Jazz Chisholm injury update: Marlins out with stress fracture, return schedule set

The day the music stopped.

Marlins second baseman Jazz Chisholm is having a breakout season, but now he’s going to be kicked out with a little break of his own.

The Miami Herald first reported that Chisholm suffered a stress fracture in his back. It’s not the end of the season, but the injury should keep him on the shelf for over a month.

It couldn’t come at a worse time for the Marlins: Miami is currently six games under .500 and sits fourth in the NL East. They cling to wildcard hopes, however, as they sit six games behind a wildcard spot with the second half of the season to play.

Miami faces a slight stretch in its schedule, with playoffs against the Pirates, Reds and Cubs coming up over the next few weeks. It also comes just before the trade deadline and could force Miami one way or the other when it comes to buying or selling.

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Chisholm is coming off his first All-Star appearance, slashing .254/.325/.535 in the first half with 14 homers.

Here is the latest information on Chisholm’s injury:

Jazz Chisholm injury update

On July 22, an MRI revealed that Chisholm had a stress fracture in his back, according to reports.

The injury should hold him back for six weeks, leaving a return for early September or so. Chisholm has been out since late June with lower back strain, but practiced batting earlier this week without issue.

In his place, Joey Wendle and Luke Williams will likely split their time at second base.

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