Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton to miss Brewers series, possibly All-Star Game, Home Run Derby
Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton will miss this week's series against the Milwaukee Brewers, and possibly the All-Star Game and Home Run Derby because of a knee problem, reports MLB.com.
Stanton had an MRI on his right knee on Tuesday and felt his right knee lock up in the eighth inning of Monday's 6-5 loss to the Brewers. He developed soreness in the knee in Spring Training.
"One day at a time," Stanton said. "It's pretty important right now to kind of evaluate everything and make sure all is good to go."
Stanton, in his third season, is batting .283 with 19 home runs and 50 RBIs in 78 games and might miss this weekend's series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
"I'm going to go for this weekend," Stanton said. "I feel all right. I just have got to let some swelling and stuff go down."
He was the only Marlin selected for the All-Star Game.
"I think we've been lucky because he's played this long without any problems," Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen said. "I thought he was going to be a little bit worse. When we left Spring Training, we didn't know exactly what we were going to get. That's the reason we have to wait and see how he feels the next couple of days."