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Spring training is barely underway, and yet Giancarlo Stanton still took a pitch to the head. The Miami Marlins slugger was batting in an intra-squad game when he was struck in the head by the first pitch of his at-bat. He didn't hit the ground, didn't stumble. He seemed alright after the incident, but the team wanted to have him evaluated.
According to Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach post, Stanton even signed a few autographs as he left with the Marlins' head trainer. Stanton should be able to go back out there today, but the team will evaluate him further this morning.
“It hit me first and then the helmet decided to come in after the impact. I wasn’t dizzy or nothing. I saw a little grayness, fuzziness on the outside of my eyes. But it’s subsiding now,” Stanton said.
Stanton is the Marlins best player. He probably could have earned that title this season, but with the fire sale last season and this offseason, Stanton has the title by default. Miami seems intent on keeping the cost-controlled player long-term, but it may be only a matter of time before he's gone as well.
Stanton hit .290/.361/.608 last season with 37 home runs. He did all that in only 127 games. Imagine what he can do over the course of a full season.
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