Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton last played on June 26, when he broke his hamate bone. The slugger had surgery on the had two days later and was told that recovery would take 4-6 weeks. Which would have put him back in the Marlins lineup by mid-August. Now Steve Wilaj of MLB.com is reporting that Stanton recovery is “definitely slower” than originally expected.
Stanton, 25, is hitting .265/.346/.606 with 27 home runs and 67 RBIs in 279 plate appearances this season. The Marlins are 43-62 and are 12.5 games out of first, which makes you wonder if Miami would consider setting their superstar for the rest of the season.