The Marlins replaced Gordon on the active roster with Martin Prado, who had been on the DL since mid-June with a right shoulder injury. The move is retroactive to Sunday, but announced on Friday as the Marlins visit the Philadelphia Phillies this weekend.
Miami was optimistic that Gordon did not have to go on the DL when he originally injured the thumb while sliding head-first into first base on Saturday. Unfortunately, the injury is not healing as quickly as hoped.
Gordon, in his first year with the Marlins, is leading the majors with 122 hits and is second with 33 stolen bases. He was voted an All-Star starter for the first time in his career, but was only able to attend the game in Cincinnati to watch.
The former Los Angeles Dodger joins fellow All-Star starter Giancarlo Stanton on the Marlins' injury report. Miami currently sits in fourth place in the National League East Division, 11.5 games behind the first-place Washington Nationals.