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Jake Marisnick To Miss A Month for Miami Marlins

Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

One of the key prospects the Miami Marlins received the 12-player deal with the Toronto Blue Jays will miss at least half of the first month of the regular season. Outfielder Jake Marisnick fractured his left hand against the St. Louis Cardinals March 6 from a Trevor Rosenthal fastball. Marisnick’s X-rays came back negative, but the exam revealed the broken bone.

The good news is that Marisnick was not slated to be a part of the 2013 Opening Day roster. He is scheduled to start the season in Double-A. Marisnick was part of the deal that saw Josh Johnson, Jose Reyes and Mark Buehrle among others heading north of the border when Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria decided that it was time to drastically cut the payroll after months removed from making big signings and putting together a rather respectable team on the baseball diamond.

He was in Single-A Advanced and Double-A for all of last season. He hit eight home runs with 50 RBI. In 2011 with Single-A Lansing, Marisnick slugged 14 home runs batting .320/.392/.496 in 118 games. It is good to see that there is power in his bat and possibly adding him to the mix in the outfield could be very scary for opponents combined with Giancarlo Stanton. Marisnick is not someone to sleep on.

Prior to breaking his hand, he played in eight games during Spring Training. He batted .455/.500/.727 with two RBI and scored four runs.

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