By RENALDO DORSETT
Tribune Sports Reporter
MIAMI Marlins infielder Jasrado “Jazz” Chisholm Jr will continue his time on the mend in the minor leagues.
Chisholm will begin a rehab assignment Tuesday with the AAA Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. Starting catcher Jorge Alfaro will join Chisholm in Jacksonville as both players continue to work their way back from hamstring injuries and the 10-day disabled list.
Jacksonville will open a six-game series against the Durham Bulls in Durham, North Carolina tonight at 6:35pm.
Chisholm previously spent time with the Jumbo Shrimp in 2019 when the team was a AA affiliate. After the minor leagues restructured in 2021, the club was relocated to AAA East.
In 23 Southern League games with the Jumbo Shrimp in 2019, he hit .284 with a .383 OBP, a .494 slugging percentage, four doubles, two triples, three home runs, 10 RBI, and three stolen bases.
In 112 games with the Jackson Generals and the Jumbo Shrimp, he finished in a tie for second in the Southern League in home runs (21) and fourth in triples (seven).
The Marlins sent Chisholm to the 10-day disabled list on April 28, following a left hamstring strain suffered in a loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.
Isan Diaz was recalled from the team’s alternate site to help replace the dynamic infielder.
Chisholm Jr has captivated the Marlins faithful this season with his play on the field and charismatic personality.
He previously beat out Diaz for the team’s starting job at second base in Spring Training.
Marlins general manager Kim Ng said the rehab assignment will be a part of the team’s process to work Chisholm, Alfaro and the remainder of their ailing young roster back to full health.
“[They’re] starting to get pushed now, doing some agility drills, doing some running, taking [batting practice]...hopefully by the end of the week, they’ll be ready to come back,” she told the Miami Herald.
“We’ll give them as much as they can prove they can handle obviously without risking their health.
“You know, I think we’re all anxious and excited to see what these guys can do and help them fulfil their potential,” said the general manager.
In 21 games this season, Chisholm is hitting .290 with a .926 OPS, slugging .551 with 20 hits, 38 total bases, 11 runs scored, four doubles, one triple, four home runs, seven RBI, and seven stolen bases.