• Hechavarria, who's been on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right triceps since June 25 (retroactive to June 21), has been throwing and taking swings in the cage. He's eligible to come off the DL on Sunday in St. Louis, and Redmond is hopeful he'll be ready.
"We've got it lined up for him to start playing if he's feeling good and his arm's feeling healthy for him to be done and ready to go on the sixth," Redmond said.
• Left-handed reliever Donnie Joseph, whom the Marlins acquired from the Royals on Monday in return for cash considerations, arrived at Triple-A New Orleans on Tuesday. The Marlins hope he will be ready to be activated in a few days.
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