What promises to be a banner year for the Miami Marlins took its first hit, literally, Sunday with news that outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has been taken to a hospital for X-rays after being hit in the left wrist by a pitch during a spring training game.
The Marlins said Sunday that Stanton was being treated for a "left wrist contusion."
Stanton was hit by a fastball from New York Mets reliever Chris Schwinden in the third inning.
Stanton was met at first base by assistant trainer Mike Kozak and Miami manager Ozzie Guillen, then was taken out of the game.
Formerly known as Mike Stanton, the outfielder is the major homerun threat in the line-up after an impressive sophomore season in 2011 in which he hit 34 home runs and drove in 87 runs.