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Martin Prado to undergo an MRI following his World Baseball Classic injury

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Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly said today that Martin Prado will undergo an MRI on his injured hamstring on Saturday. Only then will they how much time their third baseman 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. You never know what might happen with a hamstring, especially for an older player, but at the moment Mattingly and Prado seem to think it’s minor.

Yankees acquire A.J. Cole from the Nats

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The New York Yankees have acquired reliever A.J. Cole from the Washington Nationals for cash considerations.

Cole was supposed to be the Nats’ fifth starter this year but that didn’t work out too well. He pitched in four games for the Nats, starting two, to the tune of a 13.06 ERA, having given up six home runs in 10.1 innings. That’s . . . something.

Don’t get too used to Cole on the New York roster, as this seems like one of those “give us an arm” for a couple of days deals, after which Cole will be DFA’d and will either accept an assignment to Scranton or be cut loose. Such is life at the fringes for a guy who is out of minor league options.