Marlins place Dee Gordon on 15-day DL, Martin Prado activated

Friday July 17th, 2015

The Miami Marlins placed All-Star second baseman Dee Gordon on the disabled list with a dislocated left thumb, the team announced Friday.

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. reports that the team could look to play Prado at second base and Casey McGehee at third.

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.

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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

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