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Details of the self-inflicted Giancarlo Stanton injury are absolutely infuriating © Provided by Fansided

New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton suffered an unfortunate injury after a stellar start to the 2023 MLB season.

Giancarlo Stanton has a long, troubling history of lower body injuries. He has missed a major chunk of game time in the past five seasons due to constant injury concerns. And this year turned out to be no different. After a solid start to the new season, the designated hitter fell prey to injury and accordingly got placed on a 10-day injury list.


Stanton’s injury came as a major blow to an injury-plagued New York Yankees. Their outfield and defense are reeling under health issues. Moreover, the 33-year-old was a key piece of the team’s offensive lineup. Hence, losing him can impact the Bombers’ future course of the tournament. Amid the uncertainties, Yankees manager Aaron Boone has come out with a crucial update.

Aaron Boone Confident Of Giancarlo Stanton’s Timely Return

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Giancarlo Stanton reestablished his dominance with the bat by hitting his second-longest career home against the San Francisco Giants during the season’s opening series. He followed it with another gigantic homer against the Minnesota Twins. However, things went haywire shortly after. While walking on the base paths, the hitter felt some discomfort and was replaced by a pinch runner. Further, the Yankees’ management confirmed the dreaded speculations regarding the DH’s health. Stanton apparently strained his left hamstring and was placed on 10-day IL with no set timeline for return.

Giancarlo Stanton is suffering from a Grade 2 hamstring strain which takes about two months to heal. However, Yankees manager Aaron Boone is optimistic that it wouldn’t take that long. Boone said Stanton has a good physique and could recover within six weeks. On the other hand, Stanton’s absence has been particularly noticeable in the last game, as the Yankees have struggled to generate much offense against the Los Angeles Angels. Despite the struggles, Boone says he’s confident in the team’s ability to turn things around. Regardless, for now, the team will have to continue to wait for his return and hope that he can get back in the lineup soon.

Yankees Fans Frustrated Over Giancarlo Stanton’s Latest Injury Update

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Giancarlo Stanton flips his bat after hitting a 485 ft home run. via @Yankees Twitter

The New York Yankees certainly did not enjoy the latest injury update on the team’s most powerful hitter, Giancarlo Stanton. Aaron Boone, the manager, formally announced that the DH would miss up to six weeks. The fans, on the other hand, are not happy. Stanton spending significant time on IL has become a yearly tradition that has irked the New York supporters. They trolled the hitter for getting injured over minimal discomfort despite building a strong physique.

Undoubtedly, Giancarlo Stanton’s issues with his lower body are concerning. It has hampered his overall growth as a player in recent years. He needs to understand that he is in his prime right now, and these content injuries are not helping is the cause of becoming a valuable addition to the team. It’s high time he figures out a way to avoid these health issues if he wants to make it big in MLB.