Dee Gordon had an All-Star caliber first half of the 2015 season but will miss the mid-summer classic after being voted on to start at second base. Gordon dislocated his thumb after sliding headfirst into first base on Saturday night, and according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, is expected to be out for two weeks.
Rosenthal adds there is no ligament damage and as a result, Gordon should be healthy shortly following the All-Star break. Troy Tulowitzki will replace Gordon on the National League All-Star roster. While the Marlins had Stanton and Gordon voted on to start, neither will be able to play as a result of injuries.
Gordon, 27, has had a notable amount of success with the Marlins in the first half, posting a .333/.355/.409 batting line to complement one home run and 21 RBIs. He has also stolen 33 bases, leads the majors with 122 hits, and has anchored an offense that has been without Giancarlo Stanton.
After optioning Adam Conley to Triple-A, the Marlins will recall Donovan Solano prior to Sunday afternoon's contest. Solano could start at second base, as can Derek Dietrich, while Gordon is out. Martin Prado will not be reinstated from the disabled list on Sunday, according to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro, and as a result, having Prado play second base and Casey McGehee play third is unrealistic.