There aren't many Marlins hitting the ball as well as Omar Infante. The second baseman leads the team with a .315 batting average and five home runs.
"Infante will say he's fine, but I saw him moving around and he wasn't moving around the way he wanted to," Guillen said Saturday. "Yesterday, he wanted to beat out an infield hit. But when you push, that's when you get hurt. Then, we're done for a little while. We'd rather deal with it little by little."
Guillen said Infante, who has already missed four games this season due to the hamstring, will rest tonight and Sunday. He hopes he'll be back for Monday's series finale against the Diamondbacks.
The Marlins, in the midst of franchise-worst slump at the plate with six runs over there last six games, don't appear to want to put Infante on the disabled list and just let the hamstring heal. As Guillen said, "I'd rather have him two days off than 15."
REYES: "I know if I get hot, everybody is going to get hot."
> Shortstop Jose Reyes is back in the lineup today, but in a new spot -- second behind Emilio Bonifacio.
Reyes said batting second isn't a big deal and nothing will change with his approach at the plate.
"Second and leadoff is kind of the same -- I've got to get on base," Reyes said. "If Boni gets on, I'm going to let him steal. But nothing is going to change. I'm going to go to the plate with the same attitude, try to get on base and drive the machine."
Reyes, off to a career-worst start .205 batting average through his first 18 games, said his woes at the plate are not mechanical. He said he's just swinging at pitches outside of the zone.
"I don't think I'm too comfortable," said Reyes, who was given a day off Friday. "I have to move a little back in the home plate and let the ball come to me like I did in the past. That comes with time.
"Hopefully, I start coming around tonight. I know if I get hot, everybody is going to get hot."
Guillen said the move to No. 2 in the lineup is only temporary for Reyes.
"We did it for a reason," Guillen said. "Hopefully [Reyes will] see more fastballs, get more patient at the plate. Hopefully, we'll see Boni on base, try to keep the pressure on him to stay on base. Hopefully that works. When he starts swinging the bat better we'll move him back to where he belongs."
GUILLEN: "Stanton needs to swing at strikes."
> As for the homer-less Giancarlo Stanton who is sitting Saturday, Guillen said expectations might have been to high for him coming in.
"We're going to step off a little bit and let him play, see the results," Guillen said. "Before the season started, it was this kid is going to hit 60 home runs, drive in 130. When you're 21, 22 years old, there's not too many people that can handle that. I told him just play your game. You have two RBI, three RBIs, just move on. Right now we're trying to get him back on track. When he's on track, hopefully he'll keep it longer and stay with the program."
Guillen said Stanton's knee isn't a problem or the reason he's hitting just .234 with 5 RBI.
"You know what problem he has? He's not swinging at strikes," Guillen said. "Watching from the dugout, he's chasing bad pitches up and down. Nobody is that good. Not that many players are good enough to make contact on balls above your chest and balls under your knees. I think the last couple weeks he's chasing a lot of bad pitches and that's why he's put himself in trouble."