Injury and opportunity have appeared often during the early part of the Miami Marlins season.
Starting pitchers Nathan Eovaldi, Henderson Alvarez, first basemen Logan Morrison and Casey Kotchman, and catcher Jeff Mathis all were put on the disabled list before the season began.
First baseman Joe Mahoney, sidelined for part of spring training, went on the DL in late April with a right hamstring strain. Shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria was out with a bruised elbow but returned for the current road trip.
Right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring), second baseman Donovan Solano (ribs), third baseman Chris Valaika (fractured wrist) and pitcher Alex Sanabia (groin) presently are sidelined.
All that, and the season isnt six weeks old!
Spots to fill mean opportunity for other players. Veteran journeymen catcher Miguel Olivo, infielder Nick Green and outfielder Matt Diaz are among the players added to help cope with the absences.
Miami also chose to promote pitcher Jose Fernandez, outfielder Ma...