Marlins' A.J. Ramos (calf) threw simulated inning Sunday

Miami Marlins relief pitcher A.J. Ramos (calf) threw a simulated inning Sunday.

What It Means:

Ramos is being held out of Grapefruit League action while he nurses a minor calf injury. It's just a precautionary measure; he says his arm feels great. The right-hander is in line to open the 2016 season as the Marlins' closer. Carter Capps was going to be a challenger for that role, but he's off to see Dr. James Andrews on Monday about a potential elbow injury.

Across 70 1/3 innings pitched last year, Ramos had a ridiculous 31.41 percent strikeout rate and 9.39 percent walk rate. He recorded a 2.30 ERA and 3.01 FIP.