Doctors have not been able to pinpoint the cause of the pain in Giancarlo Stanton’s left knee, according to the Palm Beach Post. As a result, the 22-year-old slugger may have to deal with the soreness the entirety of the year.
“Basically, it’s the same type of stuff from spring training,” Stanton told the paper. “There is no specific injury to it. It’s something that I’m going to have to deal with. There are times I’m going to have to deal with that, and some stretches that I won’t.”
“It’s something that’s obviously not going to get much better by playing every day,” he said. “It’s something that you have to kind of deal with, gauge the pain and deal with what you’ve got.”
Stanton is considered one of the game’s best young sluggers, however nagging injuries have not allowed the Miami Marlin to play as consistently as he would like. Last year, in 150 games, Stanton hit .262/.356/.537 with 34 home runs and 87 RBI. In 100 games in 2010, he hit .259/.326/.507 with 22 home runs and 59 RBI.