Hechavarria lands on DL, gets time for triceps to heal

Hechavarria lands on DL, gets time for triceps to heal

PHILADELPHIA -- The middle of the Marlins' infield took another hit on Wednesday, as the team placed shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria on the 15-day disabled list. Hechavarria, whose right elbow soreness has kept him out of the lineup since Saturday, returned to Miami on Tuesday to have an MRI exam that revealed a right triceps strain.

Hechavarria's neighbor on the diamond, second baseman Rafael Furcal, has been on the DL since Sunday with a Grade 3 hamstring strain and will be sidelined for a significant amount of time. But Marlins manager Mike Redmond anticipates Hechavarria will be ready on or close to the day he's eligible to return.

"We're hoping it's just the 15 days," Redmond said. "But it's going to be on him and how he feels. It's just going to take a little time for that to calm down and it to get healthy."

In a corresponding move, the Marlins recalled infielder Donovan Solano from Triple-A New Orleans.

"I think [Ed] Lucas will play most of the games at shortstop, but Solano's played over there a little bit as well, so we do have some flexibility there with both of those guys able to cover that position," Redmond said.

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