Following a tough series vs. Baltimore, the New York Yankees take another loss with Giancarlo Stanton heading to the injured list.
Prior to tonight's game, the Yankee placed OF Giancarlo Stanton on the 10-day IL with a left biceps strain and recalled OF Clint Frazier (#77) from @swbrailriders.
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) April 1, 2019
Through three games this season, Stanton has posted a .250 batting average with seven walks and four strikeouts. He had been filling in the outfield for Aaron Hicks who started the season on the injured list dealing with back issues.
In the Yankees 7-5 loss to the Orioles Sunday, Stanton took some big swings and misses on changeups that might have contributed to the biceps strain. He has a vicious swing which allows him to do the damage he has been able to put up throughout his career.
After placing Stanton on the IL, New York will call up Clint Frazier from Triple-A Scranton Wilkes Barre after he could not make the team out of spring training. Frazier missed the majority of last season dealing with concussion problems.
With Frazier recalled, manager Aaron Boone will have to juggle between Frazier and the newly acquired Mike Tauchman. New York acquired Tauchman with a few days remaining in Spring Training resulting in the demotion of Tyler Wade.
The injury to Stanton is, of course, a major blow to what is supposed to be a powerhouse lineup. It probably means you will see a bit more of DJ LeMahieu and Greg Bird in the lineup with one of Miguel Andujar or Luke Voit at the DH position.
There is no time table for Stanton’s return, but the injury bug just continues to haunt the New York Yankees to start the 2019 season.