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Stanton reportedly will DH in rehab game today in Jupiter; Mock draft has Marlins taking outfielder

According to the Jupiter Hammerheads' team website, Marlins All-Star right fielder Giancarlo Stanton will play in his first rehab game tonight since going on the disabled list April 30th with a strained right hamstring.

He is expected to DH and bat third in game one of a double-header against the Clearwater Threshers at 5:05 p.m.

First baseman Joe Mahoney and second baseman Donovan Solano are also playing for the Hammerheads.

Mahoney was placed on the disabled list April 28 with a strained hamstring. He is expected to play first base and bat cleanup in game one. In five games (19 at-bats) on assignment with Jupiter this season, Mahoney is batting .368 with one home run and one double. He hasn't played in a minor league game since May 21.

Solano has been out since May 6 with a strained left intercostal muscle. He is expected to bat second and play second base for the Hammerheads. This will be Solano's first rehab action as well.


It wasn't exactly the pressure of having to protect a one-run lead in the ninth inning, but when Edgar Olmos made his major league debut in the sixth inning Monday night for the Marlins it wasn't exactly an easy spot either.

"Like I said we were going to ease him right into the game -- bases loaded with Ryan Howard," joked Marlins manager Mike Redmond following Monday's 7-2 loss. "That's how we like to do it with the Fish, ease them right into the game."

Olmos didn't disappoint, forcing Howard into an inning-ending ground out. He came out for the seventh and gave up a lead off single to the red-hot Domonic Brown. But the 23-year old left-hander quickly worked himself out of trouble when he got Delmon Young to bounce into a double play. Olmos then got Erik Kratz, who homered earlier in the game, to fly out to right.

"I thought he looked great," Redmond said. "That's a pretty good fastball. Easily 97 [miles per hour] it looked like. The scouting reports on him and what I've heard from guys is he's got a power arm. And he definitely showed that. I thought he handled that situation very well and was very composed. He did a nice job getting through that."


If you ask the experts the Marlins are going to end up taking an outfielder from Georgia when they make the sixth overall pick during Thursday's MLB Draft.

ESPN's Keith Law has Miami taking five-tool center field prospect Austin Meadows (6-3, 200) from Grayson High in Loganville, Ga.

Baseball America's draft experts have the Marlins taking Clint Frazier, a 6-1, 190-pound outfielder out of Loganville High. Frazier has explosive bat speed and project as more of a corner outfielder.