An exact return date still has not been established for Drew, but it appears that he could make his way back on to the field in the coming days. The 34-year-old hasn't played since July 25, but has been able to take at-bats and play catch in recent days.
Galvis will be given the day off after making six straight starts. J.P Crawford will take over the shortstop role and bat seventh in the lineup.
Cabrera will head to the bench following five straight starts -- a stretch in which he went 3-for-16 at the plate. Phillip Evans will take over at third base and bat sixth in the order in his stead.
Mercer was forced out of Saturday's contest with a knee injury and will be given the day off Sunday to rest. The Pirates are off Monday, so he'll turn his attention towards hopefully returning to the starting lineup Tuesday against the Orioles. In the meantime, Max Moroff will draw the start at shortstop and bat seventh in the lineup.
Speaking after Saturday's 11-6 victory over St. Louis, Mercer said that he's dealing with bumps and bruises, including a recurring sore knee. With Sunday's quick turnaround, there's a chance the team could give him the afternoon off. Prior to exiting Saturday's contest, Mercer went 3-for-3 with four RBI, missing the cycle by a home run.
Marte will head to the bench for a breather after starting five straight games for the Diamondbacks, going 5-for-19 over that stretch. Adam Rosales will start at shortstop and bat eighth in his place.
Owings is eligible to return from the 60-day disabled list for the Diamondbacks' final series of the regular season against the Royals that begins Sept. 29, but he won't be an option for those games after his meeting Friday with hand specialist Dr. Don Sheridan revealed that the shortstop's fractured right middle finger hasn't healed completely. While the Diamondbacks won't benefit from the opportunity to assess Owings' health heading into the postseason by getting him a few regular-season games under his belt, he'll still be able to do some baseball activities while he waits for the finger to improve. Owings took batting practice in the cage, played catch and hit some underhand flips on the field prior to the Diamondbacks' game Friday against the Marlins.
Marte has churned out a.270/.352/.365 batting line in September while chipping in 12 runs and two steals in 18 games, offering the Diamondbacks quality production while serving as the team's starting shortstop. Though Marte's power numbers have dipped since the All-Star break, his solid on-base skills and capable glove should lock him into an everyday role the rest of the way.
This comes as a surprise, because while X-rays on the ankle were negative, manager Dave Roberts just said Thursday that Seager would be out "at least" a couple more days. Regardless, Seager's penciled in to return, and will get a chance to improve upon his 1-for-9 career mark against Giants starter Jeff Samardzija.
Arcia will stay on the bench for the second straight contest as manager Craig Counsell elects to go with Eric Sogard at the shortstop position once more. The 23-year-old could enter the fray during the latter stages of Friday's game, much like he did Thursday night.