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New York Yankees: Will Giancarlo Stanton be back for game 3?

by John Zarnowski
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NEW YORK YANKEESGiancarlo Stanton had missed the majority of the regular season with several different injuries and the bug is back to bite him again. Stanton was out for game 2 of the ALCS with a quad strain, similar to the knee injury he’s had all year.

It seems the Yankees are going to take Stanton day-by-day and be cautious with their left-fielder. They are hoping that he can make a return for game 3 on Tuesday.

“We’re hoping that it’s something that with today and [Monday’s] off-day, he would be back in play for Game 3,” said manager Aaron Boone. “We’ll just kind of see how these next 48 hours unfold. He would be available tonight to hit or go in in an emergency situation.”

Boone said Stanton hurt his quad while running out an infield hit during the Yankees’ game 1 win. Boone also mentioned that Stanton has been hitting in the cage and continuing baseball workouts to keep him in a rhythm.



Stanton slugged a deep home run during game 1 of the ALCS off of Zack Greinke, his second postseason home run and his 3rd on the season.

“Hopefully the off-day helps and it declares itself a little bit more, then we’ll know,” said Boone. “We want him to take at least a day, two days. He’ll hit and get ready in case we need something just to see how it is, but we won’t put him through rigorous testing today.”

The 29-year-old missed time due to injuries in the biceps, shoulder, and knee, which caused him to miss several months.

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