MIAMI -- Marlins prospect Colin Moran, the sixth overall pick in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, is expected to miss about three weeks because of a left knee injury.
While the left-handed-hitting third baseman will open the season on the Minor League disabled list with a medial collateral ligament sprain, it appears he has avoided a more serious situation. Initially, there was fear he may have sustained structural damage to a ligament or his meniscus. He now anticipates two weeks of rest, plus another week of rehab before he is game ready.
Moran, rated the Marlins' No. 2 prospect behind lefty Andrew Heaney according to MLB.com, is scheduled to open the season at Class A Jupiter.
A standout at the University of North Carolina last year, Moran gained some experience in big league Spring Training camp with the Marlins.
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