Marlins' Stanton undergoes surgery on broken hand

Miami, FL ( - Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton had surgery performed on his left hand on Sunday, with the timetable for his return remaining 4-to-6 weeks.


The procedure was performed by Dr. Patrick Owens, a hand specialist, at the University of Miami Hospital.


Stanton fractured the hamate bone in his left hand on a swing on Friday night against the Dodgers at Marlins Park. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday.


In 74 games, Stanton is batting .265 with a major league-best 27 homers and 67 RBI.


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