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Giancarlo Stanton could return on Monday

Jun 7, 2013, 9:55 PM EDT

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Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton could be activated from the disabled list on Monday according to manager Mike Redmond, reports Joe Capozzi. Redmond says Stanton is “moving around great in the outfield”. The slugger has been sidelined since the end of April due to a strained right hamstring. The injury had sapped some of his power prior to that, as the right-hander had only three home runs in 88 trips to the plate. The 29 PA per home run rate is nearly twice his career average (16 PA per HR).

The Marlins could certainly use a healthy Stanton. At 16-44, they are on pace to win only 43 games over a full season, which would just barely put them ahead of the 1962 Mets, who went 40-120. The team is also averaging a meager 2.95 runs per game.

  1. Old Gator - Jun 7, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    He’s going to take some time to get his strut back. The Iron Giant always comes back pretty slowly – he didn’t start swinging that bat until near the end of April just before he hurt himself again. But it will be interesting to see if batting ahead of Ozuna improves the pitches he sees.

  2. thebadguyswon - Jun 7, 2013 at 11:36 PM

    He’s knocked his trade value back a notch. It will take one less marquee prospect to pry him from Loria this winter.

  3. jrbdmb - Jun 7, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    The real surprise is that he hasn’t been moved yet. $537,000 is a lot of money to pay a baseball player, esp. in Miami. He needs to be moved before all that money goes to his head.

  4. echech88 - Jun 8, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    He gets hurt a lot. Hate to say it but probably not his last trip to the DL this year.

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