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Hechavarria sits with soreness in elbow

Hechavarria sits with soreness in elbow

MIAMI -- One of the most durable Marlins was scratched from the lineup on Saturday afternoon.

As the team was winding down batting practice, shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria -- who has been dealing with soreness in his right elbow since April 2013 -- headed to the clubhouse with trainer Sean Cunningham.

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"Hech has had the same re-occurring thing as last year," manager Mike Redmond said. "He gets treatment on it every day. Sometimes it flares up."

Ed Lucas made the start in place of Hechavarria, who is listed as day to day.

Prior to Saturday, Hechavarria appeared in 72 games. Only Giancarlo Stanton (74) and Casey McGehee (73) have been in more.

The 25-year-old is batting .272 with 10 doubles and three triples. In the past week, he hit either second or eighth in the lineup.

Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter Less