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Stanton may sit Monday after tweaking ankle

Stanton may sit Monday after tweaking ankle

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Stanton may sit Monday after tweaking ankle

ATLANTA -- A minor ailment arose in the Marlins' 7-0 victory over the Braves on Sunday at Turner Field, as Giancarlo Stanton tweaked his right ankle while crossing first base on a groundout to shortstop in the third inning.

The 22-year-old slugger remained in the game, but in the later innings the ankle stiffened on him.

With a commanding seven-run lead, Stanton was replaced in right field by Chris Coghlan in the seventh. The Marlins don't believe the twisted ankle is serious, but Stanton may sit out Monday's 2:20 p.m. ET start against the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

"Working against me is it's a day game," Stanton said. "We'll see in the morning."

Stanton, batting .248, leads the Marlins in homers with 18 and is tied with Justin Ruggiano for the club lead in RBIs with 42.

If Stanton is given a day off, Coghlan and Ruggiano are options to play right field. But Ruggiano was given Sunday off because of a sore calf.

"We'll see how Stanton feels tomorrow," manager Mike Redmond said.

Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter Less

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