Marlins All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon said he will attend Tuesday’s All-Star Game and hopes to avoid the disabled list after dislocating his left thumb
Gordon will miss the Midsummer Classic and will likely sit out Miami’s first series after the break against the Philadelphia Phillies starting on Friday.
"I'm going so I can represent the Marlins," Gordon said of the All-Star Game after Miami's 8-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds.
Gordon was injured in the seventh inning of Saturday’s 14-3 win over Cincinnati when he slid headfirst beating out an infield single. Gordon did not receive an MRI because his thumb had motion in it and no ligament damage.
"There is some swelling, but not as bad as it could have been," Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill said to MLB.com. "We're optimistic it won't be a long-term issue for him."
Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, who leads all of baseball with 27 home runs and was voted to be a starter, will also miss the game because of injury. Stanton has been on the disabled list since June 27 with a left wrist fracture and is expected to be out for at least four more weeks.
Gordon is hitting .338 and leads MLB with 122 hits. He has one home run, 22 RBI and 33 stolen bases this season for Miami (38-51).
Miami enters the All-Star break 11 games back of the Washington Nationals in the NL East.
- Scooby Axson