Stanton visiting doctor; Kearns discharged

MIAMI — Giancarlo Stanton still feels discomfort in his left shoulder, so on Monday afternoon the Marlins slugger went back to be examined by the team doctors.

The team did receive good news as Austin Kearns was discharged from University of Miami Hospital, after spending the night to be observed for an irregular heartbeat.

In the short-term, both outfielders will miss at least another couple of days. And the Marlins are weighing whether one or both of them will be placed on the disabled list.

“The good news is, Kearns has been discharged from the hospital,” manager Mike Redmond said. “He’s on his way over [to the ballpark] but he hasn’t been cleared for baseball activities. He’s got a couple of more tests to do tomorrow. He will be here tonight. Definitely, that’s great news that he seems like he’s going to be alright.”

Stanton is missing his fourth straight game due to his sore left shoulder. He was injured while making a diving catch on April 6 at New York.

“Stanton is the same,” Redmond said. “He’s still not able to do any baseball stuff either. He says his shoulder is still sore. We’re playing shorthanded. We can’t play shorthanded for too long. It’s too tough.”

Joe Frisaro

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