Giancarlo Stanton RUMORS & NEWS

  • Solving the mystery behind Giancarlo Stanton's epic slump

    CBS Sports "Marlins cloutsman Giancarlo Stanton is not having a characteristic season in 2016. After Sunday's loss to Max Scherzer and the Nationals (WAS 8, MIA 2), Stanton is now batting .211/.324/.469. Thanks to Stanton's secondary skills, those aren't bad numbers at the OPS level. However, they are..." May 23

  • Mattingly not ready to move slumping Stanton from cleanup spot "Mired in one of the worst slumps of his career, Giancarlo Stanton got some early work in on Friday afternoon. For about 45 minutes before the team came out to stretch, the three-time All-Star took batting practice on the field, working closely with hitting coach Barry Bonds and manager Don..." May 21

  • Giancarlo Stanton is baseball's answer to Steph Curry "Over in the NBA, our friends on the hardwood have been marveling at the exploits of Golden State's Steph Curry, who is putting up a season like no one has ever seen. This year, Curry didn't just break the three-point record he'd originally set in 2012-13 and topped in 2014-15, he shattered it..." March 28

  • Stanton and Yelich say Barry Bonds didn't beat them in a HR contest

    CBS Sports "On Wednesday, we learned hitting coach Barry Bonds beat Giancarlo Stanton and other Marlins players in a home run contest, which is fantastic. Even at 51, Barry could probably still hit double-digit homers with a .330-plus on-base percentage. Anyway, Stanton and fellow outfielder Christian..." March 17

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    Joe Frisaro @JoeFrisaro

    Stanton on pace to start for #Marlins on Sunday.

  • Giancarlo Stanton says Marlins have 'no more time' for excuses in 2016 "The most impactful everyday player on the Marlins is back. He's bigger and stronger than ever, and most importantly, he's healthy. Giancarlo Stanton, now 26, is fully recovered from the broken left hamate bone that limited him to just 74 games a year ago. When Miami's full-squad workouts get..." February 21

  • Marlins announce Giancarlo Stanton won’t play again this season

    NBC Sports "Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has been on the disabled list since June hand surgery and the team announced that he will not return before the end of the season. This is the second straight year in which Stanton has finished the season on the disabled list, as he missed the final three weeks..." September 29

  • Marlins nearing decision on Stanton return

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Giancarlo Stanton has not seen a major league pitch since June 26. The Miami Marlins have yet to determine whether he'll get back in the box this season or shut it down until next spring. A fractured hand has kept Stanton sidelined for more than two months. In July, he underwent surgery with a..." September 27

  • Scar tissue puts Giancarlo Stanton return back on hold

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The on-again-off-again status of Giancarlo Stanton is back on hold after tests performed earlier in the week on his injured left hand revealed an “abnormal amount” of internal scar tissue. Stanton hasn’t taken batting practice since Monday in New York and doesn’t expect to step back in the cage..." September 18

  • Giancarlo Stanton makes road trip, could return to lineup soon

    Sporting News "Giancarlo Stanton's season may not be over after all. The Marlins outfielder made the road trip with the team Monday and was seen taking batting practice before the game against the Mets at Citi Field. Stanton broke the hamate bone in his left hand June 26 and feared he wouldn't play again this..." September 15

  • Giancarlo Stanton unsure he'll return this season

    ESPN "Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton now is unsure whether he'll be able to return to the lineup this season as he tries to recover from a broken left hand. Stanton said he was "a little bit" worried that he wouldn't be able to return for any of the final 25 games of the season. He has been..." September 07

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    clarkspencer @clarkspencer

    Giancarlo Stanton acknowledged there's a chance he might not return this season but is working toward playing. #marlins

  • Giancarlo Stanton still day to day in journey back from wrist surgery

    Fox Sports "Miami Marlins All-Star slugger Giancarlo Stanton remains day to day in his recovery from surgery on his left hamate fracture, according to manager Dan Jennings. When speaking to media last week, Stanton said he hoped to return from the disabled list when the Marlins opened their homestand..." September 05

  • Marlins chaos puts Giancarlo Stanton on clock for a trade

    New York Post "From the moment Giancarlo Stanton signed his record 13-year, $325 million contract with the Marlins, a clock began ticking: When would Stanton want out and when would the Marlins oblige? The answer is: Not yet. But more Marlins craziness only brings us closer to the day. The Marlins under..." September 03

  • Stanton doubtful for Friday return after making rehab start

    The Score "Giancarlo Stanton may have to wait even longer than expected to make his return to the majors. The Miami Marlins slugger took part in his first rehab start with Class-A Advanced Jupiter on Tuesday, and things didn't go according to plan. Stanton went 0-for-2 with a walk and wasn't feeling "100..." September 02

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    Joe Frisaro @JoeFrisaro

    Stanton told reporters in Jupiter he felt ok "not 100 percent" Friday v. #Mets appears doubtful #Marlins update

  • Giancarlo Stanton and his dingers will return soon

    SB Nation "We've all missed Giancarlo Stanton and his majestic dingers these past couple of months. Whether you simply appreciate how far he can hit a baseball or you've found your fantasy season slowed by yet another Stanton injury or you are somehow both the general manager and the manager of the Marlins..." August 26

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    Joe Frisaro @JoeFrisaro

    Giancarlo Stanton is hopeful to be back by Sept. 1 #Marlins slugger still has minor discomfort

  • Rehabbing Stanton in 'hitting progression' "Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton began hitting off a pitching machine and against live pitching on Monday, manager Dan Jennings said. Stanton has been on the disabled list since June 27 with a fracture of the hamate bone in his left hand. "He's in a hitting progression," Jennings said..." August 18

  • Giancarlo Stanton's rehab 'definitely slower' than expected

    ESPN "Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton was hoping to return within six weeks of having surgery on his fractured left wrist, but slow progress through his recovery has thrust that timetable into doubt. Stanton, who suffered a left hamate fracture on a swing June 26 and underwent surgery..." August 03

  • Giancarlo Stanton cleared to swing off a tee after surgery

    Hardball Talk "Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has been cleared to swing off a tee one month after hamate bone surgery. Stanton was initially given a 4-6 week recovery timetable, but manager Dan Jennings declined to give a firm answer to Christina De Nicola of FOX Sports Florida when asked if Stanton was..." July 29

  • Giancarlo Stanton sees hand specialist, cleared to begin dry swings

    Miami Herald "Giancarlo Stanton is ready to swing a bat again, even though it'll probably be at least two weeks before he's doing it for the Marlins. Stanton was checked out Monday by a hand specialist, who gave the slugger the green light to begin dry swings. Stanton has been out since June 27 with a..." July 21

  • Stanton feels optimistic after hand surgery "Giancarlo Stanton, speaking publicly on Thursday for the first time since he broke his left hand, is in good spirits and optimistic he can return in the 4-6 week recovery window. In the meantime, the Marlins right fielder is preparing to have the stitches removed from his hand in a few days,..." July 10

  • Giancarlo Stanton out 4-6 weeks with broken hand

    ESPN "Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton will miss four to six weeks with a broken bone in his hand, ESPN's Tim Kurkjian reported. Stanton broke the hamate bone in his left hand during the Marlins' 7-1 loss to the Dodgers on Friday night. He is expected to have surgery and be out at least a..." June 28

  • Uh oh: Giancarlo Stanton heading for X-rays on injured left hand

    CBS Sports "The Dodgers beat the Marlins on Friday night (LAD 7, MIA 1), and Miami may have lost more than just the game. Franchise cornerstone Giancarlo Stanton suffered a hand injury on a swing-and-miss in the sixth inning and is heading for X-rays. "My bat dug into my hand a little bit. It didn't feel..." June 27

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    Christina De Nicola @CDeNicola13

    Giancarlo Stanton said it's his left palm. Would know the extent mañana. Said it hurt most on swings and misses, as game went on. #Marlins

  • Giancarlo Stanton on HR Derby: 'If I'm asked, I'll do it'

    ESPN "Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is willing to participate in the 2015 Home Run Derby. He just needs to be asked. "If I'm asked, I'll do it," he said Friday before the Marlins' 5-0 loss to the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. Stanton, the majors' home run leader at 25,..." June 21

  • Giancarlo Stanton ditches protective mask for first time this season

    Yahoo! Sports "It wasn't at all surprising to see Giancarlo Stanton break out of his early season batting slump in Miami's 8-2 win over Atlanta on Tuesday. However, he did do something that was a little unexpected. For the first time since being hit in the face with a fastball last September, Stanton went to..." April 15

  • Giancarlo's G-shaped face guard has been approved for use by MLB

    CBS Sports "Marlins star Giancarlo Stanon's personalized face guard has been approved for use in the regular season by MLB, people familiar with the situation say. Stanton has been using the guard, with the signature “G” formed in plastic throughout spring training, and MLB powers have ruled it will be..." March 31

  • Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton hit by pitch in intrasquad contest

    Fish Stripes "Giancarlo Stanton did not touch Henderson Alvarez's fastball on Saturday morning. Miami played its first intrasquad game of the spring, and Alvarez hit Stanton on the hip after attempting to throw a fastball inside. The pair subsequently laughed and shook hands, as Stanton faced live pitching for..." March 01

  • Check Out Stanton's Strange New Helmet

    Miami Herald "When the slugger steps into a batting cage later today to face live pitching for the first time since he was struck down by a Mike Fiers pitch in September, he'll be wearing this custom-made helmet and face guard to prevent a repeat occurrence: The helmet was designed and manufactured for..." February 26

  • Stanton, Abreu faves to hit the most homers in 2015 "With Super Bowl XLIX in the books, bettors can begin to look elsewhere for their futures bets, including who will hit the most dingers in the 2015 MLB campaign. According to the Westgate LV Superbook sluggers Giancarlo Stanton, of the Miami Marlins and Jose Abreu of the Chicago White Sox, are..." February 04

  • Giancarlo Stanton planning to wear protective face guard when hitting this season

    Fox Sports Florida "More than four months have passed since Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton took a fastball to the face, prematurely ending his MVP-worthy season. Stanton, who sustained several facial fractures and dental damage Sept. 11, plans to wear a protective face guard when batting this..." February 03

  • Stanton Losing About $141 Million of Record Deal to Taxes

    Bloomberg "Giancarlo Stanton will give up more in taxes over his record contract than 24 Major League Baseball teams paid their players last season. The Miami Marlins outfielder two days ago signed a 13-year, $325 million deal, the richest in North American sports history. Federal, state, city and payroll..." November 24

  • Will Giancarlo Stanton’s historic contract ever impact Bryce Harper?

    Washington Post "Baseball salaries are determined very much like real estate prices, using a thorough perusal of the surrounding properties in the neighborhood – the “comps.” Who else around here has three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths and was built in, say, 1990? Who else, after their first six years in the..." November 20

  • Heavy backload makes opt-out seem unlikely by Giancarlo Stanton

    CBS Sports "The headline for Giancarlo Stanton's new deal with the Marlins is obviously the 13 years and $325 million. The subhead has to include the no-trade and opt-out clauses. Diving into the meat of the deal, though, let's talk about how the deal is structured. That is, it's backloaded. No, that's..." November 18

  • Marlins owner confirms team signs Stanton to record 13-year, $325M deal

    The Score "The speculation can be put to rest. Power-hitter Giancarlo Stanton and the Miami Marlins have completed the richest contract in professional sports history. The two sides reached agreement on a 13-year, $325 million deal, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria told Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald...." November 18

  • Marlins' Stanton mega deal is in place: $325M, 13 years, early opt out

    CBS Sports "Superstar outfielder Giancarlo Stanton and the Marlins now have a deal in place for a record $325 million over a record 13 years, sources connected to the team say. That landmark contract keeps the beloved Stanton in Miami at least through his 20s and maybe until he's 38, and brings credibility to..." November 17

  • Reports: Giancarlo Stanton nearing agreement on $325 million contract

    SI "The Marlins are nearing an agreement with outfielder Giancarlo Stanton on a 13-year, $325 million contract, according to Jon Heyman of FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal confirms Heyman's report. Rosenthal had reported Thursday that the parties were discussing a contract in excess of 10..." November 15

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    #marlins, stanton closing in on $325M, 13-year deal. expected to have no-trade and opt-out. story up soon on @CBSSportsMLB

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Source: Stanton deal under discussion with #Marlins is in range of 12 years/$320M. Reported last night that it was at least 10 years/$300M.

  • Marlins, Stanton discussing record-breaking $300 million deal

    Fox Sports "Would Giancarlo Stanton turn down the biggest contract in professional sports history? The Miami Marlins apparently intend to find out. The two sides are discussing a deal that would be for at least 10 years and at least $300 million, according to major-league sources. Stanton's..." November 14

  • Stanton, Marlins said to agree on money, but hurdle or two remains

    CBS Sports "Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton and the team are said to be in basic agreement on the financial terms of what was described as a “landmark” deal, and while sources suggest there's a good chance a deal will happen, there were still said to be one or two significant non-monetary hurdles to..." November 14

  • Marlins continue to insist Stanton's not for sale

    CSN New England "No matter how many times they say it, the Miami Marlins seem to having trouble getting the message across: No, Giancarlo Stanton is not available. But that doesn't deter them. As speculation swirls that Stanton is either headed for free agency after the 2016 season or soon to be traded, the..." November 12

  • Marlins, Giancarlo Stanton begin talks about long-term contract

    CBS Sports "The Marlins and star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton have started negotiations about a long-term contract extension, according to the Associated Press. President of baseball operations Mike Hill declined to say whether the team has made an offer, however. "Negotiations are ongoing. We're hopeful..." November 06

  • Hill reaffirms Marlins' desire to lock up Stanton long term "The Marlins remain unwavering when it comes to their main offseason goal. Signing Giancarlo Stanton to a contract extension is at the top of the organization's list. President of baseball operations Michael Hill reaffirmed the team's stance on Sunday in an interview with MLB Network Radio on..." November 03

  • Why $30M a year might not be enough for Marlins to keep Stanton

    New York Post "Giancarlo Stanton sat with Hank Aaron last week. He could soon be in the same conversation with the great sluggers of today – at least, contract-wise. Stanton, who was presented the Hank Aaron Award as the NL’s best hitter by Aaron at the World Series, will soon be given something potentially..." October 29

  • Stanton: You don't know what you got until it's almost gone

    Fox Sports "Giancarlo Stanton's career flashed before his eyes. Stanton was struck in the face by a Mike Fiers pitch during a Sept. 11 game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. The beanball left Stanton banged up, but the Miami Marlins slugger also came away from the scary incident with a new..." October 28

  • Giancarlo Stanton will likely wear a helmet with a face guard like Jason Heyward

    Yahoo! Sports "Giancarlo Stanton was here Saturday night, upright, strong, smiling and, he said, unafraid for tomorrow. Next season will come, he said, and he'll stand where he's supposed to stand. He'll track a pitch and then another. He'll get back to being a hitter, a ballplayer, and one of the best in the..." October 27

  • Marlins President: Miami Not Trading Giancarlo Stanton This Offseason

    NESN "Giancarlo Stanton’s talents are staying in South Beach. The Marlins have long expressed a desire to keep Stanton despite continued speculation Miami might eventually trade the two-time All-Star. Marlins president David Samson told the Miami Herald on Monday that Stanton is a big part of the..." October 01