Marlins infield coach Perry Hill won't require nametags when he arrives in Jupiter, Fla. next month for the start of spring training.

Hill does, however, expect it to take some time for Miami's infield additions to acclimate themselves to their teammates and organization.

Over the offseason the Marlins upgraded their lineup with the signings of veterans Rafael Furcal, Garrett Jones and Casey McGehee. Even the man behind the plate, Jarrod Saltamacchia, is new.

That means a different look for the infield, which returns just shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria.

Eight years ago during his first stint in South Florida, Hill worked with a similar situation when Hanley Ramirez, Dan Uggla and Mike Jacobs assumed starting roles.

"I don't think it'll be as long as it was in 2006 when we had all guys out of Double-A," Hill said. "That took a little longer. These guys have been in the big leagues before. I'm sure there's going to be an adjustment period, but I don't think it's going to take the full six weeks to figure it out."

Even though the guys brought in have yet to wear a Marlins uniform, they're familiar to Hill, who enters his 19th Major League season (28th in professional baseball).

Furcal spent six of his 13 Major League seasons with the National League East rival Braves and happens to be good friends with former Marlins second baseman and Gold Glove winner Luis Castillo.

"We used to talk about footwork, so we've already developed a rapport from when he was on the other side," Hill said. "We'd talk about stuff. Raffy and I aren't strangers by any sense just because we haven't been on the same team."

Yet Furcal will be moving from shortstop to second base, a bigger change than one might initially think.

According to Hill, just because it's a shorter throw doesn't mean it'll be a quick transition. Furcal's positioning on the diamond will be different when he covers steals as well as double plays.