MIAMI -- On Tuesday night, Adeiny Hechavarria belted a three-run homer that highlighted the Marlins' 8-2 victory over the Nationals at Marlins Park.
Two days later, the 24-year-old shortstop became the latest Miami player to be sidelined by injury.
After being examined in Miami on Thursday morning, Hechavarria was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow contusion.
Injuries keep sidetracking a young club looking to establish continuity.
Veteran Nick Green replaced Hechavarria on the active roster, as the Marlins selected his contract from Triple-A New Orleans.
Because its 40-man roster was already at its maximum, Miami created space for Green by transferring right-hander Nathan Eovaldi was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
Eovaldi, initially projected to be the No. 2 starter, opened the season on the 15-day DL with right shoulder inflammation.
The Marlins open a four-game series at Cincinnati on Thursday.
Hechavarria, scratched from the lineup before Wednesday's game, was examined by team doctors in Miami, and tests revealed the elbow bruise.
In 14 games, Hechavarria, who turned 24 on Monday, is batting .184, but he has been solid defensively.
The Marlins acquired the Cuban-born shortstop from the Blue Jays last November, and he is one of the core pieces of a rebuilt roster.
In their last six games, the Marlins have had to scratch four different players due to injuries.
The team is getting some relief because on Thursday, All-Star right fielder Giancarlo Stanton is expected to be in the lineup. The 23-year-old slugger has missed six straight games due to a bruised left shoulder.
Moving Eovaldi to the 60-day disabled list is a blow to the rotation. He now won't be eligible to be activated until the middle of June, at the earliest.
Manager Mike Redmond also must decide what to do at shortstop. Green is solid defensively at the position. Chris Valaika is another option, or second baseman Donovan Solano may slide over to shortstop, his natural position. But Solano has been working primarily at second base since the first day of Spring Training.
Off to a 3-12 start, the Marlins have already had to use 14 different lineups in 15 games. That will change to 15 in 16 games on Thursday night.