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Giancarlo Stanton leaves Saturday’s game with right knee discomfort

Jul 7, 2012, 5:46 PM EDT

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UPDATE: Uh-oh. According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, Stanton left the game with right knee discomfort.

5:28 PM: This doesn’t sound promising.

After appearing as a pinch-hitter last night, Giancarlo Stanton was back in the Marlins’ starting lineup this afternoon for the first time since Monday. But his return didn’t last long. He had a single in his only at-bat and played right field for two innings before Scott Cousins pinch-hit for him in the third.

The Marlins have yet to make an announcement on the reason for his exit, but Stanton is currently dealing with a “loose body” in his right knee and it’s believed he’ll eventually require surgery. A setback could put him at risk for missing the upcoming Home Run Derby and All-Star Game and perhaps the start of the second half.

  1. rattlerop - Jul 8, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    I’m disappointed that Stanton can’t play for two reasons. He had a good season so far and the Marlins will not have a representative at the game. I know it is a dumb rule but it is a rule that all teams should be represented at the game. But he should have been replaced by a Marlin.

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