Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton hits a home run against the Philadelphia Phillies at Marlins at Marlins Park. Credit: Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE
The Marlins slugger has been out for a month; the team will be very happy to have him back.
We're right in the middle of that time frame, and now, Stanton will be returning to the Marlins:
Stanton went 5-for-16 in a four-game rehab assignment at Jupiter in the Florida State League; two of the hits were home runs. Stanton was having a fine season before he hit the DL, hitting .284/.364/.554 with 19 home runs in 80 games. He was the Marlins' sole representative on the NL All-Star team, but could not play due to the injury.
The Marlins have gone 8-18 since Stanton went on the DL; that poor play is not solely due to Stanton's absence, but they will certainly welcome him back to the lineup, to take more shots at the home-run structure in Marlins Park.
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