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.
Stay tuned to Marlin Maniac for all updates on Stanton’s status.