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Miami Marlins morning news: Giancarlo Stanton named NL player of the month

Stanton was named the National League's player of the month before going down. Plus notes on Josh Naylor and Jose Fernandez.

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Marlins News

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.

It's official. BravesFreddie Freeman will be out until after the All-Star break.

Miguel Sano. DH. It happened with the Twins.

Scouting director Carlos Correa is out in St .Louis.

At Fish Stripes

-Giancarlo Stanton injury: Stanton and the injury-prone label - 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?

-Miami Marlins' Michael Morse expected back for Cubs series - Fish Stripes

The veteran first baseman is expected to return for the upcoming weekend series against the Cubs.

-Dee Gordon hits first inside-the-park HR in Marlins Park history - Fish Stripes

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.

-Jose Fernandez hit a long home run in his first game back - SBNation.com

And he watched it a little.

-Miami Marlins Jose Fernandez injury timeline - Fish Stripes

With Fernandez set to take the mound this afternoon, take a look at his road to recovery.

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