Giancarlo Stanton is expected to be out for four to six weeks with a hand injury, and according to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro, the Marlins confirmed the recovery time.
"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 4-6 week window, recovery time."
Jose Urena only allowed one run on Sunday. But it was not enough.
Tom Koehler stepped into the rotation and pitched well against the Dodgers, striking out five and not issuing a walk.
Stanton may be out for a lengthy period of time, but one teammate believes he can return rather quickly.
The Marlins still have not considered trading their starting pitching depth.
Buyers or sellers? Miami has not made a decision yet.
With Stanton out, Ichiro should have an opportunity to inch closer to 3,000 career hits.
Around the League
Andrew McCutchen was hit on the elbow but X-Rays were negative.
Tim Lincecum was diagnosed with a right forearm contusion.
Johan Santana will attempt a comeback again in 2016.
At Fish Stripes
Miami dropped to 14-22 under Jennings with a loss to the Cardinals on Thursday night.
The 25-year old outfielder has anchored the Marlins' offense and will be out for an extended period of time.
Jacksonville Suns broadcaster Roger Hoover takes a look back at the first half of the 2015 season for the Miami Marlins Double-A affiliate Jacksonville Suns.
Both will give the Marlins right-handed depth off the bench.
At 30-45, the Marlins will likely consider trading several veteran pieces before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.
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