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Hechavarria could be headed to DL with triceps strain

Hechavarria could be headed to DL with triceps strain

PHILADELPHIA -- Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, who has been out since Saturday with right elbow soreness, returned to Miami on Tuesday to have an MRI. The exam revealed a right triceps strain.

Miami manager Mike Redmond called the injury a "day-to-day thing," but Hechavarria could be bound for a stint on the disabled list.

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"We're going to try to give it a few days to see if it gets better and is able to play without putting him on the DL," Redmond said. "We thought he was getting better -- he was getting better, feeling better. [Monday] he tried to throw and still had some discomfort there. Now it's just a matter of seeing how he feels going forward."

Ed Lucas will continue to hold down the fort at shortstop in Hechavarria's absence.

Erik Bacharach is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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