Not much rattles 20-year-old Jose Fernandez when he’s on the mound – unless, of course, he looks toward home plate and sees his manager squatting down with a catcher’s glove.
“He was nervous,’’ Mike Redmond, a former catcher, said with a laugh after running onto the field to warm up Fernandez before the second inning.
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• Marlins RHP Jacob Turner lasted just one-third of an inning in his spring debut. He allowed six runs on four hits, including a grand slam, and walked three and hit a batter.
• Giancarlo Stanton missed the cycle by a home run. Stanton, who led the Marlins with 37 home runs last year, went 3-for-3 with triple, double and single before drawing a four-pitch walk in his last at-bat.
• Cardinals RF Carlos Beltran left the game after being hit on the right toe by Turner in the first inning. Beltran said X-rays were negative but the toe was sore.