MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro reports that Marlins third baseman Martin Prado had a setback with his surgically-repaired right knee and won’t be ready for the start of the regular season. As a result, Brian Anderson will be the club’s starting third baseman on Opening Day, Frisaro notes.
Prado, 34, played in only 37 games last season, batting a meager .250/.279/.357 with a pair of home runs and 12 RBI in 147 plate appearances.
Anderson, 24, hit .262/.337/.369 with eight extra-base hits in 95 PA last season. MLB Pipeline ranks Anderson as the Marlins’ ninth-best prospect.