Mattingly mulling OF vs. righty-heavy Brewers

June 2nd, 2019

SAN DIEGO -- With the Marlins seeing only left-handed starting pitchers in their three games against the Padres at Petco Park this weekend, manager Don Mattingly has played it straight and listed only right-handed batters in his lineup for each game.

A new-look lineup is just around the corner, however.

After an off-day Monday, the Marlins will see at least two right-handers in their three-game set at Milwaukee. The Brewers haven’t listed a starter for the finale Thursday yet.

“It will be a little different,” Mattingly said Sunday of his likely lineups in Milwaukee.

, who rejoined the Marlins from Triple-A New Orleans on Friday, likely will get his first start in center field. , who has one start at first base, probably will shift there at some point to help plug the gap left by ’s trip to the injured list because of a right quad strain.

started at first in all three games against the Padres’ left-handers, but he entered Sunday with an .525 OPS vs. righties.

Hot-hitting rookie has patrolled center field at Petco Park but will likely move to a corner spot when Riddle plays center.