Update: According to manager Aaron Boone, Stanton is expected to miss 2-3 weeks with the Achilles injury. However, that’s just an estimated timeline and it could be a longer stint on the IL for the star.
Giancarlo Stanton requested an MRI yesterday that showed tendinitis in his Achilles, according to Aaron Boone. The initial timeframe for his return is 2-3 weeks, though that’s just a loose estimate.— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) July 26, 2022
The New York Yankees placed DH/OF Giancarlo Stanton on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday afternoon due to Achilles tendonitis. The move is retroactive to July 24. The Yankees returned from the All-Star break with series against the Houston Astros and Baltimore Orioles. New York enters a two-game Subway series with the New York Mets on Tuesday night.
In a corresponding move, the Yankees called up OF Tim Locastro from Triple-A to take Stanton’s spot on the roster. The Yankees are 2-3 since returning from the All-Star break and remain in first place in the AL East at 66-31, holding a 12.5 game lead over the Toronto Blue Jays. Stanton was in the midst of a slump prior to the break, which could explain why he’s on the IL. He’s got 24 HRs and 61 RBI on the season but is hitting .228 with a .309 OBP, which isn’t ideal.