The Marlins might still be looking for a third baseman had Placido Polanco’s oblique injury occurred a month earlier.
Polanco, 37, was ready to accept the end of his 15-year career had he felt any lingering pain or new aches while working out during the offseason. He has not played a full season since 2009 and was limited to 90 games in 2012 because of a weakened back.
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• Marlins infielder Chone Figgins, 35, was released. Figgins, who played 66 games last season for Seattle, hit .308 (8-for-26) but struggled defensively.
• Left-hander Wade LeBlanc had his first rough outing of the spring, allowing six runs on seven hits and two walks in five innings in the Marlins’ 7-5 loss to Washington. He is competing for one of the final two spots in the rotation.
• Miami catcher Rob Brantly had two hits, including a two-run double, and raised his average to .310.