Yankees sound ready for Giancarlo Stanton risk they’ve feared
BOSTON — There’s a “good chance” Giancarlo Stanton performs within the outfield sooner or later through the Yankees’ upcoming sequence towards the Red Sox, Aaron Boone mentioned on MLB Network Radio on Thursday.
Stanton hasn’t appeared within the outfield since 2019, because the Yankees have tried to stop harm to the slugger, who has handled decrease physique illnesses for a lot of his time in The Bronx.
Giancarlo Stanton figuring out within the outfield through the 2019 ALCS. Charles Wenzelberg/New York Post
He didn’t play the outfield when the Yankees have been in Philadelphia for a pair of video games in June.
At the time, Stanton and Boone pointed to the sequence the Yankees are set to play subsequent week in Miami as a possible return to the sector, however with the staff coping with a extreme lack of depth within the outfield resulting from accidents and COVID-19, the schedule to make use of Stanton greater than as only a DH could possibly be bumped up.
Stanton final performed the outfield in Game 1 of the 2019 ALCS after which sat till Game 5 with a strained proper quad in that sequence, which the Yankees misplaced in six video games to the Astros.
If Stanton can play the outfield, it could permit the Yankees to make use of Gary Sanchez as a DH from time to time.
Stanton had an RBI single in Wednesday’s win over the Phillies at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees take a four-game profitable streak into Fenway Park, the place they start a four-game sequence towards the Red Sox on Thursday, adopted by a three-game set at Tampa Bay beginning on Monday. It is a stretch that may go a great distance in figuring out whether or not the Yankees will likely be an element within the AL East race.