Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Staton will miss the remainder of 2016 after suffering a detrimental injury.Following a 5-4 win on Sunday, Marlins skipper Don Mattingly told reporters that superstar Giancarlo Stanton will be out for the rest of 2016 after receiving MRI results on a groin injury.
In Friday’s game, the 26-year-old tried to turn a single into a double and promptly injured himself.
This not only hurts the Marlins but helps the St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates, and New York Mets — all teams vowing for the second NL Wild Card.
Without Stanton, Miami loses a major presence and staple in the middle of the lineup. The right fielder had 25 homers and 70 RBIs in 103 games prior to going down.
His latest setback just contributes to an early injury plagued career. Stanton has only played 150 games once and missed out on an opportunity to have a record-setting year in 2015. Through 74 games, he had 27 homers and 67 RBIs.
You do the math.
The kid is talented, but talent only goes as far as good health.