Martin Prado has been sidelined since June 14 with a right shoulder sprain, but Marlins manager Dan Jennings told Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald this afternoon that he could be activated for tomorrow’s first-half finale against the Reds.
Prado has gone 3-for-8 over two minor league rehab games with High-A Jupiter. While there’s a chance he’ll be in the lineup tomorrow, the Marlins could play things safe and have him come back when they begin the second half of the season next Friday against the Phillies.
Prado, 31, was batting .272/.311/.370 with four home runs and 24 RBI over 63 games prior to the injury. He could appear to be a logical trade candidate leading up to July 31, but the Marlins have been resistant to that idea so far. Prado is under contract for $11 million next season, with the Yankees picking up $3 million.