At one point last season, the Miami Marlins were highly considering trading outfielder Justin Ruggiano to see what prospect Jake Marisnick can do both offensively and in center field. In 40 games with Miami, he batted .183 with five RBIs.
Manager Mike Redmond ended Marisnick's season early after he had an apparent knee injury. The 22-year old prospect underwent surgery the day after the regular season ended, and is expected to be ready for Spring Training, he told MLB.com.
Marisnick has limited his offseason activity, most recently allowing himself to jog lightly.
"In another week or two, I'll be full activity," Marisnick said in an MLB.com interview. "I'm not too worried about running. In the next week or so, I should be able to dial it up and get back to full speed pretty soon."
Team physician Lee Kaplan reportedly repaired a torn meniscus in Marisnick's left knee.