Dee Gordon has thrived throughout the first half but will not have an opportunity to start in the All-Star Game. Gordon dislocated his left thumb following a headfirst slide into first base on Saturday night and according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal is expected to miss two weeks.
Rosenthal adds there is no ligament damage and as a result an extensive stint on the disabled list is not likely. Miami is remaining confident its starting second baseman will return shortly after the All-Star break after an X-ray came back negative, according to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro. Troy Tulowitzki will take Gordon's spot on the National League All-Star team's roster.
Gordon, 27, has had a notable amount of success with the Marlins in the first half, posting a .333/.355/.409 batting line to complement one home run and 21 RBIs. He has also stolen 33 bases, leads the majors with 122 hits, and has anchored an offense that has been without Giancarlo Stanton.
Miami optioned Adam Conley back to Triple-A New Orleans following Saturday's 14-3 victory over the Reds and announced Donovan Solano would be recalled prior to Sunday afternoon's contest. Solano could see time at second base and Derek Dietrich might also be another starting option until Gordon is healthy. Frisaro thought the Marlins might reinstate Martin Prado from the disabled list to play second base in Gordon's absence, however he later noted Miami announced Prado would not be reinstated before the All-Star break.
Gordon hit a ground ball to first base in the seventh inning and beat pitcher Manny Parra to first base after Joey Votto fielded the ball. Gordon was safe with a headfirst slide but jammed his finger on the base.
The Marlins' offense has already been without Stanton, who was also voted in as an All-Star starter. Miami has never had two players voted in as starters in the same season. But neither Gordon nor Stanton will be able to start because of injuries.