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REDMOND: Joe West Saw Sanabia Spit, Nothing Happened

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Marlins manager Mike Redmond said Tuesday that he didn't see pitcher Alex Sanabia spit on a baseball on Monday night -- but first base umpire Joe West did.

According to Redmond, West didn't say anything but tossed that ball out of play.

Redmond doesn't expect anything to happen to Sanabia since West didn't even mention it.

Sanabia declined all interview requests on Tuesday.

Video captured from Monday's Philadelphia broadcast briefly showed Sanabia spitting on a new baseball tossed to him moments after Domonic Brown deposited the previous one in the sparsely-filled right field seats.

Sanabia was seen vigorously rubbing down the ball as Brown rounded the bases, with one teammate joking "it was bone dry" afterward anyway.

Redmond said he didn't realize anything out of the ordinary -- and I'm not sure this is anything but ordinary save for it being caught on video -- until he saw the video later on.

"At the time it didn't make sense, but now it kind of does,'' Redmond said of West tossing the ball after the homer.

"Joe made him throw that ball out. I was wondering why. He must have seen him. I don't think [Sanabia spitting] was intentional. He rubbed the ball and I think he did it without knowing. Joe saw it and threw the ball out.''

-- Redmond said Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring) would take live BP on Wednesday and begin "functional running.''

Stanton has been taking batting practice in the cage. "He's cleared to hit,'' Redmond said.

Logan Morrison made his first start of his rehabilitation from knee surgery on Monday and went 2-for-5 for Single-A Jupiter.

Redmond said Morrison would be the designated hitter for the Hammerheads on Tuesday before playing first base on Wednesday. Redmond is expected to be back in the coming weeks.

REDMOND: Joe West Saw Sanabia Spit, Nothing Happened