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Giancarlo Stanton day-to-day after MRI reveals left shoulder contusion

Apr 13, 2013, 3:24 PM EDT

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Good news for a lineup which is severely lacking in pop.

According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, Giancarlo Stanton is day-to-day after an MRI revealed a left shoulder contusion. While the young slugger is out of the lineup tonight for the second straight game, he will not required an extended absence. The Marlins will go with Placido Polanco, Austin Kearns and Justin Ruggiano in the heart of their lineup tonight against Phillies’ left-hander Cole Hamels, so they need a healthy Stanton in the worst way.

Stanton has struggled through the early part of the season, hitting just .167 (5-for-30) with two extra-base hits (zero homers) and 12 strikeouts. He has also been walked eight times, so teams haven’t been all that interested in giving him anything to hit.

  1. historiophiliac - Apr 13, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    With Loria in charge, I think everyone is day-to-day there.

  2. Old Gator - Apr 13, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    If he really wants to play his way out of here – and you can bet your vestigial tail that he does, fellow sentient primates – he’s going to have to get healthy and put up some numbers by July 31.

    • Old Gator - Apr 13, 2013 at 4:35 PM

      Then again, look on the bright side: whatever the Feesh lack in pop, they more than make up for in splat.

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