Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez said he feared the worst when he saw second baseman Omar Infante grab the hamstring on the back of his right leg when leaving the batter's box in the fifth inning of Saturday's game.
"Right off the bat that is two or three weeks at least, and we don't need that at this point," Rodriguez said.
But Rodriguez and the Marlins got good news, as it turned out Infante had experienced cramps in both hamstrings that were gone in time for him to be back in the lineup Sunday.
The loss of Infante, who bats second in the lineup, coupled with the day-to-day status of leadoff hitter Chris Coghlan, would have created problems for Rodriguez at the top of the lineup.
Coghlan has a shoulder sprain and his availability is based on how it feels each day.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times