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Stanton to have MRI on left shoulder, likely to miss rest of weekend

The Marlins, who fell to 1-9 and remain on pace with the 1998 team for the worst start in franchise history (1-11), could potentially be in even bigger trouble if the pain in slugger Giancarlo Stanton's left shoulder turns out to be worse than expected.

The All-Star right fielder was scratched from the lineup an hour before the start of the game Friday -- a pain he says has been escalating since he made a diving catch last weekend in New York. He's scheduled to have an MRI on Saturday and will at the very least sit out a few days.

"I wasn't too sure if it was the weather or the dive or what not," said Stanton, who took batting practice before the game. "I felt it [during batting practice] and I didn't like it."

Marlins manager Mike Redmond said the Marlins are in a wait-and-see approach for now.

"I would say it's fair to say he's not going to play tomorrow," Redmond said. "We're going to reevaluate him tomorrow."

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