Miami Marlins Lose 2 Notable Players To Injured List

The Miami Marlins are one of the surprise teams of baseball to this point in the season, with a 39-31 mark placing them not only 2nd in the NL East, but also tied with the second-best mark in the National League. 

On Saturday, however, the Fish had to place two notable players on the injured list, though Marlins fans might be looking at it as a blessing in disguise. 

First, offseason free-agent signing Jean Segura was lost to a left hamstring strain. With the third baseman hitting a meager .190 with an untenable OPS+ of 38 (yikes, that's 62% below league average), Fish fans won't be sad to see him take a break. Jacob Amaya gets the call in his place; he's the No. 9 prospect in the team's system. 

Now starting pitcher Edward Cabrera will join him on the IL with a right shoulder impingement. With a 4.70 ERA, he hadn't been setting the world on fire this season, though he's been somewhat improved in recent starts. The Fish are already without projected starters  Trevor Rogers and Johnny Cueto, both on the 60-day IL.

Manager Skip Schumaker does not believe that Cabrera will be out for long. We’re hoping it’s just only two starts [missed].  I don’t think he’s going to miss a bullpen.  He might even throw through that,” Schumaker said. 

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