Giancarlo Stanton: (Oblique) Playing Friday Staff

Update: Stanton (oblique) is back in the lineup for Friday's game against the Phillies, Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post reports.

Recommendation: Manager Ozzie Guillen thought it unlikely that Stanton would play Friday, but apparently the Marlins' medical staff believes he is ready to go. Stanton has not played since Sept. 16, but given his 1.007 OPS since the All-Star break, most fantasy owners should be able to find a spot for him in their lineup. Stanton will play right field and bat cleanup Friday night.