Marlins Notes: Nolasco, Hernandez, Tatum, White

After the Marlins' blockbuster deal with the Blue Jays this winter that saw much of the team's talent jettisoned north of the border, Ricky Nolasco made it known that he wanted to be sent elsewhere.  As spring training nears, the 30-year-old says that he is ready to put that aside and focus on getting ready for the 2013 season.  ā€œIā€™m just moving forward," said Nolasco, according to Joe Capozzi of The Palm Beach Post. ā€œAnything that has happened in the past is not going to be talked about anymore."  The right-hander could be moved before the trade deadline as he is entering the final year of his contract.  Here's a look at some minor notes out of Miami..

  • A handful of Marlins on the 40-man roster are out of options and the ones to keep an eye on are outfielders Gorkys Hernandez and Justin Ruggiano plus left-handed pitchers Wade LeBlanc and Mike Dunn, writes Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald.  
  • Craig Tatum, a 29-year-old non-roster invitee, informed the Marlins he is retiring, according to Spencer.  The catcher spent three years in the big leagues with the Reds and Orioles and hit .223/.291/.264 during that stretch.
  • It has been weeks since the Marlins heard from former Dolphins quarterback Pat White, and Spencer sees that as an indication that he might not accept their invitation to minor league camp, which starts soon.  The former West Virginia standout is also considering a two-year contract offer the Canadian Football League and has spoken to representatives for at least eight NFL teams.

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