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Saltalmacchia shows up for stretch wearing Jose Fernandez's jersey, purple pants, gold shoes

JUPITER -- Jarrod Saltalamacchia hasn't taken very long to grab control of the Marlins clubhouse whether it be through his leadership or his comedy.

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Jarrod Saltalamacchia left shows up to stretching exercise Friday wearing the purple pants and gold high-top shoes of Jose Fernandez.

On Friday, the 6-4, 235-pound catcher came out to the field for the Marlins' stretching warm-up exercises wearing the purple pants, gold high top shoes and jersey of National League Rookie of the Year Jose Fernandez (6-2, 215).

The prank drew huge laughs from the entire Marlins clubhouse and even his skipper, who once took batting practice indoors completely nude to draw laughs during the 2003 World Series season.

"I think the best part are the Selfies, taking the pictures of each other," manager Mike Redmond said. "I don't know that those pants are going to fit Jose again ever. He might have to get a new pair of purple pants. I think Salty looks good. He can pull it off."

"Who receives the fine for showing up to stretch wearing that outfit?" Redmond was jokingly asked.

"I would say Jose for having purple pants or the gold shoes," Redmond responded. "It's pretty funny. It was a good laugh in there. That's what happens in baseball. You sit around too long you think of crazy stuff to do."

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Stretching out Jose's purple pants.

Saltalmacchia blamed teammate Greg Dobbs for the prank telling Fernandez -- as the two shared a laugh -- "Dobbs made me do it."

> New second baseman Rafael Furcal was back in Miami Monday morning as he and his wife welcomed a baby boy. It's their fifth child. Furcal wasn't expected to travel with the Marlins Saturday to Kissimmee to face the Braves so he will return on Sunday, Redmond said.

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