MIAMI -- Miami Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria may return before the three-game set with the Philadelphia Phillies comes to a close Thursday.
Hechavarria has been out since Sept. 2 when he exited a game against the Atlanta Braves after experiencing left hamstring tightness running out a bunt hit. Through 130 games, he has hit .281 with 17 doubles, six triples, five homers and a career-high 48 RBI.
Miguel Rojas started at shortstop and hit eighth for the Marlins on Tuesday. He has seen the majority of the workload with Hechavarria injured.
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"There's a good chance that Hech could be ready sometime this series," manager Dan Jennings said. "It's moving in the right way. Felt better. Like everyone right now I don't know that he'll be at a 100 percent, but when that time comes it's feeling much better."
In other positive news, reliever Carter Capps will throw a simulation game later this week.
Capps (1-0, 1.16 ERA) went on the disabled list Aug. 3 with a right elbow strain after leaving an outing against the San Diego Padres. He has been throwing bullpens. Before the injury, his 16.8 strikeout per nine innings led the majors in 30 appearances.
Martin Prado has missed the past four games with a sore left wrist. Over his last 23 contests, he is batting .372 with six doubles, four homers and 18 RBI. Donovan Solano got the start at third base, hitting second.
"He's morphed into the captain of the ballclub, there's no doubt about that," Jennings said of Prado. "I know he wants to be out there beyond a shadow of a doubt. He tested it in the cage a little bit today. Saw him taking some swings and I think that when it is healthy and there's not a discomfort there then he'll be fine and jump out and be ready to play."
Outfielder Cole Gillespie (wrist sprain) is available.