"No baseball activity but he's running in the pool. I just go by what they tell me," Redmond said. "From what I've heard, it's a similar type of strain from what [Casey] Kotchman has. It's taken a while for him. We really don't have a time frame. It just depends on how fast he heals and how fast he feels like he can get back on the field."
Stanton has been sidelined since April 29. He hit .227 with three homers and nine RBI before landing on the DL.
Keep waiting on Giancarlo Stanton
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/8/2013) The Marlins have been tight-lipped about Giancarlo Stanton's hamstring injury, saying only that the best-case scenario is a return to the lineup in 2-3 weeks. Despite the lack of concrete information, Fantasy owners have no choice but to keep the slugger stashed, as Scott White notes in his Reality Check column.
White ranks Stanton as the No. 1 player currently on the disabled list. You don't need us to remind you that Stanton is an undroppable player, especially since he disappointed so badly prior to the injury. You have to hang on to Stanton for as long as it takes to recover, even as you grumble about how injury-prone he has proven to be in his young career.
Giancarlo Stanton continues to rest
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (5/7/2013) Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, on the 15-day disabled list with a Grade 2 strain of his right hamstring, has not started any baseball-related activities, MLB.com reports.
Stanton strained his right hamstring trying to beat out a swinging bunt attempt against the Cubs on April 30.
Giancarlo Stanton's best-case scenario is 2-3 weeks
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) An MRI showed Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has a Grade 2 strain of his right hamstring. Stanton said the best-case scenario is he will return to the lineup in 2-3 weeks.
"I've got to be able to walk a normal pace first," Stanton said, per The Palm Beach Post.
Giancarlo Stanton lands on DL
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) The Marlins placed outfielder Giancarlo Stanton on the 15-day disabled list after Monday's contest against the Mets. Stanton suffered a strained right hamstring during the game.
He's scheduled to undergo an MRI on Tuesday.
Marcell Ozuna will be recalled from Triple-A New Orleans to take his spot on the roster.
Giancarlo Stanton has strained right hamstring
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was diagnosed with a strained right hamstring, the team announced.
Stanton left Monday's series opener against the Mets in the 10th inning after injuring his hamstring while running the bases. He immediately fell to the ground before gingerly walking off the field with the team's trainer.
Stanton went 0 for 5 with two strikeouts prior to leaving the game and there has been no timetable announced for his return.
Giancarlo Stanton leaves with leg injury
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/29/2013) Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton left Monday's series opener against the Mets in the 10th inning with what appeared to be an injury to his right hamstring. He tried to beat out a swinging bunt but could be seen grabbing the back of his right leg while running to first base.
The 23-year-old fell to the ground but was able to get up and walk off under his own power.
Stanton went 0 for 5 with two strikeouts before the early exit and is batting .227.
Giancarlo Stanton emerging from slumber
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton bashed two homers and finished with four RBI during a 6-4 victory over the Cubs on Sunday. Stanton, who also drew a walk and scored three times, finished 3 for 3 with a two-run homer in the first inning and a solo shot in the eighth.
It was the seventh time in his brief career he has hit multiple homers in a game and gave him three overall -- his season total -- in the past two outings. Stanton, last year's National League slugging leader (.608), waited 65 at-bats before hitting his first homer Saturday.
"It was just a matter of time," manager Mike Redmond said. "This guy is a special player. He's a game-changer."
At long last, signs of life from Giancarlo Stanton
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/27/2013) Without much protection in the lineup, Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has struggled to find a comfort level this season. His strikeout rate is 30.4 percent, his highest since he was a rookie, and he entered play Saturday without a home run before slugging one an estimated 472 feet.
For a player with Stanton's prodigious power, we knew it would not be long until he put one into the seats. Even so, there have been concerns about his approach, given how few hittable pitches he has been seeing. Stanton's line drive rate is 9.8 percent, an indication that he is struggling to square up the ball.
Stanton's career line-drive percentage is 18.0, so we think he will be able to make adjustments and get going. Stanton is the only threat in Miami's lineup, but he is also simply too talented to keep struggling like this no matter how pitchers are approaching him. Fantasy owners got a loud reminder of why they drafted Stanton Saturday, and they simply have to keep riding him until he pulls out of this.
Giancarlo Stanton unleashes monster shot
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/27/2013) It took 65 at-bats, but Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton finally got his first home run of the season Saturday night against the Cubs.
Stanton unleashed a monster shot over the left field scoreboard in the first inning. He finished 1 for 3 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI in a 3-2 loss.
According to ESPN's hittrackeronline.com, Stanton's estimated 472-foot shot was the longest home run at Marlins Park, surpassing a 462-foot shot by Stanton May 21, 2012.
Stanton is starting to heat up and is hitting .312 (5 for 16) with four RBI in his last four games. He has seen is batting average go from .176 to .209 over that span.
Giancarlo Stanton posts first multi-RBI game
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/24/2013) After going 0 for 3 earlier in the day, Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton bounced back with a solid performance in the nightcap of a doubleheader against the Twins at Target Field.
Stanton drove in a run on a fielder's choice in the second and singled in one more in the eighth. He also added a double and finished 2 for 4 with a walk, two runs scored and two RBI in an 8-5 victory.
Stanton has gone 4 for 12 with three runs scored and three RBI in his last three games. He is hitting .200/.333/.255 and has yet to hit one out of the park through his first 55 at-bats.
Giancarlo Stanton drives in first run
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton went 2 for 5 with a pair of singles during a 10-6 loss at Cincinnati on Sunday. Stanton also delivered his first RBI of the season with his run-scoring base hit in the ninth inning.
However, he matched a season high with three strikeouts and has now whiffed at least once in each of the past five games (nine total). Stanton has walked just once in that span and is hitting just .188 on the season.
Giancarlo Stanton not doing much damage
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/20/2013) Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton went 1 for 6 with an infield single during Miami's 3-2 loss at Cincinnati in 13 innings Saturday, keeping his batting average below .200. Stanton snapped an 0-for-7 skid with only his seventh hit of the season (in 43 at-bats) to actually raise his batting average to .163.
The 6-foot-5 brute also swiped his first base Saturday -- giving him more stolen bases (one) than home runs and RBI combined. Stanton didn't hit his first home last season until April 29 while finishing with 37.
Giancarlo Stanton struggles in field in return
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/19/2013) Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was back in the lineup Thursday against the Reds, after missing nearly a week of action due to a shoulder injury.
Stanton was in his usual third spot in the batting order and out in right field. He went 1 for 3 with a walk while striking out twice. He also looked uncomfortable in the field, bobbling the ball twice in the outfield to give him three errors this season. The Marlins lost 11-1.
Stanton has found few opportunities to succeed, as opposing pitchers have walked him nine times in 10 games. He is batting just .182 with 14 strikeouts in 33 at-bats, and he has yet to hit his first home run.
Giancarlo Stanton finally gets back into lineup
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/18/2013) As expected, Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton returned to the starting lineup Thursday at Cincinnati after missing six starts with a shoulder injury. Stanton enters play Thursday with a .167 average and hasn't hit a home run through his first nine games.
Giancarlo Stanton expected back Thursday
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is expected to return from a shoulder injury Thursday, MLB.com reports.
Stanton has missed the last five games with the injury and is out for a sixth consecutive game Wednesday. However, he has participated in batting practice and should be good to go without any long-term effects starting Thursday in Cincinnati.
Giancarlo Stanton remains out Wednesday
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013)Giancarlo Stanton remains out of the Marlins' lineup Wednesday against Washington, the club announced.
Stanton has now missed six straight games due to a shoulder injury. He has participated in batting practice each of the last two days and has felt progress, so his return is likely imminent. The Marlins being a four-game series at cozy Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati Thursday.
Giancarlo Stanton feels good after BP
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/16/2013) Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, who was out of the lineup for a fifth-straight game Tuesday because of a shoulder injury, took batting practice as expected. Stanton hit several balls to the warning track, according to the Miami Herald.
Manager Mike Redmond didn't give a timetable for Stanton's return, but he said Stanton told him he felt good after swinging the bat. Stanton also played catch before Tuesday's game.
"We're just going to wait and see how he responds," Redmond said. "He hadn't done anything in five days, so we'll see how he feels the rest of the day and look at him tomorrow and go from there. I'm hoping he shows up tomorrow and feel even better."
Giancarlo Stanton misses another start
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/16/2013) Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was absent from the starting lineup Tuesday vs. Washington for a fifth straight game because of a shoulder contusion. Chris Coghlan started in right field Tuesday for Miami.
Giancarlo Stanton to attempt batting practice
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/15/2013) Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton said after Monday's 10-3 loss to the Nationals that he will try to take batting practice before Tuesday's contest. He has missed the last four games due to a shoulder contusion.
Stanton was examined by a doctor Monday after undergoing an MRI over the weekend.
"I told him where I was at. It's gotten better. But it's still there," Stanton told the Miami Herald. "The plan is to warm up tomorrow and swing and see where it's at. To bring [my left arm] up, forward, [my shoulder] doesn't like that. It feels like its being compressed. It hurts putting a shirt on. We'll see."
Giancarlo Stanton out again
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/15/2013) Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is not in the team's lineup Monday. Stanton has now missed four straight games while dealing with a shoulder contusion.
An MRI revealed there was no significant damage to his shoulder, and Stanton is not expected to be placed on the disabled list at this time. Stanton should be considered day-to-day unless something more significant develops.
"Stanton is the same," manager Mike Redmond told reporters. "He's still not able to do any baseball stuff either. He says his shoulder is still sore. We're playing shorthanded. We can’t play shorthanded for too long. It's too tough."
Giancarlo Stanton not seeing strikes
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/15/2013) Opposing pitchers have been extremely hesitant when pitching to Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton this season.
Stanton has only seen 35.5 percent of pitches in the zone this year, as teams would much rather take their chances with the Marlins' lesser options. Stanton's walk rate has skyrocketed, and could remain higher than normal the entire season.
The whole situation is reminiscent of Adrian Gonzalez in 2009. Stuck on a poor Padres team, Gonzalez walked 119 times. His overall numbers weren't impacted much, as he made pitchers pay when they decided to throw the ball in the strike zone. Stanton could be in for a similar type of year.
Giancarlo Stanton remains sidelined
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton missed the series finale against Philadelphia Sunday -- his third straight game on the bench -- due to a lingering shoulder injury. Stanton, who is considered day to day, was replaced again in right field by Justin Ruggiano.
Report: Rangers checking on Giancarlo Stanton
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) It appears the possible sweepstakes for Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton could be adding another team. After reports surfaced earlier this week that the Mets were considering a run at the young slugger, the Rangers have explored a scenario of what the price tag would be for Stanton, according to ESPN.com.
Miami has not indicated it is actively seeking to deal its last remaining star, but the 23-year-old will be eligible for arbitration for the first time this offseason. Stanton is hitting just .167 over nine games, but has walked eight times.
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/13/2013) Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is considered day-to-day after being diagnosed with a left-shoulder contusion following an MRI Saturday, MLB.com reports. Stanton, who is hitting .167 through his first nine games, said he initially felt discomfort after making a diving catch against the Mets Friday.
As expected, Stanton was held out of the lineup for the second-straight game Saturday against Philadelphia as Austin Kearns took his spot in right field.
Giancarlo Stanton might miss entire weekend series
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/12/2013) Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton missed Friday's game against the Phillies and has already been ruled out for Saturday due to a sore left shoulder. Stanton suffered the injury last Saturday against the Mets in New York.
“I wasn’t too sure if it was the weather or that dive. But it has been escalating,’’ he told the Palm Beach Post after Friday's game.
Stanton has been dealing with the soreness for a few days and said it got worse during warm-ups Friday. He is set to undergo an MRI Saturday that could reveal the extent of the injury. He might be forced to sit out Sunday's series finale as well.
Giancarlo Stanton scratched with shoulder soreness
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/12/2013) The Marlins scratched outfielder Giancarlo Stanton from the lineup Friday against the Phillies less than an hour prior to first pitch, due to left shoulder soreness. He was replaced at right field by Austin Kearns.
At this point, there is not much information about the extent of the injury, though the team will likely provide an update during the game. Stanton should be considered day to day at this point. Stanton is currently struggling to begin the season, batting just 5 for 30 through the first nine games, and a shoulder injury will likely not help matters.
Giancarlo Stanton needs to get more aggressive
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (4/11/2013) Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is not swinging at strikes often enough, letting them go more than half the time, the South Florida Sun Sentinelnoted. That's a big problem for the slugger because he is seeing pitches in the strike zone at the lowest rate in the majors, according to FanGraphs.com.
Only 30 percent of the pitches Stanton sees are strikes, so he cannot afford to be passive at the plate. He is actually swinging at out-of-the-zone pitches more frequently, but barely at a higher rate than he did last year. Although Stanton can't force opposing pitchers to stop pitching around him, his reluctance to go after strikes is troubling.
We are still looking at small samples, which can produce extreme results. But if Stanton's low swing rate in the zone persists, it may be time to reevaluate him. If he reverses the trend, then it's time to buy low on Stanton.
Giancarlo Stanton chasing pitches
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/11/2013) Like most of his teammates, Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is enduring a slow start to the season.
Stanton is batting just .167 through nine games, but more alarming he's yet to record a home run or RBI.
According to FanGraphs.com, Stanton is swinging at a career-high 38.1 percent of pitches outside the strike zone. His career average is 34.4 percent. Also, Stanton has swung at a career-low 45.2 percent of pitches inside the strike zone, which is well below his career average of 65.7 percent.
"He's just got to get a good pitch to hit and let it go," manager Mike Redmond said. "He has to be ready every at-bat and every pitch. He's one of those guys too that just needs to have a good at-bat, hit a ball hard and hopefully that will get him locked in."
Though the Mets aren't sure if the Marlins would deal Stanton, who voiced his displeasure after the team's firesale in the offseason, the Mets realize if a trade would arise, the team would likely have to include top prospects Zack Wheeler and Travis d'Arnaud.
"In a heartbeat," said one Mets official, who is not in general manager Sandy Alderson's inner-circle of decision makers but has a voice in discussions. "Nothing against those kids, but it’s Giancarlo."
Another Mets' official seems to be in agreement.
"If you could do that, you would have to," the official said. "You trade the pitcher for the everyday player almost every time."
Giancarlo Stanton RBI-less through nine games
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/10/2013) Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton went 1 for 3 in the team's 8-0 loss to the Braves Wednesday to raise his line to .167/.342/.233 in 38 plate appearances. However, Stanton has driven in zero runs in nine games.
The Marlins' offense figures to struggle this year, and Stanton is 0 for 6 with three strikeouts with runners in scoring position.
Giancarlo Stanton working on plate discipline
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/9/2013) Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton continues to work on his plate discipline and has started to show some patience after starting the season hitting .174 through his first seven games.
Stanton told the Palm Beach Post that he saw two pitches that he wanted to hit among the 21 thrown to him Monday against the Braves. He instead drew three walks.
"We got to keep talking to him about it, trying to get him to relax and be patience," manager Mike Redmond said. "That's half the battle. Everybody wants to get hits and get off to a quick start, but at the same time you got to relax and slow the game down, let the game come to you."
Stanton has mustered just four hits and struck out 11 times but has seven walks. He received 46 walks in 123 games last season. Though pitchers continue to work around him, Redmond hopes that the 23-year-old can turn things around soon.
"Somebody is going to make a mistake and he's going to make him pay," Redmond said. "Once he does that that will alleviate any stress."
Giancarlo Stanton seeking power switch
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/6/2013) Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton went 2 for 4 -- his first multi-hit game this season -- during Miami's 7-3 loss to the Mets on Saturday. Stanton laced two singles while also halting a four-game skid with at least one strikeout (seven total).
The 23-year-old slugger has just two extra-base hits this season (both doubles), extending his typical slow starts in April from a power standpoint. Last season, Stanton did not his first homer until April 29 after needing 14 games before he went deep for the first time during the 2011 campaign.
Giancarlo Stanton still poised to clean up
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013) After bashing a staggering two home runs last season with Philadelphia -- the same total as three pitchers in the National League -- it seems the most logical place in the lineup for revered slugger Placido Polanco is the cleanup spot. Or so his new team believes.
The Marlins announced Sunday they will start the season with Polanco in the noted run-producing spot while Giancarlo Stanton, who matched Polanco's homer total in two separate games last year, takes the No. 3 position. Perhaps the Marlins are playing it strictly by the numbers -- Polanco does have 103 career homers compared to Stanton's mere 93. There's only one key difference: Stanton has accomplished his total in 1,436 fewer regular-season games than Polanco.
Ultimately, Stanton's spot in the lineup won't matter as he's actually gone deep more from the three-hole (14) than the cleanup spot (12) in his brief career despite receiving fewer at-bats as the third hitter. When Albert Pujols led the NL with 42 homers during the 2010 season, all of them came from the No. 3 spot.
Throughout all the sarcasm, one thing remains clear: Stanton will continue to rake as he is easily the leading candidate to pace the league in home runs this season for the first time in his blooming career.
Giancarlo Stanton's HR bat wakes up
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton got back on track with the long ball Tuesday in a Grapefruit League game against Washington. Stanton, who had one home run this spring entering the game, homered twice against Dan Haren.
Stanton homered in the first and sixth innings, each time for a solo shot, and now has three homers on the spring. The first was an opposite-field shot and the other went to dead-center field.
"I know the last couple of days he was just feeling for it maybe a little bit,” manager Mike Redmond said of Stanton's lack of homers. "Yesterday he got a ton of breaking balls. It’s going to be an ongoing process the way they are going to pitch him. He’s just got to continue to be patient and get ready for his pitch and when he gets it try to do some damage with it. I know it’s only spring training, but he hit a couple of home runs in a game. I know that would make me feel good. I was never ever able to do that but I’m sure it would feel good."
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/23/2013) Miami outfielder Giancarlo Stanton went 1 for 3 with two RBI during the Marlins' Grapefruit League opener against St. Louis on Saturday. Stanton assumed the third spot in the batting order and patrolled right field as he showed no limitations after being plunked in the head by a fastball during a simulated game earlier this week. Precautionary X-rays returned negative and Stanton is expected to maintain his regular training schedule.
Stanton checks out OK
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/21/2013) Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton told reporters Thursday X-rays were negative after he was hit in the head Wednesday during a simulated game. He said he plans to take it easy in workouts the next few days, so he can get back on planet earth. Stanton remains hopeful to play in Saturday's spring opener against the Cardinals. I was pretty loopy, I must say, yesterday, but for the most part I feel fine, Stanton said, per The Palm Beach Post. Were going to see how a bunch of activity in the weight room goes. Id like to at least get some hitting in today, but its probably smarter not to do much.
Prospect plunks Stanton
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/20/2013) Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton went for further evaluation Wednesday after being hit in the head by a fastball from prospect Jose Fernandez during a simulated game. Stanton said the pitch hit him at the base of the head and top of the neck before glancing off his helmet. He remained on his feet and walked off the field under his own power. He even signed a few autographs before being escorted to the locker room via golf cart for further evaluation. I wasnt dizzy. I saw a little grayness, fuzziness on the outside of my eyes, but it is subsiding now, Stanton said less than an hour after the incident, per the Sun-Sentinel.
Stanton moves focus to baseball
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/15/2013) After an offseason filled with verbal jabs at the organization and some unexpected trade speculation, Miami outfielder Giancarlo Stanton said Friday he will not be a distraction and is ready for the start of the season. Stanton chastised the Marlins for their latest roster purge, which included the departure of Jose Reyes, Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle, among others. "Youre not going to linger on something and cry about it all day," he told MLB.com. "You let it be known how you feel, and push forward. ... Im not really going to dwell on it too much. I got what little words were out there to let it be known, and that was that. Were here now, and turn the page."
Stanton may bat third for Marlins
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (2/9/2013) Marlins manager Mike Redmond told the Miami Herald that he may plan to use outfielder Giancarlo Stanton in the third spot rather than the clean-up position come opening day. "Initially we were thinking the four hole, and it could still end up being the four hole," Redmond said. "But I'm leaning toward third at this point."
Marlins open to Stanton offers
by Al Melchior | Data Analyst (12/30/2012) According to ESPN.com, Marlins assistant general manager Dan Jennings has said that the team will listen to offers for outfielder Giancarlo Stanton. The organization continues to insist that they are not actively shopping their star slugger and are not looking to trade him, but they are open to considering trade proposals. In his third season, Stanton hit .290 with 37 home runs and 86 RBI.