MIAMI Miami Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was activated from the disabled list Monday in time to be in the lineup for the series opener against the Milwaukee Brewers.
When Stanton returns to right field, hot-hitting rookie Marcell Ozuna will move to left or center.
The Marlins also put first baseman Casey Kotchman on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain retroactive to June 9; and reinstated first baseman Joe Mahoney and second baseman Donovan Solano from the DL and optioned them to Triple-A New Orleans (Pacific Coast League).
Stanton had been sidelined since suffering a Grade II strained hamstring in a 15-inning victory against the New York Mets on April 29.
He appeared to be coming around offensively after a slow start hitting three homers in the previous two games -- when he got hurt. He's hitting .227 with three homers and nine RBI.
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