Arizona Diamondbacks’ third baseman, Martin Prado, did not travel with his teammates to St. Louis last night. Instead, he’s spending this morning getting his eyes checked after leaving the D-Backs game against the Los Angeles Dodgers last night after the third inning, according to Steve Gilbert of MLB.com. Prado is expected to meet up with the team before the Cardinals series is over.
“I just woke up this morning and it was just blurry in my left eye,” Prado said. “I drank a lot of water, put a lot of drops in there, but it didn’t work out well.” - Steve Gilbert, MLB.com
Prado is hitting .256 on the season, but has already struck out 30 times. That’s over halfway to his 56 strikeouts last season and he’s only played 45 games. He’s third on the team in total number of strikeouts behind Paul Goldschmidt and Aaron Hill, however with much less production. He’s yet to hit a home run this season have having 14 bombs last season. Even the D-backs backup 3B, Eric Chavez has three home runs so far, including a 2-run home run in the fifth inning last night that gave the Snakes the win over the Dodgers.
Prado is in his second year of a 4-year/$40 million contract with the Diamondback, so both Prado and the D-back have a vested interest in figuring out what is going on.