Stanton is hitting .333 with a home run, two RBI and three walks over his last 15 spring training at-bats. Stanton went hitless in his first four at-bats of the spring, but he's found his groove since March 1, launching a mammoth home run for his first long ball Friday. He's now sporting an excellent .417 on-base percentage in Grapefruit League play. For Stanton, the objective will be parlaying that into a stronger start to the regular season than he had last year, when he limped out of the gate to the tune of a .230/.313/.425 slash line in March and April.
Stanton is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Red Sox, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports. Stanton was originally set to bat cleanup as designated hitter per usual, but the Yankees made a late change to replace him with Miguel Andujar. Thankfully it's not an injury situation, as the team would just like to get Stanton a full day off since he has played in 158 games this season. The 28-year-old will close the regular season with a .266/.343/.509 slash line with 38 home runs, 100 RBI and 211 strikeouts in 617 at-bats.
Stanton went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, an RBI double and a single as the Yankees defeated the Red Sox 8-5 on Saturday. Serving as the designated hitter, Stanton reached the the seats with his 38th homer, and over his last 13 games he's 15-for-52 with five home runs. Stanton holds a .266/.343/.509 slash line with 34 doubles, 100 RBI and 102 runs this year.
Stanton is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Orioles, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports. Stanton will head to the bench after starting the last 15 games and slashing .155/.254/.310 with 24 strikeouts in 67 plate appearances. The 28-year-old did hit a grand slam against the Red Sox on Thursday, which hopefully helps him break out of the September slump.
Stanton went 1-for-3 with two walks and a grand slam Thursday against the Red Sox. Stanton took Heath Hembree deep in the fourth inning to record his 35th home run of the season. He had entered Thursday's action just 12-for-92 across his last 24 games, though he still has the chance to surpass 35 homers for the fourth time in his nine-year career.
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