Prado went 2-for-3 with a walk in Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Astros. The hits were Prado's first of the spring. The Marlins have brought the veteran utility player along slowly and will likely continue to monitor his workload carefully through the rest of camp, but the 35-year-old appears to be on track for a bench spot on the 25-man roster.
Prado could see his first Grapefruit League action of the spring Saturday against the Cardinals, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. So far the veteran third baseman has only been getting at-bats in simulated games, as the Marlins ease him into shape. Prado has played only 91 games over the last two seasons due to a variety of injuries, but if he can stay healthy in 2019 he could still find a role as a utility player who can handle all four corner positions.
Prado was placed on the 60-day disabled list Tuesday with a right abdominal strain, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports. This takes Prado out for the remainder of the season. The veteran third baseman appeared in just 54 games this season due to multiple injuries, hitting .244/.287/.305 with one homer and one stolen base. Injuries have limited Prado to just 91 games over the past two seasons, leaving his future somewhat uncertain.
Prado is out of the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports. Miami reinstated Prado from the disabled list prior to Saturday's win, with the 34-year-old checking into the lineup at first base and finishing 1-for-4 with a double and three RBI. With the non-contending Marlins likely motivated to give their younger position players extended looks in the final month of the season, it wouldn't be surprising if Prado was limited to part-time role in September.
Prado (quadriceps) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list Saturday. Prado had been out since mid-August with a left quad strain. The veteran is hitting just .244/.288/.301 for the Marlins this season and could struggle for at-bats down the stretch should the team choose to play younger players.