Marlins position analysis: Second base
OCT 14, 3:00p ET | Christina De Nicola
Rotowire: Mar 18 / 7:45a ET
News: Dietrich was optioned to Triple-A New Orleans on Wednesday.
Impact: Dietrich spent part of 2014 with the Marlins, but failed to impress offensively, batting .228/.326/.386 with five home runs and 17 RBI over 158 at-bats. The offseason additions of Dee Gordon and Martin Prado hurt his chances of opening 2015 with the club, and indeed, he will begin the season in Triple-A.
Rotowire: Mar 2 / 10:06a ET
News: Dietrich (ankle) batted third and started at third base in the Marlins exhibition game against Florida International University on Monday.
Impact: Dietrich injured his ankle during a Dominican Winter League game in December, but appears ready to progress through a normal spring. Dietrich's previous stints with the Marlins have seen him play primarily at second base, but he is getting a look at a few other positions around the diamond. Following an offseason where the Marlins added help at both second and third base, Dietrich's added versatility will increase his chances of earning a bench role.