The Marlins will open the season next week with plenty of uncertainty, but their biggest issue might be the starting rotation.
The starting five will include a guy who hasn’t won a game since 2010 and three pitchers who started last season in the minor leagues. None of the five finished with a winning record in 2012.
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Ricky Nolasco: In last year of contract; could be traded during season.
Nathan Eovaldi: Explosive fastball; was 4-13 in 2012 with Dodgers/Marlins.
Wade LeBlanc: Only lefty in rotation; went 2-5 in swing role last season.
Henderson Alvarez: Made 31 starts and logged 187 1/3 innings in 2012 for Jays.
Kevin Slowey: Last pitched in majors in 2011, when he was 0-8 for Twins.
• Giancarlo Stanton hit two homers – an opposite-field shot to right and one to dead center — in the Marlins’ 8-5 win over the Nationals in Jupiter.
• Henderson Alvarez struck out seven in five innings and allowed one earned run.
• Dan Haren, Washington’s No. 4 starter, gave up five earned runs on seven hits, including four homers.