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May 06, 2013

LoMo to start extended spring training play Tuesday; Solano likely headed to DL

SAN DIEGO -- Here are a few Marlins health updates from manager Mike Redmond on Monday before the Fish kickoff a three-game set here at Petco Park against the Padres.

> The time has finally come for Logan Morrison. Redmond said the first baseman will begin playing in extended spring training games Tuesday. Morrison, who had knee surgery this off-season, hasn't played in a game since July 28.

"He's been able to run the bases and do his stuff," Redmond said. "He's ready for some game action. He'll be able to go out there and start getting some at-bats."

> Barring a surprise development expect the Marlins to make a move to send second baseman Donovan Solano to the disabled list. Redmond said Solano can field, but can't hit because of an intercostal strain.

> Catcher Jeff Mathis, who missed just about all of spring training with a fractured right clavicle, will be moving up to Double A Jacksonville on Tuesday according to Redmond. Mathis played in his fourth game in Single A Jupiter Monday night. He's gone 4-for-14 with four RBI since returning to game action.

Despite his promotion, Redmond said the Marlins don't really have a time frame for Mathis' return.

"He didn't have a spring training. We're going off how he feels, how that shoulder is," Redmond said. "As a catcher you got to build your legs and build your arm strength up. It's no telling how long that takes. He's a professional. When he says he's ready he'll be ready."

> All-Star right fielder Giancarlo Stanton, on the disabled list with a right hamstring strain, is still doing treatments and not running yet.


> Marlins (10-22): 1. Juan Pierre LF, 2. Chris Valaika 2B, 3. Placido Polanco 3B, 4. Justin Ruggiano CF, 5. Marcell Ozuna RF, 6. Greg Dobbs 1B, 7. Rob Brantly C, 8. Adeiny Hechavarria SS, 9. Wade LeBlanc LHP

> Padres (13-18): 1. Chris Denorfia CF, 2. Everth Cabrera SS, 3. Chase Headley 3B, 4. Carlos Quentin LF, 5. Kyle Blanks RF, 6. Yonder Alonso 1B, 7. Jedd Gyorko 2B, 8. Nick Hundley C, 9. Andrew Cashner RHP.