MIAMI (AP) Marlins third baseman Martin Prado was sidelined Friday night by a left hamstring injury, the latest in a series of leg issues threatening his career.
Prado left Miami’s game against Washington after he pulled up limping while running out a grounder in the sixth inning.
”At first I thought it was something minor, but as I passed the base, slowing down, the pain was sharper and sharper,” Prado said after the Marlins’ 9-5 loss. ”They just did an ultrasound and it showed something. There is a significant gap between the fibers and the muscles.”
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Hamstring and knee injuries limited Prado to 37 games last year, and he missed the first month of this season recovering from right knee surgery.
”It has been a difficult year and a half for me,” said the 34-year-old infielder.
Prado had hits in his first three at-bats against Nationals ace Max Scherzer, and reached on an error when he was hurt. Miami manager Don Mattingly said Prado’s latest injury was especially deflating for the Marlins.
”That’s a tough one to watch, knowing what Martin has been through,” Mattingly said. ”You feel so much for him.”
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