Showing no improvement, Solano heads to DL

Green returning to Marlins; team needs to make 40-man roster move

Showing no improvement, Solano heads to DL

SAN DIEGO -- Still experiencing discomfort in his left side, Marlins second baseman Donovan Solano was placed on the 15-day disabled list after Monday's 5-0 loss to the Padres at Petco Park.

Utility infielder Nick Green will have his contract selected from Triple-A New Orleans, and he will join the team on Tuesday. The team will announce a corresponding 40-man roster move then.

Solano was scratched from the lineup on Saturday night at Philadelphia, and he has missed three straight starts.

Manager Mike Redmond said Solano has an intercostal issue.

"He's not better. He's the same," Redmond said.

Chris Valaika is filling in at second base. But the bench is thin already with Austin Kearns missing a few days because he is on the MLB bereavement list.

Green, who accepted an assignment to Triple-A New Orleans after being designated for assignment on Thursday, is batting .321 with one home run and three RBIs in eight games for Miami.

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