Stanton running bases; Eovaldi getting close
PHILADELPHIA — Giancarlo Stanton is moving closer to game action.
The Marlins right fielder, on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring, is up at the Roger Dean Stadium complex in Jupiter, Fla. On Monday, he tested his legs running the bases.
“He’s getting closer to playing in a game,” manager Mike Redmond said.
On Tuesday, Nathan Eovaldi will be starting for Double-A Jacksonville in what likely will be his final rehab start before he joins the Marlins.
Placido Polanco was scratched from the lineup on Monday at Philadelphia because he is under the weather.
Ed Lucas started at third base in place of Polanco, who could be ready to go on Tuesday.
At Double-A Jacksonville, highly-touted outfielder Christian Yelich strained an abdominal muscle while diving for the ball. He is being evaluated day to day right now.
Yelich is a candidate to being called up in about a week.
Donovan Solanco (intercostal strain) was the designated hitter for Class A Jupiter on Monday night. Joe Mahoney (right hamstring) played first base in the game.
– Joe Frisaro