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Giancarlo Stanton hit on wrist by a pitch, leaves game

Mar 11, 2012, 6:28 PM EDT

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Update: X-rays were negative on Stanton’s left wrist, and he’s listed as day-to-day.


Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was lifted from Sunday’s Grapefruit League game against the Mets after taking a Chris Schwinden pitch off his left hand. According to Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post, he has been diagnosed with a contusion.

Stanton, who played the 2010 and 2011 seasons under the name Mike, was appearing in his fourth Grapefruit League game. Including Sunday’s one at-bat, he’s 2-for-9 this spring with an RBI and three strikeouts.

The Marlins could give him a few days off as a precautionary measure. And if X-rays confirm the initial diagnosis (a bruise), his ability to be at full strength for the start of the regular season will be unaffected.

Stanton, 22, slugged 34 home runs and registered a cool .893 OPS in 150 games last year.

  1. frankdatank23 - Mar 11, 2012 at 2:43 PM

    Should we pronounce his last name …… “Stan-tone” ?

  2. pkers - Mar 11, 2012 at 2:51 PM

    Either his bat has pink eye, or it has a giant nipple. I’m not sure which.

    • shawnuel - Mar 11, 2012 at 3:49 PM

      It’s an inverse nipple!

  3. billb09 - Mar 11, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    Next he won’t really be 22 more like 28 and his real name will be?…. Next time there is a visa problem we will find out.

    • shawnuel - Mar 11, 2012 at 3:53 PM

      Stanton probably won’t need a visa to travel home to California.

      • Old Gator - Mar 11, 2012 at 9:37 PM

        They ought to drop the visa requirement to travel past the Broward County line too. Traffic really backs up on I-95 on the Macondo side heading north through the customs and immigration booth.

  4. randygnyc - Mar 11, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    Giancarlo Stan-toe-knee

  5. micker716 - Mar 11, 2012 at 11:53 PM

    Gian what?

  6. cmutimmah - Mar 12, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    Giancarlo, that’s the guy that knocked up Snookie, Right?

  7. Old Gator - Mar 12, 2012 at 12:23 PM

    I’m afraid I can’t get accustomed to “Giancarlo” after a year and a half of “Mike.” It’s cumbersome, and the latinate Giancarlo clashes noisily with the Anglo Stanton. I’ll just stick to The Iron Giant, as in fairytales past.

    In other news in or around the Feesh that the CTB crew hasn’t seen fit to cover, Feesh mouthpiece that roars, the Chihuahua, was recorded saying a bunch of stupidly disparaging things about residents of Macondo and their elected officials last week that set off a classic tropical teapot tempest in these here parts. Seems he impugned the intelligence of the politicians he so easily conned into springing for most of the cost of the Macondo Banana Massacre field (which was also embroiled in some negative reportage about its inadequate parking facilities) – and the intelligence of those who elected him in the first place.

    Obviously, he was not wrong about any of this – but you have to marvel at the inert amalgam of ineptitude and stupidity that led him to say any of it in the first place.

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