Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton will be out four to six weeks with a broken hand, according to Tim Kurkjian of ESPN. Stanton will have surgery on his hamate bone sometime in the next few days.
UPDATE: Tim Kurkjian reports that Giancarlo Stanton will miss 4-6 weeks with broken bone in left hand.
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Stanton, 25, was hitting a slash of .265/.346/.606 with 27 home runs. He was looking to become the first player to hit 60 or more homers in a season since 2001, when Barry Bonds hit 73.
Stanton broke his hand during Miami’s 7-1 loss to the Dodgers on Friday night. He hurt his hand on a swing and miss in the sixth inning and the pain only got worse as the game advanced.
This is another big loss for the Marlins, who made some major moves this offseason to become contenders again. The team was just a week away from ace Jose Fernandez returning to the rotation, and the team now looses their biggest offensive threat.