July 25, 2021

Jake Marisnick injury exposes another Brodie Van Wagenen mistake (New York Post)

We hardly knew you, Jake Marisnick.

The center fielder’s Mets career likely came to a close on Monday, with the news he was going back on the 10-day injured list with right hamstring tightness, capping an injury-filled shortened season for the former Astro.

“I think frustration is kind of a good word for it,” he said before the Mets opened a three-game series at Citi Field against the AL East-leading Rays. “That first hamstring was something that set me back, and you bring up the short season, and again for me personally I’m going to push injuries as hard as I can to get back and get playing. Then the next one pops up. So it’s been frustrating. I don’t like sitting on the sidelines watching. This hurts a little bit for me.”

The free agent-to-be joined a group of defense-first center fielders general manager Brodie Van Wagenen dealt prospects for that produced very little, a trio that also included Keon Broxton and Billy Hamilton.

The Mets traded prospects Blake Taylor and Kenedy Corona for the 29-year-old Marisnick, who received just 33 at-bats and appeared in just 16 games as a Met. Taylor, meanwhile, has pitched well out of the bullpen for the Astros,…

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