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Top Miami Marlins prospect injured his teammate in a knife prank

Top Marlins prospect Josh Naylor accidentally injured a teammate as a result of a knife prank gone wrong.

Top Marlins prospect Josh Naylor accidentally injured a teammate as a result of a knife prank gone wrong.

Top Miami Marlins prospect Josh Naylor still has some lessons to learn off the field. According to a story from the Sun-Sentinel, Naylor injured Greensboro Grasshoppers teammate Stone Garrett in a knife prank gone wrong over the weekend.

The team did not release any information on the specific details of the prank aside from its results: Garrett was placed on the DL after receiving three stitches in his right thumb due to a cut suffered from the prank. He will also be evaluated by a hand specialist in Miami.

Via the Sun-Sentinel:

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"I don't think you'll see Josh Naylor goofing around with knives any more," said Michael Hill, the Marlins' President of Baseball Operations. "Other pranks were just pranks and nobody got hurt. Unfortunately, this one ended in an injury, which isn't funny at all."

The 18-year-old Naylor was the 12th overall pick in the 2015 MLB Draft. He owns a .262 batting average with seven home runs and 36 RBIs in 52 games so far this season. Garrett is also a top prospect in the Marlins' system. The 20-year-old was named the Marlins' Minor League Player of the Year last season but is off to a slow start this year after suffering a different injury that kept him out of action this spring until April 23.