Marlins Way: Giancarlo Stanton still the talk of the baseball world

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Feb 18, 2014; Jupiter, FL, USA; Miami Marlins catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Giancarlo Stanton (27) in spring training action at Roger Dean Stadium Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Stanton prefers to watch on first day with live pitching

Nate Taylor, Sun Sentinel

Giancarlo Stanton stepped into the batter’s box, just as he has done for the past five years at the start of spring training.

On Thursday, several cameras and fans focused on Stanton as he raised his black bat. Behind the batter’s cage was manager Mike Redmond, who was ready to watch his every move.

Across from Stanton and on the mound was his teammate, pitcher Henderson Alvarez. With a calm approach and in his usual stance, Stanton, the Marlins’ star slugger, faced live pitching for the first time in five months. Alvarez threw fastballs, changeups and the occasional breaking ball.

Stanton never swung his bat. Click here for full article.

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