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Martin Prado injures hamstring in World Baseball Classic

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This isn’t the best of news for the Marlins.

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Martin Prado injured his hamstring in Wednesday night’s World Baseball Classic and is set to be evaluated Friday, according to Tim Healey of The Sun-Sentinel.

That isn’t the best of news for the Marlins, though there is still time for Prado to get healthy. Nonetheless, it’s the latest injury to a major league player during the Classic.

Here’s how Prado got hurt, via Healey:

Prado, the Marlins’ starting third baseman, was playing left field in an eventual 4-2 loss to Team USA, but got hurt running out a ground ball in the top of the sixth. That out ended the inning, and Prado was replaced defensively for the bottom half.

Prado has emerged as one of the most consistent Marlins, and even if he is healthy within the next few days, it will be something to monitor as the season begins. Prado will likely bat in the middle of Miami’s lineup and serve as a consistent run producer.