By RENALDO DORSETT
Tribune Sports Reporter
The Miami Marlins sent Jazz Chisholm Jr to the 10-day disabled list following a left hamstring strain suffered in Tuesday night’s loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.
The Marlins made the official announcement yesterday ahead of the series finale against the Brewers and Chisholm became the latest starter sidelined due to injury.
Isan Diaz was recalled from the team’s alternate site to help replace the dynamic infielder that has captivated the Marlins’ faithful this season with his play on the field and charismatic personality. Chisholm previously beat out Diaz for the team’s starting job at second base in Spring Training.
Chisholm joins outfielder Starling Marte, third baseman Brian Anderson, and catcher Jorge Alfaro as Marlins starters on the injured list. Chisholm began Tuesday’s game with a leadoff single and promptly stole second for his team leading seventh stolen base of the season.
He reached third on a Miguel Rojas groundout and eventually scored the game’s first run on a sacrifice fly from Jesús Aguilar. Chisholm displayed signs of discomfort as he crossed home plate and was replaced by José Devers in the bottom of the inning.
“His hammy tightened up, said he felt something like it cramped up when he was sliding into second,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said following Tuesday’s game. “He ran pretty good from third to home on the sac fly. We didn’t notice a big jump or anything. … When you say your hamstring tightens up, you’re going to be cautious right away.”
Despite the team’s mounting injury concerns, Mattingly said the team has taken a “next man up” approach.
“We just replace him and move on, right, until he’s back. It’s the same with Starling and Jorgie and Andy. Got to bring somebody in, and we’ll go out there and expect to win, expecting those guys to do well. Obviously, you don’t want to lose anybody, you don’t want to lose Jazz or any of the other guys. But over the course of a long season, you know you’re going to lose guys, and you’ve just got to keep going, keep moving.”