Giancarlo Stanton (groin) activated off disabled list

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Giancarlo Stanton activated off DL
Tuesday September 6th, 2016

The Marlins have activated outfielder Giancarlo Stanton off the disabled list as he returns from a groin injury, the team announced.

Stanton suffered the injury while trying to stretch out a double with two outs in the ninth inning of a loss against the White Sox in August.

Results of an MRI showed a grade three strain in his groin.

Manager Don Mattingly says that Stanton may primarily be used as a pinch hitter before it is decided whether he can return to the regular lineup, according to Clark Spencer of The Miami Herald.

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Stanton was hitting .244/.329/.496 with 25 home runs and 70 RBIs before the injury.

The Marlins sit in third place of the National League East at 68–71 and five games behind the second wild card spot.

Stanton singled in a pinch-hit appearance during Miami’s 4–3 loss against the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday.

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