Tejada sat out Thursday's game when he was hit in the head by a pitch. He felt well enough to play Thursday, but manager Terry Collins said he was held out as a precaution.
Ortiz had been dealing with a sore back.
The Friday lineup for the
Singleton has just three hits in his last 35 at-bats, but is batting .295 against southpaws, which is far superior to his .179 mark overall this season.
Realmuto appeared in seven games earlier in the season for the Marlins, driving in five runs while hitting just .200 in 20 at-bats. He was hitting .301/.368/.474 at Jacksonville.
DeSclafani was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans last week, but did not appear in any games. He was simply called up to provide a fresh arm in the bullpen, and will likely return to New Orleans' rotation.
DeSclafani has a 2.82 ERA in 38 1/3 innings at Triple-A, but allowed 20 runs in 24 1/3 innings over five starts with the Marlins.
The Saturday start of
Greene is coming off the worst of his three outings this season. He gave up four earned runs to Texas in 5 1/3 innings after strong performances against Cleveland and Baltimore.
Lucroy has not been out of the team's lineup since July 9, and has caught 26 of the team's last 29 overall. He will likely be back in the lineup Saturday and Sunday to finish out the series.
The addition of veteran Chris Capuano to the rotation for the
Whitley is coming off his strongest start, a six-inning shutout performance against Texas on Tuesday. But that came in the wake of several duds, so apparently the die was cast. He is 4-3 with a 4.60 ERA on the year.
According to the Washington Post, Walters is likely to see a majority of the playing time at second base against right-handed pitchers as part of a platoon with