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April 13, 2014

Dietrich remains out of lineup with back spasms; Stanton HR video

PHILADELPHIA -- Second base has been a cursed position for the Marlins so far this season. With Rafael Furcal and utility infielder Ed Lucas already on the disabled list, the Marlins are now dealing with a minor back injury to Derek Dietrich.

Dietrich remained out of the lineup for a second straight day on Sunday with back spasms. Jeff Baker started at second. Dietrich doesn't think he'll be out for long.

"I'm feeling improvement today, so I'm available off the bench and will probably get back in there tomorrow," Dietrich said.

Dietrich said he felt "tightness" in his lower back "after I made that relay throw on Jimmy Rollins' triple (Friday). When I threw it in, my back started feeling a little weird. Then when I woke up, I was tight. We just erred on the side of caution, got a lot of treatment. I'm feeling a lot better today."

-- Adeiny Hechavarria has a 10-game hitting streak going at Citizens Bank Park. Hechavarria is also hitting a team-leading .383 (tied for 8th in the N.L.). For those reasons, and with Jeff Mathis handling the chores behind the plate, he's hitting in the No. 2 hole today when the Marlins try to avoid a sweep.

-- If you haven't had a chance to see it, here was Giancarlo Stanton's latest tape-measure job. The folks at ESPN Stats and Info calculated the distance at 469 ft. Stanton has now hit the longest and third-longest home runs this season in the majors.

 

LINEUPS:

Marlins: Yelich 7, Hechavarria 6, Stanton 9, Jones 3, McGehee 5, Ozuna 8, Baker 4, Mathis 2, Alvarez 1.

Phillies: Gwynn Jr. 8, Rollins 6, Utley 4, Howard 3, Byrd 9, Brown 7, Nieves 2, Asche 5, Kendrick 1.