Miami Marlins: Five Marlins to watch this week

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Jul 10, 2015; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon (9) falls striking out on a pitch by Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher

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(not pictured) in the eighth inning at Marlins Park. The Reds won 1-0. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Dee Gordon

Speaking of Gordon, reports suggest that the Marlins second baseman may return Tuesday. One thing to watch would be how his injured thumb has impacted his swing, and if he can still hit like he did throughout the first half. Another topic surrounding his return is playing time. While Gordon will be playing every day, that leaves just one position for Martin Prado and Derek Dietrich, who have both hit well lately.