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Worth noting

• The Marlins will spice up their workout on Wednesday by playing simulated games on the back fields at the Roger Dean Stadium complex. Rather than do a third straight day of hitting live against the pitchers behind screens and covered cages, there will be the introduction of game situations.

Pitchers will face hitters, and there will be defenders in the field. But hitters will not be running. Miami opens its Grapefruit League schedule on Saturday against the Cardinals. The Marlins will be on the field at 10 a.m. ET.

• Placido Polanco was back in camp working out. On Monday, the projected starting third baseman was at the dentist. In a week or two, he will have a root canal procedure.

• On Tuesday, the Marlins announced they've reached contracts with nine players they have under club control. Agreeing to contracts for the 2013 season are RHP Steve Cishek, RHP Tom Koehler, LHP Scott Maine, LHP Edgar Olmos, RHP Evan Reed, C Kyle Skipworth, 1B Joe Mahoney, OF Kyle Jensen, and OF Alfredo Silverio.