Jordan Zimmermann

Stanton returns in limited role

Stanton returns in limited role

The Miami Marlins, hoping to energize a faltering playoff bid, reinstated slugger Giancarlo Stanton from the disabled list Tuesday, barely three weeks after his season was thought to be over because of a badly strained groin. Manager Don Mattingly said the three-time All-Star initially will be used only as a pinch-hitter. The team also activated first baseman Justin Bour, who had been on the 60-day DL because of an ankle injury


Detroit activated right-hander Jordan Zimmermann, who has been on the DL twice this year because of neck pain. . . . The Cubs activated reliever Hector Rondon, who missed three weeks with triceps soreness. . . . San Diego activated...