Bad news for Miami Marlins OF

Jazz Chisholm Jr.
Jazz Chisholm Jr. / Kevin D. Liles/Atlanta Braves/GettyImages

Earlier today, the Miami Marlins made a roster move, calling up prospect Dane Myers to the Major League roster. We now know why that was done. Star CF Jazz Chisholm Jr. is going back on the injured list with an oblique injury. A left oblique strain and the 10-day list to be more precise. This is definitely not how The Fish wanted to start the month of July.

The Miami Marlins placed CF Jazz Chisholm Jr. on the injured list.

Jazz Chisholm Jr. has been above average defensively in CF. That was pretty impressive, considering how this was the first time that he's played the position at the Major League level. He has also batted .246/.302/.443, with 9 home runs and 21 RBI in 45 games and 167 AB this season. Typically used as the clean-up hitter, the lineup is definitely going to miss his bat.

The career .243/.304/.448 hitter has not played in more than 124 games in any Major League season. It unfortunately is beginning to look as if he is injury-prone and may not be trusted long-term. I definitely hope that Jazz comes back fast and stays healthy for the rest of the season. It's important for both him and the team. It would make sense for The Fish to see what can be done to help him avoid injuries in the future.

In yet another corresponding move, relief pitcher Eli Villalobos has been designated for assignment. Villalobos hasn't pitched for The Fish since his call-up. He has a 6.26 ERA this season across the AAA and AA Minor League seasons. I'm not sure that we'll see Villalobos at the Major League level again this season.

The main story coming out of today is that the Miami Marlins need to do whatever is possible to keep Jazz Chisholm Jr. healthy this season. He will hopefully be back in 10 days, but if he misses any more time, it's going to be a major issue going forward. Jazz's health has to be one of the major concerns for the team in this and future seasons.

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