Miami Marlins Player News: All Positions

News: Castro went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI in Sunday's win over the Phillies.
Impact: He's now hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games, batting .311 (14-for-45) over that stretch with a homer, two runs and five RBI -- poor production that's as much a result of the weak lineup around him as it is Castro's own lack of power. On the year, the 29-year-old is slashing just .238/.268/.321 with five homers and 32 RBI in 76 games.
News: Walker (quadriceps) got the start at third base for High-A Jupiter on Sunday, going 0-for-3 with two strikeouts.
Impact: He began the rehab stint Saturday, and Walker isn't expected to need much work before rejoining the big-league roster. It's interesting that the Marlins had the veteran play the hot corner on his rehab assignment, as he has played first base exclusively this year so far, but it could be an indication he'll be transitioning to a utility role with Garrett Cooper hitting well and a better defensive fit at first base than an outfield corner. Walker could be activated as soon as Tuesday.
News: Riddle went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and walk during a 6-4 victory against the Phillies on Sunday.
Impact: That's his third home run in the last four games. The 27-year-old is only batting .207 this season, but in addition to the recent power surge, he has hits in seven of his last 10 games. During that stretch, Riddle is batting .235 with five RBI. Riddle is hitting .207 with five home runs, nine RBI and 12 runs in 92 at-bats this season.
News: Anderson went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in a 6-4 victory against the Phillies on Sunday.
Impact: Garrett Cooper and Anderson hit back-to-back home runs in the fifth. This was also Anderson's fifth multi-hit game in the last 11 contests, and during that stretch, he has three homers. Anderson is batting .254 with 10 home runs, 34 RBI, 27 runs and four steals in 284 at-bats this season.
News: Diaz has been out of the lineup the last two days at Triple-A New Orleans due to a sore knee, Craig Mish of FNTSY Sports Radio reports.
Impact: Diaz is enjoying a strong season for the Baby Cakes with a .292/.377/.549 slash line and 16 home runs in 71 games, but he's taking a few days off after tweaking his knee. The 22-year-old isn't expected to require a trip to the injured list and should return to action within the next couple days.
News: Anderson allowed a run but posted his first save of the season with a strikeout during the ninth inning of a 6-4 victory against the Phillies on Sunday.
Impact: Marlins closer Sergio Romo didn't pitch Saturday, but he did throw four days in a row prior to that, so with a three-run lead, the Marlins elected to use Anderson in the ninth. He yielded a run but avoided any further damage for his first save. He is 2-3 with a 4.88 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 52 strikeouts in 31.1 innings this season.
News: Cooper went 3-for-5 with a solo homer in a 6-4 victory against the Phillies on Sunday.
Impact: The 28-year-old is now batting more than .400 with four homers this month. Cooper has a hit in each of the last 13 games in which he has recorded an at-bat. He also has six multi-hit contests in June. Cooper is batting .324 with seven homers, 22 RBI and 28 runs in 139 at-bats this season.
News: Yamamoto (3-0) allowed two runs on two hits with four walks and seven strikeouts across five innings to earn a victory against the Phillies on Sunday.
Impact: The 23-year-old is off to an incredible start in his major-league career. This was the first time he allowed any runs through three starts. He's also yielded three hits or fewer in all three outings. Yamamoto is 3-0 with a 0.95 ERA, 0.79 WHIP, .115 batting average against, and 19 strikeouts in 19 innings this season. He will look to keep this incredible start to his career going, as he faces the Phillies again at home Saturday.