Giancarlo Stanton Hit in the Head by Pitch During Simulated Game (Video)
The Miami Marlins already lost a few of their big name players to the Toronto Blue Jays during the offseason, and they nearly lost their biggest name of all following a frightening incident earlier today.
While taking part in a simulated game, Giancarlo Stanton was hit in the head by an errant 95 mph fastball from the Marlins’ top pitching prospect, Jose Fernandez.
Check it out:
Thankfully, Stanton appeared to be fine, but he did have the back of his neck wrapped with ice in the clubhouse. When asked how he was feeling, he told reporters that he doesn’t believe he’ll have to miss any time. “I wasn’t dizzy or nothing. I saw a little grayness, fuzziness on the outside of my eyes. But it’s subsiding now,” Stanton said, also adding that he had no ill will towards Fernandez and he understands that it’s a risk that comes with playing the game.
As for Fernandez, he later blamed his loss of control on his sweaty hands. I’m going to assume that the nerves of pitching to the team’s franchise player got to the young prospect.
Hat Tip – [The Palm Beach Post]