JUPITER -- With Marcell Ozuna slow to get going offensively this spring (he's gone 6 for 30), the Marlins could be looking at other alternatives when it comes to deciding on their Opening Day center fielder. One option: having Christian Yelich slide from left to center and use either Reed Johnson or Jeff Baker in left. Brian Bogusevic is another possibility.
Johnson is a non-roster player but has forced his way into the picture with a strong spring at the plate.
And then there is this interesting tidbit: down in Panama, where the Marlins are preparing to face the Yankees tonight, Yelich is starting in center while Jake Marisnick will be in left -- as opposed to the other way around. Hmm.
The Marlins have not yet crossed off Ozuna's name. Not yet. But if he doesn't start picking it up quickly, he could find himself starting the season in the minors.