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Akshita Patel

“I’m Ready To Go,” Yankees Giancarlo Stanton Refutes Health Concerns As He Begins Rehab Assignment

The New York Yankees received a major blow in April when their key hitter, Giancarlo Stanton, strained his hamstring while running or rather jogging on base paths. He entered the injury list eventually, as the MRI scans did not help much. Stanton’s stint on the injured list came as a disappointment to both the player and the Yankees organization solely because of his electric form.

At the time of injury, Giancarlo Stanton was hitting .269 with four home runs and 11 RBIs. He even recorded the second-longest hit of his illustrious career in the process. However, the recent setback had sidelined him, raising questions about his long-term durability and ability to stay on the field. Stanton’s troubling history with injuries has for long hindered his growth as a complete baseball player. Regardless, the outfielder remains positive and is gearing up for a quick return.


Yankees Injured Infielder Giancarlo Stanton Feels He Is Game Ready

Giancarlo Stanton
Giancarlo Stanton At Somerset Patriots Game

The New York Yankees dealt with a major blow during the first month of the season when their in-form hitter, Giancarlo Stanton, injured his hamstring and got diagnosed with a Grade 2 hamstring strain. It was certain that it would take Stanton at least six weeks to recover. The DH went under a grilling rehab program and finally returned to the batter’s box a couple of weeks ago. Further, the Yankees sent him for imaging which cleared him to go ahead with his rehab assignment.

As a result, the Yankees officially announced on Tuesday that Giancarlo Stanton would begin his rehab assignment with Double-A Somerset Patriots, and if all things go well, the DH could return to the lineup this weekend against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Speaking on his progress, Stanton said he feels game ready and has been experiencing no discomfort whatsoever. However, he still needs to have some game experience and quality at-bats to finally be able to return to the lineup without any restriction. Speaking of restriction, Stanton said that he would not avoid playing an outfielder to stay injury free. In fact, moving around the field would help him get better with his rhythm. Lastly, the DH said the Yankees have been doing very well lately, and he wants to be a part of that squad.

Josh Donaldson Expects To Fly Out To LA In A Couple Of Days

Somerset Patriots

Giancarlo Stanton has found a familiar face in the Double-A Somerset Patriots’ clubhouse. His teammate from the Yankees, Josh Donaldson, joined him for the rehab assignment. However, the baseman might be on a different timeline than the outfielder. As per Donaldson, he has made good progress so far, and if Tuesday’s game goes well, he could fly to Los Angeles to join the Yankees for the weekend series.

On the other hand, Giancarlo Stanton might have to wait for a few additional days before he could join Donaldson in the Yankees lineup. He is taking a steady and cautious approach in the minor league. In his first game, he could just earn a walk in three at-bats. Moreover, Stanton missed the following game and decided to rest. Regardless, the hitter has assured that he is slowly reaching where he wants to be physically and is hopeful of making a return this weekend.