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Giancarlo Stanton is back in the Marlins’ lineup

Apr 18, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

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After missing six games with a left shoulder injury Giancarlo Stanton is back in the Marlins’ lineup for tonight’s game against the Reds, playing right field and batting third.

In his absence the Marlins used Austin Kearns, Chris Coghlan, and Justin Ruggiano in right field, going 2-4 after starting the season 1-8 with Stanton.

Stanton was off to a slow start before the injury, hitting .167 with zero homers.

  1. jm91rs - Apr 18, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    It will be good to watch him play tonight, although I’m sure that Tony Cingrani would have preferred to pitch to Austin Kearns over Mike Stanton.

    • knowlegeforyou - Apr 18, 2013 at 6:44 PM

      Won’t matter nobody will be pitching to Stanton. They will simply pitch around him. He should lead the league in walks but he just wants to swing the bat. They should move him for Profar, Olt + someone the Rangers have with high upside. Would love to see him post 50 + bombs in Texas. Houston has a bunch of prospects like Singleton and De Shields jr come to mind.

      • knowlegeforyou - Apr 18, 2013 at 6:46 PM

        Maybe the Twins…

  2. djjackson81 - Apr 18, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    Stanton don’t get his number right the Marlins may not be able to pull a big league roster deal for him at the deadline.

  3. historiophiliac - Apr 18, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    I had to look twice at his jersey. I was expecting “IERDA” for some reason.

  4. Old Gator - Apr 19, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    The Iron Giant has made it clear on several occasions that he wants to go back to California, where he grew up and where he still lives during the orfseason. At this point though, with free agency off in the distance, he’d probably accept a trade to anywhere else. Since his famous tweet about his disgust with the Feesh fire sales last weenter, he’s been speaking diplomatically but without enthusiasm about the team.

    His current struggles are typical of April for him so it’s too soon to worry.

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