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MLB All-Star Game 2012: Giancarlo Stanton To Miss Midsummer Classic

Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was hoping that his injured right knee wouldn't keep him from participating in the 2012 MLB All-Star Game festivities next week in Kansas City. Unfortunately, his troublesome knee will keep him out after all.

Stanton reaggravated the injury to his knee on Saturday during the Marlins game with the St. Louis Cardinals and was forced to leave after just two innings. According to an ESPN report, Stanton will undergo arthoscopic surgery on Sunday and could miss up to a month.

Replacing Stanton on the National League team will be Washington Nationals 19-year-old outfielder, Bryce Harper. Harper being made an All-Star makes him the youngest position player in MLB history to make the team and the third youngest overall.

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