The Marlins announced to reporters, including Craig Mish of the Miami Herald, that outfielder Jazz Chisholm Jr. will be placed on the 10-day injured list due to turf toe. Manager Skip Schumaker says Chisholm will miss approximately 4-6 weeks, per Mish.
The news comes as an unfortunate blow to the Marlins, as Chisholm is one of the key players on their roster. He left Saturday’s game after colliding with the wall while attempting a catch and postgame X-rays were negative, but it was reported the next day that he would be sent to see a specialist. It seems that the issue was more serious than initially expected, as he will now miss a decent chunk of time dealing with the ailment.
Chisholm, now 25, had a breakout season with the Marlins last year. He hit 14 home runs and stole 12 bases in 60 games while hitting .254/.325/.535 for a wRC+ of 139. Unfortunately, a stress fracture in his back put him on the injured list in July and limited him to just those 60 contests.
The club then made the surprising decision to move Chisholm from second base to center field this year, installing Luis Arraez at the keystone instead. Defensive metrics have given Chisholm strong grades at his new position in the early going this year, though he hasn’t yet been able to get into a good groove at the plate, slashing just .229/.291/.403 in 2023 for a wRC+ of 91 thus far.
The timing of this injury is unfortunate for the Marlins as they already have a couple of other outfielders on the injured list. Jesús Sánchez just landed there on the weekend due to a right hamstring strain while Avisaíl García has been out for a couple of weeks with lower back tightness. García will begin baseball activities in the next few days, per Christina De Nicola of MLB.com, but doesn’t seem especially close to a return.
The club will now have to spend the next stretch of their schedule triply shorthanded in the outfield and without their primary center fielder for more than a month, in all likelihood. Garrett Hampson has played center on Sunday and is in there again tonight, though he’s a career .236/.296/.373 hitter. He’s off to a stronger .262/.294/.431 start this year but he’s currently riding a .364 batting average on balls in play while striking out in 29% of his plate appearances and walking just 2.9% of the time.
Hampson figures to be flanked by Bryan De La Cruz and Peyton Burdick in the corners until García or Sánchez can return. Jorge Soler could get in the mix from time to time but he’s been serving as the designated hitter most days.
That sucks, turf toe is one of those injuries that can linger for awhile.
I haven’t heard of a turf toe injury since it happened to former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jack Lambert circa 1981.
It’s super common among athletes who play on artificial turf especially. And even a moderate case is completely debilitating. It’s a ligament sprain.
Steve McNair was always suffering from Turf Toe when he played for the Titans.
Jazz and his toe are Bahamian. This is not an American toe. For the record. If you don’t get the post it’s about yesterday’s article.
You want a toe? Hell, I can get you a toe by 3 O’clock this afternoon… with nail polish.
I thought turf toe went out with artificial turf but here we are.
Tough blow for the Marlins as even though Jazz has so far been an adventure to say the least in CF now they have the same problem they had last year.
Someone said the metrics were good. I haven’t looked.
The metrics are negative for Chisholm in center.
DRS are negative but OAA are favorable.
His dWAR is also negative. He can figure it out but he’s not there.
Seriously though, I cannot figure out defensive metrics. I just look at dWAR, OAA and DRS, if they are all positive, he’s good. If they are all negative, he’s bad. If they are split, I’m confused
Defensive stats are garbage.
I can tell you as a Marlins fan using the eyeball test. He’s had moments when he’s looked like he’s learning, but then he’ll have those moments when he looks like we wish we can suit up Junior Felix out there…even right now at age 55.
I personally don’t like what I’ve seen overall from Jazz in CF, and this injury is part of it. If the Marlins are out of it by the time Jazz is healed, I would have him do his rehab assignment at SS and bring him back at SS. It isn’t like Wendle is Mr. Irreplaceable at SS.
From what I’ve seen, Jazz has been really good on balls to his left or right, covering a lot of ground with his speed, but it’s the balls directly over his head or in front that have been iffy. Overall though he experiment with him in center has gone way better than I thought it would…at least until he inevitably ran into the wall and hurt himself
Defensive analytics are definitely GARBAGE; a lot of what they measure is really Fielder POSITIONING and is based on the ballspeed remaining CONSTANT, which it never really is in baseball. I remember the year when analytics said Dexter Fowler was the WORST OF in baseball. The very next year, he was TOP 3 BEST, according to analytics, because coaches determined he was playing too shallow and repositioned him.
If Wendle is Mr. irreplaceable then Cooper is Mr …?
Yeah, we need both out.
Cooper is Mr. How-the-Heck-Does-This-Guy-Have-Job-Security-?
But, if Wendle was Mr. Irreplaceable, then Cooper would be Mr. CoopersTown.
What two years were those? Fangraphs has Fowler as a negative WAR defender every year of his career except for his first season of 13 games.
We’re both thinking that same thing about that injury. When he hit the wall, it was a little odd because from seeing the way he was running that led him to hitting the wall, it was clear that he has not learned to look for the wall and it gave me thoughts of two fictional characters from baseball movies – Bump Bailey from The Natural and Tanaka from Major League II. And the sad part, we could’ve seen this coming since it wasn’t that long ago when Jazz ran into the wall and hit his mouth, and the other player earlier in the season when he hit the wall as he was chasing a homerun.
He doesn’t need to be out there. He’s going to keep hitting that wall until he learns to look for it.
And yes, the experiment wasn’t as bad as expected, but it’s time to move past it. We need him healthy and we need Wendle out of the lineup at this point. I prefer an OF of De La Cruz and Sanchez, and let Burdick battle with Garcia for playing time…and of course throwing Hampson and Berti in the mix among their regular utility duties.
@toptimrubies..There was MLB LONG before “Fangraphs” my friend. You spout things you don’t even understand yourself. W.A.R Is not even the analytics measure used to rate defense. I guess you’ve never heard of DRS or OAA. Good luck on your next shift at McDonald’s. I’ll take fries with that.
You seem angry that someone else looked up the stats while you just spouted a bunch of stuff you half remembered from half a decade ago. You just said defensive analytics are garbage but you think the other guy hasn’t heard of DRS or OAA? What an insanely weird comment.
I’d give Cooper till High Noon to get out of town.
Yeah, totally mute-worthy commenter. Fowler also has negative OAA, DRS and UZR nearly every year and certainly never top 3. Time to ignore that antisocial person.
Oh dear goodness I’d love that. I’m among the majority of the Marlins fan base that can’t wait for Cooper to be gone. It’s long overdue at this point. I’ve never seen such an injury-prone ‘meh’ type of player have so much job security.
And the kicker is that every year, it’s claiming our problems offensively is injuries and that if guys like Cooper can stay healthy, we’ll be okay. I’m always like, “What!?!? So you mean to tell me what has hurt our team’s offense is not having Cooper in the lineup for what would amount to a full season playing everyday for his 6’5, 235 lb. frame to produce 15-18 HRs and 65+ RBI with his .270+ average, while he clogs the bases up with his lack of speed and his many singles – all the while watching him lead MLB by a long margin in animated ABs filled with him beating himself up in the box about every single pitch ‘he just missed’?” Yeah, this guy is definitely a keeper that you hold onto like he’s one of MLB’s elite players and one of the cornerstone players of your franchise.
I can vouch that this is a sucky injury…doesnt require artificial turf, just any position that bends toe posteriorly….hyperextension of the big toe joint with graded sprain of the ligament. It sucks, hurts, hard to walk, lingers, and easy to aggravate. Hope Miami has good PT staff. 4-6 weeks sounds light.
Rub some Jisholm on it Chazz, you’ll be fine.
Overrated player of the decade!
Miami needs all the hype they can to boost attendance (really love that idea of putting another team in Orlando — lol), so I don’t mind the hype train, though putting the guy on MLB The Show ’23 seems like the Madden Curse is crossing over sports like Deion, Bo and Brian Jordan.
Yep, Arizona won that trade.
Overrated perhaps, but most of the decade? Not even within the division.
Heck, not even on his own team.
He’s not *that* highly rated.
This one belongs to the Reds
The cover curse continues.
Seems like all the guys getting video game covers get cursed, outside Shohei last year, but he is super human.
The relationship between Ng and Mayor Suarez needs to be investigated before Jazz returns.
I currently have turf toe and it gets better very very slowly.
Turf toe just means hyperextension of the big toe. It can happen on any surface.
That little piggy needs to stay away from the Market.
Most incompetent organization in baseball for the last 30 years, the Rockies of the East, a team who never has any clue what they’re doing, 1st round picks who continually bust, never making the right trades, until they get the right people there who have some sense of a plan they will forever remain the punching bag of the Mets, Braves, Phillies, just a terrible decision by Selig to have a franchise in Miami
Last 30 years? Really? 1997 and 2003 say hello.
how did 1998 and 2004 work out? I know 2004 was not a complete dumpster fire…but.it amazes me that they cannot build a local fan base…maybe it’s florida’s transplanted society…but hey…some babies have been born in the Miami area.. .there should be someone who cares….
I can write a novel about why they haven’t built a local fan base. Part some simple observations on my part living here starts with MLB failing them early on, and also failing Tampa/St. Pete. MLB didn’t allow the Marlins to build an established fan base in Florida before expanding in Florida again. It was too early after the Marlins started to add another team in Florida. Before expansion in Florida, this was mostly Braves country. When the Marlins came about, people started to get into the team, as shown in the 1997 World Series attendance. However, that offseason was the beginning of some hard times. MLB allowed the fire sale and things were in place for the inaugural season in Tampa/St. Pete. This was before the Marlins had a known fan base and understood how much of a reach they’d have from taking away South Florida from the Braves. Then the Rays expanded into the situation while the Marlins were trying to determine their reach, and the Rays had to battle the Braves who were in the midst of their long run.
MLB should have waited for the Marlins to understand their fan base and reach in South Florida and Florida before expanding in Florida again. And MLB should have never allowed Wayne Huizenga to hold the fire sale after the 97 championship.
As for bashing the fan attendance as the reason to say they’re the most incompetent organization in the last 30 years and bashing decisions, I’m not sure what that has to do with the attendance, which MLB shares the blame for. The decisions are about performance on the field. And the performance on the field has resulted in 2 championships…something that 14 organizations haven’t done in those 30 years…and 23 teams have not won 2 in those 30 years. What does it say about those teams since they haven’t won championships or as many championships as the Marlins in those 30 years?
Oh, and another note that the poster is wrong about. Those so-called busts from our system? Let me see, we produced future Hall of Famer Miggy Cabrera, and many other studs like Josh Beckett, Giancarlo Stanton (when healthy) Edgar Renteria, Charles Johnson, Jose Fernandez, Christian Yelich, JT Realmuto, and we polished other young players we got via trades, Rule 5, signings, etc. et.c
You just wrote the cubs motto. Just get fans in the seats, no compete 1947-1983
The Marlins have won two World Series, more than a lot of teams in the last 30 years.
Can get Kepler pretty cheap….and he’s not a complete train wreck this year.
Jazz is headed to Tim Anderson territory; play a couple games every few weeks and the media will label him “generational” superstar.
Turf toe can take months.