Stanton dealing with Grade 2 hamstring strain
MIAMI — An MRI taken on Tuesday revealed Giancarlo Stanton has a Grade 2 right hamstring strain that likely will keep the Marlins’ slugger out for more than his 15-day disabled list stint.
The Marlins are not setting a time line for Stanton’s return, but best case scenario would be three to four weeks.
“Time-frame wise, we don’t know,” manager Mike Redmond said. “He’s not going to do anything for about three days, and then he will start moving around and see how it is.”
Stanton sustained the injury in the 10th inning in Monday’s 4-3 win over the Mets in a game that lasted 15 innings.
While batting, Stanton tapped a grounder in front of the plate. Sprinting all-out in a tie game at the time, the 23-year-old pulled up as he crossed first base. He reached for his hamstring and stumbled to the ground.
After the 5-hour, 31-minute game, the Marlins announced Stanton was heading to the disabled list.
– Joe Frisaro