The Marlins have placed third baseman Brian Anderson on the 10-day injured list with a left shoulder subluxation, the team announced. They reinstated infielder Isan Diaz from the 10-day IL in a corresponding move.
This is the second IL placement of the year for Anderson, who went on the shelf on April 21 with a left oblique strain. Anderson missed about two weeks then, but this appears to be a much more significant injury. General manager Kim Ng told Craig Mish of SportsGrid and other reporters that Anderson will sit out several weeks this time.
A key member of the Marlins since he debuted in 2017, the 28-year-old Anderson had an unproductive April this season but bounced back this month before returning to the IL. Overall, Anderson has batted .250/.316/.371 with three home runs and a trio of stolen bases in 136 plate appearances, and he has been an asset at the hot corner with two Defensive Runs Saved and a 1.9 Ultimate Zone Rating.
Winners of three in a row, the Marlins sit 23-24 and just a game back in the wide-open National League East. They’ll now have to go for the foreseeable future without Anderson, which will leave third to Diaz and Jon Berti, Ng said (via Mish). The position’s uncharted territory for Diaz, who has never played there in the majors. Additionally, he and Berti have gotten off to poor starts at the plate this year.