Nicolino, a non-roster invitee to spring training, was tagged for five runs in 1 2/3 innings. He gave up two runs in the first and was chased in the second after recording two outs and giving up three runs. He also surrendered seven hits in the game.
Nicolino is one of the team's better prospects, but he is not on the verge of making the jump to the majors just yet. He finished the 2013 season with a 3.11 ERA between Class A and Double-A.
According to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman, the
The pitching-heavy Marlins may be willing to part with some of their young hurlers, including major leaguers
Nicolino was one of the prospects brought to Miami in this winter's blockbuster with the Blue Jays. He ranks sixth on their top-prospects list according to Baseball America and is expected to begin the year at High-A.
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