Sierra is not in the lineup against Boston on Wednesday, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports.
Sierra will take a seat for the second straight day as Isaac Galloway gets another start in center field for Wednesday's series finale. Since the beginning of August, Sierra is hitting just .138/.138/.154 with one extra-base hit and 17 strikeouts in 65 at-bats.
It was only the second multi-hit performance for Sierra since he was promoted from Triple-A New Orleans on July 23, with the 22-year-old slashing a dismal .188/.188/.219 since the callup. Sierra has been acting as the Marlins' primary center fielder with Lewis Brinson (hip) still on the mend and with Cameron Maybin now in Seattle, but Sierra's time as an everyday player could soon come to an end. Brinson began a minor-league rehab assignment Tuesday and could be ready to return by the end of the month, and the Marlins have also added Christopher Bostick and prospect Austin Dean to their outfield to provide competition for Sierra.
Sierra batted eighth for the Marlins in his eight previous starts, but he receives a bump to the top of the order Saturday following a 5-for-10 stretch at the dish over his last three games. He will also man center field, per usual, with Lewis Brinson (hip) still on the disabled list.
Sierra went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Braves.
He's being given a look as the Marlins' regular center fielder and is holding his own, hitting .261 (6-for-23) over the last seven games, albeit with a 0:9 BB:K. Tuesday's RBI were also Sierra's first during that stretch, and if Lewis Brinson (hip) makes it back into the lineup before the end of the season, Sierra could lose his starting gig.
Sierra will start for the fourth time in five games Sunday against the Nationals, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports.
Sierra got the call to the big leagues Tuesday on the heels of a minor league season in which he had been slashing .260/.287/.341 with 14 stolen bases. He's been a staple in center field in the short time since, seemingly sending Cameron Maybin back to a platoon role. Sierra may be a candidate to provide cheap steals down the stretch if he can hang on to this role, but he's just 2-for-12 at the plate since his promotion, and sees limited opportunities to run due to typically batting in front of the pitcher.
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