Marisnick out with left hand fracture

JUPITER, Fla. — Still experiencing soreness in his left hand, Jake Marisnick on Monday had a second X-ray taken.

The results revealed some bad news.

Miami’s 21-year-old outfield prospect has a fracture, and he will be out about a month.

“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, the Marlins’ No. 3 ranked prospect, was injured against the Cardinals on March 6 when he was plunked by a Trevor Rosenthal fastball on the left hand. An X-ray that day came back negative.

He has not seen game action since. On Monday, with the hand still sore, he saw the doctor again for a second X-ray.

The Marlins acquired Marisnick from the Blue Jays as part of their blockbuster, 12-player trade in November. He was 5-for-11 in eight Grapefruit League games.

Marisnick is not expected to be ready for Double-A Jacksonville’s Opening Day.

Joe Frisaro

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