Marlins superstar outfielder Giancarlo Stanton says he’s feeling “much better” after being hit in the face with a pitch last night. Baseball fans everywhere looked on in fear yesterday as Stanton, the possible National League MVP, was carted off the field after an 88 mph fastball hit his face.
Stanton was taken to a hospital and examined following the pitch. The team announced today that the pitch fractured multiple bones in his face, but he will not need surgery. Regardless, Marlins manager Mike Redmond doesn’t expect to see Stanton on the field again this year.
"We've lost our MVP," Redmond said. "It doesn't look good."
Stanton sent out the following tweet today thanking everyone for their support:
Here’s the pitch, in case you missed it:
The Marlins and Brewers got in a benches-clearing confrontation after Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers hit the next batter he faced after Stanton. Fiers insisted after the game that both pitches were accidents. He tweeted that he was “deeply sorry” about what happened and wished Stanton a quick recovery:
Source: ESPN, MLB