Stanton out of lineup to rest sore right knee

Stanton out of lineup to rest sore right knee

Stanton out of lineup to rest sore right knee
Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton was scratched from Tuesday's game against the Brewers because of a sore right knee, but it isn't expected to affect his status for next week's All-Star Game and Home Run Derby.

When asked about a possible return for Wednesday's game, the 22-year-old Stanton was optimistic.

"Hopefully," he said. "That's what we're going for, yes."

Stanton has had issues with soreness in the knee since Spring Training, but he has played in 78 of the team's 79 games this season.

"I was dragging a bit yesterday," he said.

Greg Dobbs, batting .292 with 18 RBIs in 52 games, was inserted into the lineup, batting third and playing right field.

On Sunday, Stanton was selected to the All-Star Game for the first time in his career. He is hitting .283 with 19 homers and 50 RBIs.

AJ Cassavell is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.