New York Mets outfielder Jake Marisnick avoided serious injury after running full-speed into the outfield wall.
The New York Mets are taking on the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday and outfielder Jake Marisnick is making his 10th appearance of the season after spending most of August on the injured list.
The injury was to his hamstring, but he was able to make it back from that particular ailment. The center fielder’s streak of bad luck seemed to continue Wednesday when he ran full speed into the wall in Baltimore. Luckily, he avoided serious injury and stayed in the game.
Mets and Marisnick avoid another setback
This is a genuinely scary collision. The fear here is a concussion, broken nose, injury to his head in general, and the list goes on. But hopefully, the trainer cleared him properly before allowing him to stay in the game.
Marisnick is in his first season with the Mets after being traded there from Houston during the offseason. He is set to hit free agency following the 2020 season and is having a tough go so far. He will have to stay healthy and rely on his second-half stats to earn him a new deal in 2021.
2020 is a weird year for a player who has played in at least 103 games every season from 2015-2019. But the injuries struck and he is lucky to make it out of Wednesday’s game without a serious injury.
Marisnick should be commended for sticking with the fly ball and doing his best to make a catch. But his teammates may advise him to not go as hard if the outfield is to remain whole as the Mets try to get a postseason spot in what is still a wide-open National League East division.