The New York Yankees continue to get good news on the injury front with Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton rehabbing in Scranton.
The New York Yankees have been without two of their biggest sluggers for much of the 2019 season. But both Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton are heading to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre for rehab assignments on Friday night.
Earlier today, the Yankees transferred the rehab assignment for OF Giancarlo Stanton from Single-A Tampa to Triple-A @swbrailriders. Additionally, OF Aaron Judge will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A @swbrailriders tonight.
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) June 14, 2019
Stanton will continue the rehabbing process he began after he suffered a calf injury during his initial rehab assignment. So far, through three total games with Tampa, he’s put up outrageous numbers with a .500 batting average and four home runs in 10 at-bats. More importantly, he hasn’t reported any pain after the last two games, resulting in the promotion to Triple-A.
For Judge, his situation is a little bit different than Stanton’s. This will be the first time he sees game action since his injury in April. He’s done off-the-field work along with hitting off a machine, but now will be the first time he faces a pitcher in a game.
The timetable for a return from Stanton is going to be quicker considering where he’s at already with his rehab. Manager Aaron Boone mentioned he could be back as early as Tuesday if everything goes according to plan. Judge, on the other hand, might find his way back to the Yankee lineup later next week, but the actual return is not as explicit.
New York has been able to stay afloat without their two sluggers, but their additions to a good team can help push them over the top. Both players just make the lineup so much deeper than it already is, while strengthening the defense with Judge back in right.
Once both players return, the Yankees will have some questions to answer. What they do with Cameron Maybin and Clint Frazier remains to be seen, but that’s a good problem for Boone to have.