Marlins’ MVP hopeful Giancarlo Stanton broke his hamate bone in his left wrist Friday night as as the Marlins took on the Los Angeles Dodgers. Stanton broke his wrist during a swing and a miss in the sixth inning.
This is a huge loss for the Marlins. Prior to the injury, Stanton was on pace to approach 60 home runs this season, an achievement that hasn’t been accomplished since 2001 when Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa both surpassed the mark.
Stanton currently has 27 home runs and 67 RBI, but his injury will keep him off the field for the next 4-6 weeks.