Giancarlo Stanton, who has been sidelined while recovering from right knee surgery since early July, should
be returning to the Marlins lineup soon. According to the Associated Press, Stanton will make a rehab start in Jupiter, Florida on Wednesday and hopes to return to the lineup August 10th. On the flip side, Logan Morrison was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right knee inflammation.
“It’s not fun to just sit there helpless,” Stanton said. “You still pick up some things, learn from the down times we are going through, that’s all you can do. I’m eager to get back, I’ll be ready.”
Stanton was the Marlins lone All-Star representative this season, but he was not able to make the trip and represent the club at the actual game. The injury forced him to sit out of the All-Star Game and has kept him on the bench for the last four weeks. At the time of the injury, Stanton was hitting .284/.364/.554 with 19 home runs. This year, his third in the Majors, marked Stanton’s first All-Star selection.
Morrison, the Marlins’ young left fielder, was hitting .230/.308/.399 with 11 home runs at the time of his injury. Morrison has been known for his quirky personality and his occasional inflammatory comments. He was once sent down by the Marlins under the guise of performance but really it seemed to be due to his attitude. In his career, Morrison has hit .250/.339/.442.
Stanton’s return will be a big boost for the Marlins who have struggled mightily this season. They have traded away Hanley Ramirez, Anibal Sanchez, and Omar Infante now that they are all but out of contention.
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