Superstar right fielder Giancarlo Stanton missed most of last season with a hamate bone injury. He was healthy this year, though, and ready to prove his ability to stay on the field for a whole season.
Several games into spring training, however, Stanton only has three at-bats and is now scheduled to visit a doctor regarding soreness in his knee. Marlins manager Don Mattingly says he is simply being cautious with Stanton, but there is some concern since it is the same knee that Stanton had surgery on in 2012. He did not make the trip with the team for today’s game and will likely not play for a few days at least.