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Giancarlo Stanton could miss All-Star game with knee injury

Giancario Stanton

Miami Marlins’ Giancario Stanton gestures as he begins to run the bases after hitting the game-winning grand slam against the New York Mets in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Miami, Sunday, May 13, 2012. The Marlins won 8-4. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)


Giancarlo Stanton is out of the Marlins’ lineup today for the third straight game because of a knee injury and told Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald that he’s unlikely to return before Friday, putting his status for the All-Star game in some doubt.

Stanton indicated that he’ll skip the All-Star game and the Home Run Derby if he’s not able to return for this weekend’s series versus the Cardinals. For now the Marlins are waiting on the results of an MRI exam.

According to Stanton the injury occurred Monday when he was standing in the outfield: “I was getting my legs and arms ready, just to throw somebody out, anticipating it, and bending my legs it kind of just locked up on me.”

That’s a new one, certainly.