Concern is high today for Miami Marlins fans. Giancarlo Stanton had to leave today’s game in the top of the third innning after being hit on the left wrist by a pitch.
Mar 6, 2012; Jupiter, FL. USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) connects for a base hit against the Detroit Tigers at Roger Dean Stadium. The Tigers defeated the Marlins 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE
It turns out that the rain knocking Johan Santana out of the game early in the third was bad news for the Marlins. Chris Schwinden relieved Santana and hit Stanton on his wrist with the bases loaded.
The Marlins are calling the injury a wrist contusion.
Stanton walked toward first base and was met by assistant trainer Mike Kozak and manager Ozzie Guillen. A decision was made and Stanton was removed almost immediately. He was not moving his hand at all as he walked off.
Stanton was being taken to a local hospital to have X-Rays on his hand. The Marlins said he was able to put on his own clothes, so the belief he broke his hand is down played.
Marlins and their fans will all be hoping for the best possible news for the next few hours. The Marlins would lose a big bat in their lineup if Stanton is out for an extended time.
Feb 27 2012, Jupiter, FL, USA: Miami Marlins right fielder Mike Stanton (27) during photo day at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Photo by Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE.
Stay tuned to Marlin Maniac for all updates on Stanton’s status.
Topics: Chris Schwinden, Giancarlo Stanton, Johan Santana, Miami Marlins