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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.

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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 1 month 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.

Giancarlo Stanton RF MIA 1 month ago

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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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.

Giancarlo Stanton RF MIA 1 month ago

Stanton was at it again Tuesday, socking a two-run home run, his 26th of the season, in a loss to the Cardinals.

Stanton's first inning bomb put the Marlins on their way to an early lead, but Carlos Martinez settled in soon after and the Miami offense was shut down over the remainder of the game. After a 1-for-3 night in which Stanton also drew a walk, his season line sits at .261/.343/.604 with 46 runs and a major league leading 66 RBI to go along with those 26 homers -- also tops in the majors.

Giancarlo Stanton RF MIA 2 months ago

Stanton went 2-for-4 with his 25th homer of the season Thursday against the Yankees.

He's played in 67 games, and yet Stanton already has a whole season's worth of homers for most players. He's on pace to clear 50, easily, and is averaging very nearly an RBI a game. Strikeouts are the main weakness for Stanton, but he's even been cutting those lately, having whiffed just twice while walking three times in the last seven games.