March 11, 2012; Port St Lucie, FL, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton (27) is hit in the hand by a pitch from New York Mets starting pitcher Chris Schwinden (63) (not pictured) as Josh Thole (30) catches during the spring training game Digital Domain Park. Stanton would leave the game and go for xrays. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-US PRESSWIRE
Giancarlo Stanton was sent for x-rays yesterday after being hit by a pitch on his left wrist during Sunday's game, and is currently day-to-day. Even though he tweeted later in the day that "all is good", I'll want to see him in game action in the next day or two before stating that he's back to normal. I do think that if he's healthy he will be good for 40 home runs, and end up earning the value of his draft position currently.
Angels' 1B/DH Kendrys' Morales ran the bases yesterday and could see game action later this week if all progresses well in the next few days. Morales would likely be the starting designated hitter if he can prove that he can run enough to play everyday. If he does, he will be a very nice sleeper value in both AL-only and mixed leagues. If he can't, look for Bobby Abreu to get the DH at bats instead.
Mets' 3B David Wright was flown to New York to have his rib cage looked at by team doctors, and Wright will be out of game action until next weekend. It seems more and more to me like the Mets might be a bit cursed this year after having Ike Davis miss time as well. Hopefully everything will be fine when they take a look at him.
Angels' OF Vernon Wells went 2 for 5 yesterday with a 3 run home run and 5 runs batted in total in a 17-2 win for the Angels. He seems to me like the main reason Mike Trout would not be in the Majors to start the year, and the longer Wells plays well, the longer it will likely take for Trout to get there.