The hits to the New York Yankees’ outfield depth keep coming.
One day after losing their season-opening series to the Baltimore Orioles, the Yankees announced Monday that they are putting outfielder Giancarlo Stanton on the 10-day injured list with a left biceps strain.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Stanton will be completely shut down for the next 10 days. After that, he’ll be allowed to start his rehab.
Outfielder Clint Frazier also is being recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and will replace Stanton on the active roster. New York opens a series in the Bronx against the Detroit Tigers on Monday.
Frazier wasn’t in the Yankees’ starting lineup for Monday’s game, but Boone said the 24-year-old would play “a lot” while Stanton is out.
“It’s the opportunity that I wanted last year,” said Frazier, who shuttled between Triple-A and the big leagues last season while fighting through a concussion sustained last spring training.cheap nfl jerseys from china nike
Stanton played in Sunday’s 7-5 loss, drawing three walks and striking out twice. It was on a swing on a 3-1 count during his third at-bat that Stanton felt the discomfort. Boone termed the swing a “funky” one.
Despite the discomfort, Stanton continued to play and finished the game.
“Wasn’t sure if it was a cramp or something more significant,” he said.
A postgame MRI revealed a Grade 1 strain.
“I don’t like it at all,” Stanton said of being hurt. “Just worked for six weeks [in spring training] to get here, plus the offseason. So would have much rather this popped up in spring training. But this is where we’re at.”
The former National League MVP is batting .250 with seven walks in three games this season. Last year, his first in pinstripes, Stanton appeared in 158 games. He battled through a hamstring injury part of the year as the Yankees went through another season of outfield attrition.
This is the first time since August 2016 that Stanton has been listed on an injury report.
Boone said Hicks, who received two cortisone shots in his back late in spring training, continues to provide consistently positive updates from his rehab. The center fielder has ramped up his core and rotational activities, but he hasn’t started baseball activities. Those could begin this week.cheap nfl jerseys nike china
Whenever Hicks is able to resume his baseball work, he will have to go through a “spring training” since he received so few at-bats before tightness in his back sidelined him March 1. Hicks played in just four games this spring, making 10 plate appearances. It’s unclear how long his version of an extended spring training might take once he begins that.
Although Ellsbury joined the Yankees late in spring training at their facility in Tampa, Florida, he has been slowly eased back into baseball activities after missing all of last season with a variety of injuries. The Yankees have not said how long they believe it will be before he rejoins the big league club. Like Hicks, he has been rehabbing in Tampa.