The Yankees introduced that slugger Giancarlo Stanton has been positioned on the 10-day injured record because of a left quad pressure. Stanton’s placement is retroactive to Could 14. Proper-hander Albert Abreu has been referred to as as much as take Stanton’s spot on the lively roster.
The specter of Stanton hitting the IL is an ominous one for the Yankees and their followers, given how the 31-year-old has so usually been sidelined by accidents all through his profession as an entire, and notably his tenure within the Bronx. A wide range of leg accidents (and a biceps pressure) restricted Stanton to solely 18 video games in 2019 and 23 video games in 2020, which led the Yankees to make Stanton right into a full-time designated hitter previous to final season.
Whereas New York’s lineup as an entire hasn’t lived as much as its standard customary, Stanton has been a significant vivid spot, hitting .282/.347/.534 with 9 house runs over 144 plate appearances. Regardless of all of the accidents, Stanton has all the time been a really harmful bat when he has been in a position to play, which naturally solely provides to the priority over this MVP-level hitter seemingly being unable to remain on the sphere.
The severity of Stanton’s quad pressure isn’t but recognized. Given his observe file, it’s in all probability protected to foretell that the Yankees will maintain Stanton out past the 10-day minimal simply to be fully positive that this damage gained’t linger (and end in one other prolonged absence).
There is no such thing as a method to actually exchange Stanton’s offensive contributions, in fact, however the Yankees may now rotate a couple of gamers by the DH spot. Rougned Odor is predicted again from the injured record comparatively quickly, so as to add to the place participant combine. Speculatively, the absence of Stanton (to not point out Aaron Hicks and Gleyber Torres) may open up some enjoying time for Miguel Andujar, as the previous Rookie Of The Yr candidate has been missing in constant enjoying time since his personal injury-ruined season in 2019.