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Miami Marlins place Dee Gordon on disabled list

Miami was hoping Gordon would avoid a stint on the DL.

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Miami was hoping Dee Gordon would avoid a stint on the disabled list. But after sitting out with a dislocated thumb to end of the first half,  Gordon was placed on the 15-day DL on Friday afternoon, the club announced.

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.

While Gordon is out, the Marlins are expected to have Martin Prado play second base. Prado was reinstated from the DL in the corresponding roster move and was an All-Star second baseman earlier in his career. The Marlins have Casey McGehee to play third base and Derek Dietrich might also see time at third. When Gordon returns, Prado will likely shift back to third base.

The earliest Gordon can be activated is July 28 when the Marlins host the Nationals at Marlins Park. Adeiny Hechavarria is now the lone Marlin in Opening Day lineup not to be placed on the disabled list in 2015.