Giancarlo Stanton injury update: Yankees slugger (shoulder) activated, in lineup vs. Rays

first_img David Ortiz shooting: Authorities close in on mastermind and motive, ID man they say paid hitmen A leg issue limited Stanton mostly to designated hitter in 2018, when he hit 38 home runs and drove in 100 runs, but the addition of Encarnacion will force manager Aaaron Boone to use Stanton, 29, in the outfield more, a prospect that doesn’t appear to faze GM Brian Cashman.“When we acquired G, it wasn’t to be a DH,” Cashman said. “We feel like we have a very athletic outfielder. Because we’re an American League club, we had a chance to settle him in his first year. He predominantly wound up slotting into that DH spot and then he played the outfield a lot when Judge was down. He’s more than capable.”The Yankees have managed to thrive despite the absence of Stanton and Judge, the two most intimidating hitters in their lineup. Entering Tuesday’s play, New York is in first place in the AL East with a 44-27 record, 1 1/2 games ahead of Tampa Bay as the teams play the second of a three-game series in the Bronx. He initially was diagnosed with a left biceps strain and left shoulder strain but then suffered a calf strain early in the rehab process, part of what seems to be a never-ending series of injuries for New York this season. Stanton went 1-for-7, the one hit being a home run, in two games of a rehab assignment over the weekend with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.His return, along with the addition Encarnacion, gives the Yankees considerably more pop, with more on the way back as Aaron Judge continues to rehab at Triple-A. The Yankees on Tuesday reinstated outfielder/DH Giancarlo Stanton from the 10-day disabled list, and he is in the lineup Tuesday night against the Rays in his first game since March 31.Stanton will play right field and bat fifth, between Gary Sanchez and recently acquired AL home run leader Edwin Encarnacion, a tantalizing preview of the power the Yankees can load into their batting order when healthy. Big G’s Back 💪Powered by @Biofreeze— New York Yankees (@Yankees) June 18, 2019“I can’t wait. People are saying ‘Murderer’s Row.’ It’s going to be fun,” first baseman Luke Voit said (via the New York Daily News ). “It’ll be an intimidating lineup. If you get one guy out, you’re going to have to face the next guy. It’ll be nice to hit around Stanton. I haven’t been able to play with him for a long time and the guy is an MVP for a reason, so I’m excited to get him back.”The team didn’t immediately announce a roster move to make room for Stanton, who has been out since the opening series of the season. Related News Will Yankees land front-line starters like Max Scherzer, Trevor Bauer? ‘We’ll see,’ Brian Cashman says Yankees’ Edwin Encarnacion excited by trade despite dud debutlast_img

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