Giancarlo Stanton could go through a minor league assignment on Tuesday, manager Aaron Boone said, ahead of his return to MLB. This as part of the recovery process from an injury that has kept him out for more than a month.
The New York Yankees slugger has been on the disabled list for a month with a strained hamstring, but it looks like he could be back by the end of next week.
The player has been seen this week at Yankee Stadium swinging in the batter’s box and working in the outfield, a position the manager hopes will see him spend more time in upon his return.
Stanton suffered the injury on April 15 and in just 13 games he has posted a .269/.296/.558 offensive line with 4 home runs and 11 RBIs. Since 2015 Stanton has had physical problems, but when he is healthy he is one of the best hitters in the MLB.
“It’s unacceptable, this happens to me often, at this point in the season,” Stanton told ESPN’s Marly Rivera at the time of the injury. “The team trusts me. I can’t let this keep happening and put us in a really difficult situation.”