Stanton (knee) has yet to resume baseball activities, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. Stanton was activated off the injured list in mid-June but lasted only a week in the lineup before returning to the shelf with a right knee sprain. The veteran slugger isn't expected to rejoin the Yankees in July and his recovery timeline is unlikely to come into focus until he begins taking part in baseball activities.
General manager Brian Cashman said Thursday that he doesn't expect Stanton (knee) to return from the 10-day injured list in July, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. Stanton exited Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays with what was initially labeled as a right knee contusion, but a follow-up MRI revealed that he was actually dealing with a strained PCL. While Cashman didn't pinpoint an exact timeline for Stanton's return, he called August "the sweet spot" for when the slugger might resume playing again, per Hoch. With Stanton on the shelf for at least a month, Brett Gardner is expected to settle back into an everyday role in the outfield. Clint Frazier could also be recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the near future to offer another alternative while Stanton is sidelined.
Stanton (knee) was placed on the 10-day injured list Wednesday. This was expected after it was revealed that Stanton is dealing with a right PCL strain. The slugger will be reevaluated in 10 days, at which point a timetable for his return will hopefully emerge; at this point, it seems likely that he'll be sidelined through the All-Star break. Mike Tauchman was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in a corresponding move, while Brett Gardner figures to see the majority of time in left field in place of Stanton.
Manager Aaron Boone said Wednesday that the MRI on Stanton's right knee showed "no new injury," Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports. Stanton exited Tuesday's game with a right knee contusion, a diagnosis confirmed by the MRI. While he's dealing with soreness and stiffness, he's experiencing no swelling and it doesn't sound like a move to the injured list is imminent at this point. The Yankees will instead see how his knee responds to treatment over the next couple of hours -- and possibly days, with the team's next game coming Saturday in London -- before making a decision regarding Stanton's status. In the meantime, Brett Gardner is starting in left field in his stead Wednesday.
Stanton (knee) is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays. Stanton's absence for the day game after the night game doesn't come as much surprise after he exited Tuesday's 10-8 win with a right knee contusion. The Yankees were scheduled to send Stanton in for an MRI on Wednesday, but the results of his tests haven't yet been publicized. Brett Gardner will enter the lineup in left field and would be the primary beneficiary if Stanton requires a trip to the injured list. If the Yankees confirm that Stanton's injury is minor, he'll have three days to recover before the team's next game Saturday against the Red Sox in London.