The Miami Marlins pronounced Sunday that slugger Giancarlo Stanton is expected finished for a deteriorate with a left groin injury, opening a doorway for Alex Rodriguez to presumably assistance his hometown group make a playoffs.
President of ball operations Michael Hill pronounced a Marlins are deliberating either to strech out to Rodriguez, who was completely expelled by a New York Yankees on Saturday.
“We’re going to demeanour during everything,” Hill said. “There has been information out there about his situation. we have no thought what his seductiveness spin is to continue playing. He has something set adult to pierce into a Yankees front office; we don’t know where his conduct is on that.”
The 41-year-old Rodriguez, who grew adult in South Florida and still lives there, was batting .200 this season, though he had 33 homers and 86 RBIs final season.
The Marlins put Stanton on a infirm list progressing Sunday, and manager Don Mattingly pronounced after Miami’s 5-4 win over a Chicago White Sox that a MRI on Stanton was critical and he wouldn’t play again this season. Hill pronounced Stanton is out during slightest 6 weeks, so there is a remote possibility he could return. This would be a third true year in that Stanton’s deteriorate has been cut brief given of injuries.
The group also put left-hander Adam Conley on a DL with finger tendinitis on his pitching hand.
The Marlins were tied with a Cardinals for a second furious label going into St. Louis’ diversion opposite a Chicago Cubs after Sunday.
“He looked like he got shot,” Mattingly said. “You usually see a leg give out. Obviously it’s not a really good pointer when we see that. Hopefully he’s out a integrate of weeks, and we get behind during it. If not, we’ve got to do what we’ve got to do.”
Stanton, this year’s Home Run Derby winner, leads a Marlins with 25 homers and 70 RBI while batting .244. Justin Bour, who has 15 home runs, is sidelined with an ankle injury, formulating a blank during initial bottom that Rodriguez could assistance fill.
The Marlins are contending for their initial playoff berth given 2003. To overcome a detriment of Stanton, Hill said, a front bureau will cruise all options — including Rodriguez.
“This group has played too good for too long,” Hill said. “We’re right in a thick of this thing, and we’re going to do all in a energy to assistance in any approach we can. If it’s him, if it’s someone else, we’re going to try to find a approach to make it happen.
“We’re putting together a list of options. He’s an accessible player, so he’ll be on that list, and we’ll see where it goes.”
Rodriguez needs usually 4 homers to spin a fourth actor to strike 700, and a appearing miracle competence be a captivate to continue his 22-year career. But he has played small in a margin given 2013, complicating any purpose he competence have with an NL team.
Conley gave adult 5 runs in 4 innings and pronounced he has been traffic with tenderness in his pitching palm that has been removing worse. He harm his palm banging it on a roof of a cave during Wrigley Field celebrating a teammate’s home run on Aug. 3.
The damage was diagnosed as tendinitis. Mattingly pronounced it would expected force Conley to skip a turn, so a Marlins motionless to put a youngster on a DL to give him a breather. Conley is 8-6 with a 3.84 ERA in 24 starts.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.