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Jake Marisnick was in uniform limbo for AFL championship

Nov 17, 2012, 8:49 PM EST

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Jake Marisnick is being sent to the Marlins in that 12-player megtrade with the Blue Jays. But the deal hasn’t been finalized, which created a minor predicament for the outfield prospect before Saturday’s AFL championship game in Scottsdale, Arizona. MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo explains:

Jake Marisnick found out he was going to be able to play in Saturday’s Arizona Fall League championship game a couple of days ago. He just wasn’t sure what jersey he’d be playing in.

The outfielder, currently ranked No. 35 onMLB.com’s Top 100 Prospect list, is in organizational limbo currently, a part of the blockbuster Blue Jays-Marlins trade that awaits approval from the Commissioner’s Office. Batting ninth and playing center field for the Salt River Rafters in Saturday’s game, Marisnick wore his Blue Jays jersey, but he did have a contingency plan in case anything got finalized during the game.

“I have the [Marlins] jersey in the locker room, so we’ll see what happens,” Marisnick told Mayo before first pitch. “That’s the word right now. If it goes through, then I’ll switch jerseys. I’m definitely getting a lot of jokes about it, about what jersey I’m wearing. It’s been an interesting couple of days.”

The 21-year-old batted .249/.321/.399 with eight home runs, 29 doubles, 10 triples and 24 stolen bases in 553 plate appearances this past season between High-A Dunedin and Double-A New Hampshire.

  1. proudlycanadian - Nov 17, 2012 at 9:16 PM

    I understand that the deal has not been finalized because everyone needs to have a physical. For example, Reyes was on vacation in Dubai and got back on Friday.

  2. lostsok - Nov 17, 2012 at 9:34 PM

    I’m not sure uniform limbo is the worst thing to happen to this kid lately. Getting traded to the cheapest, least committed team in MLB can’t be exactly good news…

    • thejotapee - Nov 17, 2012 at 11:56 PM

      It’s great news for him. He’ll get called up much sooner.

  3. jaybird22seven - Nov 18, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    He will move up the depth chart a lot faster for Miami then he will in the deep Blue Jays minor system. Good luck Jake.

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