Giancarlo Stanton RF MIA 3 Months

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 3 Months

Stanton sustained multiple facial fractures when he was struck by a pitch in Thursday's game, MLB.com'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.

Giancarlo Stanton RF MIA 3 Months

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.

Giancarlo Stanton RF MIA 3 Months

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.

Giancarlo Stanton RF MIA 3 Months

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.

Giancarlo Stanton RF MIA 3 Months

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.

Giancarlo Stanton RF MIA 4 Months

Stanton went 2-for-5 with a run, two RBI and a stolen base in Friday's win over the Braves.

While the slugger failed to homer for the first time in his last four games, he continues on a torrid pace. Stanton is slashing a robust .296/.402/.567 this season while already setting career bests in runs (87), RBI (104) and steals (11). He's also just one home run shy of matching his career-high mark of 37 with 23 games left to play. The Marlins dwindling playoff hopes may be the only thing standing between Stanton and the National League MVP award.

Giancarlo Stanton RF MIA 4 Months

Stanton knocked a two-run home run, his 35th of the season, as the Marlins lost to the Mets on Tuesday.

Giancarlo went 2-for-4 while breaking the 100-RBI plateau for the first time in his impressive career. Stanton continues to bolster his MVP resume as the Marlins fight to remain in the playoff hunt, posting a monstrous .293/.401/.561 slash with 85 runs, 35 home runs and 101 RBI over 137 games this season.

Giancarlo Stanton RF MIA 4 Months

Stanton launched his National League-leading 34th home run Monday afternoon against the Mets.

His solo blast off of Zack Wheeler was his only hit of the day. Stanton has slowed down a bit over the past couple of days, hitting just .136 in his last six games. Still, the Marlin's outfielder has been terrific this year, batting .292 with his 34 home runs and 99 RBI.

Giancarlo Stanton RF MIA 4 Months

Stanton was 1-for-3 with a three-run homer (33) and two walks against the Angels on Monday.

Stanton's 33 home runs leads the National League and his 97 RBI are tops in the bigs. The outfielder has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games and is slashing .329/.471/.671 with eight long balls, 24 RBI and 22 walks in August.