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Delgado going on the DL is a loss, there is a reason why the club ponied up lots of cash for him, but Mr. Marlin is batting .351 since taking over at first making Delgado's absence not so painful.

Lo Duca, on the other hand, not only provides an excellent bat but also handles the pitching staff on a nightly basis. This is a big problem if the injury extends very long.

The Marlins are 12 games into the 21 games in 20 days and so far are 7-5 during this stretch. We know that he is gone for the last 8 days before the rest day but maybe we can take some solace in this:

reported by the Palm Beach Post

After being examined by Dr. Tim Kremchek, the Reds' team physician, Lo Duca was optimistic that his injury would not require him to go on the disabled list.

"Hamstrings can take sometimes two weeks, but I don't think it's going to be that long. I don't think it's that severe," said Lo Duca, who said he suffered a similar injury four years ago.

Frankly, I have no idea what is going on (all accounts differ, I've rewritten this story five times today and honestly I don't care anymore) Lo Duca won't be around for awhile, there that's it.