Forsythe was placed on the 45-day injured list Friday with a right oblique strain.
The veteran infielder presumably suffered the injury during Tuesday's doubleheader against the Mets, when he went 0-for-2. Forsythe doesn't have an official timeline for his return, but his placement on the 45-day injured list rules him out for the rest of the regular season, at least.
Forsythe is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mets, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
Forsythe has started four of six games and is 3-for-13 with a home run since joining the Marlins, but he'll head to the bench Sunday. The veteran infielder has already seen time at first base, second base and designated hitter with Miami still missing much of their Opening Day roster.
Forsythe went 1-for-2 with two walks and a solo home run in Saturday's 8-4 loss to the Mets.
Forsythe has been a regular in the Marlins' lineup since they resumed play, filling in at first base, second base and DH in the last three days. He will continue to help out around the diamond while batting near the bottom of the order with a large portion of the team's Opening Day roster currently unavailable.
Forsythe is not in the lineup for the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Orioles.
Forsythe started in his first game with the Marlins on Tuesday after signing with the team and went 0-for-3 with a strikeout. He should see fairly regular playing time while the team deals with a COVID-19 outbreak, but Matt Joyce will shift to the designated hitter with Jon Berti starting in right field and batting second in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader.
Forsythe signed a one-year, major-league deal with the Marlins and is batting sixth as the designated hitter Tuesday against the Orioles, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
The veteran infielder's deal with Miami was initially reported last week, as the team is in dire need of players with over half the roster unavailable following the COVID-19 outbreak among players and staff. Forsythe should see regular playing time until the roster is back up to full strength, and a strong performance early on could earn him a role as a useful bench option.
Forsythe agreed to a contract Wednesday with the Marlins, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
Forsythe's deal is likely a minor-league agreement, but he'll presumably be added to the 30-man active roster when the Marlins return to action next week, given that Miami has had 15 players in its 60-man roster pool test positive for COVID-19 in recent days. The 33-year-old's ability to play all over the infield and in the corner outfield should at the very least make him a useful bench piece, even if he doesn't capture a regular spot in the starting lineup.
Forsythe was released by the Phillies on Saturday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Forsythe seemed to have had a legitimate shot to earn a bench role in Philadelphia, but the team evidently would rather give at-bats to the likes of fellow veteran infielders Josh Harrison and Neil Walker. As a 33-year-old coming off a pair of seasons in which he produced a wRC+ of 71 and 75, Forsythe is unlikely to be particularly appealing on the free agent market.
Forsythe will be part of the Phillies' 60-man roster.
Forsythe saw his 2019 campaign with the Rangers cut a bit short due to a rib injury, but he received a camp invite to Philly and went 8-for-23 with three homers this spring before the shutdown. While he isn't on the 40-man roster yet, Forsythe still put himself in position to break camp and provide the Phillies with infield depth at all positions. Should he prove able to outduel the likes of Neil Walker and Josh Harrison for a final roster spot, he'd also give the team another solid right-handed bat, as he owns a career .761 OPS against southpaws. Rosters expanding to 30 players will give him a better shot to carve out a role.
Forsythe hit .348 with two doubles and three homers in 23 Grapefruit League at-bats this spring.
Forsythe did just about all he could to stake his claim for a bench spot, posting a 1.290 OPS. He's competing with fellow veterans Neil Walker and Josh Harrison for what seems to be two bench spots.
Forsythe signed with the Phillies as a non-roster invitee Sunday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
Now 33 years old, Forsythe doesn't seem to be a particularly strong candidate to break camp with the team. He's recorded a below-average batting line in three straight seasons and hit just .227/.325/.353 in 101 games for the Rangers last season while striking out a career-high 27.2 percent of the time. He'll be competing with Josh Harrison and Neil Walker for a bench spot.
Forythe (ribs) could be placed on the 60-day injured list as a maneuver to create room on the 40-man roster, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
Forsythe, who hasn't played in 10 days, becomes on option as the Rangers consider alternatives that would allow them to add catcher Tim Federowicz for the final days of the season. With Jeff Mathis (back) still unavailable, Federowicz would provide roster flexibility for manager Chris Woodward.
Forsythe (ribs) is not in Saturday's lineup against the A's.
He has been out for almost a week with left intercostal tightness. Forsythe likely would have been placed on the injured list were it not for expanded rosters, so it's unclear if he is day-to-day or a little worse than that.
Forsythe (intercostal) will remain on the bench Friday against the Athletics.
Forsythe will sit for the fourth straight game while dealing with a left intercostal strain. He hasn't appeared off the bench in any of the previous three contests.
Forsythe (intercostal) is not starting Thursday against the Rays.
Forsythe will miss a third straight start as he continues to nurse a left intercostal strain, which he picked up earlier in the week. It remains to be seen if he'll be available off the bench for Thursday's series finale.
Forsythe (intercostal) is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Rays.
He was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with left intercostal tightness. As a part-time player, his absence doesn't necessarily mean he is unavailable in Wednesday's contest.
Forsythe was scratched from Tuesday's lineup against the Rays with left intercostal tightness, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Forsythe was scheduled to start and first base and bat seventh before the intercostal issue cropped up. Isiah Kiner-Falefa will take his place in the lineup.
Forsythe is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Orioles.
Forsythe appears to have fallen into a platoon. Ronald Guzman starts at first base against righties like Saturday's starter Aaron Brooks while Forsythe gets the call against lefties.
Forsythe is not in the lineup for Friday's game at Baltimore.
Forsythe went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Thursday's contest but will return to the bench Friday. Danny Santana will cover the hot corner while Ronald Guzman starts at first base.
Forsythe is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Yankees.
Forsythe owns an awful .113/.167/.113 slash line over his last 19 games. Ronald Guzman starts at first base Wednesday, with Nick Solak at third.
Forsythe is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Yankees.
He'll head to the bench after starting four of the past five games, clearing the way for Ronald Guzman and Danny Santana to handle the two corner-infield spots. With Guzman back as a September callup and rookie Nick Solak also making a case for regular work in the Texas infield, Forsythe could see his role downsized during the season's final month.
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