Turns out the injury to Matt Dominguez might not be quite as bad as first thought. Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria said that the latest tests show Dominguez suffered a "slight fracture" to his left elbow when hit by a pitch on Friday in a minor-league spring training game. That's a better prognosis than the 6-8 weeks it was believed he would miss.
"That's the good news," Loria said. "He's a kid. Hopefully he'll heal faster than that."
STANTON UPDATE: Spoke with Mike Stanton a moment ago, and he said he'll take batting practice to test his left hamstring. Stanton left Friday's game with tightness in the hamstring and isn't sure when he'll be able to return. He's not in tonight's lineup, though manager Edwin Rodriguez said there's a chance he still might be able to pinch-hit.
Stanton said he first experienced tightness before the game and that it continued to linger.
"Maybe I overstretched it and did something to tweak it a little bit," Stanton said. "Like I said with the quad (injury), I never did it before. I've never done this before."
Stanton said the injury got worse between the fourth and fifth innings when he was trying to stretch the muscle while standing in the outfield. He reached on a fielder's choice in the bottom of the fifth and went to third on Gaby Sanchez's double. He left the game after that.
Stanton said he's a little worried about the injury but doesn't think it's bad enough to put him on the DL.
CLUBHOUSE MUSIC: So much for the ban on clubhouse music. Apparently, that rule has been erased, and with the good graces of Loria, who reached into his pocket to buy the players a new sound system -- "a small one for the road a bigger one for here," he said. The Marlins' equipment guys were busy hooking it up before batting practice.
Ricky Nolasco, who is tonight's starter for the Marlins, picked the pre-game music and was cranking out the Red Hot Chili Peppers.