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Stanton (head) will require 6-8 weeks before his fractures are fully healed,'s Joe Frisaro reports.

Stanton was ruled out for the remainder of the 2014 season earlier on Thursday, so this development merely provides a timetable for his return to baseball activities. The former National League MVP candidate should be ready to go for spring training in 2015, and based on his outstanding 2014 numbers, will be a top fantasy option in the coming season.

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Stanton (head) will not play again this season, Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

Stanton was subjected to additional testing after having his stitches removed Tuesday, and it seems those tests did not yield positive results, as the team went ahead and formally ruled the 24-year-old out for the remainder of the 2014 campaign. Widely considered among the frontrunners for the NL MVP at the time of his injury, Stanton hit .288/.395/.555 with 37 homers and 105 RBI in 145 games this season. He also swiped a career-high 13 bags, and will likely be one of the top five players off the board in all leagues next year.

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Manager Mike Redmond expects an announcement regarding Stanton's status for the rest of the season by Wednesday, the Sun-Sentinel's Juan C. Gonzalez reports.

Stanton posted photos of his face Tuesday, and it certainly looks a lot better than it did initially after he suffered a facial fracture after Mike Fiers pitch hit him last week. Tuesday was also the day when his stitches were expected to be removed. Owners will want to monitor his status Wednesday for word of whether the star slugger will return to the field this season, but the general consensus is that he has likely played his last game in 2014.

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Stanton (head) is expected to have his stitches removed Tuesday, Joe Frisaro of reports.

More tests will follow, which could effectively rule Stanton out for the remainder of the season. The general consensus seems to be that Stanton will not return this month, after suffering facial fractures and dental damage as a result of being hit by a Mike Fiers pitch Thursday, but manager Mike Redmond suggested Stanton will likely push to make it back.

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Stanton (head) received stitches and was released from the hospital Friday morning. Surgery is not expected to be necessary, the Associated Press reports.

Stanton was hit in the face by a Mike Fiers pitch Thursday night and suffered facial injuries as well as dental damage. While it's certainly encouraging to see him discharged from the hospital less than 24 hours later, Stanton's season is likely over, as he'll require at least a few weeks to recuperate. The NL MVP candidate is hitting .288 with 37 home runs and 105 RBI.

Giancarlo Stanton RF MIA 7 Days

Stanton sustained multiple facial fractures when he was struck by a pitch in Thursday's game,'s Joe Frisaro reports. He also suffered dental damage and a laceration that required stitches.

Stanton's injuries are extensive, and they will almost certainly end his 2014 season. Stanton will return to Miami for further evaluation, and the Marlins figure to release another official update on his status following his exam.

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Stanton suffered a laceration on the left side of his face when he was struck by a pitch in Thursday's in Milwaukee. He was taken to a local hospital to undergo X-rays and a CT scan.

Stanton's initial diagnosis is promising, but the medical exams should reveal the full extent of his injuries.

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Stanton left Thursday's game after being hit in the face with a pitch in the fifth inning, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

In a scary scene, Stanton had to be stretchered off the field, and will be taken to the hospital for evaluation. The good news is that he appeared to be responsive and showed movement, and even assisted the paramedics that were lifting him on to the stretcher. The Marlins will likely provide an update on his health following the game, but expect him to miss significant time, and potentially the remainder of the 2014 season.

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Stanton went 0-for-2 with two walks and a stolen base Wednesday in a 4-1 loss to the Brewers.

Despite going hitless, Stanton was able to OBP and stolen base categories. The slugger is in a 1-for-19 slump over the past five games, but has stolen two bases and earned four free passes in that span.

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Stanton clubbed his 37th home run of the season Monday against the Brewers.

Another day, another dinger. Giancarlo matched his career-best home run total with the long ball and has just over three weeks to pad his MVP-caliber numbers. He also tied Dan Uggla for the Marlins' franchise record with the 154th bomb of his young career. Stanton is slashing a ridiculous .291/.396/.560 through 142 games during his age-24 season.