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While good news abounds from last night's game, there is some that is a cause for concern.

I don't know how closely you were watching but Alfredo was shifted from center field to second base to replace Uggla.

Second baseman Dan Uggla, who belted his 13th homer of the season Tuesday, was removed in the seventh inning with tightness in his right leg. Known for his all-out hustle, Uggla was clearly hobbled on a groundout to shortstop in the seventh inning. Manager Joe Girardi says the rookie second baseman is day-to-day.

Hopefully, it isn't anything major and he will be back very soon but I repeat my mantra: if there is any doubt, don't rush him back.  We aren't going to win the World Series this year.  But a few years down the road, who knows, assuming our young players don't become chronic injury cases.

That said, I fully expect Alfredo to start at second base tonight.

Some good news on the injury front: the Hammer may soon return.

The Marlins on Tuesday got some good news from a rehab assignment by Josh Willingham, who went 2-for-4 while playing for Double-A Carolina. On the disabled list with a sprained left hand, Willingham is set to play a rehab game Wednesday. If that goes well, he is expected to be activated Thursday.

Excellent.  It will be good to have him back.