Giancarlo Stanton will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee today after lasting just two innings in his first start in five games, leaving the Miami Marlins without a representative on the field at Tuesday’s All-Star game.
“He might be out for a month or six weeks, that’s what I think,” manager Ozzie Guillen said after a 3-2 loss at St. Louis on Saturday. “Hopefully less. We’re better off that way because that kid couldn’t do anything.”
General manager Mike Hill said surgery had been discussed as an alternative if Stanton had difficulty playing. He said the procedure to remove a loose body in the knee is fairly routine.
Harper, Bourn added to N.L. All-Star roster
Washington’s Bryce Harper and Atlanta’s Michael Bourn are headed to the All-Star game.
Harper and Bourn were added to the National League roster for Tuesday’s game in Kansas City, Mo., after two players dropped out with injuries. Both outfielders lost to David Freese in online voting for one of the final spots.
Harper, 19, becomes the youngest position player in the history of the game and third youngest overall.
Rays not sure when Longoria will return
Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon isn’t sure when third baseman Evan Longoria will be healthy enough to return.
Longoria has been sidelined since May 1 with a partially-torn left hamstring.
The Rays hoped he would be able to resume baseball activities soon, but Maddon said that will not happen until at least after the All-Star break.
“I have no idea when he’s going to be able to play again … it will probably take more as opposed to less time to get him back on the field,” Maddon said before the Rays played the Cleveland Indians.
Longoria was shut down after he felt discomfort in the hamstring during a minor league rehab assignment last month.
Indians send down starter Hagadone
Cleveland sent slumping left-hander Nick Hagadone (Sandpoint High) to Triple-A Columbus.
The Indians played with a 24-man roster against Tampa Bay, and will recall left-hander Scott Barnes today. Barnes was optioned to Columbus on June 28.
Hagadone went 1-0 with a 6.39 ERA in 27 relief appearances for Cleveland. He had been hit hard recently, yielding 12 runs and 14 hits in his last seven appearances before he was sent down.