Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports caught up with Giancarlo Stanton after he was handed the Hank Aaron Award for the National League on Saturday. The Marlins’ outfielder missed the final three weeks of the season after he was hit in the face with a Mike Fiers fastball, suffering multiple facial fractures and dental damage.
Stanton says he feels great, adding, “It’s a lot better than I thought it was going to be.”
Stanton also told Brown that he believes he’ll wear a helmet with a face guard like Braves outfielder Jason Heyward and a handful of other players around the league. Other than the helmet, not much expected to change, as Stanton should be 100 percent and ready to go when spring training begins in February.