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Marlins activate Prado from disabled list

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MIAMI -- The Marlins are getting their team leader back. Martin Prado, one of the most respected players in the clubhouse, was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list on Friday after being out about six weeks with a right hamstring strain.

In a corresponding move, infielder Christian Colon was designated for assignment.

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MIAMI -- The Marlins are getting their team leader back. Martin Prado, one of the most respected players in the clubhouse, was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list on Friday after being out about six weeks with a right hamstring strain.

In a corresponding move, infielder Christian Colon was designated for assignment.

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"It's obviously a good thing for us to get his leadership back in the lineup and in the locker room," manager Don Mattingly said. "I know it's been a frustrating year for him. We look forward to kind of seeing him out on a regular basis."

Because Prado has missed so much time, Mattingly said the third baseman will be eased back, and he will get periodic days off.

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"I'm really excited, hoping everything goes well and I don't have another setback and I can finish my season healthy," Prado said.

Prado, 33, comes back at a time the Marlins are hoping to make a push toward the .500 mark before the All-Star break. The organization is already listening to potential trade offers for core players as they weigh whether to stay the course or make deals before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.

Shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, on the disabled list with a left oblique strain, is being actively shopped, and he could be dealt in the upcoming days. The Cardinals, Orioles and Rays are among the teams interested.

Prado went on the DL on May 8, which marked his second stint out due to a hamstring injury he first sustained while playing in the World Baseball Classic for Team Venezuela in March.

In 17 games, Prado had a slash line of .290/.315/.406 with two home runs and six RBIs.

Prado reinjured his hamstring against the Mets in New York on May 7.

Colon was claimed off waivers from the Royals in May, and has been with the big league club since May 17. In limited action, just 33 at-bats, he is hitting .152.

Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast.

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