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