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Giancarlo Stanton set to return Saturday, participate in All-Star Game festivities

Jul 6, 2012, 7:25 PM EDT

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Good news for the Marlins. And, well, for those who were hoping to see Giancarlo Stanton hit some bombs next week at Kaufman Stadium in Kansas City.

According to Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post, Stanton plans to return to the Marlins’ starting lineup tomorrow night against the Cardinals. The 22-year-old slugger has been sidelined since Monday due to right knee soreness, but he felt good after going through a 30-minute workout prior to tonight’s game.

Stanton will eventually need surgery to remove a loose body from his knee, but he hopes to put it off until the offseason.

“It just feels weird but it’s not restricting at the moment. Obviously it’s bouncing around in there. But I’ll play tomorrow,” he said.

“It has gotten better each day which I did not think it would.”

Assuming Stanton makes it through the weekend without any setbacks, he should be good to go for Monday’s Home Run Derby and Tuesday’s All-Star Game.

  1. scratchnsniffnblog - Jul 6, 2012 at 11:23 PM

    Cannot WAIT to see him crush pitches over the fence at the derby. Too bad I’ll have the TV muted the whole time because of Berman.

  2. Old Gator - Jul 6, 2012 at 11:58 PM

    Big relief. I’ve watched him launch moonshots in batting practice on and off this season and I’ve seen him hit some ridiculous home runs during home games, but I really wanted to watch the expressions on the other hitters and the spectators during the derby. I just hope he’s not pushing that knee.

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