Spring training position battles

A daily rundown of the MLB battles for playing time this March and April

Updated: March 4, 2010, 6:40 PM ET
By Jason Catania, Charles Curtis and Doug Mittler | ESPN Insider

Florida Marlins: First Base

Morrison drives in three while Florida awaits Blalock's decision: Logan Morrison, who's competing with fellow prospect Gaby Sanchez for the first base job, set the bar by starting the Marlins' Thursday opener and collecting three RBIs, including a two-run triple, according to

Meanwhile, free agent Hank Blalock is reportedly choosing between the Marlins and the Rays, tweets Jon Heyman. Neither destination would guarantee a starting spot for the former Rangers infielder, but Florida would give him a more direct route to playing time, possibly at the expense of Morrison or Sanchez.

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