Marlins third baseman Martin Prado is heading to the disabled list for the second time this season.
Official: Martin Prado is on the DL with a right hamstring strain. J.T. Riddle is back with the Marlins.— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) May 8, 2017
It was expected that Prado would officially be placed on the DL today after he re-injured his hamstring during Miami’s 7-0 win over the Mets Sunday. The Marlins will recall J.T. Riddle to take his place.
Prado injured the same hamstring during the World Baseball Classic and missed the beginning of the season. However, he said that this time, unlike last time, he can feel the pain when he walks.
The 33-year-old infielder was again hitting well for the Marlins in 17 games this season, slashing .290/.315/.406. This second injury, however, will give the Marlins concerns after they signed Prado to a three-year, $40 million contract extension this offseason.
The Marlins are expected to have Derek Dietrich take over at third base. Miguel Rojas could be another possible replacement for the time being, but he also left yesterday’s game with a sore thumb.
Miami also added more infield depth yesterday, signing 36-year-old shortstop Mike Aviles to a minor league deal yesterday. Aviles, a .262 lifetime hitter, gives the Marlins another option if Prado is out for an extended amount of time.