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Marlins reinstate Giancarlo Stanton from DL


The Miami Marlins have reinstated outfielder Giancarlo Stanton from the disabled list.

Stanton, who injured his right hamstring while trying to beat out a throw at first, has been out since April 29th. In 20 games this season, he’s posting a  .227/.341/.387 batting line with 3 home runs and 9 RBI’s in 88 plate plate appearances.

Stanton will be playing at right field and rookie Marcell Ozuna will move to center field.

Meanwhile, first baseman Casey Kotchman has been placed on the 15-day DL with an oblique strain. This season, the left-handed hitter has gone 0-for-20 (.000) in six games with the Fish.

In other news, Miami has activated infielder Donovan Solano and first baseman Joe Mahoney from the DL and optioned both to Triple-A New Orleans.

Solano, 25, is batting .278/.333/.324 with a homer and five RBI’s in 118 plate appearance. As for Mahoney, who played in nine games, is 8-for-29 with a home run and four RBI’s.

Miami has also placed Chris Coghlan on the 15-day disabled list with numbness in his right calf.

“My muscle is not firing. It hurts. It feels like a real tight feeling that I can’t push,” said Coghlan, who is supposed to undergo an MRI on Monday. “The DL sucks. I’ve been waiting a year and a half for this opportunity I got, so that sucks even more. It’s disappointing. I’m frustrated.

Coghlan, who was the 2009 National League Rookie of the Year, was red hot before hitting the DL.

Since returning to the starting lineup on May 18th, he hit .343 with a homer and 9 RBI over his last 18 games.