Giancarlo Stanton is carrying a chip on his shoulder coming from his career-worst season in 2023. He went .191 last year in an injury-riddled season. However, due to contract complications, the New York Yankees chose to back him for a rebound year in 2024.

That being said, Giancarlo Stanton returned healthy in spring. He was off to a good start, which offered a glimmer of hope to the fans. However, Stanton once again lacked consistency coming into the 2024 season and was recently benched in the Yankees’ 6-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, with captain Aaron Judge coming in as DH.


Giancarlo Stanton’s Benching Vs D-Backs Part Of His Workload Plan, Clarifies Skipper!

Giancarlo Stanton

With the three-game series evenly poised 1-1, the New York Yankees stepped out with a new lineup on Wednesday for the series finale against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Captain Aaron Judge was surprisingly moved as a designated hitter, with Giancarlo Stanton warming the bench. Outfielder Trent Grisham debuted in center field for the Bronx Bombers on Wednesday. While the Yankees fetched a narrow 6-5 win to seal the series, Stanton’s sudden absence left a lot of question marks. To clarify the same, manager Aaron Boone came forward in the press conference. He brushed off concerns of injury, saying how he planned to rest Stanton on road trips prior to the commencement of the new season. Furthermore, Boone also downplayed the slugger’s form concerns.

Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .150 with one home run and as many RBIs in 20 at-bats so far. Despite the lackluster performance, skipper Aaron Boone backed the veteran. He feels the juice to hit the ball hard is still present within Stanton. He just needs to find his rhythm and get going. Moreover, Boone also added that Stanton’s priority is to stay healthy. “As long as he’s healthy and firing and I feel like the bat speed and everything’s where it needs to be,” said Boone. Overall, the manager is keeping a close eye on Stanton and is having daily conversations about things he needs to do on the field. Hopefully, the veteran slugger will get back to business sooner rather than later. The Yankees will need him to fire alongside Aaron Judge and Juan Soto to ensure a deep postseason finish.

Aaron Boone Warns MLB Rivals By Boasting Yankees True Potential!

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone. Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees are off to their best start of the season since 1997. With 6-1, the Bronx Bombers are currently leading AL-East. While the team’s key success contributor has been their offense, manager Aaron Boone still sees room of improvement. He still believes the Yanks are far from unleashing it true offensive potential.

“I feel like as well as we’ve done so far offensively, I also feel like we’re not really rolling yet,” said Aaron Boone. However, regardless, the skipper is proud of his unit for putting tough at-bats. The opposition they have faced so far in the season has been champion teams. And coming aggressive like that right from the start of the season is a massive sign of encouragement for Aaron Boone.

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