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MLB All-Star Game 2012: Giancarlo Stanton Unsure Of Status For Festivities, According To Reports

Giancarlo Stanton's recent knee injury has put his status in the near future, including the All-Star Game and Home Run Derby, in jeopardy.

The Miami Herald is reporting that Stanton is holding out hope that his knee will hold up enough so that he can play for the Marlins this weekend, and then take part in the All-Star Festivities on Monday and Tuesday. A recent MRI showed that Stanton has a "loose body" of either bone or cartilage in his knee, causing him to miss the last four games.

A report Friday night by Joe Capozzi of The Palm Beach Post said that Stanton expects to play Saturday, which is an encouraging sign for his status for the All-Star Game.

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