Miami Marlins Wiretap
The Miami Marlins don't know when Giancarlo Stanton will return to the field.
"We still don't have time frame for him," manager Mike Redmond said. "He's still a ways off."
Stanton hasn't played since April 29 because of a hamstring injury.
Jose Fernandez has been in the Major Leagues for a month, but he officially arrived on Saturday night in Philadelphia.
Fernandez struck out nine in seven scoreless innings for the Miami Marlins against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Making his sixth start, the seven innings and nine strikeouts were both career highs. Fernandez also limited the Phillies to one hit, a one-out single by Freddy Galvis in the first inning. He then retired 17 straight before walking Galvis to open the seventh inning.
Retiring 17 in a row tied a club record by a rookie.
"They're a great lineup," the rookie said. "They've got some great hitters that I respect a lot. I go out there and I try to make pitch by pitch the best ones I can. It's just fun, every fifth day you get to go out there and have fun."
The Philadelphia Phillies have made "multiple" inquires with the Miami Marlins about outfielder Giancarlo Stanton over the last several months, according to a Major League executive.
Philadelphia, like every other team, has been told by Miami that Stanton, who is currently on the disabled list, is not available.
"The feeling around baseball is that Stanton could become available at some point and the Phils have let it be known they want to speak with the Marlins when and if they decide to move the young, power-hitting rightfielder," writes Jim Salisbury.
The next base Juan Pierre steals will be the 600th of his career, making him just the 14th player in Major League history to reach the mark.
"I can't believe it," the Miami Marlins outfielder said. "If you said I was to steal one base in the big leagues, I would have said, 'You're crazy.' I never take it for granted. I'm grateful for every one of them."
Pierre entered Wednesday with eight steals this season, which tops the National League.
Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton expects to miss about a month with a strained right hamstring.
Stanton underwent an MRI exam Tuesday and the diagnosis was a grade-two strain.
He was hurt trying to beat out a grounder in Monday's 15-inning victory over the New York Mets. The injury comes as Stanton was emerging from an early-season slump.
"Awesome timing," Stanton said. "It's a tough break. Pretty frustrating. It's just one of those freak things. There's never a good time, but this was probably one of the worst times to do it."
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