Monday June 15th, 2015

Miami Marlins third baseman Martin Prado will likely miss the team's two-game series against the New York Yankees starting on Monday because of a shoulder injury.

Prado left in the first inning of Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies with a sprained right shoulder after he fell trying to beat out a grounder to third. Prado’s foot made contact with the glove of Marlins first baseman Ben Paulsen as he was reaching first base. Donovan Solano replaced Prado in the lineup and went 0-for-3.

"Right now I'm in a lot of pain," Prado said to "For now, it's just day to day. But right now, I've got a lot of pain. We're waiting until tomorrow to see how it feels."

X-rays taken of Prado's shoulder after the game were negative and team says he is day-to-day. Prado will be evaluated Monday before the start of the Yankees series.

He says he hopes to avoid the disabled list.

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"He's such a leader on this team," Marlins manager Dan Jennings said. "In my time, 30 years in the game, he's at the top of the heap in terms of a true professional in how he prepares, what he means inside of that clubhouse, how he handles some of the young players."

The Yankees traded Prado to Miami in December in exchange for pitcher Nathan Eovaldi as part of a five-player deal.

Prado, 31, is hitting .272 with four home runs and 24 RBI this season for the Marlins (27-37), which are in fourth place in the National League East.

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