Miami Marlins outfielder and MLB home run leader Giancarlo Stanton underwent successful surgery on his fractured left wrist and will miss the next 4–6 weeks of the season.
Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton had successful surgery to repair a broken left wrist, the team announced. The surgery was performed Sunday by Dr. Patrick Owens at the University of Miami Hospital.
"From everything we've gotten, surgery was a success," Marlins manager Dan Jennings said. "Now you just go through the healing process to have him back. From what we've been told, you're looking at about a four-to-six week window, recovery time."
Stanton was injured during Friday night's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, breaking the hamate bone in his left hand after feeling discomfort earlier in the game. Miami placed Stanton, who is second in the National League outfield voting for next month’s All-Star Game, on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday.
Stanton is hitting .265 with a major-league leading 27 home runs and is second in baseball in RBIs this season for Miami (31–46), which has lost eight of its last 10 games. Ichiro Suzuki is likely to continue to start in rightfield for the Marlins while Stanton is out.
- Scooby Axson