Stanton suffers bruised wrist in Marlins’ loss to Pirates
PITTSBURGH — Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton left his team’s 7-6 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday after being hit by a pitch on the right wrist in the first inning.
The team said X-rays were negative and Stanton is day-to-day with a bruised wrist.
“The fact that there’s no fractures just means basically there’s going to be some swelling,” said Miami manager Don Mattingly. “It’s going to be sore. How long’s that going to be? It could be a few days.”
Stanton was struck by a pitch from Trevor Williams. Stanton made his way to first base, but after consultation with the team trainer, he was replaced by Ichiro Suzuki. Stanton was the second batter of the game.
Stanton has 16 home runs this season and is batting .288 with 42 RBIs.
He missed the last month and half of 2016 with a groin strain, and was out for the majority of the 2015 season with an injury to his left hand.
Jordy Mercer hit a tying two-run triple for Pittsburgh in the seventh inning, and scored on John Jaso’s ground-rule double.
The Pirates’ Josh Bell, Elias Diaz and Andrew McCutchen each had three hits.
Daniel Hudson (1-2) earned the win with a scoreless seventh. Felipe Rivero got four outs for the save — his first with Pittsburgh and the fourth of his career.
David Phelps (2-3) took the loss.
J.T. Realmuto had three hits and three RBIs for the Marlins.