Prado poised to rejoin Marlins

Prado poised to rejoin Marlins

LOS ANGELES -- The Marlins are expected to activate third baseman Martin Prado from the paternity list on Tuesday in time for the second game of a four-game set with Dodgers at Dodger Stadium.

Prado's wife gave birth to a girl on Friday, and the veteran missed the Marlins' three games in San Francisco and Monday's series opener in L.A. Tuesday is the earliest he can be reinstated.

Injury updates

A couple of Miami relievers on the disabled list are starting up their preliminary throwing programs.

Reliever Mike Dunn, who opened the season with a left forearm strain, will begin playing catch on Thursday.

Edwin Jackson, who went on the DL on April 19 with a right triceps strain, threw for the first time on Sunday.

Manager Don Mattingly said both pitchers are in the preliminary stages of throwing.

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