The Miami Marlins recently lost ace Sandy Alcantara to injury, with the alarming prospect of him potentially needing Tommy John Surgery, as injuries keep piling up. It now looks like there are even more injury issues. This time it's CF Jazz Chisholm Jr. Jazz exited The Fish's 2-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers last night with a potential knee injury. What's the update? Is he going on the injured list? When is he going to be able to play again?
Yet another Miami Marlins player is injured.
Miami Marlins CF Jazz Chisholm Jr. has been great throughout his short career on the team....when he was healthy. Jazz debuted in 2020 as a second baseman, batting just .161/.242/.321 with 2 home runs and 6 RBI, in 21 games and 56 AB. He followed that up in 2021 with a .248/.303/.425 batting line, with 18 home runs and 53 RBI in 124 games and 464 AB. That was a much better performance, and was much more promising for the future. In 2022, he batted .254/.325/.535 with 14 home runs and 45 RBI, in 60 games and 213 AB. Solid production but with too much missed time due to injury.
So far this season he's batting .251/.296/.449, after moving to CF. As you can see, Jazz has not been able to play an entire season. Injuries have hampered him throughout his career, and it's been incredibly frustrating to watch, as he has so much talent. He's now injured again, and the question is how serious is this one?
Jazz Chisholm Jr. limped off the field after trying to beat a double play. Manager Skip Schumaker and a trainer immediately checked on the young star. This is what Jazz has to say:
"I just didn't want to go out there and risk it, you know what I mean? It's too close to the playoffs to go out there, risk it and blow out your knee. So, I came in and got it checked up, see how it was feeling. It’s pretty good now.”
Jazz Chisholm Jr. expects to play today in the series finale against the Milwaukee Brewers. Let's hope that the injury is as mild as he says.