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Marisnick to have meniscus tear repaired

Marisnick to have meniscus tear repaired

Marisnick to have meniscus tear repaired

MIAMI -- Prospect Jake Marisnick will undergo a scope on his left knee on Monday to repair a meniscus tear.

The 22-year-old outfielder has been experiencing discomfort in the knee for several months, and he believes it was brought on by wear and tear.

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The expected recovery time is four to six weeks.

Marisnick was promoted from Double-A Jacksonville in late July, and in 40 big league games, he is batting .183.

In addition, outfielder Christian Yelich will undergo a minor procedure on Monday to remove a stye from his right eye. The stye surfaced in July, around the time of the All-Star Game.

As did Marisnick, Yelich opened the season at Double-A Jacksonville before being promoted to the big leagues in late July. He's become the regular left fielder, and is batting .288 since his promotion.

Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter Less