Moore had struggled thus far this season, hitting .158/.206/.274 in 38 games. He began the season as a backup and pinch hitter, but was pressed into almost daily playing time with injuries to Bryce Harper and Jayson Werth. The team has said that he will be sent down in order to get more regular playing time, and come back up when he has broken out of his slump. His replacement, Marrero, was on the roster today as the 26th man, which is permitted for doubleheaders under MLB rules. He hit .303/.367/.502 at Syracuse, but only played first base, which means his value could be only as a pinch hitter or replacement 1B.
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