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Harrison (right wrist) to miss Futures Game

Marlins No. 2 prospect to see hand specialist in Miami
@JoeFrisaro
July 6, 2019

ATLANTA -- Marlins No. 2 prospect Monte Harrison had been scheduled to showcase his talents on Sunday in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, but a lingering right wrist injury derailed those plans. The outfielder will instead head to Miami to be evaluated by a hand specialist. Marlins president of baseball

ATLANTA -- Marlins No. 2 prospect Monte Harrison had been scheduled to showcase his talents on Sunday in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, but a lingering right wrist injury derailed those plans. The outfielder will instead head to Miami to be evaluated by a hand specialist.

Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill on Saturday added that Harrison has been placed on the seven-day Minor League injured list.

SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game: Sunday, 7 p.m. ET on MLB Network

Harrison has enjoyed a strong first half at Triple-A New Orleans, hitting .284/.372/.479 with six doubles, two triples, nine home runs, 22 RBIs and 20 stolen bases.

“He’s disappointed,” Hill said. “Obviously, he’s having a very good year. It’s a tremendous recognition to be nominated to play in that game. He was excited to show all of baseball what he’s capable of doing. It’s unfortunate, because we were excited for him to show the world what he can do. Now, we will focus on getting him healthy and getting him back on the field.”

The Marlins still will have two representatives in Sunday’s Futures Game, which kicks off All-Star Week at Cleveland’s Progressive Field.

Right-hander Sixto Sanchez (No. 1 prospect) and second baseman Isan Diaz (No. 6 prospect) will be on the National League squad.

Harrison injured his wrist making a diving catch on June 26, and he tried playing through it the following day, the last time he saw game action.

“We gave him the weekend to let it calm down,” Hill said. “He started activity. It was a little inflamed. I made the decision to shut him down.”

In Miami, Harrison will be examined by Dr. Patrick Owens, the team’s hand specialist who performed Marlins first baseman/outfielder Garrett Cooper’s right wrist surgery last year.

“We were hopeful that after a few days of rest that he would be able to return to play," Hill said. "He was unable to really get a firm grip on the bat, so we’re sending him back to Miami."

Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast.