Well, this is a bummer. According to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, Giancarlo Stanton‘s return is on hold once again after tests showed an “abnormal amount” of scar tissue in his surgically-repaired left hand.
Stanton has been sidelined since June 26 due to a fractured hamate bone. The Marlins’ slugger was expected to miss around 4-6 weeks after surgery, but progress has been slow and doctors in New York this week told him that the strength’s “not there” in his hand. So sad. It’s like Superman without his powers in the diner fight scene in “Superman II.”
Stanton is not expected to take batting practice again until Saturday, but he still hasn’t given up hope on returning this season. However, the calendar is obviously working against him.