It’s going to be a rough one for the Marlins as two of their best players undergo MRIs. Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Garrett Cooper will both be getting checked out, reports David Wilson of the Miami Herald.
Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Garrett Cooper are both getting MRIs right now. No updates yet on their status.— David Wilson (@DBWilson2) July 19, 2021
Chisholm suffered a left shoulder contusion after landing on it in the first inning of yesterday’s game against the Phillies; he exited the game immediately after. With a second stroke of bad luck, Cooper sustained an elbow injury in the eighth inning after Travis Jankowski ran into him at first base. You guessed it, he left the game too. Now both starters are receiving further testing to determine what their timelines are.
Chisholm is no stranger to the IL; after missing a few weeks in the beginning of the season due to a hamstring issue, he’s slashed an abysmal .238/.293/.399 in 209 plate appearances. The first set of x-rays on his shoulder didn’t show any injuries, so let’s hope the hot streak the 23-year old found himself in just before this incident can continue.
Cooper will hit the 10-day IL with a sprained elbow, but it’s unclear if his stay will last any longer than that. He was shaping up to be a strong trade chip for Miami, hitting an impressive nine home runs this season while slashing .282/.378/.463. Depending on how he comes back from this, that could still be the case for the Marlins.