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Young Marisnick ready for milestone

Young Marisnick ready for milestone

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Young Marisnick ready for milestone

DENVER -- Jake Marisnick entered Thursday still searching for his first big league hit.

Marisnick, called up from Double-A Jacksonville along with his pal and fellow highly touted prospect Christian Yelich on Monday night, was 0-for-8 with two strikeouts in his first two Major League games. Marisnick watched as Yelich stole the spotlight Tuesday night when both players made their debuts. Yelich went 3-for-4 with two RBIs, leading the Marlins to a 4-2 victory in the second game of the series.

Marlins manager Mike Redmond said Marisnick will have an easier time moving on after he gets the career milestone out of the way.

"He needs to get that hit and move on," Redmond said after Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Rockies. "But it'll happen, I'm not worried."

Marisnick earned his third consecutive start in center field Thursday, the finale of a four-game series against the Rockies.

Ian McCue is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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