Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton will likely be out for the remainder of the season, Manager Don Mattingly said Sunday afternoon, according to MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro.
Stanton attempted to stretch a single into a double in the ninth inning of Saturday’s 8-7 loss to the White Sox. As he approached second base, he appear to suffer an injury.
The Marlins evaluated Stanton and felt he might have suffered a groin injury. Stanton underwent an MRI, and Mattingly said Sunday the results appeared "pretty serious."
Stanton, 26, was batting .244/.329/.496 with 25 home runs and 70 RBIs before going down.
Ichiro Suzuki will likely receive a significant amount of starting time in Stanton’s absence. The Marlins could consider adding an outfielder in advance of the waiver trade deadline. Carlos Gomez, who was recently designated for assignment by the Astros, could be an option.
Marcell Ozuna, who batted fourth Sunday, will likely be Miami’s cleanup hitter moving forward.