Marisnick and the Astros avoided arbitration with a one-year deal on Friday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports. The specifics of the deal are not yet public. Marisnick continued his bench role for the Astros last season, playing capable defense in center field but providing very little (a .211/.275/.399 line in 235 plate appearances) with his bat.
Marisnick filled in for Josh Reddick, who left Monday's game with an Achilles' injury. He went 0-for-2 with a strikeout and two diving grabs in a 4-1 loss to the Mariners. Reddick's status is day-to-day. If he is forced to miss additional time, it will open up at-bats in the outfield for others. George Springer will remain a constant while manager A.J. Hinch fills out the rest of the outfield from a mix of Marisnick, Tony Kemp and Marwin Gonzalez.
Marisnick (groin) was activated off the 10-day disabled list Saturday. Marisnick returned to the Astros on Saturday as expected following a four-game rehab stint. The 27-year-old has been sidelined with a groin injury since early August. Marisnick has struggled at the plate with a .217/.279/.411 slash line in 191 plate appearances in the majors this season.
Marisnick (groin) is expected to be activated from the 10-day disabled list Saturday, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic Houston reports. Marisnick has already made two minor-league rehab appearances for Triple-A Fresno, going 4-for-8 with a homer, a walk and five RBI in those contests. He's expected to play one more game for Fresno on Monday before reporting to Double-A Frisco on Wednesday to finish out his rehab. Barring any setbacks, the outfielder should be activated from the 10-day disabled list when rosters expand over the weekend. Marisnick has been on the shelf since Aug. 11 with a groin injury.
Marisnick will embark on a minor-league assignment at Triple-A Fresno on Friday. Marisnick was placed on the 10-day disabled list Aug. 11 with a left groin injury, but after running the bases and taking batting practice Wednesday, he'll start a rehabilitation assignment with the Grizzlies. The Astros will likely wait until rosters expand Sept. 1 to reinstate Marisnick from the DL.