For the second time this year, the Miami Marlins third baseman will find his way to the disabled list.
The Miami Marlins third baseman, Martin Prado has been sent to the disabled list with hamstring discomfort. This is the same hamstring that caused Prado to start the year on the DL.
It happened as he was rounding second base on a double hit by Derek Dietrich. You could hear a collective gasp from all Marlin fans when he pulled up on the way to third.
Prado didn’t start the game, and was scheduled to have a day off. However, when Miguel Rojas got nicked up though early in the game, Prado was called upon.
Since making his season debut, Prado has been as consistent as ever. With a slash line of .288/.314/.409, his production will be missed. Prado reached base safely in his first 15 games of the season and had a hit in 13 of his first 15.
The Fish will need their captain to heal up fully, but also return as soon as possible.
A second chance.
Riddle got considerable playing time in his first stint, and flashed some leather. He played shortstop consistently, without committing an error, and while making some great plays. His bat was a different story, though.
He only managed two hits in fourteen at bats. Part of the problem appeared to be the bright lights.
You could tell that the stage was too big for him at the plate, which resulted in shaky at bats. Hopefully his home run will result in some new found confidence, which might spur some better production at the plate.
Regardless, this will be a good opportunity for the youngster to show what he really has.
With Miguel Rojas already getting extended time at shortstop, it’ll now be a chance for Dietrich. Outside of getting hit by pitches, Dietrich has had a rough start to the season. He hasn’t been productive yet this year to the ball club.
Dietrich is a fan favorite in Miami. This could be a chance for him to get going with a few more at bats in the coming days.