In a corresponding roster move, the team reinstated third baseman Martin Prado from the disabled list in time for Friday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Prado had been out since June 15 with a right shoulder sprain.
Gordon was injured July 11 when he slid headfirst beating out an infield single, and missed Tuesday's All-Star Game because of the injury.
The team hoped that Gordon would avoid the disabled list after his thumb showed motion and an MRI later revealed no ligament damage.
Gordon’s .338 batting average is third in the National League and he leads MLB with 122 hits. He has one home run and 22 RBIs, and he is second in the majors with 33 stolen bases this season.
Prado is batting .272 with four home runs and 24 RBIs for Miami (38-51), which is 11 games back of the Washington Nationals in the NL East.
- Scooby Axson