New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton could be returning sooner rather than later as the team gears up for the postseason.
The New York Yankees could finally be getting one of their sluggers back as they finish up the regular season. According to Bombers manager Aaron Boone, outfielder Giancarlo Stanton could be returning for the team’s next homestand.
Giancarlo Stanton could rejoin the #Yankees for the beginning of their next homestand, Aaron Boone said.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) September 12, 2019
The homestand will feature three games against the Los Angeles Angels and three games against the Toronto Blue Jays.
The veteran outfielder has dealt with bicep, shoulder, calf, and knee injuries thus far in 2019. He’s only played in nine games this season, hitting one home run and seven RBIs with a slash line of .290/.421/.419.
Stanton hasn’t played since June 25, where he went 1-for-1 with a single in a 4-3 win over the Blue Jays.
If the Yanks were to get Stanton back into the full swing of things, it would be a huge boost heading into the postseason. Another big bat in that lineup would add even more firepower into an already potent lineup.
It’s unclear where the Yankees would slide Stanton into the batting order upon his return to the lineup.
The Yanks are sitting as one of the top teams in baseball in this regular-season home stretch. Entering Thursday, they’re posting a record of 95-51, which leads the majors by 0.5 games. The Houston Astros have a record of 95-52 atop the American League West division.
New York will play a doubleheader on Thursday against the Detroit Tigers with games at 1:10 p.m. ET and 4:40 p.m. ET.