Alfaro (calf) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mets, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports. Alfaro was diagnosed with a mild left calf strain after exiting Saturday's came, so it's no surprise to see him on the bench for the series finale. Thanks to Monday's scheduled off day, the 26-year-old will have two full days to recover before Miami begins a series in Detroit on Tuesday.
Alfaro is considered day-to-day with a mild left calf strain, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. Alfaro left Saturday's game against the Mets with what initially appeared to be a knee injury following a collision at second base. It's certainly a positive that he doesn't look to be in line to miss an extended period, though it wouldn't be surprising to see him sit out Sunday with an off day coming up Monday so that he can get two full days to rest.
Alfaro left Saturday's game against the Mets after colliding with Robinson Cano at second base, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. Alfaro appeared to tweak his left knee. He stayed in the game for a brief period before being replaced in favor of Chad Wallach. The nature and severity of Alfaro's injury are not yet clear.
Alfaro went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBI in Friday's 8-6 win over the Mets. His two-run blast off Jacob deGrom in the fifth inning gave the Marlins a 7-1 lead and what seemed at the time to be plenty of insurance, before the Mets staged a late rally. Alfaro now has six homers on the year to go along with a .254/.313/.424 slash line through 34 games.
Alfaro went 2-for-4 with two doubles Wednesday in the Marlins' 1-0 loss to the Rays. The pair of two-baggers gave Alfaro his first extra-base hits since April 27. Despite the prolonged power drought, Alfaro still ranks second in OPS (.701) this season for a punchless Miami lineup.
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