|Mar. 5 2:35 PM PT3:35 PM MT4:35 PM CT5:35 PM ET17:35 ET22:35 GMT6:35 3:35 PM MST5:35 PM EST6:05 PM VEN2:35 UAE (+1)4:35 PM CT-Despite not getting a hit, Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was pleased with his first at-bats of the spring.
Analysis: Stanton went 0 for 2 in his first game since being hit in the face by Mike Fiers' fastball in September. "I felt good in the box," he said. "We're right on track. It was good to be in a game setting again."
|Mar. 1 9:12 PM PT10:12 PM MT11:12 PM CT12:12 AM ET0:12 ET5:12 GMT13:12 10:12 PM MST12:12 AM EST12:42 AM VEN9:12 UAE11:12 PM CT-Stanton was plunked by teammate Henderson Alvarez on Saturday.
Analysis: Stanton was taking part in a simulated game and should be OK.
|Feb. 24 11:16 AM PT12:16 PM MT1:16 PM CT2:16 PM ET14:16 ET19:16 GMT3:16 12:16 PM MST2:16 PM EST2:46 PM VEN23:16 UAE1:16 PM CT-Stanton saw his first live pitches since his beaning back in September. The Marlins will have to wait at least one more day to watch Stanton take his first swing.
Analysis: While other members of his hitting group swung freely Thursday during the Miami's first live batting practice sessions of the spring, Stanton - wearing a traditional-style batting helmet - tracked all 10 pitches he saw, five from Henderson Alvarez and five from Brad Hand, into the catcher's mitt. The 25-year-old Stanton says he didn't experience any anxiety stepping into the batter's box for the first time since a Mike Fiers fastball hit him in the face.