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June 03, 2013

Yelich leaves Double A game with lower abdominal discomfort; Stanton running the bases

Prized prospect Christian Yelich left his Monday afternoon game at Double A Jacksonville with discomfort in his lower abdominal area according to skipper Andy Barkett

Yelich, hitting .262 with six homers and 28 RBI for the Suns, injured himself diving for a ball in center field Sunday night, but "didn't mention anything about it" until Monday.

"He thought it was a little dull pain, but as he was playing the game [Monday] he was feeling it a little bit more," Barkett told the Suns' radio network. "So as a precautionary measure we took him out to get him checked out, see how he's feeling."

Yelich, the No. 2 prospect in the organization behind pitcher Jose Fernandez, is expected to be called up to the big leagues at some point this season. Depending on what kind of shape his abdomen is in after his MRI that might put the breaks on those plans. 


> Marlins manager Mike Redmond said Giancarlo Stanton ran the bases in Single A Jupiter Monday, a sign of progress for the injured All-Star right fielder who has been out with a grade two hamstring strain since April 30. Redmond said he still isn't sure when Stanton will begin playing in rehab games.

"Hopefully everything will go well with then he's getting close to playing in a game I would think," Redmond said. "At this point we go day-to-day and see how he feels."

> Right-hander Nathan Eovaldi will make his third rehab start Tuesday for the Suns. Eovaldi went 0-1 with a 3.00 ERA and a nine combined innings pitched in his first two starts with Jupiter. "We'll see how he throws and make a decision from there," Redmond said. 

> Third baseman Placido Polanco was pulled from Monday's lineup because he's battling a cold. "He's been playing a lot and it just made sense to get [Ed] Lucas back in there and give [Polanco] another day to recuperate and feel better," Redmond said. 


> Marlins (16-41): 1. Juan Pierre LF, 2. Ed Lucas 3B, 2. Derek Dietrich 2B, 4. Marcell Ozuna RF, 5. Chris Coghlan CF, 6. Casey Kotchman 1B, 7. Adeiny Hechavarria SS, 8. Rob Brantly C, 9. Tom Koehler RHP.

> Phillies (27-30): 1. Ben Revere CF, 2. Cesar Hernandez 2B, 3. Jimmy Rollins SS, 4. Ryan Howard 1B, 5. Domonic Brown LF, 6. Delmon Young RF, 7. Erik Kratz C, 8. Freddy Galvis 3B, 9. Kyle Kendrick RHP.