Stanton Held Out Of Marlins’ Lineup With Hamstring Cramping

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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — One of the hottest hitters in the Miami Marlins lineup will not be there to help try and win a series for the first time in six weeks.

Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton is being held out of the lineup against Philadelphia as a precaution while he recovers from mild hamstring cramping.

Ichiro Suzuki was to start in right field Wednesday in place of Stanton, who was available off the bench and is expected to start Thursday, according to manager Don Mattingly.

Stanton came out of Tuesday’s 7-2 win in the sixth inning because of the cramping.

Mattingly says left-hander Justin Nicolino, who left the game after three scoreless innings because of a blood blister on his left index finger, will likely go on the disabled list.

Vance Worley is expected to take Nicolino’s next turn in the rotation.

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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