Hechavarria could be ready for Thursday

MIAMI — Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria is eligible to come off the disabled list on Thursday, and chances are he will be reinstated.

The 24-year-old went on the DL on April 18 with a right elbow contusion. What the team is waiting for is to see how he performs on Wednesday night in a rehab assignment game for Class A Jupiter.

Barring a setback, he will be brought to Philadelphia, and the Marlins will designate Nick Green for assignment.

“It’s disappointing,” Green said. “Everybody wants to be in the big leagues and you got to try to do the best you can when you get a chance. That’s all I could do.”

Green has been playing well for the Marlins. In Monday’s 4-3 win over the Mets in 15 innings, he delivered the game-tying sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, and the walk-off sacrifice fly in the 15th inning.

In Wednesday’s 7-6 loss to the Mets, Green added two doubles.

The Marlins also are expected to option left-hander Brad Hand to Triple-A New Orleans.

A candidate to have his contract selected is Matt Diaz, who is playing first base at New Orleans. If Diaz gets the nod, he offers a right-handed hitting first base alternative. He can also play left field.

Also on Wednesday, catcher Rob Brantly sustained a cut on his right index finger, which is why he didn’t start. Brantly should be ready in a day or two.

Joe Frisaro


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