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Giancarlo Stanton went 4-for-5 with a homer and a double as the Yankees beat the Blue Jays by a 10-7 score on Thursday.
Stanton looked good in his second game of action since returning from the injured list. Overall on the season, the veteran outfielder is hitting .320 with four home runs, nine RBI, and 11 runs scored over 16 games.
The Yankees activated Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring) off the 10-day IL prior to Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays.
Stanton was in Tuesday's lineup batting fourth. He was fantastic in 14 games before going down with the injury, hitting .293 with a 1.038 OPS and three homers.
Giancarlo Stanton, who has been out since August eighth, ran the bases on Friday. Stanton has been ramping up his baseball activities since August 27th with light hitting and light running. He is not traveling with the Yankees on their upcoming road trip so it appears as if his return is not imminent. The Yankees will continue to update his status as he progresses through his rehab.
Stanton was slashing .293/.453/.585 with three home runs in 41 at-bats before being placed on the IL. The Yankees, 5-11 in their last 16 games, are struggling and need Stanton back in the line-up. But with a big separation between the top seven teams in the AL and the bottom nine teams in AL it looks like they are thinking past the regular season and will not rush Stanton back if it means compromising his health for the post season. Owners in standard 12-team redraft leagues have no choice but to continue stashing Stanton on their IL until his return.
Giancarlo Stanton is still "a ways away" from returning according to Yankees manager Aaron Boone.
Stanton was placed on the IL back on August 9th with a Grade 1 hamstring strain. His recovery was expected to take 3-4 weeks so a mid-September target date is likely for the slugger. Stanton put up a .293/.453/.585 batting line with three home runs and seven RBI across 41 at-bats before going down.
Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring) did some hitting on the field on Thursday.
Stanton was placed on the IL back on August 9th. At the time of his injury he was expected to miss 3-4 weeks, so it makes sense that he's beginning the rehab process now. Stanton is currently out with a Grade 1 hamstring strain.