Stanton is in the lineup Thursday against the Braves, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. Stanton sat out Wednesday, but will return to the lineup Thursday evening. Prior to sitting out Wednesday, Stanton had hit home runs in two consecutive games.
Stanton went 1-for-2 with a walk and a home run in a 1-0 win over the Nationals on Tuesday. Stanton provided all the offense for the Marlins, as they managed just three hits all night off Tanner Roark and the Nationals. It's Stanton's second straight day with a home run, bringing his total to 27 on the season, which matches his total from last year, although that was in just 74 games.
Stanton will start in right field Tuesday for the second day in a row, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports. Tuesday's start will be the third Stanton has made since returning to action Sept. 6, and will mark the first time he has been in the lineup back-to-back days since Aug. 12 and 13. He was taken out of Monday's game after walking in his third plate appearance, but he looked plenty healthy blasting a long home run earlier in the game.
Stanton went 1-for-2 with a walk and a huge solo homer in a 4-3 win over the Nationals on Monday. Staton's blast travelled roughly 466 feet to left field, and was his 26th of the year. It's been a rough 2016 campaign for Stanton, whose batting average plummeted to .244 this year, the lowest of his career. His .497 slugging percentage is also down significantly from the .606 mark he posted in 2015 where he hit 27 home runs in just 74 games.
Stanton is out of the lineup Sunday against the Phillies, MLB.com reports. The Marlins haven't indicated that Stanton suffered any setbacks with his recent groin injury after returning to the starting lineup Friday, but with the team's playoff hopes falling by the wayside, there's little reason to push the outfielder after he returned from the injury earlier than anticipated. Stanton will likely make a few more starts over the final two weeks, but don't expect the Marlins to use him on an everyday basis. Derek Dietrich will make a start in the outfield Sunday while Stanton remains available off the bench as a pinch-hitting option.