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Giancarlo Stanton expects to begin minor league rehab assignment Wednesday

Jul 28, 2012, 6:00 PM EDT

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There may still be a reason to pay attention the Marlins over the final two months of the season, as Giancarlo Stanton‘s return from right knee surgery is just around the corner.

According to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, Stanton expects to begin a minor league rehab assignment Wednesday with High-A Jupiter.

Stanton underwent surgery on July 8 to remove loose bone and cartilage fragments from his right knee. He believes he’ll need about four or five rehab games in anticipation of a possible return on August 10 against the Dodgers when the Marlins begin a six-game homestand.

Stanton, 22, is hitting .284/.364/.554 with 19 home runs, 50 RBI and a .919 OPS in 80 games this season. The Marlins are 4-11 since his last game on July 7 and have traded Hanley Ramirez, Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante during his absence. We could see more deals before Tuesday’s non-waiver trade deadline.

  1. whodeytn - Jul 28, 2012 at 6:57 PM

    Time to trade Stanton to the reds

    • Old Gator - Jul 28, 2012 at 7:00 PM

      Sorry, he’s off limits. Shall we send you a carton of media noche sandwiches and a gallon of cafe con leche instead?

  2. Old Gator - Jul 28, 2012 at 6:59 PM

    The return of the Iron Giant has been anticipated in scripture. He shall return to judge the fastball and the curve, and those blighted souls so long left languishing in scoring position shall be called home again.

    • scratchnsniffnblog - Jul 28, 2012 at 7:59 PM

      And lo, The Stanton crushed a 2-2 pitch into the Clevelander and the scantily clad dancers parted. And he saw that it was good.

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