MIAMI — Miami Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria was a scratch from Saturday’s game against the New York Mets with a sore right elbow and is listed as day to day.
Manager Mike Redmond said he was not worried because Hechavarria has dealt with this off and on since last season.
"He’s had the same recurring thing from last year," Redmond said following Saturday’s batting practice. "He gets treatment for it every day. Sometimes it flares up. I haven’t talked to him, so maybe that’s where we’re at right now.
"Sometimes it comes in and a little sore and needs a day off."
Hechavarria was seen rubbing his right elbow after finishing warm-up throws prior to batting practice. Redmond said the 25-year-old went in to see the training staff.
"Up to this point he had it one other time and we gave him a day off and he was fine the next day," Redmond said. "I don’t know if he did it hitting or throwing or what."
Hechavarria has started in 72 of Miami’s 73 games. He is batting .272 with 10 doubles, three triples and 17 RBI. His .976 fielding percentage ranks seventh among National League shortstops.
Ed Lucas took his place at short and Jake Marisnick moved to the second spot in the order.