Stanton playing rehab; Cogz to third base
PHILADELPHIA — The Marlins are about to do some mixing and matching in anticipation of getting players back.
Giancarlo Stanton is playing right field in a rehab assignment game for Class A Jupiter on Tuesday. The Hammerheads are playing a double-header, and Stanton is expected to see action in the field for five innings. If he feels comfortable in Game 1, Stanton could be used as the designated hitter in Game 2.
Stanton is on the disabled list with a right hamstring strain. Tuesday is his first game action.
With Stanton moving closer to returning, the Marlins are planning to give move Chris Coghlan from center field to third base. And Marcell Ozuna, who has played right field with Stanton out, is expected to see action in center field.
Nathan Eovaldi, on the 60-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation, is making his third rehab assignment start on Tuesday night. After his first two were with Jupiter, Eovaldi is set to pitch for Double-A Jacksonville.
If the start goes well, he is expected to return to the rotation.
Former Marlins manager Jack McKeon underwent double bypass heart surgery on Monday, and the 82-year-old is resting comfortably at a North Carolina hospital.
After his surgery, McKeon woke up on Tuesday morning and immediately asked how the Marlins did on Monday night.
– Joe Frisaro