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Ed Lucas has been a great story for the Marlins in recent weeks.
The Marlins infield has been a mixed bag. First baseman Logan Morrison was out until June due to injury, while second baseman Donovan Solano is being recalled after an injury of his own, per the Sun-Sentinel's Juan C. Rodriguez.
Morrison has been strong since his season debut, currently boasting a .308 batting average and six of his 16 hits being for extra bases—including two triples and a home run. Solano was also having a good season before he went down, hitting .278 in 30 games.
The guys who have filled in on that side of the infield have had mixed results. Greg Dobbs is not really an everyday player at this point in his career, as his .226 average holding Morrison's spot might indicate. He is still a valuable asset off the bench, as he has been his entire career.
At second base has been Derek Dietrich, and the Georgia Tech product has produced fairly well. He's shown good pop at the plate, with seven home runs ranking him third on the team. But a .213 average and nearly a strikeout per game leave something to be desired.
Dietrich's double play partner has been a mainstay in the Marlins' lineup: Adeiny Hechavarria. The young shortstop, like Dietrich, holds a pretty low batting average at just .208. However, he's shown signs of brilliance defensively and can provide a spark near the bottom of the order.
Third baseman Placido Polanco has shown signs that age is catching up to him, as he's no longer racking up hits like he used to. His playing time has dropped off significantly in recent weeks, largely due to the emergence of Ed Lucas.
Lucas' story is a great one. After more nearly a decade in the minors, he finally made it to "The Show." And since his arrival, he's been a valuable asset in the lineup, with his .366 on-base percentage trailing only Morrison.
Other notable contributions have come from the likes of Chris Valaika and Nick Green. Valaika's injury cleared a path for Dietrich, while Green was designated for assignment and is now with Triple-A New Orleans.
Overall, the unit as a whole has had a couple of bright spots. Solano being ready to return to play could provide another good boost.