Marlins’ Stanton limps out of game

After trading many of their stars after last season, the Miami Marlins’ lone remaining major attraction could be sidelined for a while.

Giancarlo Stanton left Monday’s game against the New York Mets with a strained right hamstring, and the team has yet to announce a timetable for his return.

Stanton has started slowly this season, with a .227 batting average and three home runs in 20 games. He’s viewed within the industry as a possible July trade candidate, but he will need to stay healthy in order for that to happen.

Stanton had publicly voiced his displeasure during the offseason about the Marlins’ payroll purge.