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January 09, 2014

Kevin Slowey heads list of 22 non-roster invitees to spring training

    Kevin Slowey, who worked out of the rotation and the bullpen for the Marlins in 2013 before an injury ended his season, heads a list of 22 non-roster players who received spring training invitations.

    Of that number, 16 are players who are already in the organization, such as minor leaguers Andrew Heaney, Colin Moran and Justin Niccolino.

    As he did this time a year ago, Slowey signed a minor league deal and will be trying to win an Opening Day roster spot again this spring.

    In addition to Slowey, those signing minor league deals with spring training invites are right-handed pitcher Jesus Sanchez, left-handed pitcher Josh Spence, infielder Juan Diaz, and outfielders Matt Angle and Joe Benson.

    Others already in the organization who will be on the Marlins' spring roster: Anthony DeSciafani, Bryan Evans, Colby Suggs, Rett Varner, Nick Wittgren, Adam Conley, James Leverton, Greg Nappo, Austin Barnes, Kyle Skipworth, Danny Black, Mark Canha and Austin Nola.

    As of today's announcement, the Marlins now have 62 players assigned to major league camp this spring. That number will likely grow as the Marlins look to sign a veteran reliever or two to add to the bullpen.

    Pitchers and catchers will hold their first workout on Feb. 16.