VIERA, Fla. — Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton missed Monday’s exhibition game against Washington because of a sore right knee and visited the team doctor, Lee Kaplan.

“Obviously, he’s a big part of our team, big part of our lineup,” said the Marlins’ president of baseball operations, Mike Hill. “We want to make sure everything’s good. Right now it’s just soreness and rest. We’ll see how he reports (Tuesday) and how he feels.”

Stanton had arthroscopic surgery to remove bone chips in his right knee in 2012.

Hill said the Marlins first became aware of Stanton’s knee soreness when he came in for his workout Sunday while the team was at Lakeland, Florida. Hill said there are no plans for Stanton to have an MRI, though that likely would change if the soreness persists.

DODGERS: Infielder Chase Utley said he’s relieved Major League Baseball rescinded his two-game suspension for a slide in last year’s NL playoffs that left New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada with a broken leg.

BREWERS: Outfielder Ryan Braun won’t make his spring training debut until the third week of games as he recovers from back surgery last October.

CARDINALS: Shortstop Jhonny Peralta injured his left thumb and could miss the first two months of the season.

ANGELS: Mike Trout had his first homer and first stolen base of the spring in the Chicago White Sox’s 9-4 victory against a Los Angeles split squad at Tempe, Arizona.

INDIANS: Starter Danny Salazar pitched three scoreless innings and Cleveland beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-5 at Glendale, Arizona.

ROCKIES: Reliever Jairo Diaz needs Tommy John elbow surgery and will be sidelined for the season.

PADRES: Andrew Cashner threw two scoreless innings and Jabari Blash hit his first homer of the spring as San Diego beat Milwaukee 8-2 at Phoenix.