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Giancarlo Stanton aiming to return from DL early next week

Aug 2, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

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Giancarlo Stanton is scheduled to begin a brief minor-league rehab assignment today at Single-A and, barring a setback with his surgically repaired knee, hopes to come off the disabled list as soon as Tuesday versus the Mets.

At the time of Stanton’s surgery on July 9 he was expected to miss 4-6 weeks, so he’s basically right on track for the low end of that estimate and Joe Frisaro of MLB.com writes that the Marlins think he’ll be able to return after just a few rehab outings.

Stanton briefly tried to play through the pain before shutting things down and having two loose cartilage chips removed from his right knee. Prior to being placed on the DL he hit .284 with 19 homers and a career-high .919 OPS in 80 games.

  1. Old Gator - Aug 2, 2012 at 12:12 PM

    It will be nice to have some incentive to stay alert during Feesh games again.

  2. scratchnsniffnblog - Aug 2, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    Now now, OG, there are plenty of reasons to stay alert:

    1. Will Ruggz keep hitting above .350?
    2. How long will Jose’s hit streak last?
    3. Can Heath Bell blow an 8 run lead when he enters in the 6th? (Just kidding. The Feesh don’t score 8 runs on days that end in Y.)
    4. Camera 12.
    5. Bonifacio’s oven mitt/hand shoe.

    Seriously though, they should televise Stanton’s BP.

    • Old Gator - Aug 2, 2012 at 1:04 PM

      All fair enough, except that Bonny’s current deployment of muttonchops is more interesting than his glove.

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