Stanton (groin) believes he will return for the last week of the regular season, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. Stanton's Grade 3 strain carries with it a six-week minimum for recovery, which would put the slugger in line to rejoin the club for the last week should he meet that timetable. While a return in the final week wouldn't make up for his missed time up to that point, it could push fantasy owners over the top come championship week.
Stanton (groin) will miss the remainder of the 2016 season, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports. Stanton tweaked his groin during an at-bat Saturday night, and the news began to look ominous when it was announced he would end up on the DL Sunday morning. The team sent him for an MRI, and the results concluded a worse-case scenario: a season-ending injury. The Marlins may eventually look for a replacement to fill the huge void left by Stanton's bat, but in the short term, Ichiro Suzuki will take over in right field. It's a devastating blow for a Miami squad that was just a half-game behind in the NL Wild Card standings entering Sunday's play.
Stanton is set to undergo an MRI on his groin injury, Craig Davis of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. Stanton tweaked his groin in Saturday evening's matchup, and the ailment landed him on the disabled list Sunday morning. Now, it appears the team will send him for an MRI so they know exactly what they're dealing with. Miami is in the heat of a Wild Card race, so getting a clear timetable for the slugger is a high priority. With Stanton on the shelf, look for Ichiro Suzuki to make steady starts in right field.
Stanton sustained a groin injury in Saturday's game against the White Sox and is expected to be placed on the 15-day DL, ESPN.com's Buster Olney reports. After singling with two outs in the bottom of the ninth Saturday, Stanton tweaked his groin when he was thrown out at second base while attempting to stretch the hit into a double, ending the game. The Marlins evaluated him after the contest, and it appears the outfielder's injury is more significant than anticipated. Stanton's expected loss is a huge blow for the Marlins, who remain in the mix for a wild-card spot, so the team will just have to hope that he doesn't miss much more than the minimum 15 days. While Stanton remains out, Ichiro Suzuki should slide into an everyday role in the outfield.
Stanton (hip) is back in the lineup Friday against the White Sox. A bout of hip soreness forced Stanton from Tuesday's game and kept him on the bench Wednesday, but it seems the rest provided by Thursday's team off day did the trick. He will man right field and bat cleanup against lefty Carlos Rodon. Stanton has a full 200-point lefty/righty OPS split this season, with his mark against southpaws coming in at .977 (.777 OPS vs. RHP).