As per reports, Giancarlo Stanton of the New York Yankees has been placed on the disabled list for the fourth year in a row. Following a flurry of roster changes less than an hour before their series finale against Baltimore, the struggling Yankees placed Stanton on the 10-day injured list with inflammation in his right ankle.
Manager Aaron Boone exclaimed, “Feel like we got excellent news” following his team’s 2-0 triumph. To make matters worse, the Mets placed Jonathan Loáisiga, who had been pitching well for most of the season, on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 23 because of discomfort in his right shoulder.
I think we should take a few weeks off as a preventative measure, so that’s what I’m thinking,” Boone explained. Third baseman Josh Donaldson remained on the COVID-19 list, while All-Star infielder DJ LeMahieu missed his second straight game due to soreness in his left wrist. After Donaldson’s temperature subsided overnight, Boone speculated that the 2015 AL MVP might be given an IV.
Tuesday night’s 7-6, 11-inning triumph over the Baltimore Orioles was Stanton’s last game before he underwent an MRI on Wednesday. It’s important to be able to handle adversity, even in the best of seasons, and have other players stand up when necessary, according to Boone. This was Stanton’s best season since 2018, when he slugged 35 home runs and 97 RBI in 139 games.
Before the 2018 season began, the Yankees acquired Miami’s 2017 NL MVP, Stanton, and he went on to hit.266 with 38 home runs and 100 RBIs in his debut season in the Big Apple. With the exception of the seasons 2014, 2017, and 2018, Stanton has missed all but three games since 2011.
Last season, Loáisiga went 9-4 with a 2.17 ERA in 70 2/3 innings pitched, five saves, and 57 appearances. With a shoulder injury, the right-hander was sidelined for 22 games and around three and a half weeks in September.