The Miami Marlins have announced that third baseman Martin Prado was placed on the disabled list with a quad strain.
Miami Marlins third baseman Martin Prado suffered a quad strain he suffered in the team’s 9-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves in the first game of a doubleheader on Monday. The 34-year-old continues to deal with injuries that have plaqued him the past couple of seasons.
"As MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro explains, “The injury came while chasing a foul ball down the third-base line in the first inning, though Prado remained in the game until he was pinch-hit for by Miguel Rojas in the third inning. Rojas remained in the game at third.”"
This is not the news Prado or the Marlins needed as the veteran has spent more time on the disabled list than he has in the field since prior to the 2017 season. Prado told the media he hopes this is a short stint on the shelf and hopes to be back soon to help this team play the remainder of their schedule.
"“I think it’s a mild strain which is a good thing,” Prado said. “Hopefully seven days is ideal. I’m positive. I’m just really glad I got out of the game. I felt my leg cool off after I got out of the game. I talked to the doctor, and it’s been positive. Hopefully, it doesn’t take that long. Hopefully 7-10 days.”"
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With Prado starting the season on the disabled list, rookie Brian Anderson started at the hot corner on Opening Day. He was moved to right field and has shown the ability to play the outfield for the Marlins since Prado came back to assume his old position.
How he figures into the Marlins plans next season is unknown right now. Anderson is the future at third. Prado’s leadership on the bench, in the field and in the clubhouse have proven to be invaluable with his time in the organization.
In a corresponding move, the Marlins recalled Christopher Bostick from Triple-A New Orleans prior to the second game of the doubleheader. Bostick was acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates over the weekend for cash considerations. Bostick, 25, can play both in the infield and outfield.
"Per Frisaro, Prado had one at-bat in the first game of a split twin bill, lifting a fly ball to right field in the first inning. This will be his third DL stint this year. The other two times were because of a right hamstring strain."
He was part of trade talks before the 2017 MLB Trade Deadline, but another hamstring injury put an end to that. For the season, he has played in just 53 games in 2018.