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Martin Prado | Third Baseman | #14

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (33) / 10/27/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 217
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / UDFA / ATL
Contract: view contract details

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Martin Prado will not be ready for Opening Day after an MRI revealed a Grade 1 right hamstring strain.
In addition to the strained hammy, Prado is also dealing with some discomfort in his right calf. The infielder suffered the injuries on Wednesday during a World Baseball Classic matchup against the United States. While the news could have been worse, Prado will need a stint on the disabled list to start the season. Derek Dietrich will fill in for him at third base. Mar 19 - 8:17 AM

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Marlins manager Don Mattingly said Friday that Martin Prado will undergo an MRI on his injured hamstring on Saturday.

The club won't have an estimate on the severity of the injury or how much time he stands to miss until they get the results of that exam. Prado strained his right hamstring on Wednesday during a World Baseball Classic matchup against the United States. It still sounds like he'll be ready for the start of the regular season, but the Marlins want their own medical staff to confirm as much.
Mar 17 - 10:02 AM

Martin Prado (hamstring) is returning to Marlins camp.

Prado strained his right hamstring during Wednesday night's World Baseball Classic matchup between Venezuela and the United States. Early indications point to it being a minor strain, but the Marlins want the veteran third baseman to get checked out by their own medical staff.
Mar 16 - 9:44 AM

Martin Prado left Wednesday's World Baseball Classic game between the United States and Venezuela due to a right hamstring injury.

Prado suffered the hamstring injury in the middle innings of Wednesday's contest. With just two weeks remaining until the start of the regular season, this is inopportune timing, to say the least. There is no current timetable for his return to action, but that should clarify in the next few days. Given the notorious nature of hamstring injuries, his availability for Opening Day could be in danger. Should he miss time in the regular season, Derek Dietrich could see expanded playing time.
Mar 15 - 11:21 PM

Martin Prado was lifted from Wednesday's World Baseball Classic contest between Venezuela and the United States with a possible leg injury.

Prado pulled up lame in the sixth inning. At this juncture, the nature of his injury is unclear, though's Joe Frisaro is speculating that it could potentially be a hamstring tweak. He should be considered day-to-day until the Marlins provide a more detailed update.
Mar 15 - 10:56 PM

Martin Prado starred with five hits Saturday in Venezuela’s extra-innings win over Italy in the WBC.

Prado was relentless, reaching base in all six of his plate appearances. His RBI double in the 10th inning gave Venezuela its first win of the tournament. Prado drove in three of Venezuela’s 11 runs on Saturday and scored one of his own. Venezuela can punch its ticket to the quarterfinals with a win over Mexico in Sunday’s Pool D finale.
Mar 11 - 9:02 PM

Marlins signed 3B Martin Prado to a three-year, $40 million extension.

The agreement was reported last week, but it's now official. Prado was due to hit free agency this winter, but now he's signed through 2019. Per Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, Prado will make $11.5 million in 2017, $13.5 million in 2018, and $15 million in 2019. The 32-year-old batted .305/.359/.417 with eighth homers and 75 RBI over 153 games this season and has emerged as a clubhouse leader in Miami.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 11:18:00 AM

Martin Prado went 2-for-4 and hit a two-run homer in Wednesday's loss to the Mets.

His first-inning blast gave the Marlins an early lead but they couldn't hang on. He has a stellar .305 batting average although his counting stats lag behind. He has hit just eight home runs to go with 75 RBI and 69 runs scored. The batting average is nice but he doesn't do enough of the other things to make himself a quality fantasy player.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 11:14:00 PM

Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins and Martin Prado have agreed to a three-year, $40 million extension.

Prado was previously due to hit a weak free agent market this winter, but he's now locked up through his age-35 season in 2019. Acquired from the Yankees in December of 2014, Prado has hit .297/.350/.405 over two seasons with Miami and has emerged as a clubhouse leader. The Marlins made it a top priority to keep him in the fold and they were successful.
Source: Miami Herald
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 12:17:00 PM

Martin Prado delivered a two-run double in Friday’s loss to the Braves.

His first-inning double gave the Marlins an early 2-0 lead, but they were held off the board the rest of the way. With seven homers, Prado hasn’t shown much punch this year, but he has driven in 73 runs to go along with a .308/.363/.418 batting line.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 10:57:00 PM

Martin Prado was ejected from Sunday's game versus the Phillies for arguing balls and strikes.

Prado tossed his bat after he didn't like a called third strike by home plate umpire Dale Scott in the top of the third inning. Derek Dietrich moved from left field to third base to replace Prado and Ichiro Suzuki entered the game in left.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 02:46:00 PM

Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins "want to keep" impending free agent Martin Prado and "a two-year deal is a growing possibility."

It's unclear at this point if the two sides have had formal contract extension negotiations, but it appears there's a mutual interest in keeping Prado in Miami. Prado will turn 33 next month, but he's had an excellent season with a .309/.361/.418 batting line and seven homers. If they can retain him on a two-year deal it could certainly be worth exploring.
Source: Miami Herald
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 11:17:00 AM

Martin Prado had a nice night at the dish in Saturday's loss to the Padres, going 4-for-4 with a double.

The Marlins were shut out in the ballgame, only mustering nine total hits as a team, so Prado was certainly the driving force of the offense. He's quietly having a very nice season for the Marlins, slashing .323/.376/.436 with seven homers and 61 RBI.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 10:37:00 PM

Martin Prado went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored in Thursday's loss to the Reds.

Prado had a two-run single in the seventh inning to pull the Marlins to within a run, but it wasn't enough in the end. Still, it was a good night for the 32-year-old, who now has four multi-hit games in his last six contests. It's no surprise, then, that Prado and his .327 average rank third in the National League in hitting. He's also sporting a .380 on-base percentage and .446 slugging percentage through 115 games.
Thu, Aug 18, 2016 11:28:00 PM

Martin Prado went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run against the White Sox on Saturday.

Prado displayed some rare power in the third inning, blasting a three-run shot off James Shields to knot the game at 4-4. The homer was Prado's seventh in 110 games this year. The 32-year-old is having another good offensive year and has settled in near the top of the Marlins lineup, batting .322/.375/.439 overall.
Sat, Aug 13, 2016 10:54:00 PM

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SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
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