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Stanton lands on DL with hamstring injury, Marlins call up Ozuna






It just gets tougher and tougher for the Miami Marlins.

Even though the Marlins made a comeback win as they defeated the New York Mets 4-3 in the 15th inning, right-fielder Giancarlo Stanton injured himself while grounding out to first during the 10th inning of last night’s game.

The 23-year old tried to reach safely to first base but he ended up hurting his right hamstring after stepping on the bag as fell to the ground due to pain.

Miami already announced that Stanton, as well as first baseman Joe Mahoney, who also has a sore hamstring, have been placed on the 15-day disabled list. On the other hand, the Marlins will bring up outfielder Marcell Ozuna and left-hander Brad Hand.

Ozuna, who began the season on the disabled list with a fractured hand, has been on fire since returning. The power hitting prospect is hitting (14-for-42) .333/.383/.810 line which includes five homeruns and 15 RBI’s in 10 games this year with the Jacksonville Suns.

“We’re bringing up a young kid,” Redmond said. “We’re going to let him go out there and play. Ozuna is an exciting player. Hopefully, he will come up and provide a spark.”

Hand has done well thus far in Triple-A New Orleans. The lefty has a 2-1 record with a 2.00 ERA and 29 strikeouts in 27 innings over the course of five starts. Hand will most likely help the bullpen after wasting most of the relievers last night.

As for Stanton, who earlier in the season missed five games with a bruised left shoulder, he was hitting .262 with 3 homeruns and 9 RBI’s in the last 10 games.

Miami will continue their series with the Mets before opening a four-game series against Phillies at Citizens Bank Park, and then they head west for a three-game series versus the San Diego Padres at Petco Park.