Despite being out since June 27, Giancarlo Stanton's 27 homers still leads the NL.
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Manager Dan Jennings says Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton has been cleared to begin swinging a bat.
Jennings says Stanton saw a hand specialist and was told he could begin so-called ”dry swings,” with no ball involved.
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Speaking before the Marlins played Arizona on Monday night, Jennings called it ”step one” in Stanton’s rehabilitation. Stanton has been out since June 27 with a left wrist hamate fracture.
Despite the three-week absence, Stanton still leads the NL in home runs with 27 and is third in RBI with 67.
Asked about a possible return for Stanton in two weeks, Jennings said he didn’t ”know that there is truly a time frame” but that Stanton will know when he’s ready to come back and resume his ”tremendous season.”