Hernandez suffers abdominal injury

MIAMI — Marlins infielder Enrique Hernandez is expected to miss the remainder of the Winter League season due to a lower-abdominal strain.

Hernandez, who has been playing Winter Ball in Puerto Rico, felt discomfort during a morning workout on Tuesday. For now, he has been advised that he needs to rest.

Next week, Hernandez will be further examined by Marlins’ physicians in Miami. At that point, the team should have a better indication if Hernandez will be completely healthy when the Marlins begin Spring Training in February.

Hernandez is a candidate for Miami’s starting second base job. He also plays the outfield.

Miami acquired Hernandez from the Astros on July 31.

Joe Frisaro

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