Stanton named NL Player of the Month

Hit .344 with 12 home runs and 23 RBIs before breaking left hand

Stanton named NL Player of the Month

MIAMI -- Despite breaking a bone in his left hand on June 26 and currently being on the 15-day disabled list, Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was named the National League Player of the Month for June.

In 24 games, the right-handed slugger hit .344 (31-for-90) with 12 home runs and 23 RBIs. The 12 homers tied the franchise record for most in a month. He also recorded a Major League-best .800 slugging percentage, hitting safely in 20 of 24 games on his way to his second Player of the Month honor (the first was in May 2012).

Frisaro on Stanton's injury

On the season, Stanton is hitting .265 with a league-high 27 home runs and 67 RBIs in 74 games.

The 25-year-old broke the hamate bone in his left hand in a loss on June 26 against the Dodgers. He underwent successful surgery on Sunday, and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

Steve Wilaj is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.