Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Garrett Cooper leave Marlins game with injuries – .

Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Garrett Cooper leave Marlins game with injuries – .

Two of the Marlins’ most prominent players quickly pulled out of today’s 7-4 loss to the Phillies. Jazz Chisholm Jr. suffered a contusion to his left shoulder in the first inning and had to leave the game, while Garrett Cooper left in the eighth inning with an elbow injury sustained after Travis Janikowski struck Cooper’s arm in a game at first base.
Marlins skipper Don Mattingly told reporters (including Craig Mish and David Wilson of the Miami Herald) that both players will undergo further testing, including an MRI for Cooper tomorrow. An initial set of X-rays on Chisholm’s shoulder revealed nothing, which is a very good sign considering the pain Chisholm felt after awkwardly landing on the field in his attempt to catch a Bryce Harper bloop alone in the right field.

Chisholm has already spent a few weeks on the injured list this season due to a hamstring injury, and missed a few games but avoided another visit to IL while battling a bad ankle. After a very hot start to the season, Chisholm has only reached .238 / .293 / .399 in 209 home plate appearances since returning from the injured list on May 16, although he has started to swing the bat better. in the last two of weeks.

Overall, Chisholm has done nothing to undermine his status as Miami’s centerpiece, but understandably the team would like to see the 23-year-old shake off the injury bug and continue to gain more experience (today Yeah, that was just Chisholm’s (91st career MLB game) in what increasingly feels like a year of development for the Marlins in last place. Today’s loss brought the Fish down to a 40-53 record, and with 9.5 games between the Marlins and first place in the NL East, Miami looks like a team that will be in fashion. seller before the trade deadline of July 30.

To that end, Cooper has established himself as a potential commercial chip, provided he is in good health. Cooper has quietly been a very productive player over the past three seasons, including a .282 / .378 / .463 slash line and nine home runs in 251 PA in 2021. Any number of contending teams could be interested. by this type of attack from the start. base or right-field, and Cooper is also both controllable (through 2023) and affordable, owing him around $ 748,000 for the remainder of this season. Even a 10-day stint on the IL, however, could undermine Cooper’s chances of being moved by the deadline, so the Marlins may have to wait until the offseason to possibly revisit the idea of ​​trading the player. 30 years old.


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