Dietrich is not starting Sunday against Washington, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. Dietrich's new first base position will be occupied by J.T. Realmuto, who will get a break from catching but remain in the lineup. Dietrich has started eight of 10 games at first since Justin Bour was shipped to Philadelphia, but expect him to continue to sit in favor of Realmuto occasionally.
Dietrich is not starting the second game of Monday's doubleheader against the Braves, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. Dietrich went 0-for-3 with a walk but scored the Marlins' only run in the opening contest of the day. J.T. Realmuto will take a break from catching in the nightcap, moving out to third base, with Bryan Holaday catching.
Dietrich will spend most of his time at first base following the trade of Justin Bour to the Phillies on Friday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. Dietrich has been a fixture in left field for most of 2018, though he's spent a couple games at first base in order to spell Bour at various points in the season. Due to this change, Rafael Ortega and Isaac Galloway are in line to split time in left field. It remains to be seen if Dietrich will still receive a smattering of starts in the outfield, but he will still remain a constant in the Marlins lineup either way.
Dietrich went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in Sunday's loss to the Phillies. Dietrich blasted a two-run homer in the seventh inning to cut the deficit to one. Prior to Sunday's matchup, he hadn't homered since July 20, and he finished July with just five extra-base knocks and six RBI through 25 games. Despite this, he's batting .280 with a .797 OPS in 108 games this season.
Dietrich is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Phillies, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. Dietrich will take his second game off in the Marlins' last four tilts, despite going 3-for-8 at the dish over the last two nights. Isaac Galloway will make his first MLB start in Dietrich's place Saturday, while Dietrich will aim to rejoin the lineup Sunday.
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