New York Yankees put Giancarlo Stanton on 10-Day IL
Ricky Gray | July 27, 2022
The star hitter suffered an Achilles injury and was put on the list before last night's game.
Suffering from Achilles tendinitis, All-Star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has been placed on the 10-Day IL. The team is hoping that this is just a minor thing that requires a bit of rest.
The Yankees announced the move before Tuesday night's series-opening 6-3 loss to the Mets. It’s said that Stanton requested an MRI on Monday after he woke up with a sore Achilles.
Yankees Manager Aaron Boone stated that he and Stanton had spoken about the normal wear and tear that happens over the course of the season. Boone also stated that Stanton's Achilles flared up after the break for the Midsummer Classic.
Stanton began his treatment for the injury on Tuesday and will be re-evaluated next week. Boone said that the Yankees expect him back in about two to three weeks but it could be sooner.
When specifically asked about the timetable, Boone said: “Yeah. Could be shorter. We’ll see. We'll just kind of make those evaluations, or the trainers (will), and see how he does this week.”
Additionally, Stanton will take a break from baseball activities for about 10 days.
Stanton was unfortunately not in the lineup for the Yankees in their loss to the Mets. He was also out of the starting lineup for New York's past two games against the Baltimore Orioles.
This season, Stanton is batting 228 with 24 home runs and 61 RBIs. The team has called up outfielder Tim Locastro from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to replace Stanton on the roster.
The New York Yankees will face the New York Mets again tonight at 7:00 PM ET.