Riddle went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Mets. The 27-year-old has had a rough start to the spring at the plate and is now hitting .083 (2-for-24), with Friday's homer being his only extra-base hit. By contrast, Riddle's main competition for the starting shortstop job, Miguel Rojas, has gone 7-for-17 (.412) so far, although all seven hits were singles. Neither player offers much fantasy value, especially if they're working in a timeshare again, but Riddle would be the slightly more desirable option in a pure platoon as the left-handed hitter of the two.
Riddle remains on the bench Saturday against the Mets, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. Miguel Rojas starts at shortstop for the second straight game. Both players have an identical 79 wRC+ this season, providing little clarity as to who has the inside edge at shortstop going into next year should both remain with the team.
Riddle is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Mets, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. Riddle heads to the bench after starting the last four games and going 4-for-15 with one walk. Miguel Rojas will lead off and start at shortstop for the Marlins.
Riddle is not starting Saturday against Cincinnati, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports. Riddle will hit the bench after starting three straight games and seven of the last eight. Miguel Rojas will start at shortstop Saturday.
Riddle is not in the lineup Monday against the Nationals, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. Riddle sits after making four straight starts. Miguel Rojas will get the call at shortstop.
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