Marlins shut down Giancarlo Stanton for rest of season

The Marlins on Wednesday announced that outfielder Giancarlo Stanton will be sidelined for the rest of the season after being struck in the face by a Mike Fiers pitch last Thursday. 

Here's another look at what happened: 

Thankfully, Stanton seems to be making a swift recovery from his injuries. However, the Marlins are understandably taking the cautious approach. The team says Stanton is expected to be fully recovered by spring training. 

As for Stanton, his age-24 season ends with a line of .288/.395/.555 (159 OPS+) with an NL-leading 37 homers in 145 games and 13 stolen bases in 14 attempts. He remains a strong NL MVP candidate. 

CBS Sports Writer

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