Marlins' Double-A outfield to feature touted prospects
JUPITER, Fla. -- Double-A Jacksonville promises to feature one of the best outfields in Minor League Baseball.
The Marlins' decision to reassign Christian Yelich to Minor League camp on Friday makes an already impressive Suns' outfield even better.
The only issue facing Miami's Double-A affiliate's outfield is health. Center fielder Jake Marisnick and right fielder Marcell Ozuna are each nursing broken left hands.
Marisnick fractured a bone in his hand when he was hit by a pitch on March 6 in a Grapefruit League game against St. Louis. The initial diagnosis is the 21-year-old would be out about a month, making it questionable if he will be ready for Opening Day. On Wednesday, the Suns' outfield took another hit when Ozuna suffered a fracture in his hand after colliding with the outfield wall.
Ozuna is expected to miss about a month, meaning he may be ready closer to late April or early May.
Yelich will play left field and center field at Jacksonville.
"I knew this was going to happen," Yelich said of being sent out. "It was a matter of when. It will be good to go down and be with the team I'm going to be with."