Giancarlo Stanton
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New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton leaves Tuesday’s game against the Blue Jays with an apparent injury to his right knee.

Just when New York Yankees fans thought they got one of their sluggers back, he goes down once again. Hopefully this time it isn’t as serious. On Tuesday night, Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton left during a game against the Toronto Blue Jays with an apparent injury.

According to the organization, it’s a right knee contusion. Stanton will undergo an MRI Tuesday night.

Stanton just returned from a long-term injury on June 18. He had been out since April 1, having dealt with calf, shoulder, and bicep injuries. After playing in 158 games in 2018, Stanton has struggled to stay on the field for much of this season.

The slugger has only played eight games this year. Through those appearances, he’s hit .267 with one home run, seven RBIs while striking out 13 times.

The Bombers also returned another big bat in outfielder Aaron Judge. He’d been on the IL since April 21 with a strained oblique and hadn’t returned until last Friday.

Judge has struggled thus far during his return to the lineup. However, Yankee fans need to be patient. Judge just needs some time to get back to the type of ballplayer that he was before the injury. And when that happens, it’ll be great for the first-place Yanks.

In fact, Judge is starting to look like his old self again. He launched a home run to right field in the first inning off of Clayton Richard. Judge went 2-for-3 with a walk against the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.