Miami Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton wears a newly designed helmet featuring a half-facemask to protect the left side of his face as he takes live batting practice during a spring training baseball workout Sunday, March 1, 2015, in Jupiter, Fla. Stanton broke his orbital bone and damaged five teeth on Sept. 12 when he was hit by a pitch ending his 2014 season. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
By Dave George, Palm Beach Post Sports Columnist
JUPITER – Giancarlo Stanton will wait until Thursday for his first at-bat against opposition pitching since being struck in the face by a fastball Sept. 11.
The Marlins play St. Louis on Thursday at Roger Dean Stadium in their first spring exhibition against a major-league team. Today at 1:05, Miami plays Miami, as in the Hurricanes, but Stanton will play in a simulated game on the back fields rather than batting against college pitchers.
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