Víctor Víctor Mesa was injured in his first game as starter with the Marlins

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Marlins outfielder Victor Víctor Mesa of Cuba battled on Sunday at the jumping match with an apparent hamstring injury on his right leg, with the ninth in Miami dropping 10-6 against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Bradenton, Florida

Mesa stopped and grabbed the back of his right thigh when he ran to the first cushion and tried to break a double when he hit second base in the sixth inning. He was removed from the game.

The young prospect returns to Jupiter on Monday instead of accompanying the team to Port Charlotte for the game Tampa Bay Rays. It is assessed by a doctor. Your state is from day to day.

"I ran very hard to break the doubles and I felt pressure on my leg," said Mesa. "Of course I felt a little pain, but I felt more pressure than pain in the muscle and I hope to return soon." & # 39; & # 39;

Mesa opened the game against the Pirates as designated hitter and fifth in the line-up. He went 3-0.

In the first episode he failed on a grounder to second base and three innings later he was placed high in the rightfield.

On Saturday, Mesa made his debut with the fish in the preseason when he came in to play in the midfield in the sixth chapter. Two episodes later, he had his only at bats and put on a grounder to the third pad.

After that performance, the fish manager Don Mattingly said he was impressed by Mesa's effort in his first spring game. The Antillean baseball player had not participated in a baseball game in just over 23 months, while he was part of the Cuban team that participated in the World Baseball Classic 2017.

"It was good to let him play and give him a bat," Mattingly said. This is the beginning of the process and I hope it looks better in the course of time. & # 39; & # 39;

The plan of the Miami team is to give Mesa as many chances as possible in the list of 30 games in the Grapefruit League.

The Marlins signed the Cuban with a bonus of $ 5.25 million in October last year.