Knee sidelines Giancarlo Stanton
The move was precautionary and shouldn't impact his appearance in next week's All-Star Game and Home Run Derby.
"We thought he would take batting practice, see how he feels, but I don't want to take any chances," Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen said. "It is an early game after a night game and also last night's game was like 10 hours."
Stanton likely was available as a pinch hitter.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press
MORE MLB HEADLINES
- Source: Padres acquire OF Myers from Rays
- Source: Giants, Romo finalizing $15M deal
- Suspended 1B Davis cleared to use Adderall
- Braves OF Markakis has surgery to fix disk