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Ed Lucas makes the Marlins, breaks his hand

Mar 28, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

Ed Lucas AP

Yesterday must have been a real emotional roller-coaster for Marlins infielder Ed Lucas, who was told in the morning that he made the Opening Day roster and then fractured his left hand on a hit by pitch in the afternoon.

Lucas played semi-regularly for the Marlins last season as a 31-year-old rookie, but this would have been his first time on the active Opening Day roster following a decade in the minors. Now instead he’ll begin the season on the disabled list and Donovan Solano will snag a bench spot in his place.

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  1. Old Gator - Mar 28, 2014 at 10:29 AM

    The Feesh have always have a team mascot, but now, apparently, they’ve added a team schlemozzel to go with him. Tough karma, Ed. Smile and it will all be past before you know it.

    • proudlycanadian - Mar 28, 2014 at 11:55 AM

      Tough break for Lucas.

  2. 13arod - Mar 28, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    that sucks for this kid he is talented player hope he gets healthy soon

  3. happytwinsfan - Mar 28, 2014 at 11:14 AM

    a 31 one year rookie, my favorite kind of success story.

  4. paperlions - Mar 28, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    He’s soft.

    –Tino Martinez

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