Marlins reportedly upset with Red Sox over subpar lineup

March 07, 2014 - 3:53 am
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Jarrod Saltalamacchia was the most high-profile 2013 World Series champion playing during the Red Sox-Marlins Grapefruit League game Thursday. The problem with that? He was playing for Miami. According to the Sun Sentinel, Marlins executives were "outraged" that the Red Sox sent a lineup that included just two players with more than one major league plate appearance. Those players were Jackie Bradley Jr. and Ryan Lavarnway. Thursday'€™s game was considered a "super premium" ticket, meaning that fans paid between $10 and $12 more for tickets than they would during a normal weekday game. It is the only time during spring training that fans attending a Marlins home game will pay the higher price. MLB guidelines state that during spring training a team needs to field "a minimum of four players who are regulars on the previous year'€™s major league team or who were platooned on the previous year'€™s major league team on a regular basis, or who have a reasonable chance to be regulars on the major league club'€™s squad during the upcoming season. Each of those regulars, excluding pitchers, must play a minimum of three complete innings." According to Boston Herald Red Sox reporter Scott Lauber, while the Marlins will not file a grievance with the league, Joe Torre, MLB's executive vice president of baseball operations, will look into Boston's lineup. The Sox and the Marlins played to a 0-0 tie in the rain-shortened game.
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