{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Hall of Famer Dawson offers tips to young Marlins

|
Hall of Famer Dawson offers tips to young Marlins play video for Hall of Famer Dawson offers tips to young Marlins

MIAMI -- With such a young team, a number of Miami players are getting on-the-job training.

They're also getting some advice from a couple of all-time greats.

Hall of Famers Andre Dawson and Tony Perez are special assistants in the Marlins' organization who work with the players on occasion.

During the series with the Mets, Dawson was on the field offering pointers before batting practice.

The Marlins are going through a rough stretch, and Dawson notes that patience is needed in developing young talent.

"Growing pains are always tough," Dawson said. "What you really try to do at this level is try to minimize your mistakes -- to not be intimidated, to be comfortable and to relax and have fun. To learn from your mistakes and don't repeat your mistakes and to learn and get your feet under you."

In recent days, Dawson offered instruction to Jordan Brown and Ed Lucas, two players who opened the season at Triple-A New Orleans.

"It's a process, obviously," Dawson said. "It involves a lot of one-on-one, a lot of patience, a lot of nurturing. It is what it is until everything falls into place the way you want it to."

Joe Morgan is an associate reporter for MLB.com. Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter Less

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español