The New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has been chosen for this season’s All-Star Games for the first time since he moved to the franchise in 2018. The five-time All-Star has been selected as an outfielder, and the credit goes to his 21 home runs in 2022. The two-time Silver Slugger winner will join his teammate Aaron Judge, who has received the most votes in the MLB for the game on July 19.
While Judge has no interest in participating in the Home Run Derby, Stanton indicated that he could participate in the competition if invited. The 32-year-old shared that he was interested in competing. He said he could be there at the Home Run Derby, but nothing was official yet.
Giancarlo was excited about the fact that the All-Star game would be held at the Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles, his hometown. The Yankees’ designated hitter has been selected for the All-Star on the fifth occasion. After the Bombers hammered the Red Sox by 12-5 at Fenway Park on Friday, Giancarlo Stanton stated that it was cool to be a part of an All-Star game at his home.
Giancarlo Stanton was excited to be selected as an outfielder after playing at DH for the Yankees since 2018. Stanton added, “That’s where I was from the start. It’s been an interesting past couple of years. But it’s good to be back out there.”
Aaron Boone Encourages Giancarlo Stanton To Experience The All-Star Standards
The Yankees manager Boone said that he wanted his players to play All-Star games if they wished to. He insisted they should not worry about the toll it could have on them. The Bombers boss wants his players, especially the ones who have never been to the All-Star stage, to experience it. He added, “We’ll take care of guys as best as we can with that in mind.”
The All-Star game has cost the Yankees a rest day as their break would be reduced. The Pinstripers will now play a doubleheader in Houston on July 21 to make up for the rest of the series, which was postponed as a result of the MLB lockout. Boone mentioned that he had not made any calls to American League manager Dusty Baker to campaign for his players. However, the Yankees manager did not rule the prospect out. The Yankees will play their next game on Saturday against the Red Sox as they look to build on their 61-23 win-lost record this season.