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The Miami Marlins may be the worst team in history. That's not hyperbole, it's a real possibility. They could break the 1962 Mets' mark for worst 162-game season record. Perhaps if Giancarlo Stanton can return soon enough, the Marlins can avoid such a designation. Unfortunately, it looks like Stanton's rehab has taken a step back.
According to Juan C. Rodrgiuez of the Miami Sun-Sentinel, Stanton is backing off his rehab a bit. He has experienced sore knees that the team and Stanton do not want to allow to get worse. A knee injury - which Stanton has endured before - coupled with a hamstring injury is a recipe for disaster.
Stanton (hammy) backing off rehab program due to sore knees. #marlins
— Juan C. Rodriguez (@JCRMarlinsbeat) May 30, 2013
Stanton suffered a strained hamstring back at the end of April. It was a severe-enough strain that initial estimates placed his return at least a month out. Now it looks like a month may have been wishful thinking. If Stanton can't ratchet up his rehab program, he will still be quite a ways off from a return to the Marlins' 25-man roster.
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Stanton is widely considered one of the best young players in baseball. He is cost-controlled, so the Marlins don't want to lose him right now, but plenty of teams are interested in prying the slugger away from South Beach. In his career, Stanton is a .268/.349/.544 hitter. Last season, despite missing a good chunk of time with a knee injury, Stanton hit 30 home runs and slugged a league-leading .608.
Yeah, the Marlins could use some of that talent right about now.
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