NEW YORK — Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton underwent a series of check-ups in Miami on Tuesday, as well as indications are that the two-time All-Star will not be medically cleared to return prior to a season ends on June. 28 at Washington.
Earlier within the afternoon, the team had been confident that Stanton’s recovery from cosmetic injuries was progressing adequate for the slugger to come back in some capability. But after Miami lost, 9-1, to the Mets, manager Mike Redmond validated it was doubtful the team could be regaining its power-hitting right fielder.
‘[Stanton] had been checked out later this afternoon,Inches Redmond said. ‘We’ll have an official assertion [Wednesday], but it’s probably not looking good pertaining to him.’
Since being struck hard by a pitch on October. 11 at Milwaukee, the Marlins and Stanton had been hopeful how the rest of the season would not be absolutely lost.
Stanton suffered multiple cosmetic fractures and lacerations requiring more than 20 stitches and missing several teeth after currently being pegged on the left facet of his face on Sept. 11 by a Scott Fiers’ fastball at Miller Park.
Before Tuesday’s game, Redmond spoke more optimistically of a give back.
‘His mindset is he wants to come back and play,In the Miami manager mentioned pregame. ‘Ours is, absolutely, if it can happen.’
On Tuesday, via his Instagram accounts, Stanton sent out a graphic photo involving his scarred and inflammed face before and after he had a few plastic surgery.
The Marlins are keeping Stanton inside their thoughts. During games, his No. 27 jersey hangs in the dugout.
‘Hopefully, he does come back,Inch third baseman Casey McGehee said early The following thursday afternoon. ‘But while he’s out there, we want to finish up strong to let him know, when he will come back, that he doesn’t have to be normally the one doing all the lifting alone, that we can pull alongside one another.’
The players have included Stanton on group text messages and shared photos and videos with him of the has been going on around the golf club. On Sunday, for instance, the particular rookies dressed up as part of their once-a-year late-season, road-trip ritual. Pictures and video lessons were sent to Stanton.
For Stanton’s peace of mind, the had been hoping the slugger could get into game action. The perfect situation would have been a few at-bats wherever he could have faced selling heading into the offseason. The goal was not for him to try out the outfield or risk going or sliding on the basics.
‘I would want nothing more than to have them step into that box 4 to 5 more times, or ten more times,’ Redmond said. ‘However many times it is before the months are over — for him to obtain that comfort level of understanding that he got back into that box, and not have his last memory for the 2014 season [be] acquiring hit in the mouth.’
Stanton got played in 145 games, anf the husband was having an MVP-caliber season, hitting .288 with 37 home works and 105 RBIs. His on-base portion was .395, to go along with a slugging amount of .555.