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Miami Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton expected to be out for the season

Miami now might have difficulty scoring runs.

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The Marlins placed Giancarlo Stanton on the 15-day disabled list Sunday morning, and after the game Manager Don Mattingly said Stanton is expected to miss the remainder of the regular season, according to MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro.

Marlins President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill said Stanton is out with a grade three groin strain, according to Frisaro. Hill said Stanton could return in six weeks, but he deemed that the best case scenario.

Stanton suffered the injury during the ninth inning of Saturday’s 8-7 loss to the White Sox. He attempted to stretch a single into a double with the Marlins trailing by a run.

Stanton underwent an MRI, and Mattingly said Sunday based on the results, the injury seemed “serious.”

Stanton, 26, was batting .244/.329/.496 with 25 home runs and 70 RBIs before going down.

Ichiro Suzuki could receive the majority of the playing time in Stanton’s absence. However, the Marlins could focus on making a move in advance of the waiver trade deadline at the end of this month. Carlos Gomez, who was designated for assignment by the Astros earlier this week, could be an option.

Stanton joins Adam Conley, Wei-Yin Chen and Justin Bour on Miami’s disabled list.