Marlins shortstop Miguel Rojas has a hamstring strain and has been placed on the 10-Day I.L.
The news for the Miami Marlins got worse this afternoon.
Prior to the start of the team’s 7-2 loss to the New York Mets in a series they could not muster a victory, the team announced that shortstop Miguel Rojas was placed on the 10-day I.L. with a hamstring strain.
In a corresponding move, the team has announced it had purchased the contract of infielder Deven Marrero from Triple-A New Orleans. As the team looks to add more players from their minor league system, the injury to their starting shortstop comes at a difficult time.
Rojas is having one of his better seasons at the plate and has served as a valuable clubhouse veteran. He was the subject of trade rumors last week but will remain with the organization.
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"According to Bill Ladson of MLB.com, “The injury to Rojas occurred in the top of the third inning of Tuesday’s 5-0 loss to New York at Citi Field.“After Marlins starter Hector Noesi singled off Zack Wheeler with one out, Rojas hit a grounder to Mets shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, who threw out Noesi at second. It appeared Rojas was going to beat the throw to first, but he stumbled and fell to the ground and hurt his right leg.”"
He was helped off the field. There will be more tests to confirm the extent of the injury when the Marlins return home to Miami on Wednesday night. For the season, Rojas is hitting .289 with four home runs and 33 RBIs. He is also second on the team with a 2.7 WAR.
The Marlins brought second baseman Isan Diaz up from New Orleans earlier this week. Starlin Castro moved over to third base and Brian Anderson, who hit his 18th home run of the season in the loss on Wednesday, is now playing in right field. Jon Berti replaced Rojas in the lineup at shortstop and batted leadoff against the Mets.
In other news: Prior to the game on Tuesday night, the Marlins announced they have designated infielder Yadiel Rivera for assignment. The team also purchased the contract of right-hander Hector Noesi, who took the loss 5-0 at Citi Field.
As a player who could play multiple positions for Miami, Rivera wasn’t as productive as the team would have liked. For the season he was Rivera was 11-for-60 (.183) with three RBIs at the plate.