MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton and left-hander Adam Conley went on the disabled list Sunday, a double whammy for a team seeking its first playoff berth since 2003.
Stanton was to undergo an MRI after hurting his left groin trying to stretch a single into a double Saturday night. He went down awkwardly and was tagged out at second base to end an 8-7 loss to the Chicago White Sox.
“He looked like he got shot,” manager Don Mattingly said. “You just see the leg give out. Obviously it’s not a very good sign when you see that. Hopefully he’s out a couple of weeks, and we get back at it. If not, we’ve got to do what we’ve got to do.”
Conley gave up five runs in four innings and said he has been dealing with soreness in his pitching hand that has been getting worse. He hurt his hand banging it on the roof of the dugout at Wrigley Field celebrating a teammate’s home run on Aug. 3.
The injury was diagnosed as tendinitis. Mattingly said it would likely force Conley to miss a turn, so the Marlins decided to put the youngster on the DL to give him a breather.
Conley is 8-6 with a 3.84 ERA in 24 starts. Stanton, this year’s Home Run Derby winner, leads the Marlins with 25 homers and 70 RBIs while batting .244.
The injuries are a jolt for a team still in contention for an NL wild-card berth despite losing 10 of its past 15 games.
“We’ve got to find another way to win,” Mattingly said. “It’s as simple as that. Nobody is going to feel sorry for us. Everybody has injuries.”
Infielder Robert Andino and reliever Hunter Cervenka were called up from Triple-A New Orleans. Andino, a nine-year veteran, was in the lineup at second baseman Sunday for his first major league appearance since 2013.
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