Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria is back on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left oblique, the club announced on Wednesday. It’s the same injury that caused him to miss time in April; he reaggravated it on Tuesday against the Cardinals.
In related roster moves, the Marlins designated pitcher Joe Gunkel for assignment and selected the contract of infielder Steve Lombardozzi from Triple-A New Orleans.
Hechavarria, 28, hit a solid .311/.311/.467 in 46 plate appearances since coming off of the disabled list for the first time. J.T. Riddle will handle everyday shortstop duties while Hechavarria is absent.
Just in the last week, the Marlins have lost infielders Martin Prado, Miguel Rojas, and Hechavarria to injuries.
Athletics reliever Yusmeiro Petit found out his mother passed away on Monday prior to his team’s game against the Rangers, Martin Gallegos of The Mercury News reports. Petit decided to pitch anyway, turning 1 2/3 innings of scoreless baseball, limiting the Rangers to just one hit.
Manager Bob Melvin said, “I was amazed. Didn’t expect it.”
It’s admirable — though certainly not expected — when a player pitches shortly after suffering a personal loss. Some people like adhering to their routine while grieving.
Petit was added to the bereavement list on Tuesday. He will spend some time away from the team for the funeral. We send our heartfelt condolences to the Petit family.