Dee Gordon Injury: Updates on Marlins 2B's Thumb and Recovery

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Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon suffered a dislocated left thumb after sliding headfirst to reach on an infield single on July 11 and was placed on the disabled list July 17.

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Gordon Placed On 15-Day DL

Friday, July 17

The team activated Martin Prado from the disabled list to take Gordon's spot on the roster.

The injury occurred on his third hit in four at-bats, as he galvanized Miami into an offensive explosion at Marlins Park that ended in a 14-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds. Gordon has just four fielding errors all year and a .338 average atop the Marlins' batting order, so there's nothing Miami can really do to make up for his absence. Getting Prado back will help, but he lacks Gordon's skills. 

Given how important the left thumb is to Gordon's glove hand, he may see extended time on the disabled list (retroactive to July 12).

The 2015 campaign has already been a tough one for the Marlins. Their 14-28 road record has been a big issue, along with sporting an offense that ranked 26th in baseball in runs scored before Saturday's contest.

Giancarlo Stanton, another All-Star starter for the Marlins, went on the disabled list June 27 due to a left wrist fracture. Miami is bound to have a tough go of it until Gordon and Stanton are fully healthy.


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