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First Full Squad: News, Notes and Observations


             Telling sight. When infielders broke into groups on Tuesday, Dallas McPherson was relegated to "B" squad status while Emilio Bonifacio worked out at third base with Jorge Cantu and the rest of the frontliners. The "A" team of infielders consisted of Gaby Sanchez and Wes Helms at first, Dan Uggla and Andy Gonzalez at second, Hanley Ramirez and Alfredo Amezaga at short, and Cantu and Bonifacio at third.

            McPherson, meanwhile, worked out at first base on another field with Logan Morrison and John Lindsey. Manny Mayorson was stationed at second, with Robert Andino at short and Matt Dominguez and Chris Coghlan at third.

            -- Fredi Gonzalez confirmed that righty reliever Jose Ceda, who has not thrown the past three days, has a minor shoulder "issue" and will not throw again for four or five days.

           -- Sean West nearly drilled Jeremy Hermida in the helmet with a fastball, causing Hermida to curse.West said his batting practice pitch "got away" from him and he would have been just as upset -- if not more -- if he was Hermida.

          -- Renyel Pinto and Kiko Calero made it official. Neither reliever will be participating in the World Baseball Classic, Pinto for Venezuela or Calero for Puerto Rico.

          -- The Marlins are on the field Wednesday about 10 a.m. It remains free and open to the public.

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