Giancarlo Stanton joined the 200 home run club

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Marlins outfielder is only 26 years old but he’s already a member of the 200 home run club. The slugger entered Wednesday afternoon’s game against the Mets with 198 homers and drilled two off of Jacob deGrom.

The first came on a fastball in the top of the fourth inning, a no-doubter to left center for a solo homer, putting the Marlins on the board at a 3-1 deficit. Statcast measured it at 454 feet. The second came in the top of the sixth on a 1-2 breaking ball, which Stanton sent on a line to left-center for another no-doubter.

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Stanton also hit two at Citi Field on Tuesday. Along with the two today, he had four homers in four at-bats as he drew a walk in the first inning. On the season, he’s hitting .231/.326/.489 with 19 home runs and 47 RBI.

According to Anthony Masterson of Stats LLC, Stanton is the 12th-youngest (26 years, 241 days) to reach 200 homers and did so in the seventh-fewest games (781).

Max Fried loses to Braves in salary arbitration

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Pitcher Max Fried lost to the Atlanta Braves in salary arbitration and will make $13.5 million in the upcoming season instead of his $15 million request.

Mark Burstein, Fredric Horowitz and Jeanne Vonhof issued their decision a day after hearing arguments.

Fried won a $6.85 million salary last year in arbitration instead of the team’s $6.6 million proposal.

He followed former Atlanta teammate Dansby Swanson in going to a hearing in consecutive years. Swanson, a shortstop, lost in 2021 and won last year, then signed a seven-year, $177 million contract with the Chicago Cubs.

The last player to win hearings in consecutive years was pitcher Trevor Bauer against Cleveland in 2018 and 2019.

Fried, a 29-year-old left-hander, went 14-7 for the second straight season and lowered his ERA to 2.48 from 3.04 in 2021. Fried was a first-time All-Star last season, was second to Miami’s Sandy Alcantara in Cy Young Award voting and was third in the National League in ERA behind Alcantara and Julio Urias with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

In 2021, Fried pitched six shutout innings in World Series Game 6 as the Braves won their first title since 1995.