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Giancarlo Stanton leaves game with left wrist contusion

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Giancarlo Stanton had to leave Wednesday's game with a wrist injury.
Giancarlo Stanton had to leave Wednesday's game with a wrist injury. (USATSI)

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Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was forced from Wednesday afternoon's game against the Cubs in Miami due to a left wrist contusion, the team has announced. The severity of the injury wasn't immediately announced.

Stanton was removed from the game after striking out swinging to end the fifth inning. He appeared to grimace and favor his left hand/wrist area, so the injury announcement makes sense. Of note is that he also crashed into the wall on defense in the first inning on a double.

Stanton, 24, hit his NL-best 20th homer (including his NL-best 57th RBI) in the first inning and is hitting .299/.394/.593 on the season. Needless to say, if the Marlins lost him for any period of time, it would be a huge blow to their offense -- especially with Christian Yelich already on the disabled list.

Reed Johnson took over for Stanton in the lineup and is probably the best candidate to see an uptick in playing time if Stanton has a day to day injury.

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