Marlins officially shut down Giancarlo Stanton for the season

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Making official what was expected, the Marlins announced that Giancarlo Stanton will not play again this season after being hit in the face by a pitch last week.

As of yesterday Stanton was hoping to return and the team–or at the very least manager Mike Redmond–were keeping an open mind in case he made tremendous progress in his recovery from facial fractures and dental damage.

Stanton, who hit .288 with a league-leading 37 homers and a league-leading .950 OPS before the injury, will end up missing the final 17 games of the season.