Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Marlins slugger beaned

JUPITER — An intrasquad matchup between two precocious talents Wednesday left Giancarlo Stanton dazed and Jose Fernandez shaken.

Stanton was hit in the back of the helmet during a Marlins intrasquad game by a fastball that got away from Fernandez, a former Alonso standout and the team's top pitching prospect. Stanton remained on his feet but left the game and said his eyesight was affected.

"I wasn't dizzy," he said. "I saw a little grayness and fuzziness on the outside of my eyes, but it's subsiding now."

Stanton said he didn't expect to miss any time, but further evaluation was planned.

Fernandez, 20, the Marlins' first-round pick in 2011, said the pitch slipped from his hand but it had plenty of velocity.

"Over 95 mph, I know it was. It's a scary moment," the right-hander said. "My hands were sweating a lot. It was just not a good pitch. I feel bad. It's not a good feeling, I promise you."

Fernandez followed Stanton into the clubhouse to apologize.

"When I asked him how he was doing, he laughed," Fernandez said. "I told him I was sorry. He said, 'Bro, it's okay. It's baseball. It happens.' "

PED PROBE: Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez said he and the team are waiting to hear from Major League Baseball, which is conducting an investigation linking him and other players to an anti-aging clinic in Coral Gables. ESPN reported that Gonzalez was the only client named so far of Tony Bosch's now-closed Biogenesis of America clinic who had not received PEDs.

RED SOX-MARINERS TRADE: Boston acquired outfielder/first baseman Mike Carp from Seattle for a player to be named later or cash.

OBITUARY: Sophie Kurys, who set a pro record that still stands by stealing 201 bases in 1946 while playing in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League, died Sunday after complications from surgery. She was 87. The second baseman had 1,114 steals in her career.

ANGELS: First baseman Albert Pujols, who is recovering from offseason knee surgery, won't play in games until mid March. … Right-handed closer Ryan Madson played catch in his first throwing action since Feb. 1, when he felt soreness in his surgically repaired throwing elbow. Left-handed reliever Sean Burnett, who aggravated his lower back while lifting his child last week, is likely a week away from throwing.

CARDINALS: Right-hander Shelby Miller, the team's top pitching prospect, was scratched from his throwing session with shoulder soreness.

GIANTS: Left-hander Javier Lopez will miss up to a week after a warmup pitch hit him on the top of his left hand.

INDIANS: All-Star second baseman Carlos Baerga and former GM John Hart were selected for the club's Hall of Fame.

METS: Second baseman Daniel Murphy has a strained muscle on his right side and received a cortisone shot.

PIRATES: Right-hander A.J. Burnett was named the opening day starter for the first time in his career.

ROYALS: Manager Ned Yost had surgery to remove his gall bladder.

Marlins slugger beaned 02/20/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 8:45pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Tampa Bay Super Bowls: A brief history and some predictions for 2021


    At last, Tampa will host a Super Bowl again. It used to be that the Cigar City would host one a decade, but by the time February 2021 rolls around, it will have been 12 years since the epic showdown between the Steelers and Cardinals in 2009. Because it has been awhile, let's revisit those past Super Bowls while also …

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, holds the AFC Championship trophy? as he celebrates with head coach Bill Belichick after the AFC championship NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. The Patriots defeated the the Pittsburgh Steelers 36-17 to advance to the Super Bowl.? (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) FBO247
  2. Sputtering Rays keep falling one run short

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Even going into play against the Angels on Tuesday just a game under .500 at 23-24, the Rays have some issues they have to resolve.

    Rays starter Alex Cobb waits for Mike Trout to finish his trot after homering to give the Angels a 2-0 lead.
  3. Marc Topkin's takeaways from Tuesday's Rays-Angels game

    The Heater

    RHP Alex Cobb made mistakes on back-to-back pitches to the first two Angels hitters Tuesday, allowing homers to Cameron Maybin and Mike Trout, but otherwise gave the Rays another solid outing, working into the eighth and scattering seven hits.

  4. Rays journal: Brad Miller won't return from DL when eligible

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — 2B Brad Miller (left abdominal strain) will not return from the 10-day disabled list Friday as he hoped. While he took ground balls Tuesday, he has yet to resume running.

    Rays second baseman Brad Miller, left, with infielder Tim Beckham, says he’s letting his left abdominal strain “cool down” before testing it by running.
  5. USF baseball rallies to beat Tulane in AAC tournament opener


    CLEARWATER — With Tulane runners on first and second and two out in the top of the ninth inning Tuesday, USF's dugout watched as burly American Athletic Conference co-player of the year Hunter Williams' fly to left went deep.

    The University of South Florida Bulls take a moment on the field just prior to their game against Tulane in the American Athletic Conference Tuesday, May 23, 2017 in Clearwater.