Before getting hurt, Giancarlo Stanton was hot and his success is being recognized. According to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro, Stanton was named the National League's Player of The Month for the month of June.
In 24 games, the right-handed slugger hit .344 (31-for-90) with 12 home runs and 23 RBIs. The 12 homers tied the franchise record for most in a month. He also recorded a Major League-best .800 slugging percentage, hitting safely in 20 of 24 games on his way to his second Player of the Month honor (the first was in May 2012).
Jose Fernandez allowed three runs but struck out six over six innings in his 2015 debut. And to top it off, he hit a home run.
Miami announced it signed first round draft pick Josh Naylor on Thursday. He received a $2.25 million signing bonus.
Fernandez is back and the rotation is set for now. But changes could be imminent as a result of the Marlins' depth.
The Marlins traded international slots 71 and 101 (totaling $500,000) to Tampa Bay in exchange for pitcher Enderson Franco, according to Clark Spencer of The Miami Herald.
Jose Fernandez's four-seam fastball average 97.4 mph on Thursday.
Dee Gordon hit an inside the park home run and it was crazy.
Do the Marlins need to rebuild? Probably not.
Around The League
Houston placed George Springer on the DL with a wrist fracture.
Miguel Sano. DH. It happened with the Twins.
Scouting director Carlos Correa is out in St .Louis.
At Fish Stripes
Giancarlo Stanton suffered another injury that has kept out an extended period of time. Is the dreaded "injury-prone" label appropriate for the slugger, and does it matter?
The veteran first baseman is expected to return for the upcoming weekend series against the Cubs.
Dee "Flash" Gordon hit a ball in the gap which allowed him to drive in three - including himself - in last night's 5-3 victory over the Giants.
And he watched it a little.
With Fernandez set to take the mound this afternoon, take a look at his road to recovery.
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