Stanton plunked on left wrist

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — The Marlins received a scare on Sunday afternoon when slugger Giancarlo Stanton was plunked on the left wrist by a fastball.

The 22-year-old was taken out of the game, and the team said he has a bruised wrist. Stanton is getting an X-ray later in the day on Sunday.

In rainy and windy conditions at Digital Domain Park, Stanton stepped in with the bases loaded to face New York right-hander, Chris Schwinden.

Schwinden’s pitch ran up and in on Stanton, who absorbed the pitch on his wrist area. Before the slugger could reach first base, manager Ozzie Guillen and the trainer met Stanton at first base.

Without much conversation, Stanton was replaced by pinch-runner, Kyle Jensen.

Stanton, the Marlins’ cleanup hitter, originally was scheduled to travel to Fort Myers on Monday to face the Red Sox. Now, that trip may be in jeopardy.

Joe Frisaro

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