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Martin Prado | Third Baseman | #14

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (34) / 10/27/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 217
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / UDFA / ATL
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The Marlins aren't counting on Martin Prado (knee) to return before the end of the season.
Prado hasn't been officially ruled out, but his rehab from knee surgery was slowed due to Hurricane Irma and he doesn't want to rush things just for a brief appearance in the final two weeks. "I don’t think it’s professional to put myself out there and not perform the way I should be performing," said Prado. The 33-year-old has also missed time with hamstring issues this year, so he's been limited to just 37 games while batting .250/.279/.357 with two homers and 12 RBI. He's still under contract for $28.5 million over the next two seasons. Tue, Sep 19, 2017 09:58:00 AM

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Martin Prado (knee) has begun baseball activities, including swings off a tee.

Prado needed surgery on his right knee in late July and it was thought to be a season-ending procedure, but the veteran third baseman is apparently now aiming to rejoin the Marlins at some point in late September.
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 03:21:00 PM

Martin Prado will be sidelined for 3-5 weeks after having arthroscopic right knee surgery Friday.

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported earlier Friday that the surgery would end Prado's season, and while it very well might, it looks like there's a chance he makes it back. Obviously, fantasy owners have no reason to wait around for him.
Fri, Jul 28, 2017 01:09:00 PM

Martin Prado will have season-ending surgery on his right knee.

The operation will be performed by Dr. David Altchek. It's essentially been a lost season for Prado, who has made multiple trips to the disabled list due to hamstring issues and more recently the knee problem. The Marlins no doubt would love to trade him over the winter, but with two years and $28.5 million remaining on his contract after this year interest could be minimal.
Fri, Jul 28, 2017 10:26:00 AM

Martin Prado is weighing season-ending knee surgery.

Manager Don Mattingly said the decision will likely come on Friday. It's been one injury after another for Prado this year, who was placed on the DL for the third time about a week ago. Obviously he's dealing with a fairly significant knee sprain and at this point, it might be best to shut Prado down for the year and come back healthy in 2018. The 34-year-old has struggled to a .250 average over 140 at-bats this season.
Source: Miami Herald
Thu, Jul 27, 2017 08:14:00 PM

Marlins placed 3B Martin Prado on the 10-day disabled list with a right knee sprain.

Prado suffered the injury in Monday's win over the Phillies. It's unclear how long he'll be sidelined, but obviously he's not going to be dealt before the trade deadline now. Prado could potentially be traded in August, as he would surely clear waivers. Derek Dietrich should get most of the playing time at third base while Prado is out, although Miguel Rojas is back from the DL and could also see some starts.
Mon, Jul 17, 2017 11:20:00 PM

According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Red Sox are interested in a package deal from the Marlins including Martin Prado and David Phelps.

The Red Sox are in the market for a third baseman due to the injury to Pablo Sandoval and the underwhelming performance from Deven Marrero. Prado would provide a veteran upgrade at the position who also has the versatility to move around the diamond in a utility role once Sandoval returns.
Sun, Jul 9, 2017 07:53:00 PM

According to Peter Gammons, the Red Sox called the Marlins about a possible Martin Prado trade.

This backs up a recent report from Bob Nightengale of USA Today. It's no surprise given Boston's issues at third base. While Deven Marrero has picked things up recently, the club ranks last in the majors at the position with a .598 OPS. Gammons indicates that there haven't been any in-depth discussions, but that could obviously change as July moves along.
Mon, Jul 3, 2017 12:42:00 PM

Martin Prado is not in the Marlins' lineup Friday.

He's just getting a breather. Derek Dietrich will fill in at third base.
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 03:10:00 PM

Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports that the Yankees and Red Sox have reached out to the Marlins about a potential Martin Prado trade.

Chase Headley and Pablo Sandoval have both struggled at the hot corner for the Yanks and Sox, respectively. Prado has played in just 21 games this season due to a hamstring injury which cost him about six weeks of action. He is hitting .277/.299/.398 with two homers and nine RBI in 83 at-bats this season.
Source: USA Today
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 04:16:00 PM

Martin Prado plated two of the Marlins’ four runs Sunday in a win over the Cubs.

Prado put Miami ahead 3-0 in the first inning by swatting a two-run double off Cubs lefty Mike Montgomery. The double was only Prado’s second of the year. He’s gone 2-for-10 at the plate since coming back from a six-week hamstring injury.
Sun, Jun 25, 2017 07:28:00 PM

Marlins activated 3B Martin Prado from the 10-day disabled list.

Prado has been limited to 17 games this season due to a pair of hamstring injuries, but he's ready to go again now after playing a few rehab games. Derek Dietrich will move back into a utility role.
Fri, Jun 23, 2017 02:45:00 PM

Martin Prado (hamstring) went 1-for-3 in his fourth rehab game Tuesday with High-A Jupiter.

Prado is now 5-for-12 on his minor league rehab assignment. The veteran third baseman should be cleared to return to the Marlins' active roster by the end of the month, after missing over seven weeks with a right hamstring strain.
Tue, Jun 20, 2017 09:27:00 PM

Martin Prado (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment on Thursday.

It's unclear where the assignment will take place or how long it will last. Prado has been on the shelf for over a month with a right hamstring strain but should be activated later this month.
Tue, Jun 13, 2017 03:32:00 PM

Martin Prado (hamstring) could begin a minor league rehab assignment next week.

Prado has already been taking batting practice and Marlins manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday that the veteran third baseman is "moving without any symptoms" of his early-May hamstring strain. Prado hasn't played in a live game in going on five weeks, but he isn't far off.
Thu, Jun 8, 2017 08:55:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1J.T. Realmuto
2Tomas Telis
3Chad Wallach
4Bryan Holaday
1B1Justin Bour
2Scott Van Slyke
3Jonathan Rodriguez
2B1Starlin Castro
2Johnny Giavotella
SS1J.T. Riddle
2Miguel Rojas
3Yadiel Rivera
4Cristhian Adames
3B1Brian Anderson
LF1Martin Prado
CF1Christian Yelich
2Braxton Lee
3Magneuris Sierra
RF1Derek Dietrich
2J.B. Shuck
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dan Straily
2Jose Urena
3Adam Conley
4Justin Nicolino
5Dillon Peters
6Chris O'Grady
7Caleb Smith
8Merandy Gonzalez
9Elieser Hernandez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Ziegler
2Kyle Barraclough
3Junichi Tazawa
4Drew Steckenrider
5Nick Wittgren
6Jarlin Garcia
7Brian Ellington
8Odrisamer Despaigne
9Wei-Yin Chen
10Miguel Del Pozo
11Drew Rucinski
12Brett Graves
13Alex Wimmers