Stanton is out of the lineup for the team's season finale against the Nationals on Sunday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports. Stanton will sit out each of the Marlins' final three games after returning earlier than expected from a groin issue. There's no indication the injury has resurfaced but Destin Hood will man right field in his place.
Stanton is not in Saturday's lineup against the Nationals, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports. The Marlins will rest several regulars Saturday as they play out the string against the Nationals. Jeff Francoeur will start in right field and hit fifth Saturday. Stanton has now sat out two games in a row, and it would not come as a big surprise if he was also absent from Sunday's lineup as he is fairly banged up at this point in the season.
Stanton is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Nationals, according to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro. Stanton has just five hits in 10 games since rejoining the lineup Sept. 16, so manager Don Mattingly decided to hold him out Friday. Marcell Ozuna will cover right field in Stanton's place, and Derek Dietrich will replace Ozuna in left field.
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.
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