Earlier tonight, we learned that the Miami Marlins should have superstar right fielder Giancarlo Stanton back in the lineup on Thursday against the Cincinnati Reds. First baseman Joe Mahoney was activated off of the disabled list and made a pinch hit appearance for the Marlins. Manager Mike Redmond may have finally thought that he was getting his team back to health slowly.
Apparently that is not the case, as Adiney Hechavarria was a late scratch from the starting lineup due to a sore elbow. Adeiny injured himself Wednesday making a throw during batting practice and now he may not make the trip with the team Thursday. This comes a day after the Marlins shortstop hit the first home run for the Marlins at Marlins Park in 2013. The home run was also the first for Adeiny as a member of the Marlins.
Redmond could turn to Chris Valaika, who started for Hech at short on Wednesday night. The team may also consider moving Donovon Solano from second base to shortstop, which would allow the team play either Valaika, who committed an error Wednesday, or outfielder Chris Coghlan at second.
Redmond said Hechavarria is set to be evaluated Thursday.
“I think he made a throw and had some discomfort in his elbow,” Redmond said. “That’s why we took him out. We should know more tomorrow hopefully.”