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New York Yankees and Giancarlo Stanton escape significant injury

by Alexander Wilson
New York Yankees, Giancarlo Stanton

The New York Yankees and slugger Giancarlo Stanton escaped what would have been another significant setback in the regular starter’s season. After making an awkward slide into third-base, Stanton was gimpy put continued on in the game.

In the fourth, he was pulled from the game to undergo more tests.

“Tests were good. Came in today, there’s no swelling in there, but he’s pretty sore and stiff,” Boone said, according to NJ.com. “So he’s just kind of going through treatment right now. So nothing as far as any (roster) moves or anything like that. We’re just kind of seeing how the next couple hours unfold, and then even the next couple days, but no move or anything.”

Boone, who gave the update on the power-hitter, also mentioned he would “probably” make the trip with the Yankees to London to face off against the Boston Red Sox. It’s undetermined if he will actually perform in the game, but the expectation is that he will test out the leg at some point.

After just six games back from a bicep and shoulder injury, Stanton is again facing a potential spell on the injured list. At this point, it doesn’t seem too serious, but you never know when it comes to him. Giancarlo was just coming around and finding his swing before exiting on Tuesday.

During Monday’s game, he went 1-for-4 with a three-run blast that ultimately was the difference in a 10-8 win over the Blue Jays. With the entire lineup coming together the past few days, the Yankees can supplement his loss with ease, but having him available offers the team much more value than not.

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