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Stanton went 3-for-3 Saturday with a walk, a double, three runs scored, two RBI and his fifth home run of the season.

All five home runs have come in his last nine games, and Stanton is hitting .314 (11-for-35) over that stretch to boost his slash line on the season to .262/.377/.569.

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Stanton cranked his third home run of the season while going 2-for-4 Tuesday in a loss to the Phillies.

The Marlins have been thrilled to see their slugger get back on track over the past week as Stanton has gone 10-for-27 (.370) with three home runs and nine RBI over his past seven games. He pushed his average up to .260 with the multi-hit effort Tuesday should begin to pile on the power numbers as he find a groove at the plate.

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Stanton was 1-for-4 with a solo home run in a losing cause against the Mets on Friday night.

It was his second of the year, and his second in as many days. Stanton typically starts off slowly but it appears he may be starting to hit his stride. He's hitting just .243, but has now driven in 10 on the young season so the Marlins will gladly welcome his booming bat.

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Stanton clubbed his first home run of the season Thursday in a loss the the Mets, finishing the night 2-for-3 with a walk, two runs and two RBI.

Stanton appears to be warming after a sluggish first week of the season, driving home six runs with five hits over his last three games. It was only a matter of time before Giancarlo found his timing at the dish. Expect the power numbers to pile up in a hurry.

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Stanton went 3-for-3 with a double, two walks, two runs scored and four RBI in the Marlins' 8-2 win over the Braves on Tuesday.

Stanton had gone 0-for-12 in his previous three games and just 3-for-23 to begin the season, but it was only a matter of time before the $325 million man snapped out of it. He will look to keep it going in Wednesday's finale versus soft-tossing lefty Eric Stults. As you might guess, Stanton does have a homer off Stults in seven career at-bats against him.

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Stanton went 0-for-1 with three walks in Tuesday's game against the Braves.

He has one hit and three walks through two games, but and has yet to log an extra-base hit. The Braves jumped out to an early lead and seemed intent on making someone else on the Marlins supply the power to get the Fish back into the game, as they rarely threw Stanton a strike. The Marlins close out their series against Shelby Miller and the Braves Wednesday. Stanton has two homers and zero strikeouts in just six career plate appearances against Miller so it may be worth paying up for him in daily leagues.

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Stanton is batting third and starting in right field for the Marlins' Grapefruit League opener Thursday against the Cardinals, Joe Frisaro of reports.

Stanton was hit on the hip during his first taste of live action Sunday, but is ready to roll as the Marlins open their preseason schedule. Manager Mike Redmond is planning to mix and match his lineup throughout the spring, but his first iteration has Stanton batting third and Christian Yelich in the two-hole. Mike Morse, Martin Prado and Marcell Ozuna are hitting in the fourth through sixth spots, respectively. Stanton will be a fantasy beast regardless of where he hits in the lineup, but the third position guarantees he'll see action in the first inning and would serve to be a nice volume boost if it sticks over the course of a full season.

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Stanton was hit on the left hip by a pitch Saturday in the Marlins' first simulated game but was not injured, reports.

The $325 million slugger stepped out momentarily after the HBP but shook it off quickly. He was not hurt and was even joking about it afterward with Henderson Alvarez, who delivered the pitch. Stanton has been sporting a helmet fitted with a face guard so far in camp, a protective measure after he was hit by a Mike Fiers pitch in September and suffered multiple facial fractures. While Stanton admitted that he "can't get [the face guard] fully out of [his] vision," manager Mike Redmond said the 25-year-old has looked "totally comfortable" at the dish.

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Stanton signed a 13-year, $325 million contract with the Marlins on Monday, Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports.

Stanton's contract includes a full no-trade clause, and an option to opt out after six years (after the 2020 season). The deal is the largest in North American sports history, surpassing Alex Rodriguez's contract with the Yankees. The team is expected to officially announce the agreement Wednesday at a press conference.

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Stanton and the Marlins are closing in on a deal worth $325 million over 13 years -- including an opt-out window after five years, CBS Sports reports.

In addition to being able to opt out at age 30, Stanton will have a full no-trade clause as well. The contract is the largest in North American sports history -- passing the $275-million contract that Alex Rodriguez received from the Yankees at age-32. The Marlins have not confirmed the deal, but it's expected to become official at some point later this week.