Stanton, who exchanged pleasantries with several of his former teammates and coaches prior to Monday's game, told the NY media over the weekend that he harbors no hard feelings toward Jeter over the way things played out in the offseason. "He's a guy who is a tremendous leader for us, behind the plate, but also a guy offensively, you plug in and put him in the middle of your order".
"It was kind of tough in the beginning right when I got traded", he said, adding, "I try to keep it in the past and not let it bother my mind. So, I will not be there". He has taken heat for trading and releasing popular players over the offseason and making moves with the front office that weren't popular with the fan base in South Florida. The Marlins are 4-9 this season.
"It's still a major league team, and you can't really feel bad for anybody that's living their dream", he said.More news: Trainer Freddie Roach "hurt" after split from Manny Pacquiao
He praised Jeter for being clear and confident about what he intends to do long term, although most of the manager's direct communication is with the team's general manager, Mike Hill. Marlins starting pitcher Caleb Smith had a cup of coffee in NY last season and well, we all know Giancarlo Stanton spent his fair share of time in Miami. "We're developing a winning culture". I like how the guys are at least going about their business. No one is happy with the results. "He came around on important days where they retired jerseys and I've gotten a chance to see him numerous times, and that's good enough".
Top Yankees prospect Gleyber Torres, expected to be called up soon, was lifted for a pinch hitter in the fifth inning of Scranton/Wilkes Barre's game at Gwinnett in the Triple-A International League because of back stiffness. Shuck was a non-roster invitee to Spring Training with the Marlins, and the 30-year-old opened the season at New Orleans. He began the season with a win and lost the second game despite pitching well in both games. "We have to grow those numbers, but I think reporting it that way gives us an opportunity to show some growth over time".
The four-time All-Star, two-time NL home run champion and reigning NL MVP was dealt to the Yankees in December as part of a Jeter-directed payroll purge.More news: Apple Inc. (AAPL) -Trending stock
Even in the Boston loss, Boone said there were positives in how Severino pushed through five innings, allowing one run over his final three frames. I like the approach. "We have to win some more games".
The Marlins and Jeter hope to get veteran pitcher Dan Straily back from inflammation in his forearm that has placed him on the disabled list.
Marlins: C J.T. Realmuto, sidelined since bruising his back on March 11, took batting practice and could be activated Tuesday. Wei-Yin Chen has thrown without discomfort in his elbow that has been a problem since last season. If the Marlins can get help from veterans while the rookies and inexperienced players find their groove, Derek Jeter and his Marlins may look better as the season progresses.More news: Teachers march to state Capitol to demand more classroom funding
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