4:18PM: Stanton has a Grade 2 hamstring strain, ESPN’s Marly Rivera reports (Twitter link). The increased severity of the strain likely means a longer stint on the IL, with Stanton facing perhaps at least a month away.
10:30AM: According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, the Yankees have recalled shortstop Oswald Peraza to the major league club. To make room for Peraza on the active roster, MLB Network Radio’s Jim Bowden notes that Giancarlo Stanton is being placed on the injured list with a left hamstring strain, for which he’s set to undergo an MRI this afternoon.
Peraza, 23 in June, made his big league debut for the Yankees last season, impressing with a .306/.404/.429 slash line (good for a 146 wRC+) in 18 games while playing strong defense at both second base and shortstop. Peraza spent spring training battling for the starting shortstop job with the Yankees, though he ultimately lost out on the role to top prospect Anthony Volpe. A consensus top 100 prospect in his own right, Peraza has 502 plate appearances at the Triple-A level across the past three seasons, posting a .263/.331/.434 slash line in that time.
As for Stanton, this hamstring issue is the latest in a series of leg injuries over the past few seasons. Stanton went on the IL twice in 2022, once for a minimum stay due to a calf strain and once for a month due to tendonitis in his left Achilles. Stanton also missed two weeks in 2021 with a quad strain, most of the shortened 2020 season due to a hamstring strain, and most of the 2019 season due to a knee sprain. For a player with Stanton’s injury history, a hamstring issue is of particular concern, though the extent of the injury and a timetable for Stanton’s return to action will not be known until the results of today’s MRI are revealed.
When healthy, Stanton has been long been among the game’s most fearsome hitters. Though he hasn’t quite reached the heights he did with the Marlins (where he posted a 149 wRC+, made four All Star appearances, and won an MVP award from 2012-2017) since his trade to the Bronx, Stanton has still posted a strong 129 wRC+ in a Yankees uniform while clubbing 115 home runs in just 461 games. That being said, he’s seen a downturn in his overall production in recent years, as he has gotten on base at just a 32.7% clip since the start of the 2021 season, including a concerning .297 OBP in 110 games last year. Some of that can be attributed to a deflated .227 BABIP, but it’s also worth noting that Stanton’s 30.3% strikeout rate in 2022 was his highest in a full season since his rookie year.
While Stanton is on the shelf, Peraza seems likely to step into the lineup at second base, allowing Gleyber Torres to fill in for Stanton at DH. Stanton’s injury leaves the Yankees outfield mix in further flux, as Harrison Bader has not yet played for the club in 2023 due to an oblique strain. That leaves reigning AL MVP Aaron Judge as the club’s regular center fielder, while Franchy Cordero, Willie Calhoun, Oswaldo Cabrera, and Aaron Hicks mix and match in the corners.
Marly Rivera saying its Stanton… https://twitter.com/MarlyRiveraESPN/status/1647609623547920392
About damn time
I’ll give the Yankees a whole lot of credit for giving so many of their prospects opportunities this early in the season. The Cubs on the other hand . . . keep shoving Hosmer and Mancini down our throats. Hosmer hasn’t barreled a ball, all year, yet. And Mancini moves around like he’s ready for a wheelchair.
All while guys like Velasquez and Mervis rake in the minors. Even Mastrobouni would be an improvement.
Couldnt agree more
Enough of Trey, Hosmer and Madrigal
We arent winning so lets bring up the 1st tier of young guys like
Velasquez, Mervis, Morel etc
I’m guessing the Cubs are tanking this year, hoping that a couple of the veterans get hot enough to score some trade deadline returns, all while getting one more year of control over their prospects by keeping them in the minors.
No doc, the Cubs are not tanking this season. They just seem adverse to giving their young players, opportunities. With the payroll being over $200M, and Ricketts being basically cheap – they are not tanking.
How can the payroll be over 200 million yet Ricketts is still “being basically cheap”? Now, if you make an argument that money is not being spent wisely, I’d understand your perspective.
The Cubs are 8-6 and 2nd in a rather weak division.
Fever Pitch Guy
ren – Maybe Ricketts has changed his spending habits?
You’d have to look at the contracts that total the $200M, were they given within the past year or have they been on the books for longer?
John Henry is a perfect example, up until 2018 he spent like a drunken sailor and then he went totally cheap for a few years.
My comment that Ricketts is basically cheap, was because he quit spending around 2018, to help supplement what talent remained.
At that time, he spent more attention and money- building up his empire of Rickettsville. . . oh, and trying to support politicians around the country, that would help his personal agenda.
No, this year he isn’t being cheap.
@Dogbone, I know it’s easy for fans to get frustrated and view an owner as being cheap when the time comes to not spend. That time had came for the Cubs. The World Series winning core was not going to get back over the hump and throwing $ to plug holes in the leaking ship was not enough so they opted to rebuild the ship. They now are at a point they have some young pieces they can start building around. The vast majority of the time contending is cylical and it’s part of the process.
Didn’t Ricketts make his fortune in Waste Management? Dumpster Diving is what he does!
Kruk's Left Nut
Mastrobouni, just here to laugh at that name. Nothing more.
Omg it’s a prospect. He’s going to be the next great thing
Holy Jackson Melian!! I think you could be right, Camden!
@Camden453- Worry about your own prospects. (Or lack of them) Henderson will be better then Volpe? Maybe.
@Camden453- It’s too bad we can never say the Orioles will be the next best thing!
Lol @ lack of Orioles prospects listen to yourself, how embarrassing
Unlike the overrated O’s
How are the O’s overrated? The Orioles expectations are much lower than the Yankees, including this year. Competitive but not better than the Yankees. Yet, the Orioles are only 1 game under from your vaunted Yankees.
Bruh, are you serious? My Red Sox are 2 games behind the vaunted Yankees and you know what they mean? Absolutely nothing after 16 games in a 162 season.
Build another wing onto the Hall Of Fame for the latest can’t miss Yankee prospect.
I really love all the hate on here. It makes me feel proud to be a Yankees fan, especially after talking lately to some of these deadbeat Giants fans.
I’m a Yankees fan from way back and still am. Always thought it was ridiculous how New York overhypes the prospects. Seen alot of them come along and disappear. Yeah it happens everywhere but New York is the worst about it. I think the latest 2 guys are gonna be good honestly.
@retired- If you’re talking about Volpe and Peraza. I agree with you 100%. Watch out for Jasson Dominguez next season. That kid can flat out hit! He’ll be as good as Julio Rodriguez if not better. We’ll see.
That would be awesome I’d love to see that. Homegrown talent is always the best. Good group of kids
No hate here, just find it hilarious that you two critique NY always overhyping prospects… and then 2 seconds later talk about the “next one” being as good as J-Rod, if not better. Gave me a good laugh! Could be right, the timing was just funny af. Cheers gents
The scouting and drafting seems to have improved the last couple years. But we can’t bury the kede. Stanton has spent 40% of the last four years on the IL. He’s played in only 54% of our games since ’19. Whoa.
every team and fan base hypes its prospects. the yankees are the largest market team so the hype is amplified
@Gwynning- and you would know this how? Do you truthfully know anything about Jasson Dominguez? No you don’t. Tell me about “all the garbage” you traded for Soto last season. Was it worth it? Smh
@dasit- And their is nothing really wrong with that. The Padres traded all these over hyped prospects and got Juan Soto last season. That is my point. It was definitely a smart move for the Friars. Soto is definitely top 3-5 in the game today.
I said you could be right, Cap. Maybe I gave you too much credit. The point remains that nobody knows how Jasson will do in the Bigs, least of all YOU! Haha cheers anyway, chump!
A voice of reason. Thank you.
They seem like the only team that should trade their prospects for sure.
It’s time to trade Oswald Peraza , or someone for sure it’s time to get something out of him or volpe
Soto is Adam Dunn 2.0. Not top 3 by any means. Below ave to ave defender. Not a fast baserunner. Great power. Takes walks. Look at his current performance, not what he did in DC.
Dumbest take in a thread full of them.
I cant believe how far Soto has fallen. Seems like hes trying to pull and lift everything. His 2022-23 campaigns have been abysmal compared to his earlier years. He dosent look comfortable in SD
You contributed nothing so you win the dumbest comment of them all.
Top 3-5???? Hahahahaha
Finally a real SS in NY.
The loser of the upcoming Peraza/Volpe competition will go to Oakland for the next broken down righthander David Forst wants to move.
I think Cashman has finally learned his lesson, no more trades with Oakland, please!!!
I think Peraza/Volpe will be the SS/2b duo next year and i’m ok with that.
@StudWinfield- maybe, unless Volpe can play a decent shortstop. If Volpe can play short, then maybe the Yankees will entertain trading Peraza in a Bryan Reynolds or Jesus Luzardo deal. Then we’ll keep Gleyber. We’ll see.
Getting Luzardo would be nice.
@DCartrow- Not sure I would rather have Reynolds, especially if Stanton keeps getting hurt truthfully. I know the Pirates and the Marlins have a lot of interest in Oswald Peraza. It could always be a 3 team trade for Reynolds going to the Yankees.
So who will be the primary piece going out for Luzardo/Reynolds? Because it sure as hell ain’t gonna be Peraza.
I didn’t realize this is Stantons 6th year with the Yankees. I just looked up his stats and noticed he’s missed ALOT of games. Good thing that contract is guaranteed.
All MLB contracts are guaranteed. Unlike some other pro sports MLB has a (somewhat) decent union.
I know I was being sarcastic. Shoulda thrown a LOL in there.
This one belongs to the Reds
In other words, in this case, players shouldn’t be like Mike.
>>Good thing that contract is guaranteed.>>
Good for Stanton.
Bad for the Yankees, who remain stuck with his massive contract — remember, “You break it, you bought it.” — for the next FIVE seasons.
@raregokus- I love all these so called trade experts that mute everyone, so we see what your true talent is in doing so, basically running and hiding because you don’t hear what you want to hear. Smh
Donaldson coming back soon. Peraza will be sent down the moment Donaldson comes back. Poor Peraza
Stanton needs to chill with the strength training and focus more on Pilates and yoga. I can’t believe he gets injured this often in a non-contact sport.
Maybe he needs more reps in the outfield. He was pretty healthy, by his standards, in 2021 and he played more outfield games that year.
Sometimes I wonder
From what keeps you from going under?
Maybe you could build a Wonderwall. It could be your own little Oasis.
Just imagine if the Marlins hadn’t traded Stanton. He’d be around 1/3 their payroll and injured most of the time.
With the Yankees he’s only 1/8 of payroll and injured most of the time! LOL
Yep, that time of year again, when Stanton makes the first of several trips to the IL.
Maybe he should change his name back to Mike and see if that helps. (lol)
Yankees getting away with cheating again. Foreign substance found on German… they let him continue pitching. Baldelli complains and he gets thrown out. LOL.
Cheating in baseball is only cheating if the Yankees are the ones hurt by it.
MLBTR’s won’t even take the question in their chat. They have always had a special place in their heart for the Yankees.
What would they have to offer you on that front anyway? Baseball has a long issue with proper enforcement of foreign substances. Pineda was punished for it for example, but few others have.
Pineda should have been fined for overuse of Mayonnaise.
MLB should go to the Japanese ball and be done with checking pitchers. It is so lame checking for cheating every inning, but it;s ok for MLB to juice the ball a couple of years ago This year is the year of the good ole boys club. Wet field in the Super Bowl in Arizona, terrible officiating the NCAAs, and bad umpirig. It must be the betting in the game.
Aha!! They thought they had German but he slipped the arbiters grasp. He went from the sticky to slippery in one dugout visit.
Slipperiest German since Mengele.
Since the foreign substance was rosin, which is legal, I’m not sure why he should be thrown out. Other than the “I hate the Yankees” reasons, of course.
Rosin is a white powder… that was not a white powder. But cool story though.
Baldelli was not arguing that he used a foreign substance or otherwise cheated.
Baldelli asked the umps to check German. He had already been checked earlier and warned. This time he was checked and caught with something on his hands. That’s why he was instructed to go wash his hands.
Maybe when asked what was on his hands, maybe German said he was just digging in his shorts… who knows… but he was told to go wash his hands and he came back on the field.
The old stinkeroo…
Baldelli never asked for German to be checked at any time.
Rocco pulled one out of Buck’s book last year against the Padres. If you can’t hit him he must be cheating
To be Accurate,it wasn’t an illegal substance. It was excessive rosin. I understand not tossing him initially, but when he failed to wash it off, he should have been gone!
So, if you had May 1st as the predicted date of Stanton’s first DL visit of the season, you lost.
The Yankees lost.
Stanton and his anvil of a contract remains The Symbol of Failure.[TM}.
Stanton has traveled to the IL so many times that it comes with its own travel brochure.
“enjoy a vacation for 15 days exploring the I.L., first-class accommodations and travel included”
I’m starting to believe that there people in every young boy’s life who are saying, “You have really tight hamstrings and obliques, you should definitely play baseball.”
Red Sox and Yankees fans agreeing on something?!?! Don’t make this a habit whyhayzee!!
Giancarlo Stanton needs to adopt the Ruth diet and conditioning routine. Stop going to the gym and start going to the bar. At least Ruth could play a full season.
I’d settle for the Ruth Buzzi regimen. Sit around the bus stop and whop the next creepy bumb that gets suggestive.
Except when he had syphilis…
I thought it was Gonorrhea?
I’m not talking about his sex life.
Ruth conditioned to play baseball. I don’t know what Stanton does. And he doesn’t frankly care. He got his bag. Now the Yankees are saddled with it.
Thinking Stanton probably hurt himself in his sleep again. Smh
Glenallen Hill did and it was beyond absurd lol
He hurt it on the hit he got staring at the ball instead of running. He then turned it on rounding first. The start and stop and start is probably what did him in. At least they can’t blame it on not playing the OF this year as they had him out there more.
Reported he did it when slowing down as he got to second. Weird because he sure wasn’t busting it at any point from home to second.
He never busts anything at any time.
He’s what I call a statcast creature. Big on exit velocity. Big on ESPN highlights. Will never be within nine miles of a championship team.
Disappointing, man. I thought this was gonna be his big revenge tour season. Hope it’s not too big of a deal
Hahaha another IL stint for G. Go figure. Hal would argue that because he’s spent money such as Stanton the Yankees are a winning club. Big difference between spending money and spending money wisely.
best thing long-term might be for gleyber to put up a strong year to increase his off-season trade value. fun to dream of peraza and volpe pulling a trammel-whitaker (who should be in the HOF)
Why not keep Gleyber at 2B and have Peraza, Volpe, and DJL between SS and 3B? DJL isn’t getting any younger and will need more rest. I don’t think Volpe and Peraza are comparable to that tandem defensively imho.
not even close defensively or most likely offensively but fun to imagine them developing together
Not fair to compare different time periods, just look at games in the 50’s. I watched Larsen’s perfect game and the hitters had no helmets, and he looked like he was throwing about 80 mph. Todays players are on the whole better.
Stanton on the IL, what a surprise! This team is full of guys that can’t stay healthy! Severing, Hicks, LaMahiue, etc.
Looks like the Yankees’ clubhouse is a nursing home.
Just wait in 5+ years with the Padres. It will be an all-star team of has-beens on the IL every year.
This one belongs to the Reds
Tatis has missed time every year already. But I don’t expect him to be there in 5 years.
@dasit- It’s funny you said that. I would offer Gleyber a “Derek Jeter type of contract” right now and see if he accepts it. What do you think? $189 million for 9 or 10 yrs. I think Torres is worth that. Lmk
Why on earth would anyone do that?
@bronxmac77- because Torres would definitely be worth that $ on the open market today. If Volpe can play an adequate shortstop, then Peraza could be traded for a bigger need for the Yankees like leftfielder(Reynolds) who doesn’t seem like he’s signing that extension in Pittsburgh, because he wants opt outs in the contract. In my proposed 3 team trade Jesus Luzardo would go the Pirates, with Peraza going to the Marlins, and Reynolds coming to the Yankees. What do you think? Lmk and thnx.
I’d rather keep the two Oz’s, Peraza and Cabrera. The only way I’d get Reynolds is under his current contract. No opt outs. No extensions. Nothing. And I don’t think Gleyber warrants a long extension. He’s been too hot and cold.
I will say this… Part of the reason Torres may be inconsistent is the Yankees trying to force him to play SS. The Yankees keep doing this, with IKF, Gleyber, Urshela… At the MLB level, it doesn’t work! It screws up the defense, and then it impacts the players’ bats because they’re playing out of position.
Not saying my opinion is fact, 99. Just my opinion. By the way, when the Angels play NYY today, old friend Gio Urshela will be there. And he’s doing great in an Angels uniform!
He’ll be out for a month. Stanton is still a dangerous hitter when healthy, but we know he’s going to be injured. More than the missed time, the injuries often degrade his skills when he returns. That’s what happened in 2022. Great start, but his legs were never healthy the 2nd half.
Stanton is just one of those guys. I want to see the kids play more. I’d prefer that Cashman not off-load younger talent, either in the off season or at the trading deadline, to, theoretically, improve their playoff chances. Don’t bring in oft-injured players. Right now, Stanton, Donaldson, Bader, Rondon, Severino, Montas. is $100M right there.
What “kids”? Volpe and Brito are already playing and Peraza is the only other one ready to play.
……and Aaron Hicks only plays like he’s hurt.
The best move for the Yankees would be to DFA Hicks when Bader returns, there is a chance the Yankees can trade him somewhere if they pick up half of his $30 million, that’s owed to him over the next 3 years, so that team trading for him would pay $15 mill to him over the next 3 years. That seems like a good deal, without the team trading for Hicks having to give up anything of significant value.
l thought he broke his rib by sneezing.
Long Suffering Guardians Fan
Thoughts and prayers.
Steroid Stanton on the DL again. It no longer IF it’s WHEN. What a clown that guy is.
Will anyone in this chat tell me how many games Stanton has been on the IL versus on the field since the move to NYY?
I asked my magic 8 call.
It said ‘A sh!tload’…
If Peraza plays SS, he needs to be great with the glove. If he moves to 2B, he better become a good hitter. It’s possible the Yankees could move Volpe to 2B or 3B and Peraza to SS assuming Volpe becomes a great hitter and Peraza, the better glove.
I’ve never seen Giancarlo run hard in his life. I guess those stupid leaping hi-fives are rough on the hammies too. What a Gioke.
ugh grade 2 strain
franchy needs to wait another month before crashing back to the mean
The funniest thing about it is that the writing was so clearly on the wall with Stanton, yet Cashman predictably and idiotically took on the rest of his contract anyway. He only averaged 127 games (and of course baseball durability doesn’t get better with age) with the Marlins and was already in his late 20s and was 1 of the biggest people in MLB, which is terrible for aging. And what has he produced in NY in the 5 seasons of 2018-2022??? 111 HR, 9 WAR total, and an average of 90 games per season. And now it’s back to the IL yet again. Hahahaha!!!
I’d honestly rather have Peraza than Stanton. Nut it wastes $35 million in payroll space. Never liked that trade. Never will.
Over/Under Stanton 500 Home Runs ?
Stanton is the oldest 33 year old around.
His penchant for injuries may be due in some part to his less than 8% body fat as compared to the physical demands of a typical baseball player…..Boomer Body vs Mr Universe Body probably always wins in baseball…..LOL
The Yanks got Hamstrung with this one
Million dollar bat, 50 cent legs.
Needs to change his last name to Sitton.
miami wins b4 the mets do
I think Stanton should change his name back to Mike. It seems he was a better player
Stanton on the IL. Inexplicable.
Stanton never got a ring, but he did get the “made the playoffs as a WildCard” Title. And “Most Players on IL” Title. “Made the WildCard in April” title.
I can see there’s a betting pool of date , duration and number of times Giancarlo Stanton hits the IL.
Cashman is a dried urine stain. Investing that kind of cash in a guy that gets hurt every year from simply running the bases. Stanton is a joke, he was a joke and will be a joke. Cashman is moronic for trading for him. Hal is an idiot for claiming that his spending should equate to a championship yet spends on crap players. And ultimately the fans are jokes for continuing to support a broken product.
You want change? Stop watching for at minimum 1 year.