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Giancarlo Stanton ruled out through Friday due to knee injury

Jul 5, 2012, 7:32 PM EDT

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Giancarlo Stanton missed his fourth straight game this afternoon due to a left knee injury and Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post is reporting that the Marlins have already ruled him out for Friday’s game.

Stanton underwent an MRI earlier this week which revealed a loose body in the knee. He took batting practice in the cage today without any issues, but the real test will come tomorrow when he goes through full pre-game activities.

Stanton will likely need to have the loose body removed at some point and the 22-year-old slugger even raised the possibility that he could undergo arthroscopic surgery during the All-Star break. The Marlins will do everything to avoid that, of course, so it’s possible he’ll sit out the rest of the weekend and maybe even the Home Run Derby and All-Star Game.

Stanton is hitting .283/.364/.555 with 19 home runs, 50 RBI and a .918 OPS in 78 games this season. He has amassed 75 home runs through his first 328 major league games.

  1. jimmymarlinsfan - Jul 5, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    And this ensures his move to left field all the sooner, which ensures his move to 1st base all the sooner…
    Which I’m fine with when he signs his 10 year deal next offseason

    • Old Gator - Jul 6, 2012 at 8:10 AM

      Left field, maybe. First base? His knees would have to be well and truly shot for the Feesh to waste the Iron Giant’s howitzer of an arm. Although it gets drowned out by the ooooohs and aaaaahhhs over his power at the plate, the Giant has an Al Kaline caliber throwing gun, he’s accurate with it to boot, and he’s also, when healthy, pretty fast on the bases for a big guy. He’s a long way from being put out to pasture at first base.

  2. 11jlacy - Jul 5, 2012 at 8:55 PM

    Maybe they would let bryce in now they betta event that kid he can hit.

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