With two weeks to go before Opening Day, Marlins manager Mike Redmond has more than just the fifth spot in the starting rotation weighing on his mind.

He also is trying to figure out what the best solution in center field might be, and he said Monday a platoon situation could end up being the team’s best option.

“We could definitely go that route, that way we make sure we don’t wear one guy out,” Redmond said. “We don’t have a ton of depth out there, and we have to make sure we keep everybody healthy as well.”

If Redmond had his way, former first-round pick Christian Yelich, 21, would probably be his top choice. But it’s inevitable that Yelich, who hit .330 with 12 homers and 20 steals for High A Jupiter last year, will begin the season at Double A Jacksonville so he can gain more plate experience and the team can avoid starting his salary arbitration clock.

“You’ve got a feel for what I think about him,” said Redmond, who watched Yelich (.381 with a team-leading five homers, 13 RBI this spring) crush a 400-foot-plus home run into a nearby pond during Monday afternoon’s rain-shortened 6-2 win over the Twins at Hammond Stadium.

“I play him all the time. I love him. Like I said, he’s had a great spring. He’s done everything we’ve asked of him. But at the end of the day, he’s never had an at-bat above A ball, and we have to make sure we’re doing the right thing for him and the organization.”

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