The Marlins placed Riddle on the 10-day injured list Thursday with a right forearm strain, Craig Mish of FNTSY Sports Radio reports. Riddle's playing time has been trending down lately, and the forearm strain makes it increasingly unlikely that he'll reclaim a starting job in center field once he's healthy again. The Marlins activated Martin Prado (hamstring) from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move, but Cesar Puello should benefit the most from Riddle's absence.
Riddle sits for the third straight game Wednesday against the Padres, Andre Fernandez of The Athletic reports. Riddle has slashed .150/.190/.250 over his last 15 games, so the loss of playing time certainly seems to be deserved. Cesar Puello starts for the third game in a row in center field.
Riddle is not starting Tuesday against the Padres. Riddle owns a .154/.195/.256 slash line over his last 14 games. Cesar Puello will handle center field in his absence.
Riddle is out of the lineup for Sunday's game versus the Mets, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. Riddle started the first two games of the second half and went 1-for-6 with a pair of strikeouts. Cesar Puello enters the lineup in center field for the series finale.
Riddle will hit the bench against lefty Max Fried and the Braves on Saturday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports. With another lefty (Dallas Keuchel) starting Sunday, Riddle may not start again until after the All-Star break. Cesar Puello starts in center field Saturday.