Just as things were starting to look positive for Giancarlo Stanton, the Yankees’ slugger suffered another setback. Stanton was with the Tampa Tarpons for rehab games when he was hit by a pitch in live batting practice, causing his calf to tighten up and place him farther back on the IL.
Yesterday the Yankees announced that said Stanton returned from his rehab assignment and will be reevaluated in 7-10 days.
Manager Aaron Boone commented on the situation saying, “He’s got a mild strain in the calf, he kinda thinks its a result from that pitch he was hit within the game the other day.” Boone continued to say that they are just being cautious and are going to shut him down for 7-10 days and hopefully from there Stanton can get back to baseball activities.
Despite Stanton’s absence along with other Yankee stars on the IL, the Yankees hold a 31-17 record and are currently in first place for the AL East. Brett Gardner, Cameron Maybin, and Clint Frazier have taken over the outfield spots in the place of Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton.
New York Yankees: Giancarlo Stanton’s 2019 Injuries
Stanton is one of several Yankees to be on the IL. The injury count began with a bicep strain which then led to a shoulder injury. Stanton believes that the two led from one another. The calf strain is his third injury this season, causing him to miss over two months of the season.