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Stanton in lineup vs. Red Sox

JUPITER, Fla. — On a day their third base position became unsettled, the Marlins solidified themselves in right field.

For the first time in Grapefruit League play, Mike Stanton is in the lineup, playing right field and batting cleanup on Thursday against the Red Sox at Roger Dean Stadium.

Stanton, 21, has been out with a strained right quad, which he suffered on Feb. 27 in a scrimmage against the University of Miami.

“With Michael back, that bottom half of our lineup looks stronger with him in the middle,” manager Edwin Rodriguez said.

Earlier on Thursday, Matt Dominguez was reassigned to Minor League camp. Donnie Murphy and Emilio Bonifacio will get looks at third base until the season begins.

Javier Vazquez will pitch for Florida on Thursday, while Clay Buchholz will throw for the Red Sox.

RED SOX

1) Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2) Jed Lowrie, SS
3) David Ortiz, DH
4) Kevin Youkilis, 3B
5) Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
6) Mike Cameron, RF
7) Ryan Kalish, LF
8) Drew Sutton, 1B
9) Nate Spears, 2B

MARLINS

1) Emilio Bonifacio, CF
2) Omar Infante, 2B
3) Hanley Ramirez, SS
4) Mike Stanton, RF
5) Gaby Sanchez, 1B
6) Logan Morrison, LF
7) John Buck, C
8) Donnie Murphy, 3B
9) Javier Vazquez, P

Joe Frisaro

Hit or error?

Hit or error?

Initially, the official scorer ruled double. Then after seeing replays, the call was reversed to a two-base error.

Jacoby Ellsbury’s first MLB error came with a little controversy on Wednesday night. In the first inning, the speedy Red Sox center fielder tried to run down Jorge Cantu’s line drive into left center. The ball hit off his glove and popped out.

The overturn became the first error Ellsbury has committed in his career, and it came in his 232nd game. Florida’s Hanley Ramirez scored on the play, and it became an unearned run charged to Brad Penny.

Cantu said he felt it was a hit, and that sentiment was shared on the Marlins bench.

“It was the talk of the dugout for a few innings,” Cantu said. “All I know is that Ellsbury was in full sprint for the ball. That’s all I saw. It was kind of weird that they called that an error.

“I found out that Ellsbury had some kind of streak with errors. I don’t know. It’s their call. There is nothing I can do about it. Everybody thought it had to be a base hit, because it was full sprint out there for the ball.”

Had it been ruled a hit, it would have been an RBI for Cantu. Official scorers have 24 hours, or before the ensuing game, to reverse a call. For that to happen in this case is unlikely since it would add an earned run to Penny. You typically don’t find club’s seeking to add a negative statistics to their pitchers.

Marlins right fielder Jeremy Hermida said he wasn’t sure if it was a hit or error.

“I don’t know,” Hermida said. “That’s one of those you have to see the replay on. It’s almost a general rule in the outfield, if it’s off your glove, you get an error. Right or wrong.”

– Joe Frisaro

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