St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) - Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton
will apparently miss the next 4-to-6 weeks after leaving Saturday's game with
a knee injury.
Stanton sat out a majority of this week with the injury and returned to the
field Saturday for the first time, but was pulled after only two innings.
Reports say he will undergo surgery to remove bone chips from the knee.
Manager Ozzie Guillen told reporters of the injury and Stanton's impending
The slugger was set to participate in both the All-Star Game and the Home Run
Derby and was viewed as one of the favorites for the latter event, given his
premier power tool. The National League will now need to replace him on both
fronts, although none has been named as of yet.
Stanton, only 22, has been having a great season for the Marlins with 19
homers to go with a .364 on-base percentage and .554 slugging percentage in 80
games. The slugging mark ranks seventh in the National League.
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