Stanton dealing with bruised left shoulder
MIAMI — For the second straight day, Giancarlo Stanton was not in the Marlins lineup.
The encouraging news is the All-Star right fielder isn’t dealing with a serious injury. An MRI on Saturday morning showed Stanton has a left shoulder contusion.
The team lists Stanton as day to day.
Miami’s lackluster offense certainly could use Stanton, who initially felt discomfort while making a diving catch on April 6 at New York. The slugger took batting practice on Friday, but he was scratched from the lineup.
Austin Kearns is filling in for Stanton in right field.
Miami has dropped six straight and they are 1-9 heading into Saturday night against the Phillies at Marlins Park.
Rookie Jose Fernandez, the 20-year-old phenon, makes his second big league start. Cole Hamels is starting for Philadelphia.
1) Pierre, LF
2) Solano, 2B
3) Polanco, 3B
4) Kearns, RF
5) Dobbs, 1B
6) Ruggiano, CF
7) Brantly, C
8) Hechavarria, SS
9) Fernandez, P
— Joe Frisaro