Martin Prado 2B/3B MIA 3 weeks ago

Prado went 1-for-3 with a single batting out of the cleanup spot in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Nationals.

Though Prado does not provide the pop typical of a cleanup hitter, the Marlins proved last season with Casey McGehee that they are not overly committed to having a slugger in that role. Manager Mike Redmond continues to tinker with his lineup, giving Michael Morse some time in the fourth position as well, so it remains to be seen how things will shake out long term. Prado was phenomenal down the stretch for the Yankees before his season was ended due to injury and will look to carry that hot finish into 2015.

Martin Prado 2B/3B MIA 1 month ago

Prado (abdomen) will see some time batting out of the two-spot in the spring, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.Manger Mike Redmond noted Thursday that he plans to mix and match with the middle of his batting order during spring training, shuffling Christian Yelich in the second and third spots. Prado, who has spent nearly half of his career plate appearances batting out of the two-hole, projects as a nice option there if Redmond decides to bat Yelich third and Giancarlo Stanton cleanup. Prado will likely see time batting lower in the order as well, behind sluggers Stanton, Marcel Ozuna and Mike Morse, which should provide ample opportunity to drive in runs. Regardless of where he bats, Prado is a nice addition to the Marlins lineup so long as he can carry his hot finish to 2014 into the coming season.

Martin Prado 2B/3B MIA 3 months ago

Prado (abdomen) was traded to the Marlins on Friday, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

Prado was traded to the Yankees in July last season, and is now on the move again. He finished the season on the disabled list after undergoing an emergency appendectomy in September. He finished the season with a .282/.321/.412 battling line with 12 home runs and 58 RBI. Prado will likely battle Casey McGehee for playing time at third base, and could see starts at different spots around the infield.

Martin Prado 2B/3B MIA 6 months ago

Prado (abdomen) was placed on the 60-day DL on Tuesday.

The move simply confirms that Prado, who underwent an appendectomy early Tuesday, will not return to the field in 2014. As a corresponding move, the Yankees purchased the contract of infielder Jose Pirela and added him to the active roster.

Martin Prado 2B/3B MIA 6 months ago

Prado is likely done for the season after undergoing an emergency appendectomy, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports.

Losing Prado, who is hitting .433 in 30 August at-bats, is a tough blow, but as of Tuesday morning the Yankees are 6.0 games back in the race for the second AL Wild Card spot and stand little chance of making up that ground with only 13 games remaining. With Prado likely on the shelf for the next two weeks, Stephen Drew, Zelous Wheeler and Brendan Ryan could each see additional playing time.

Martin Prado 2B/3B MIA 6 months ago

Prado went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Orioles.

Prado continued his strong month at the plate, as the versatile veteran is now batting .423 (11-for-26) with three homers through eight games to this point in September.

Martin Prado 2B/3B MIA 7 months ago

Prado (hamstring) is back in the starting lineup Thursday.

Prado hadn't started for three straight days, but he was able to enter the game Wednesday as a pinch hitter, hitting a two-run homer. The team may hold him out of the second game of their doubleheader Thursday, but at this point Prado seems to be healthy.

Martin Prado 2B/3B MIA 7 months ago

Prado (hamstring) is not in the lineup Thursday against the Rays.

Although Prado was able to take batting practice Wednesday, the hamstring injury is still hampering his effectiveness in the field, so he'll continue to remain out of the lineup until he demonstrates some more healing. Ichiro Suzuki will pick up another start in right field while Prado remains unavailable for the third straight game.

Martin Prado 2B/3B MIA 7 months ago

Prado (hamstring) will taking batting practice Wednesday, but will likely not be available as a pinch hitter, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

Prado has been dealing with a lingering hamstring injury that will force him out of the lineup for a second day in a row. He said he was pain-free over the weekend, so if all goes well in batting practice, he could return to the lineup Thursday.

Martin Prado 2B/3B MIA 7 months ago

Prado (hamstring) is not in the lineup for Wednesday's against the Rays, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

Prado has sat out four of the past five games with a lingering hamstring injury. He was able to come back to the lineup Sunday after he reported being pain-free, but the Yankees are worried he could aggravate the injury, so he's being held out for a second consecutive day.