Alfaro (hamstring) has been cleared to take part in agility work and catching drills this week, Christina De Nicola of MLB.com reports. While Alfaro's progression to baseball activities represents a step in the right direction, he doesn't look like he'll be ready to return from the 10-day injured list at any point during the Marlins' ongoing homestand. Sandy Leon and Chad Wallach will continue to work in a timeshare at catcher while Alfaro is on the mend.
Alfaro was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday due to a left hamstring strain. Alfaro has been dealing with a left hamstring issue to begin the year and exited Tuesday's game against the Orioles as a result. He'll now be given additional time to recover after he was diagnosed with a strain, but it's not yet clear exactly when Alfaro will be able to return. Chad Wallach should serve as the team's primary catcher in Alfaro's absence, while Sandy Leon's contract was selected in a corresponding move.
Alfaro was removed from Tuesday's game against the Orioles with a left hamstring issue, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports. The 27-year-old missed a week earlier this season while dealing with left hamstring tightness, and it appears he's not fully recovered from the injury. Alfaro figures to take a seat for the day game in Wednesday's series finale, regardless of the severity of the injury.
Alfaro is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports. Alfaro started at catcher in four of the Marlins' last five games, so he'll likely just be getting a breather Sunday as Miami wraps up its series with San Francisco. Chad Wallach checks in behind the plate, batting eighth for the Marlins.
Alfaro went 2-for-6 with a double and three RBI in Saturday's 7-6 win over the Giants. Alfaro hit a two-RBI double with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning to win the game. It was a nice day for Alfaro not only walking it off, but recording his first two-hit game and first three RBI of the year. Coming into Saturday, the catcher had twice as many strikeouts (10) as hits (5) this season.