Outfielder Giancarlo Stanton is one of several high-profile Yankees whom injuries have stunted this year, but with the playoffs around the corner, the former MVP’s on his way back. The Yankees will activate Stanton from the injured list Wednesday or Thursday, manager Aaron Boone told Bryan Hoch of MLB.com and other reporters. The team doesn’t expect Stanton to be limited at all when he comes back, according to Boone.
Despite almost no contributions this year from Stanton, a four-time All-Star who was the Yankees’ signature acquisition going into the 2018 campaign, the club has thrived this season. Even though multiple injuries have held Stanton to 38 plate appearances in 2019, the Yankees (98-53) are in a tie with the Astros for the majors’ best record, and they’re shoo-ins to win their first American League East title since 2012. Stanton hasn’t played since he suffered a strained PCL in his right knee June 25. Before that, biceps, shoulder and calf problems shelved him for roughly two and a half months.
The Stanton-less Yankees have unexpectedly gotten terrific production from once-unheralded pickups Mike Tauchman and Cameron Maybin in the outfield, while holdovers Aaron Judge, Brett Gardner and Aaron Hicks have done good work yet again. However, both Tauchman and Hicks are likely done for the season with injuries of their own, which should make Stanton’s return all the more important for New York as it chases its first World Series title since 2009.
I don’t think he can come back and shake off the rust in time.
Here’s hoping he isn’t a fly-in-the-ointment, for the Yankees’ sake.
Shake the rust for the rest of the year and be in a grove in the playoffs. Think of it like spring training. Astros take the pennant and then win the World Series.
Yankees will not even get past Houston. The Astros good pitching will shut down the Yankees hitters. The Astros will win it all.
Going to bet your house on it?
I’ll bet his house on it
Lol here goes lazy hayzee doing his poor man’s Woodward and Bernstein impression of a non existent Yankees-gate.
of your saying Giancarlo is juiced, I’d have to tell you Giancarlo doesnt need roids to hit for mad power.
Just in time to ruin the Yankees mojo. Welcome back!!!!
He’ll come back and play 2 or 3 games and go back on the DL.
I’m betting he doesn’t go back on the DL for the rest of his MLB career.
I’ll make that bet
why do you say that, did he announce his retirment? Because thats the only way he stays off the DL.
Bc it’s the IL now, DL has been retired.
The DL is on the permanent IL. Like Elsbury
until he breaks again….
I hope he comes back and hit but if he doesn’t I hope Boone don’t let Stanton star profile keep him in the lineup.
All you so called fans.. Gio will rake in post season… we will rake in the post season. Join the astros bandwagon.. we’re gonna slug our way to World Series
The Yankees v Astros for the ALCS will be a series for the ages. Both stacked with future or potential future HOF’ers.
A series of pick up basketball games will get these injured yanks back in no tiime