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Turner on his way to New Orleans, six other roster moves at camp

JUPITER -- Right-hander Jacob Turner has his career in his own hands, and he'll be working on fixing his mechanics with Triple A New Orleans.

"No matter where you're pitching, you just want to do well. At this point, I wasn't able to show what I am as a pitcher," he said before Tuesday's warm up. "It's not going to stop me from going down there and working on getting better and getting back up here as soon as I can."

Turner labored through 13 innings with the Marlins in the Grapefruit League. He was given four starts, but couldn't get things right.

"I had my chances, I can't blame them for that," he said. "It's just something that I didn't throw the ball as well as I would have liked to and that's disappointing."

Turner's record was 0-3 in the spring, with a 9.69 ERA. He walked nine and struck out five.

"We've laid it out and made it very clear that we see him in our plans pitching in this rotation," manager Mike Redmond said. "But he's got to go down [to New Orleans] and pound the strke zone and work on his command. When he does that, he'll be back." 

Redmond wants to see Turner stay consistent -- a theme that has been present throughout the spring.

The most frustrating part for the 21-year-old is that he feels he's close to fixing his mechanics.

"Throwing strikes has always been something that's been a big strength for me," he said. "So, just get back to doing that [in New Orleans] and pounding the strike zone."

Redmond announced his rotation after the team's morning warm up, noting that Turner's fate was a tough one. As expected, the Marlins will go with Ricky Nolasco, Nathan Eovaldi, Wade LeBlanc, Henderson Alvarez, and Kevin Slowey.

"This spring's been a mixed bag. We've had some good starts and we've had some struggles out there," Redmond said of his starters. "We're hoping that when those lights go on, these guys really turn it up and we're able to get deeper into games."

Tuesday morning brought six additional roster moves. LHP Dan Jennings joins Turner in Triple A, while INF's Nick Green, Kevin Kouzmanoff and Matt Downs, OF Jordan Brown and LHP Zach Phillips have been reassigned to minor league camp.

With Jennings and Phillips out of Major League camp, the only remaining left-handed pitcher for the bullpen is Mike Dunn

Marlins fans will get a glimpse of the future Miami traded the Blue Jays for when Justin Nicolino pitches in Thursday's Grapefruit League game

Starting lineups:

Marlins - 7 Pierre, 5 Polanco, 9 Stanton, 3 Dobbs, 8 Ruggiano, 2 Brantly, 4 Valaika, 6 Hechavarria, 1 Alvarez 

Nationals - 8 Span, 9 Werth, 7 Harper, 5 Zimmerman, 3 LaRoche, 6 Desmond, 4 Espinosa, 2 Suzuki, 1 Haren

UPDATES: Redmond confirmed post-game that Austin Kearns, Chad Qualls and Casey Kotchman will all be on Opening Day roster, as per Article XX(B) noon deadline for a decision. The Marlins had to decide if the players would be added to the 25-man roster or ML disabled list, grant the player outright release from their minor league contract, or pay them a $100,000 retention bonus to hold them before sending them to the minors.

--Steph Rogers (twitter)

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