Move over “opportunity.” There’s a new favorite word starting to creep into the daily discussion at Marlins camp: “uncertainty.”

With the April 1 season opener now less than three weeks away, no fewer than eight spots on the 25-man roster remain up for grabs due either to a lack of a sure thing at a position or one injury or another.

“There’s definitely some questions,” manager Mike Redmond said. “But I’m not worried yet. I’m just not.”

Put it this way: This is nothing like the spring of 2003 for the Marlins when their only position battle was for a fourth outfielder, awarded to Gerald Williams.

Even discounting an assortment of injuries to third baseman Placido Polanco (oblique), center fielder Justin Ruggiano (back), Greg Dobbs (calf) and first baseman Logan Morrison (knee), question marks abound for the Marlins.

“I think we’re hoping and anticipating that all those guys are going to be fine,” Redmond said of Polanco, Ruggiano and Dobbs. “We’re planning on all those guys being healthy by the start of the season. If not, that’s a bridge we’ll have to cross when that time comes.”

Among the remaining questions:

Who’s the utility infielder? There are no fewer than four candidates for that open spot: Chone Figgins, Matt Downs, Nick Green and Kevin Kouzmanoff. Because Kouzmanoff is a corner infielder, one of the other three should land on the roster. Kouzmanoff is insurance at third if Polanco or Dobbs — or both — aren’t ready.

“Sitting here now, would I love to have somebody step out in front of that utility position role? Of course,” Redmond said. “Nobody’s really stepped out in front of that. So that’s one of those battles that might come down to the last couple days of spring.”