A rare bit of good news for the Marlins to begin this Saturday. Giancarlo Stanton has a bruised left shoulder and is listed as day-to-day. Stanton had a MRI, which didn't reveal any structural damage. Stanton, who has yet to homer or drive in a run, could be back in the lineup within a few days.
In other news, veteran reliever David Aardsma has signed a minor-league deal with the Marlins and will report to Triple A New Orleans. Aardsma announced the deal on his Twitter account.
The right-hander underwent Tommy John surgery in 2011, made one relief appearance in 2012 with the Yankees, and was released by New York on April 4. He appeared in eight spring training games, finishing with a 3.52 ERA in 7 2/3 innings.
Aardsma totaled 69 saves with the Seattle Mariners in 2009-10.
1. Pierre, lf; 2. Solano, 2b; 3. Polanco, 3b; 4. Kearns, rf; 5. Dobbs, 1b; 6. Ruggiano, cf; 7. Brantly, c; 8. Hechavarria, ss; Fernandez, p.