Giancarlo Stanton out of Marlins’ lineup on Sunday due to right foot and ankle discomfort

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Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was lifted from Saturday’s 9-2 loss to the visiting Nationals after experiencing soreness in his right foot and ankle, and he is not in Miami’s starting lineup for Sunday afternoon’s series finale against Washington. This according to MLB.com beat writer Joe Frisaro.

X-rays taken Saturday afternoon turned up negative on the foot and ankle, and Stanton told reporters on Saturday night that “it was just one of those days” where he couldn’t shake off the discomfort.

The 23-year-old should return to action for Monday night’s series-opener against the Braves.

Stanton is hitting .249/.365/.473 with 19 home runs and 46 RBI in 96 games played this season.

Alex Bregman shaved his mustache off in the middle of Sunday’s game

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Astros third baseman Alex Bregman apparently wasn’t happy with his mustache on Sunday afternoon as he shaved it off in between innings during his team’s contest against the Royals. Bregman walked and later scored in the Astros’ eight-run second inning, but when he took his next plate appearance in the fourth inning, he was clean-shaven.

Sometimes you just need to switch things up. 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♀️

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Bregman made a throwing error in the seventh and finished 0-for-4 with the walk on the afternoon. The Astros won 11-3.

Bregman isn’t the only player to make headlines for his facial hair recently. Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper recently shaved his signature beard. The Yankees approve of what both players have done.