Giancarlo Stanton Injury: Updates on Marlins Star's Hamstring

Michael DulkaContributor IApril 29, 2013

Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton sustained a hamstring injury running out a grounder to first in the 10th inning against the New York Mets earlier this season. ESPN New York's Adam Rubin provided an official injury update: 

UPDATE: Monday, June 10, at 1:45 p.m. ET by Tom Kinslow

The Marlins are set to get a big boost in their lineup, as Stanton has been activated from the disabled list, per the team's official Twitter account.

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UPDATE: Sunday, June 9, at 1 p.m. ET by Brandon Galvin

Exciting news for Marlins fans. Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring) could return tomorrow, according to the Palm Beach Post's Joe Capozzi.

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UPDATE: Tuesday, June 4, at 3:20 p.m. ET by Sam Westmoreland

Stanton is set to begin his rehab assignment, as the last step of the recovery from his hamstring injury suffered back in April, according to a report from Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post. 

Per that report:

Stanton, out since April 30 with a strained right hamstring, will join the Class A Jupiter Hammerheads tonight, according to the Hammerheads.

On Monday, Marlins manager Mike Redmond said only that Stanton planned to do baserunning drills in Jupiter on Monday. Redmond yesterday did not have a timetable for when Stanton would start his rehab stint.

According to the Hammerheads, Stanton is expected to DH tonight and bat third in game one
of the Hammerheads’ double-header with the Clearwater Threshers.

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UPDATE: Tuesday, April 30, at 4:15 p.m. ET by Sam Westmoreland

The hits just keep on coming for Marlins fans, when it comes to their young start slugger. According to Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post, Giancarlo Stanton is going to be out for several weeks at minimum with a Grade 2 strained right hamstring. 

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UPDATE: Tuesday, April 30 at 1:00 a.m. ET by Eric Ball

Well, that didn't take very long. Right after Monday night's 4-3 win over the Mets in 15 innings, the Marlins announced that Stanton will be heading to the disabled list with a hamstring injury, according to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports:

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The game was tied 2-2 at the time of Stanton's departure, who had five at-bats with no hits and two strikeouts before exiting. 

The Marlins continue their series with the Mets before traveling to take on the Philadelphia Phillies in a four-game series and the San Diego Padres in a three-game series. The next day off for the Marlins comes on May 8 before heading out west to take on the Los Angeles Dodgers.

With the two more games against the 10-13 Mets, before taking on the 9-15 Padres and 12-14 Phillies, the injury comes at a disappointing time. With Stanton in the lineup, the Marlins would have had a chance to actually win some games.

The Marlins would be in serious trouble should Stanton's injury keep him out longer than 15 days. Though off to a slow start this season with a .243 batting average coming into Monday, his .361 on-base percentage, nine RBI and 12 walks are still enough to lead the team.

Already in last place in the National League, the Marlins are in danger of falling even further behind the pack. They are either last or second to last in the major leagues in nearly every offensive category.