Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton had surgery on his broken left hand, and the timetable for major league home run leader’s return remains four to six weeks.
Stanton, who has 27 homers and 67 RBIs, was injured while swinging the bat Friday against the Dodgers.
The injury means Stanton will miss the All-Star Game, and it's a big blow to a team that was shut out by the Dodgers on Sunday to fall 15 games below .500.
“From everything we've got, the surgery was a success,” manager Dan Jennings said, “and now you just go through the healing process and the rehab process to have him back.”
The Pittsburgh Pirates designated outfielder Jose Tabata for assignment, eight days after he broke up Max Scherzer's bid for a perfect game by getting hit by a pitch. . . .
The Tampa Bay Rays purchased the contract of three-time All-Star Grady Sizemore from Class A Charlotte.