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Marlins place Adeiny Hechavarria on DL with elbow injury

Apr 18, 2013, 1:50 PM EST

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Miami has placed starting shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria on the disabled list with a bruised right elbow suffered Wednesday during pregame warmups.

Like most of the Marlins he was off to a bad start, hitting just .184 in 14 games, but Hechavarria is around for his defense at shortstop and the Marlins’ unappealing fill-in options include Chris Valaika, Donovan Solano, and Nick Green.

Hechavarria, who the Marlins got from the Blue Jays in the Jose Reyes-led blockbuster this winter, was originally signed out of Cuba in 2010 for $10 million.

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