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Marlins place Giancarlo Stanton on 15-day DL with left wrist fracture

The Miami Marlins have placed Major League home run leader Giancarlo Stanton on the disabled list with a broken left wrist.
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The Miami Marlins have placed Major League home run leader Giancarlo Stanton on the disabled list with a broken left wrist.

Miami announced the move Saturday, calling it a left wrist hamate fracture. ESPN's Tim Kurkjian reports Stanton could miss 4–6 weeks.

Stanton appeared to hurt his hand during Friday night's game against the Dodgers after a ninth-inning strikeout, and underwent X-rays after the game, according to

The slugger winced and grabbed his left hand after swinging and missing on a pitch from Dodgers reliever Pedro Baez. He first noticed pain in his hand after a sixth inning strikeout in the same game, the report said. 

"On a swing, my bat dug into my hand a little bit," Stanton told "It didn't feel the greatest."

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The 25-year-old outfielder has 27 home runs this year for Miami, which has lost its last five games and at 30–45 sits 11 1/2 games back in the National League East. 

Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported that Stanton's injury could turn the Marlins into sellers. He noted pitchers Mat Latos and Dan Haren are on expiring contracts and could be Miami's most movable pieces.


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