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Giancarlo Stanton out of Marlins’ lineup on Sunday due to right foot and ankle discomfort

Sep 8, 2013, 11:59 AM EDT

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Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was lifted from Saturday’s 9-2 loss to the visiting Nationals after experiencing soreness in his right foot and ankle, and he is not in Miami’s starting lineup for Sunday afternoon’s series finale against Washington. This according to beat writer Joe Frisaro.

X-rays taken Saturday afternoon turned up negative on the foot and ankle, and Stanton told reporters on Saturday night that “it was just one of those days” where he couldn’t shake off the discomfort.

The 23-year-old should return to action for Monday night’s series-opener against the Braves.

Stanton is hitting .249/.365/.473 with 19 home runs and 46 RBI in 96 games played this season.

  1. tonyz6060chevy - Sep 8, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    The Dodgers really need to get rid of Carl Crawford and try to get this Stanton guy into their batting line up. they got too many slap hitters in their line up . With Stanton ,Ethier and A.Gonzalez ,they could have a formidable ,middle of the batting order line up!

    • Old Gator - Sep 8, 2013 at 2:24 PM

      And the Iron Giant has made it abundantly clear, in his quiet gentlemanly way, that he would love to be out from under the dead weight of Scrooge McLoria and playing for a team whose ownership shows a real commitment to winning. He’s also a SoCal native and has made it very clear that he wants to return to the sunset side to play as soon as the opportunity presents itself. From the point of view of a Feesh fan, it’s sad to contemplate, but it’s also understandable. I can see him in a Dodger uniform eventually.

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