#MarlinsMonday – January 12, 2015

Marlins Monday

Remember former Sun Vinny Rottino? He’s signed a minor league deal with the Marlins and will report to spring training. Here he is with Jacksonville in Tennessee during the 2010 season. Photo Courtesy: Knoxville News Sentinel

By Roger Hoover / Jacksonville Suns

With the eyes of the sporting world on the NFL Playoffs and tonight’s College Football National Championship Game, the baseball season continues to get closer and closer to beginning.

The action of course begins with Spring Training, and right now it appears that pitcher Dan Haren will be with the Marlins come late February, however a deal could still be in the works. Haren was acquired in the trade that brought Dee Gordon to Miami and saw the Marlins part with talented players including former Suns Austin Barnes, Andrew Heaney, and Chris Hatcher.

Haren is considering retirement, but that looks to be going by the wayside as he gets ready for the season. Now one of the biggest question marks for the Marlins will be to trade the right-hander to where he wants to be, with a West Coast club, or keep him in hopes that he will suit up for Miami.

The Haren news headlines today’s #MarlinsMonday links, enjoy Oregon vs. Ohio State tonight!

Marlins.com: Haren reportedly to attend camp, but status unclear
Marlins.com: Fernandez measuring up to Hall of Fame arms
Sun Sentinel:Report: Vinny Rottino signs minor league deal with Miami Marlins
Fish Stripes: Marlins interested in Will Venable, Andy Dirks
Fish Stripes: Marlins doing everything to sell fans on product
Yahoo! Big League Stew: MLB Network to launch new documentary series on January 13
NBC Sports Hardball Talk: Report: Yankees to hire Jeff Pentland and Alan Cockrell as hitting coaches
Ballpark Digest: Improvements pitched for Hank Aaron Stadium

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