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Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is on track to return from his wrist injury in early September, according to MLB.com. Stanton has not played since he broke a bone in his wrist while taking a swing on June 26, but he has participated in a wide range of baseball activities of late including taking swings against a pitching machine. "It's a happy medium of both right now getting my timing and almost to where I want to feel," Stanton said. "That's (what) the ideal timetable would be. I'd like to do that with the machine, so hopefully I'm getting my timing right there and just need the (big-league) games for more standing up, sitting up type of deal. Timing between at-bats to get warm and cold. I don't have much time to do that to be honest. For their schedule and for ours. Hopefully my timing will be there and we'll go from there." The 25-year-old had 27 home runs and 65 RBI before suffering the injury.

Giancarlo Stanton RF MIA 1 week ago

Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, out since June 27 with a broken hand, hopes to return before Sept. 1, according to MLB.com. Stanton hit live pitching for the first time this week since landing on the disabled list, but he said he still has some minor discomfort. Manager Dan Jennings said the team will not rush Stanton back to the starting lineup before he is fully healthy. "Time for that is to be determined," Jennings said. "I think it has to do with the strength factor in his hands and wrist. When you're a hitter and the strength is not there, it's tough to feel comfortable swinging the bat. You can be a little tentative. When he feels the strength is there, he'll step on the accelerator. When he's healthy, he'll be back. I know he wants to finish on a positive note. I hope that can be sooner rather than later."

Giancarlo Stanton RF MIA 1 month ago

Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton will begin to hit off a tee this weekend or early next week while recovering from a wrist injury, according to MLB.com. Stanton is hopeful to return in early August.

Giancarlo Stanton RF MIA 2 months ago

Stanton (wrist) is still feeling pain in his surgically repaired wrist but remains on track to be back with the club within the initial 4-6 week timeline, the Miami Herald reports.

Stanton does not have his full range of motion back and is unable to make a fist with his left hand, but he is less than two weeks removed from surgery and there is little cause for concern. The slugger is targeting an early-August return.

Giancarlo Stanton RF MIA 2 months ago

Stanton (wrist) underwent surgery Sunday, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

The procedure went as anticipated, and Stanton will be sidelined for the next 4-to-6 weeks as a consequence. Stanton had vaulted himself into the MVP discussion after batting .265 with 27 homers and 67 RBI over 74 games, but as has been the case in previous seasons, injury issues might once again end up being his undoing. The Marlins are expected to award more at-bats to Ichiro Suzuki while Stanton remains sidelined.

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Stanton was placed on the 15-day DL on Saturday with a left wrist hamate fracture, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

The major league leader in home runs is expected to be down for 4-to-6 weeks as a result of the injury. His placement on the DL comes on the heels of a five-game losing streak that has dropped Miami to 30-45. Stanton was replaced on the active roster by Cole Gillespie, though Ichiro Suzuki figures to be the main beneficiary in terms of playing time.

Giancarlo Stanton RF MIA 2 months ago

Stanton (hand) will be out 4-6 weeks, per Tim Kurkjian of ESPN.

Stanton can now expect a return in early-to-mid August. Without him, the Marlins are going to need to find another outfielder to fill in, unless they want to try rolling with just three true outfielders. Overall, a rough day for an injury-stricken Miami team and the prospects of an entertaining home run derby.

Giancarlo Stanton RF MIA 2 months ago

Stanton has a broken bone in his hand, per Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports through sources.

If this report is indeed true, it's a disaster for both the player leading the league in home runs and the team that he was keeping afloat. The exact timetable for his return is unknown, but power could be a concern when he does come back considering how dependent bat speed can be on the hands and wrists to make millisecond adjustments to pitches. For now, Ichiro Suzuki will take over in right field as we wait to find out how severe this is.

Giancarlo Stanton RF MIA 2 months ago

Stanton will undergo an X-ray on his left hand, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

He seemed to be favoring the hand after a ninth-inning strikeout, his third strikeout of the game (all swinging). Consider Stanton day-to-day and questionable to start Saturday until the results of the X-ray are released.

Giancarlo Stanton RF MIA 2 months ago

Stanton went 3-for-4 and drilled his 27th home run Wednesday against the Cardinals.

Another day, another dinger. Stanton has now homered in back-to-back games and hit three long balls in his past six contests. He's hit 15 home runs in the past 30 days and pushed his season line to a monstrous .268/.348/.618 with 27 home runs and 67 RBI over 72 games, both league-leading totals.