By Dan Martin

New York Yankees

For an offense stuck in the doldrums, the last thing the Yankees needed was for perhaps their hottest hitter to suffer a hamstring injury, but Martin Prado didn’t play Wednesday because of a mild strain to his left hamstring.

Prado said he underwent an MRI exam and received treatment on Wednesday after suffering the injury running bases in Tuesday’s loss.

“I think we made a little progress and we’ll see how it responds,” Prado said after the Yankees’ 5-1 win over the Red Sox.

Prado said he expects to go through normal pregame activities, including hitting, on Thursday, but admitted he was unsure how it will feel since he’d never dealt with this type of injury.

“I just want it to be one or two days and not the rest of the season,” Prado said of why he came out of Tuesday’s game. “I don’t feel it walking. I’m not going to play 50 percent. I have to be 100 percent.”

Prado is 12-for-28 with six runs, four doubles and eight RBIs in his last seven games in The Bronx.