New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton may not be back in the lineup until August after recent injury.
He exited due to an apparent knee injury and would go for an MRI. Despite the MRI coming back clean, the Yanks still placed Stanton on the 10-day IL and diagnosed him with a posterior cruciate ligament sprain in his right knee.
However, Stanton will be out much longer than 10 days. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman indicated on Thursday from London that Stanton will be out for a “some time” due to the injury.
“They’ve told us a time frame but I won’t say how long it’s going to be,” Cashman said, per Randy Miller of NJ.com. “It’s going to be more than two weeks, I can tell you that. He’ll be back. It all happened pretty quick. Our doctor assessed him and obviously we were wheels up going this way (to London), so I may get a better feel in the coming weeks about the time frame.”
“I would say it’s safer to look into August,” Cashman said. “I don’t want to say it’s unlikely in July, but a sweet spot would be August in terms of not getting burnt. If it’s sooner than that, then I’ll take it.”
Stanton just returned from injury on June 18. He had been out since April 1 due to calf, bicep and shoulder injuries. He’s only played in nine games for New York in 2019, batting .290 with one home run and seven RBIs.
The Yanks are currently in London for a two-game series against the Boston Red Sox which begins on Saturday. After the two-game stint, the Yanks return back to the states to begin another two-game series against the New York Mets at Citi Field on Tuesday.