MiamiHerald / The Marlins will hold out catcher J.T. Realmuto for the next few spring games, but the team is confident he will be ready to return before Opening Day.

Realmuto suffered a lower back bruise on Sunday when he collided with New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres while running back to the bag on a pickoff attempt.

“He’s still sore so we’ll just make sure to get that out of there and he’ll get back to activity,” Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. “I don’t think it’s anything serious. They’ve ruled all that out. We just want to make sure he’s not compensating in any way and jeopardize hurting something else.”

Realmuto, who has 5 hits in 22 at-bats — including a home run this spring, also suffered a left knee bruise that forced him to miss two games prior to Sunday’s game.


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