Jorge Alfaro was supposed to start Thursday’s contest against the Mets but ended up being a scratch due to left oblique tightness according to Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald.
Alfaro is being listed as day-to-day even though any type of oblique issue is a concern. Alfaro is not being sent for an MRI but he will be monitored to see if further issues occur.
Jorge Alfaro last season hit .262/.312/.425 with 18 home runs and 57 RBI’s. Despite having a 1.0 WAR and having average blocking and framing numbers, Alfaro is Miami’s guy.
If Alfaro’s injury becomes serious, they have Francisco Cervelli and Chad Wallach to look upon. Francisco Cervelli was signed by the Marlins this off season and Wallach looks to stay healthy after only appearing in 48 at bats due to a concussion.