MIAMI - A day after taking a 98-mph fastball off the inside of his right biceps, Scott Kingery was not in the Phillies' starting lineup Wednesday. Pedro Florimon got the start at shortstop in the series finale against the Marlins.
Though he still had a little stiffness and soreness in the arm, Kingery said he was feeling better Wednesday and was confident he could avoid a trip to the disabled list. He was available for pinch-hitting duty and was looking forward to a full day off on Thursday before the Phillies open a series in Washington on Friday. Kingery believes he can be back for that series.
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"I don't think it's too serious," he said. "It's bruised and a little swollen. The off day tomorrow is huge. I think I'll be good to go in D.C."
Kingery was hit by a pitch from Miami's Tayron Guerrero in the ninth inning. The Phillies lost the game, 2-1, in 10 innings (see story).
The Phils already have starting shortstop J.P. Crawford on the disabled list with a right forearm injury. Both Kingery and Crawford took ground balls Wednesday afternoon.