mph fastball, was the most overpowering pitcher in the Draft. Miami also is finalizing deals with each of their selections in the first 10 rounds.
• Kevin Gregg, signed recently to a Minor League contract, continues to log innings at Triple-A New Orleans. Gregg is about a week away from joining the Marlins. The veteran reliever is drawing some multi-inning outings to get into game shape.
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