MIAMI -- Spring Training will provide the Marlins' coaching staff and front office with an opportunity to check out some of the organization's top prospects not currently on the 40-man roster.Right-handers Nick Neidert, Zac Gallen, Robert Dugger and Tommy Eveld are among 11 new non-roster invitees who will be with
MIAMI -- Spring Training will provide the Marlins' coaching staff and front office with an opportunity to check out some of the organization's top prospects not currently on the 40-man roster.
Right-handers Nick Neidert, Zac Gallen, Robert Dugger and Tommy Eveld are among 11 new non-roster invitees who will be with the big league club when pitchers and catchers' workouts begin on Feb. 13 at the Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium complex in Jupiter, Fla.
Miami also announced the Minor League signings of right-hander Hector Noesi and catcher Santiago Chavez.
Rounding out the latest list of NRIs are right-handers Brett Graves and Ben Meyer, lefty Dylan Lee, infielder Yadiel Rivera and outfielder Brian Miller.
Neidert is ranked by MLB Pipeline as the Marlins' No. 4 prospect, Miller is rated No. 12 and Gallen is No. 20.
Eveld, a hard-throwing right-hander who participated in the Arizona Fall League, was acquired from the D-backs last July for reliever Brad Ziegler. Neidert and Dugger were acquired by the Marlins from the Mariners in December 2017 as part of the Dee Gordon trade.
Neidert, 22, impressed at Double-A Jacksonville in 2018, posting a 12-7 record with a 3.24 ERA. The right-hander is projected to open the season at Triple-A New Orleans.
Gallen was part of the Marcell Ozuna trade with the Cardinals in December 2017. The 23-year-old spent all of 2018 at Triple-A, and he went 8-9 with a 3.65 ERA in 25 starts.
Miller, 23, was the Marlins' Competitive Balance Round A selection in 2017, and the former University of North Carolina standout combined to hit .295 at Class A Advanced Jupiter and Jacksonville last year.
The Marlins now have 25 non-roster invitees slated to attend big league camp.
Additionally, the organization announced its broadcast schedule for Spring Training, which includes seven games on Fox Sports Florida:
• Feb. 23 vs. Cardinals
• Feb. 25 @ Rays
• March 2 @ St. Louis
• March 17 vs. Cardinals
• March 19 vs. Mets
• March 20 @ Cardinals
• March 24 @ Cardinals
The Marlins' English-language flagship station, 940 AM WINZ, will broadcast 15 games, while the Spanish-language flagship, WAQI 710 AM, will broadcast 10. An additional 14 games will be streamed on MLB.com.
Twenty-nine of Miami's 30 Spring Training games will be broadcast, the exception being a split-squad game against the Astros at their Spring Training complex, The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, on March 6.
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