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Giancarlo Stanton | Outfielder

Team: Miami Marlins
Age / DOB:  (24) / 11/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 242
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Giancarlo Stanton said Thursday that it will take 6-8 weeks for his facial fractures to heal.
Stanton has some more dental work to do and another CT scan scheduled to determine whether he is OK to fly. Overall, though, he was in good spirits Thursday and feeling much better. "Swelling is way down, much better than I envisioned," he said. "Just got to get the grill fixed, and go from there." Stanton should have a relatively normal offseason and be fine for spring training. Sep 18 - 7:44 PM

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Giancarlo Stanton (face) won't play again this year.

Stanton is making steady progress from the facial fractures and lacerations that he suffered September 11 when he was struck by a Mike Fiers pitch, but the Marlins are going to play it safe with their 24-year-old slugger. He should have a fairly normal offseason and challenge for National League MVP honors again in 2015.
Sep 17 - 5:03 PM

Marlins manager Mike Redmond said Tuesday that the chances of Giancarlo Stanton (face) returning this season are "not looking good."

The club was holding out hope that they'd get good news from a battery of tests Tuesday, but, not surprisingly, it appears doctors have advised against Stanton's return. The outfielder suffered multiple facial fractures and lacerations requiring more than 20 stitches, as well as losing multiple teeth, after being hit in the face by a Mike Fiers pitch last Thursday. The Marlins are expected to provide an official update on Stanton Wednesday.
Sep 16 - 10:19 PM

The Marlins have not ruled out Giancarlo Stanton's (face) return this season.

Stanton suffered multiple facial fractures and lacerations requiring more than 20 stitches, as well as losing multiple teeth, after being hit in the face by a Mike Fiers pitch last Thursday. He underwent a number of checkups in Miami on Tuesday, and the results of those exams will determine whether the outfielder has an outside shot of making it back this season. Ultimately, it remains a longshot, but the Marlins aren't shutting the door yet. "I'm sure as much as anything, he wants to get some answers and know if it's a reality for him going forward," manager Mike Redmond said. "His mindset is he wants to come back and play. Ours is, absolutely, if it can happen."
Sep 16 - 9:48 PM

Giancarlo Stanton is not expected to require surgery to repair multiple facial fractures.

Stanton is expected to be discharged from a Milwaukee hospital on Friday and return to Miami for further evaluation. The outfielder told Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan that he's hoping to return later this season, but that's probably a long shot. All things considered, however, his injuries could have been worse.
Sep 12 - 10:57 AM

Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reports that Giancarlo Stanton (face) wants to return this season.

Stanton was diagnosed with multiple facial fractures, as well as dental damage, when he was hit by a Mike Fiers pitch Thursday. Passan also adds that Stanton had a tooth lodged in his cheek and a hole in his lip so big "the doctor's index finger could fit in it." There's a big difference between wanting to return and being cleared to return, but Passan notes that "Stanton's spirits are high." The odds of him making it back still seem long, but we should known more in the coming days whether it's a possibility.
Sep 12 - 9:47 AM

X-rays determined that Giancarlo Stanton suffered multiple facial fractures, as well as dental damage, when he was hit by a Mike Fiers pitch Thursday.

The Marlins haven't made any additional announcements, other than to say Stanton will return to Miami on Friday for further evaluation. Still, it's obvious he's done for the year; at best, broken bones within the face is going to be a four-week injury and probably more like an eight-week thing. There's also no word yet whether Stanton is dealing with any concussion symptoms. The Marlins will probably mix and match right fielders for the rest of the season. Enrique Hernandez could see significant time there. They also have the option of playing Garrett Jones in right and Justin Bour at first base, but that would seem to weaken the defense too much.
Sep 12 - 1:09 AM

Marlins manager Mike Redmond said Thursday that it "doesn't look good" for Giancarlo Stanton's chances of returning this season.

The results of Stanton's X-rays and CT scan aren't known yet, but obviously Redmond isn't feeling optimistic. The Marlins are already a long shot for the playoffs, and the loss of Stanton would pretty much do them in. An update on the National League MVP candidate will be available Friday.
Sep 12 - 12:04 AM

Giancarlo Stanton suffered a laceration on left side of his face Thursday is undergoing X-rays and a CT scan at a Milwaukee hospital.

In other words, we don't know much yet. There should be another update on Stanton's status later Thursday.
Sep 11 - 11:13 PM

Giancarlo Stanton left Thursday's game versus the Marlins in the fifth inning after being hit in the face by a Mike Fiers pitch.

It was an ugly scene at Miller Park, as Stanton was unable to get out of the way of a Fiers fastball that appears to strike him in the left cheekbone. He immediately went down in pain and there was blood pouring out of his mouth. Stanton was eventually taken off the field on a stretcher. Obviously there will be plenty more updates forthcoming on the slugger's status.
Sep 11 - 9:57 PM

USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the Marlins plan to offer Giancarlo Stanton the largest contract in franchise history this offseason.

The largest contract the Marlins have ever handed out is Jose Reyes' $106 million deal, and a Stanton extension would obviously blow that number out of the water. It's not clear at this point how much the Fish plan to offer Stanton, but Nightengale says they intend to keep him for the duration of the 2015 season whether he agrees to the extension or not. Nightengale adds that the club plans to "dramatically change their image this winter" and "build a championship club around" Stanton. The outfielder is under club control through the end of 2016.
Source: USAToday.com
Sep 9 - 9:24 PM

Giancarlo Stanton belted a solo homer in the eighth inning in Wednesday's loss to the Mets, tying Nelson Cruz for the major league lead with 36 home runs.

The Marlins had fallen behind 4-2 in the top half of the eighth, so Stanton's shot in the bottom half halved the Mets' lead. He finished 2-for-4 on the night. Stanton has now homered in three consecutive ballgames, helping bolster his case for the NL MVP award against Clayton Kershaw. Along with the 36 bombs, Stanton has an MLB-best 102 RBI, 10 stolen bases, and a .295/.402/.566 slash line.
Sep 3 - 10:28 PM

Giancarlo Stanton hit his 35th home run of the season and knocked in his 100th and 101st runs, but the Marlins were handed a loss by the Mets on Tuesday.

Stanton swatted a Jon Niese offering out to the home run sculpture in left-center at Marlins Park in the third inning. He finished 2-for-4 with a double on the night. His 35 homers are the most in the National League and one behind major league leader Nelson Cruz, and his 101 RBI are tops in baseball, two ahead of Jose Abreu. Stanton is slashing a cool .293/.401/.561 as well. He should draw considerable attention for the NL MVP award.
Sep 2 - 10:34 PM

Giancarlo Stanton extended his National League home run lead with his 34th blast of the season in Monday's win over the Mets.

It was a solo shot in the first inning off of Zack Wheeler. Stanton also reached base on a walk later in the contest. The slugger is now batting .292/.401/.554 on the season and also leads the NL by a wide margin with his 99 RBI.
Sep 1 - 5:04 PM

Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer and two walks in Monday's win over the Angels.

Wade LeBlanc had no interest in pitching to Stanton, walking him in the first inning and intentionally walking him in the third. His strategy was better than Cory Rasmus', who served up a three-run bomb to Stanton in the fourth shortly after coming on in relief. Stanton is enjoying the sort of breakout, MVP-candidate-type campaign his owners were hoping for. He's hitting an outstanding .299/.407/.566 and is on pace for 41 homers and 121 RBI.
Aug 26 - 1:34 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jarrod Saltalamacchia
2Jeff Mathis
3J.T. Realmuto
1B1Garrett Jones
2Jeff Baker
3Justin Bour
2B1Rafael Furcal
2Jordany Valdespin
3Enrique Hernandez
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Donovan Solano
3B1Casey McGehee
2Ed Lucas
LF1Christian Yelich
2Reed Johnson
CF1Marcell Ozuna
RF1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Nathan Eovaldi
2Henderson Alvarez
3Tom Koehler
4Jarred Cosart
5Brad Hand
6Brad Penny
7Andrew Heaney
8Jose Fernandez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Steve Cishek
2Mike Dunn
3A.J. Ramos
4Bryan Morris
5Carter Capps
6Chris Hatcher
7Sam Dyson
8Dan Jennings
9Kevin Gregg
10Anthony DeSclafani