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Injury woes continue to hamper New York Yankees’ 2023 season campaign as Giancarlo Stanton becomes the latest victim.

Giancarlo Stanton has been a key player for the New York Yankees since joining the team in 2018. He is known for his insane power and ability to hit towering home runs. In his first season donning the pinstripes, he hit 38 home runs and 100 RBIs. However, Stanton struggled with injuries in 2019 and 2020, playing only 18 games in 2019 and 23 games in 2021.


Regardless, Stanton had a flying start to the 2023 season. He hit multiple towering home runs, including a 485-foot homer against the San Francisco Giants. However, just when things finally began to fall in place for the Yankees, the injury woes were back to haunt them. The latest victim is the team’s regular and most important hitter of the lineup, Giancarlo Stanton.

Giancarlo Stanton Placed On 10-Day IL, No Timeline Set For Return

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Giancarlo Stanton (New York Yankees) (Photo by Sarah Stier / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

This season, Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Staton, and Anthony Rizzo led the scoring front for the New York Yankees. All of them remain tied with four home runs each. However, Saturday’s game against the Twins developed a crack in the formidable trio. Stanton, who came off a homer, was subbed by a pinch runner after traveling to second base. Moreover, he did not field for the rest of the game, which raised obvious suspicion. And the next day, the Yankees came up with the worst possible update.

On Sunday, before the start of the final series game against the Minnesota Twins, the Yankees announced two major roster moves. Apparently, Giancarlo Stanton pulled his hamstring on Saturday and has been placed on a 10-day IL subsequently. Oswald Peraza has been called up from the minors for the time being. Not only that, the Bombers have set no timeline for his comeback as the severity of his injury is still unknown. The DH would undergo MRI scans for further assessment. Meanwhile, Marly Rivera of ESPN has confirmed that the former MVP has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 hamstring pull and would take about 4-6 weeks to regain match fitness.

Fans Frustrated With Stanton’s Consistent Lower Body Injuries

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Giancarlo Staton has a long history of lower body injuries. He suffered a knee injury in 2019, followed by a hamstring pull in 2020 and Achilles trouble in 2022. Naturally, the fans remain frustrated to see Stanton on the IL for the second consecutive season. They took to Twitter and expressed their displeasure. Some fans believe the 33-year-old needs to take special care of his lower body. This cannot be an issue every season.

On the other hand, Yankees manager Aaron Boone addressed the issue and said Giancarlo Stanton always tries to avoid these types of injuries. But somehow, the injuries just won’t leave his back. Hence, he termed it an unfortunate situation. It remains to be seen how long Stanton will be out of action. But the hope is that he will be able to return to the lineup soon and help the Yankees advance further in the season.