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Jake Marisnick Injury Update is Bad News for the Cubs

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Chicago Cubs have received some bad news regarding outfielder Jake Marisnick's injury.
The Chicago Cubs have received some bad news regarding outfielder Jake Marisnick's injury. / David Banks/Getty Images

It's been a disappointing season for the Chicago Cubs, who sit as a .500 ball club at 17-17 overall on the year. Chicago may have gone 5-1 on their recent home stand against the Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates, but this team just got some bad news via a Jake Marisnick injury update.

Chicago's pitching staff has been the main source of struggles as this team continues to hover around .500 baseball. The offense has been a bright spot, particularly Marisnick, and sits just outside of the top-10 in scoring 4.62 runs per game. However, the offense will take a hit after Marisnick left Sunday's game early with an apparent hamstring injury.

Jake Marisnick Injury News

In the first inning of yesterday's clash with the Pirates, Marisnick fell to the ground after tracking down a fly ball in center field. He was immediately removed from the game with fears surrounding a right hamstring strain.

Marisnick will continue to undergo further tests today, however, he's had a history of hamstring injury problems dating back to his season with the New York Mets in 2020.

In 27 games this season, the 30-year-old Marisnick has recorded a .264/.350/.623 batting line with four home runs and 14 RBIs. His four home runs and 14 RBIs rank top-five amongst team leaders while the outfielder has scored 11 runs and added two stolen bases on the year.

This injury news comes at the worst possible time for the Cubs, who appear to be turning a corner with their recent 5-win home stand. Last week, both Ian Happ and Nico Hoerner landed on the injured list. Jason Heyward also missed his final at-bat in the ninth inning of yesterday's contest.

As it stands, the Cubs own +950 odds to win the NL Central, according to MLB odds posted on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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