Miami shortstop Freddy Zamora (Aaron Fitt)

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Slew Of Injuries Forces Miami To Adjust On The Fly

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A bad hop hit Raymond Gil’s right eye.

Freddy Zamora woke up with a sore left arm.

Just like that, the Miami Hurricanes’ left side of the infield was left off the starting lineup for Wednesday’s 18-10 win over FIU.

Gil and Zamora are also questionable for this weekend’s ACC series against visiting Virginia Tech.

Miami’s problems began on Tuesday, when Gil – the team’s leading hitter (.356) and starting third baseman – took a bad hop in practice.

“It wasn’t even hit hard, but it got him flush on the eye,” Hurricanes coach Gino DiMare said. “It’s swollen pretty good. He has passed all the concussion tests so far. If the swelling goes down and he can see, he will play this weekend.”

Zamora, Miami’s sophomore shortstop, hadn’t missed a start since arriving on campus last year … until Wednesday.

The issue with Zamora is with his non-throwing arm, which is bothering his swing. He normally hits third in Miami’s lineup and has an .855 OPS.

Unfortunately for the Hurricanes, those are not their only injuries. Two of their weekend starters – Chris McMahon and Evan McKendry – are out of the rotation at the moment. …


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