Stanton’s rehab going slower because of sore knees



MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton will back off his rehab from a strained hamstring because of sore knees, manager Mike Redmond said Thursday.

Stanton went on the disabled list April 30 after suffering the hamstring injury a night earlier in a 4-3, 15-inning win against the New York Mets.

Redmond said Stanton could continue to play catch and hit, but will not be able to run. The news meant there was no timetable on Stanton’s return.

“He came in a couple of days ago with sore knees, so we’ve had to back him off,” Redmond said. “He just started lightly jogging and just now complaining about his knees being sore.”

Asked if he were disappointed at the Stanton setback, Redmond said: “That’s an understatement.”

Stanton is hitting .227 with three home runs and nine RBIs in 20 games. He appeared to be coming around offensively right before the hamstring injury.