MIAMI -- A frustrating series came to a painful conclusion on Sunday for the Marlins as Miguel Rojas and Brian Anderson each made a visit to the X-ray room.The two were lifted after the seventh inning in the Marlins' 4-3 loss to the Braves at Marlins Park, and their status
MIAMI -- A frustrating series came to a painful conclusion on Sunday for the Marlins as Miguel Rojas and Brian Anderson each made a visit to the X-ray room.
The two were lifted after the seventh inning in the Marlins' 4-3 loss to the Braves at Marlins Park, and their status for the upcoming series with the Dodgers remains unclear. X-rays for both came back negative.
Rojas was struck on the left wrist by a 93.9-mph fastball from Sam Freeman in the seventh inning, and although he took first base, he was removed before the eighth inning. Anderson also didn't come out for the eighth due to a sore right middle finger.
"Both of those guys came back negative," manager Don Mattingly said. "Obviously, you don't know what's going to happen. We have an off-day tomorrow, but the next day, it could be a little sore. We'll see."
The Marlins open a three-game series with the Dodgers at Marlins Park beginning on Tuesday.
Anderson, who has been handling right field after opening the season at third base, insists he will be ready.
Rojas, who has considerable swelling on the wrist, is hopeful.
"Right now, I couldn't play," Rojas said. "Ice it, take care of myself and Tuesday, come back ready to play."
Rojas, normally the starting shortstop, played first base on Sunday. If he's not ready and the organization decides to make a roster move, shortstop JT Riddle is available at Triple-A New Orleans.
On his hit-by-pitch, Rojas received another scare when the ball deflected off his arm and clipped him on the left side of his face.
"It kind of got me on my chin too, after it deflected off my wrist," he said. "I was kind of protecting my face. It was kind of scary, because I felt right away something really weird. Coming out of the game was to just get an X-ray and see what's going on."
Anderson felt discomfort in his finger after lifting a fly ball to center field in the sixth inning.
"I felt it on one of my swings on my last at-bat," Anderson said. "I went out there and played defense, but I just want to make sure I'm alright with it, and make sure I can stay healthy the rest of the year."
Anderson, a rookie, has been one of the Marlins' top run producers, hitting .262/.355/.386 with two home runs and 19 RBIs. Rojas, who has emerged as a team leader, is batting .260 with five home runs and 14 RBIs.
"Precautionary, I feel fine," Anderson said. "It's just a bruise, and we'll keep monitoring it. I'll be back, and I'll be right back."
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