January 25th, 2023

The Miami Marlins on Wednesday announced the club has extended Major League Spring Training invitations to the following 27 players:

  • Left-handed pitchers (6): Enmanuel De Jesus *, Dax Fulton, Robert Garcia, Devin Smeltzer *, Will Stewart *, and Jefry Yan *
  • Right-handed pitchers (6): Dylan Bice *, Enrique Burgos *, Chi Chi Gonzalez *, Geoff Hartlieb *, Bryan Hoeing, and Eury Perez
  • Catchers (5): Austin Allen *, Will Banfield, Santiago Chavez *, Paul McIntosh, and Jan Mercado
  • Infielders (8): Jacob Berry, Alex De Goti *, Garrett Hampson *, CJ Hinojosa *, Troy Johnston, Charles Leblanc, Nasim Nunez, and Joe Rizzo *
  • Outfielders (2): Jake Mangum and Brian Miller

* denotes Minor League free agents signed with an invitation to camp

The group features three of the Marlins Top 10 prospects, listed by MLB Pipeline: No. 1 RHP Eury Perez, No. 3 INF Jacob Berry and No. 7 LHP Dax Fulton.

Of the 27 players, 10 have Major League service time: Allen, 1.065 (San Diego and Oakland); Burgos, 1.052, (Arizona); De Goti, 0.007, (Houston); Gonzalez, 4.019, (Texas, Colorado, Minnesota, Milwaukee, and New York-AL) ; and Hampson, 4.030, (Colorado), Hartlieb, 1.130 (Pittsburgh and New York-NL), Hoeing, 0.027 (Miami) Leblanc, 0.069, (Miami), Miller, 0.007 (Miami), and Smeltzer, 2.098 (Minnesota).

Marlins pitchers and catchers are scheduled to have their first workout on Thursday, Feb. 16, and the first full-squad workout is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, February 21.

Miami will open Grapefruit League play on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the New York Mets and then host the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, Feb. 26, for their first home Spring Training game.

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