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Right-handed hitters are batting just .127 against Monday's starting pitcher for the Marlins, Nate Eovaldi, who has a 2.58 ERA in six starts.

As a result, Omar Quintanilla, Bobby Abreu and Eric Young Jr. will start in place of Chris Young, Juan Lagares and Ruben Tejada.

“This guy is eating up right-handed hitting,” Terry Collins said about Eovaldi before Monday's game (ESPN, May 5).

Collins also said he wanted to use the opportunity to get Lagares a bit of rest. Lagares has started all four games since returning from a pulled right hamstring. He planned to rest Lagares on Sunday, but Eric Young Jr. couldn't play because he got hit in the face with a ball during batting practice.

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