Florida Marlins prospect cuts teammate in knife-prank gone wrong


Marlins prospect Josh Naylor accidentally cut his roommate in what is being called a “knife-related prank”. (Photo AP via Deadspin)

We will be back to our Blade Show coverage shortly, but lest we completely abandon the knife-related news side of things, there is this. The number 2 prospect in MLB’s Florida Marlins’ farm system reportedly injured his teammate in what is being described as a “prank gone bad”.

From Sun-Sentinel.com:

“Naylor has a reputation of being a bit of a prankster, but this one obviously went a little too far,” Hill said. “Obviously, he’s torn up about it. This is a good friend, his roommate. They came into pro ball together, so they’re good friends.

“Hopefully it’ll just be a short term and [Garrett] can get back healthy and return to form and continue on his career.”

Naylor, a power-hitting first baseman, was the 12th overall selection in the 2015 draft. Rated the organization’s No. 2 prospect, he is showing progress on the field, with seven home runs and 36 RBI while batting .262, while going through the process of maturing as a professional as an 18-year-old.

“I don’t think you’ll see Josh Naylor goofing around with knives any more. Other pranks were just pranks and nobody got hurt. Unfortunately, this one ended in an injury, which isn’t funny at all.”

The baseball gods are fickle. I had a buddy in college who was an Orioles prospect who lost it all when he put a pair of scissors through his thumb stripping tape off a bat. Hopefully, this injury is not more serious than it appears. In baseball, as in most occupations, you need to take care of your hands.

Don’t stab your roommate, and never punch a drunk with your pitching hand. (NSFW language)



  1. Sam L. says:

    Pranks with knives usually end badly.

  2. cmeat says:

    they may both wind up getting cut.

    1. sagebrushracer says:

      if they both get cut, the one may end up cutting the other….

      1. cmeat says:

        hadn’t thought of that.
        we better cut it out.

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