X-rays negative, Stanton, Marlins relieved
JUPITER, Fla. — For now, the Marlins can breath a sigh of relief.
Giancarlo Stanton is going to be fine. X-rays taken late Sunday afternoon came back negative, and the 22-year-old should be back in action in a couple of days.
There was major concern when Stanton was struck on the left wrist by a Chris Schwinden fastball in the third inning on Sunday at Port St. Lucie.
The pitch by the Mets right-hander ran up and in on Stanton, who felt his wrist and hand lock upon impact.
Taking no chances, Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen immediately lifted Stanton for a pinch-runner.
Stanton confirmed that he will be fine on his Twitter account. “All is good. Ready to go!” the slugger Tweeted Sunday night. “No worries my people.”
Stanton was initially set to travel to Fort Myers on Monday. Instead, he will remain in Jupiter for treatment, and not play the Red Sox.
— Joe Frisaro