Uggla resting hamstring
Marlins second baseman Dan Uggla was scratched from the starting lineup on Saturday morning due to a tight left hamstring.
The soreness isn’t considered serious, and he’s day-to-day. Uggla tried to do some drills on Saturday morning.
On Friday, Uggla was involved making a long stretch at second base to end the inning. The field was a bit muddy, and Uggla made a nice play, getting the put out at second to end the fourth inning.
The play was a pivotal one for the Marlins in their 8-6 loss.
Alfonso Soriano hit a hard grounder into the hole at shortstop. Alfredo Amezaga made a terrific back-handed, diving stop. Amezaga threw to Uggla covering second to retire Mike Fontenot for the third out.
Emilio Bonifacio started at second base on Saturday, and Wes Helms got the nod at third.
Uggla is batting .220 with four home runs and 17 RBIs.
While Uggla was out of the lineup, the Marlins on Saturday welcomed Hanley Ramirez back at shortstop.
Ramirez’s return was expected, especially after he entered Friday’s game in the seventh inning. Ramirez last was in the starting lineup on Monday at New York. But in the first inning of that game, he was struck on the right hand by a John Maine fastball.
– Joe Frisaro