ST. PETERSBURG (CBSMiami/AP) — The Miami Marlins announced something on Tuesday that most people have known for a while already.READ MORE: Dolphins Dominate Depleted Giants 20-9 For 5th Straight Win
Miami right fielder Giancarlo Stanton has been shut down for the rest of the season due to a wrist injury.
Marlins manager Dan Jennings made the announcement before Tuesday night’s game at Tampa Bay.
Stanton has been sidelined since June 26 with a broken left wrist. He is expected to be ready for spring training next year.READ MORE: Injunction Denied In Health Care Vaccination Fight
“It will be a good offseason, he’ll be back ready,” Jennings said. “There’s no thought of, that hey perhaps he won’t be ready or any of that. It’s just going to take a little longer than was originally thought.”
Stanton was hitting .265 with 27 homers and 67 RBIs in 74 games before the season-ending injury.
“He gave his best effort trying to get back,” Jennings said. “He wanted to be out playing. He just didn’t have a comfort level in that hand. The scar tissue had not completely released, and so therefore there was a strength element only that he was uncomfortable with.”MORE NEWS: Experts Believe Other States Could Switch To Electric Mowers Like California
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