The results of the x-ray revealed some bad news for the Miami Marlins. Miami’s 21-year-old outfield prospect has a fracture, and he will be out about a month.
Marisnick was injured against the Cardinals on March 6 when he was plunked by a Trevor Rosenthal fastball on the left hand. He had an x-ray taken on the same day, but the results came out negative.
Feb 22, 2013; Jupiter, FL, USA; Miami Marlins player Jake Marisnick (77) poses for a picture during photo day at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond could not hide his disappointment in the news when he found out:
"“We did find out that Marisnick broke his hand,” manager Mike Redmond said. “He has a break in his hand. So he’s going to be out for a while. Disappointing.”"
Marisnick has not played since the injury occurred, and will likely miss the next month. It is doubtful that he will be ready for Opening Day for the Jacksonville Suns.
Marisnick is one of the seven players the Marlins acquired in the fire sale blockbuster trade with the Toronto Blue Jays back in November. Marisnick is seen by many experts to be the key piece the Marlins got in return.
After a breakout season in High-A with the Blue Jays, he was promoted to Double-A. While he did not set the league on fire, Marisnick did hold his own in the league, considering he was just 21-years old at the time.
Marisnick got off to a good start with his new franchise this spring, hitting with a .455/.500/.727 line in 11 at bats. He only struck out twice, but did not draw a single walk. He also showed off his speed with one stolen base and drew rave reviews from his manager about his defense in center.
Redmond went as far as saying that Marinick’s defense was ready to play in the majors right away.
While Marisnick was not expected to see any major league action before September call-ups this season, this injury could set him back enough to not make him an option in September either.