Source: X-rays negative after Dietrich hit on wrist
Second baseman has bone bruise, hopes to be back in a couple of days
By Glenn Sattell
Special to MLB.com |
MIAMI -- On a night right fielder Giancarlo Stanton returned to the lineup, the Marlins watched Derek Dietrich leave after being struck on the left wrist with a pitch in the eighth inning of Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Pirates.
According to a source, X-rays on Dietrich's wrist revealed a bone bruise, and the second baseman hopes he'll only miss a couple of games. The club has not confirmed the X-ray results.
"It didn't sound good, from him," manager Don Mattingly said of the Dietrich injury. "He felt like something happened right away. Usually guys kind of hang in there and say, 'Ah, wait, wait [to check out the injury].' He knew something right away, which is not great. Hopefully we'll get some good news."
It was only three days ago in Atlanta that Dietrich was in the dugout during a game and got hit in the back of the head with a foul ball.
"We don't know what's going to happen yet, but like anything else, we just have to deal with whatever comes," Mattingly said. "You've got to do what you've got to do, and somebody else has to do it if he's not available. But let's hope for good news and go from there."
The game marked Stanton's first appearance on the homestand; he'd missed the last seven games with a sore right side. It was also his first time batting fifth in the lineup since 2012.
"It's good to get him back," Mattingly said. "You kind of get one and hopefully not lose one. But it is good to get him back and [Christian Yelich] back together again. So we're able to at least get our outfield back to full strength."
Stanton was 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.
"He looked fine," Mattingly said. "You don't play for a week you never know what a guy's going to look like. But just to get him out, that's all you need. He'll get going."
Glenn Sattell is a contributor to MLB.com and covered the Marlins on Wednesday. MLB.com reporter Joe Frisaro contributed to this report. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.