Feb 27, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) makes some adjustments to his mask during the second half against the New York Knicks at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins Way: Derek Dietrich Needs to Call LeBron James for Protective Mask?

The Miami Marlins are having bad luck in 2014 so far with their second baseman. The team signed Rafael Furcal to be their everyday second baseman, but he has been dealing with a hamstring issue.

On Thursday, the Marlins next choice for their second base job took a groundball off his nose, breaking Dietrich’s nose. There is no timetable for Dietrich’s injury as of yet, but the team expects Dietrich to be back on the field in no time.

Dietrich is expected to return to the field wearing a protective mask. Maybe he should call the Miami Heat’s LeBron James for idea on a protective mask? Hopefully the MLB front office is kinder to Dietrich than the NBA’s front office was.

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