|Bats / Throws||Right / Right|
|Date of Birth||3/30/1991|
|Height, Weight||6'4", 220 lbs|
|Drafted||2009 - Rd 3|
Marisnick is appealing his two-game suspension and will be eligible to play Thursday against the Rangers, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
Marisnick was suspended for colliding with Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy during a play at the plate Saturday, an incident which led to Lucroy suffering a broken nose and a concussion. Marisnick will remain eligible for now but could be forced to sit out for a game or two sometime soon.
Marisnick was suspended two games for his role in a collision at the plate with Jonathan Lucroy on Sunday, Buster Olney of ESPN reports.
Marisnick ran into Lucroy on the final game before the All-Star break, leading to Lucroy suffering a broken nose and a concussion. MLB concluded that Marisnick didn't intend to injure Lucroy but that his actions nevertheless were worthy of a suspension. Marisnick can appeal the suspension. If he elects not to, he'll begin serving it Thursday against the Rangers.
Marisnick started in place of the injured Michael Brantley (hamstring) and went hitless in four at-bats in Saturday's 4-0 win over the Angels.
Josh Reddick moved to left field in place of Brantley while Marisnick started in center with George Springer in right. Brantley's injury does not appear to be serious, so this looks like a short stay in the starting lineup for Marisnick, who started for the first time in five games.
Marisnick went 1-for-1 with two RBI as pinch hitter against the Mariners on Sunday.
Marisnick was called upon in the bottom of the eighth inning with a pair of runners on base, and he came through with a single to right field, extending Houston's lead to four. The 28-year-old has picked up a base knock in each of his last three contests, driving in four over that brief stretch.