Jazz Chisolm Injury Update | Bahamian Blur On Track For Return

Jazz Chisolm Injury Update | Bahamian Blur On Track For Return

Miami Marlins electrifying shortstop Jazz Chisholm will return to action Tuesday for the Triple-A affiliate Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp on rehab assignment. 

The game hasn’t been the same since the baseball tornado came up limp with a hammy.

 

 

The young phenom returns after sustaining a strained left hamstring in late April. The Marlins say that after a few appearances down in the Minor Leagues, the “Bahamian Blur” could rejoin the team by the end of the week.

General Manager Kim Ng told the Miami Herald that Jazz is “starting to get pushed now.” She added, “the plan is to start the rehab assignments this week with the hopes of a return by the end of the week.”  

 

 

Over the weekend, the staff of the Marlins tested Chisholm’s’ janky hamstring with base running drills and some live at-bats. The man wearing the yellow shirt in the video examined the usage of his Chisolm’s extremities on the defensive side of the diamond as well, which ultimately led to the rehab assignment for Tuesday.

Manager Don Mattingly told MLB.com, “You want to make sure a guy can play, and he’s going to hold up, and it’s not the next day he’s not feeling it again.” He added, “You don’t want that to happen where it could take another three or four days.”

After placing Chisholm on the 10-day disabled list, fans took note as the Marlins played off-key without their catalyst and emotional sparkplug, losing five out of the next nine games in his absence. 

Miami won its first four games to start the homestand, only to lose two straight to the Milwaukee Brewers. They left seven men on base and were 0-6 with runners in scoring position. When facing off-speed pitches of 86 miles per hour or lower, the Marlins are batting 35-221 for a .198 average, ranking 30th in the MLB.

 

 

In just 69 at-bats, Chisolm has accounted for 20 hits, 11 runs, seven RBIs, seven stolen bases, and four home runs. He’s batting a fine-tuned .290 with a .375 on-base percentage, and a 551-slugging percentage. His OPS is an impressive .926. 

Like a fish out of water, the fins are looking for a breath of fresh air as they begin another three-city, ten-game road trip. So, the smooth sounds of a possible return by the Bahamian Blur is music to the ears of fans. 

Listen up for the sweet tunes of Jazz Chisholm as he and the Shrimps take on the Durham Bulls tonight. The first pitch is at 6:35 p.m. EST.