Stanton Out for 4-6 Weeks

June 27, 2015

Power hitting Miami Marlins star Giancarlo Stanton will be out for the next four to six weeks with a broken bone in his left wrist. He suffered the injury while swinging on a strikeout pitch in Friday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The loss will be a big one for the Marlins who are currently in fourth place in the National League East division, eleven and a half games behind the leading Washington Nationals.

Stanton is currently leading major league baseball in home runs with 27 and RBIs with 67. He is leaving the game with 74 hits and a .265 batting average in 74 games. He was well on his way to matching his career high numbers last season of 155 hits, 37 home runs, and 105 RBIs. In 2014, he led the NL in home runs and he won his first Silver Slugger award and the NL Hank Aaron award.

Stanton will not only be missing games with Miami, he'll also be losing a chance to top his home runs in last year's Home Run Derby, in which he finished in fourth place with six home runs. This year's derby will take place on Monday, July 13th.

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