Stanton (quad) is not in Saturday's lineup against the Orioles, Pete Caldera of The Bergen Record reports.
Left quad tightness kept Stanton out of Friday's contest and it appears the designated hitter is not quite ready to return. The Yankees figure to exercise caution in timing Stanton's return, given his essential role in the team's offensive success.
Manager Aaron Boone said after Friday's game that Stanton (quad) could be "down a couple of days," but Boone isn't concerned about it being anything long-term, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.
Stanton was scratched from Friday's lineup with left quad tightness, which Stanton felt during an at-bat in Thursday's series finale in Tampa Bay and again during warmups Friday, Marly Rivera of ESPN.com notes. It sounds like Stanton will need at least one more day, and with Aaron Hicks (wrist) also injured, the Yankees may need to make a roster move to add an outfielder ahead of Saturday's game.
Stanton was scratched from the lineup for Friday's game against the Orioles with left quadriceps tightness.
Stanton has had mostly good luck on the injury front so far this season, but this quad issue will cost him at least one start. Gary Sanchez will DH and bat cleanup against righty Dean Kremer.
Stanton went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and a walk Thursday against the Astros.
Stanton homered for the third consecutive game and also extended his hitting streak to 12 games. In that span, he's gone 25-for-52 with six home runs, 11 RBI and 11 runs scored. After a slow start to the campaign, Stanton is suddenly hitting .312/.364/.606 with nine long balls, 23 RBI and 16 runs scored across 118 plate appearances.
Stanton went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI in Wednesday's 6-3 win over Houston.
Stanton came up a triple short of the cycle Wednesday -- he hasn't hit a three-bagger since 2018. With another strong performance at the dish, Stanton owns an 11-game hitting streak, during which he's batted .400 (24-for-48) with five home runs, 10 RBI and 10 runs scored. The 31-year-old has a .314/.363/.590 slash line with eight homers, 22 RBI and 15 runs scored in 26 games overall.
Stanton went 4-for-5 with a double, a home run and three RBI in Tuesday's 7-3 win over the Astros.
He crushed a Zack Greinke offering to left field in the first inning to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead, Stanton's seventh homer of the year, then added an RBI single in the sixth to cap the team's scoring on the night. The 31-year-old slugger extended his hitting streak to 10 games with the performance, and over that stretch he's hitting a massive .477 (21-for-44) with four home runs, six RBI and nine runs scored.
Stanton isn't starting Saturday's game against the Tigers.
Stanton had gone 11-for-20 with two extra-base hits, five runs and an RBI in the last four games. Aaron Judge will serve as the designated hitter while Clint Frazier starts in right field.
Stanton went 3-for-5 in Thursday's loss to the Orioles.
Stanton didn't register any counting stats or extra-base hits, but he did manage his third consecutive multi-hit effort. He is also riding a seven-game hitting streak, during which he's recorded three home runs, three RBI and six runs scored. For the season, Stanton has maintained a .250/.305/.477 line across 95 plate appearances.
Stanton went 3-for-5 with two runs scored in Wednesday's 7-0 win over the Orioles.
All three of Stanton's hits were singles. In the third inning, he scored on Gio Urshela's three-run home run. Stanton also scored on an Aaron Hicks sacrifice fly in the fifth inning. The 31-year-old Stanton is slashing .229/.289/.470 with six home runs, 15 RBI and 11 runs scored across 90 plate appearances. He's gone 10-for-26 (.385) during a six-game hitting streak.
Stanton could be deployed as an outfielder, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
It's hard to say how seriously the team is considering this, but the motive would obviously be to be able to get players like Gary Sanchez and Aaron Judge some starts at designated hitter while keeping Stanton's bat in the lineup. This would be a nice boon for Stanton's fantasy managers, as it would give them more roster flexibility if Stanton were to play enough in the outfield to add that eligibility.
Stanton went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in a victory over Baltimore on Tuesday.
Stanton accounted for the final run of the contest with a 434-foot shot to center field in the seventh inning. The blast was his sixth this season and upped his RBI total to 15. The slugger leads MLB with a 98.3 mph average exit velocity, though he is batting only .205 thus far.
Stanton went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs in Friday's 5-3 win over Cleveland.
Stanton went deep in the third and fifth innings to provide the Yankees' last two runs of the game. The 31-year-old slugger is up to five homers, 14 RBI, seven runs scored and a .180/.254/.443 slash line across 67 plate appearances this season.
Stanton isn't starting Thursday's game against Cleveland, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.
Stanton had started in each of the last five games and went 2-for-17 with two home runs, three RBI and 10 strikeouts during that time. Aaron Judge will serve as the designated hitter while Clint Frazier starts in right field Thursday.
Stanton went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay.
The slugger gave the Yankees an early lead with a second-inning blast to right field. The home run was one of only three Yankees hits in the game, and Stanton also accounted for one of the team's three walks. He is among numerous players on the team struggling in the early going, as Stanton is slashing .176/.236/.373 thus far. He leads the team with 12 RBI and ranks second with three homers.
Stanton went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer and two strikeouts in Friday's loss to the Rays.
Stanton sat out Wednesday's series finale against Toronto prior to Thursday's scheduled off day, but he provided the Yankees' only run support during his return to the lineup Friday. The 31-year-old has two home runs and a team-leading 11 RBI this year despite hitting just .182 in his first 11 games.
Stanton is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
The Yankees will have an off day Thursday, so manager Aaron Boone likely just wanted to build in two days of rest for Stanton by having him sit Wednesday. Since swatting a grand slam April 5 against the Orioles, Stanton has been stuck in a power drought with only one extra-base hit (a double) in 28 at-bats over his subsequent seven starts.
Stanton went 1-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored Friday in a loss to the Rays.
The slugger produced the Yankees' first runs of the contest with a two-run single in the third inning and subsequently crossed the plate on an Aaron Hicks home run. Stanton leads New York with seven RBI on the campaign, though he has just one homer through 25 at-bats. He's been limited to DH duties thus far this season, though he has been getting practice reps in left field, per Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger.
Stanton went 1-for-4 with a grand slam in Monday's 7-0 win over Baltimore.
Stanton launched his first home run of the season in exciting fashion, drilling a 471-foot grand slam as part of a five-run fifth for the Yankees. He's now 1-for-12 on the season with four strikeouts.
Stanton is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Blue Jays.
Aaron Judge will get a turn at designated hitter in place of Stanton, who manager Aaron Boone said is receiving a routine rest day, per Marly Rivera of ESPN.com. According to Rivera, Boone indicated that he hopes to avoid playing Stanton in five games in a row early on during the season, and the skipper viewed Sunday's contest as a good opportunity to build in a breather for the slugger. Stanton, who is expected to start in all three games of the Yankees' upcoming series with Baltimore, went 0-for-8 with two walks and three strikeouts over the team's first two contests of the season.
Stanton is no longer expected to spend any time in the outfield during spring training, though he still expects to log some time there during the regular season, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Stanton had previously expressed a desire and expectation to get some defensive reps this spring, but manager Aaron Boone has been noncommittal about that prospect, and it now appears that the team has no plans to allow the slugger to risk injury by playing the field in Grapefruit League games. Despite Stanton's clear interest in playing defense at some point in the campaign, it wouldn't be surprising if he's limited strictly to DH duties this year.
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