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Sep 5, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas (19) at bat during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 5, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas (19) at bat during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports /
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Is Miguel Rojas About To Become A Starter? 

Weeks from now, as established in the lead-in, the hope is that Miami Marlins fans look back at this series as a turning point. That, of course, remains to be seen.

What seems much more certain is that this series will go a long way to determining if the Marlins need to make Miguel Rojas a member of the starting lineup.

With Martin Prado out, Adeiny Hechavarria still seemingly having to atone for 2016, and Justin Bour having to muscle his way through being Justin Bour, Rojas should see plenty of playing time. Despite dealing with a minor injury himself. I just see no way he avoids taking the field for two games of this series.

But even if he doesn’t play an inning over the next three days, the question still stands. Sure, J.T. Riddle has been recalled, and I’m sure he’ll make a cameo. Derek Dietrich could see a start as well. Make no mistake though, Rojas is the one who is on the rise, and it shouldn’t necessarily just be Hech that has to keep up.

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