• The competition in center field may take a couple of different twists. Manager Mike Redmond said on Saturday that Juan Pierre, who has been speculated as a main option in left field, could see time in center this spring. While Pierre lacks arm strength, he does possess speed. Justin Ruggiano has been considered the frontrunner for center, but he could be in left.
• Pitching prospect Grant Dayton has been reassigned to rehab after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow. There are 73 players in camp.
• Grapefruit League play gets under way on Feb. 23, when the Marlins face the Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium. The team is weighing who to start in that opener. It could be Henderson Alvarez, who will be leaving the club early in March to join Team Venezuela for the World Baseball Classic. Or maybe Wade LeBlanc or Kevin Slowey -- two candidates for the fifth starter spot -- will get the nod. "We haven't really settled on exactly who is going to start," Redmond said.
• Miami will work out at 9:30 a.m. ET on Sunday at the Roger Dean Stadium complex.