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Giancarlo Stanton returns from DL after missing 25 games

Aug 7, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

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Giancarlo Stanton was expected to miss 4-6 weeks following arthroscopic knee surgery on July 8 and sure enough he’s back from the disabled list one day short of a month later.

Stanton returns after missing 25 games, during which the Marlins went 8-17 to fall out of contention and into a last-place tie in the NL East.

Stanton initially tried to play through loose bodies in his knee, but was in and out of the lineup before ultimately deciding to go under the knife. Prior to being shut down he hit .284 with 19 homers, 20 doubles, and a career-high .919 OPS in 80 games and made his first All-Star team.

He went 5-for-16 with two homers on a brief minor-league rehab assignment at Single-A.

  1. Old Gator - Aug 7, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    Thank Buddha, we will now see a renewed barrage of solo moonshots that will restore an element of entertainment to Feesh games but will not prevent the corpse from steenking. Tommy will get a workout, but not the turnstiles. The maiden season of Macondo Banana Massacre Field is going to look like a cross between the maiden voyage of the Titanic and the final flight of the Hindenburg by the end of September, with or without the Iron Giant’s particular brand of bombastic magic.

    Next year in Jeruselam, Scrooge.

  2. Old Gator - Aug 7, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    Jerusalem.

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  3. scratchnsniffnblog - Aug 7, 2012 at 2:35 PM

    Let’s hope the front office figures out how to field a competitive team so Stanton’s best years aren’t wasted.

  4. willclarkgameface - Aug 7, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    Thank you Jeebus. My outfield on my fantasy team has been mailing it in since he went down. We need some Stanton!

  5. The Dangerous Mabry - Aug 7, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    Now if only the Marlins could get that Mike Stanton kid back, too, they’d be in fantastic shape.

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