Giancarlo Stanton enters rehab, his return on the horizon

Giancarlo Stanton is running after a moonshot at Yankee Stadium on April 15, 2023, against the Twins.

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Yankees hardest hitter Giancarlo Stanton is set to start his minor-league rehab assignment with Double-A Somerset on Tuesday.

The news regarding Giancarlo Stanton’s rehab assignment with Double-A Somerset was shared on Twitter.

After recovering from a left hamstring strain, Giancarlo Stanton has been given the green light to begin his rehab assignment, as confirmed by the team on Monday night. Since his last game on April 15, it is expected that he will require several minor league games before being activated from the 10-day injured list.

Since mid-April, Giancarlo Stanton has been sidelined due to a left hamstring strain.

The Yankees, who currently hold a 32-23 record and reside in the third spot of the American League East, can consider this development as positive news.

At 33 years, Giancarlo Stanton boasts an impressive resume, with five All-Star selections, two Silver Slugger awards, a home run derby championship, and the honor of being the National League MVP in 2017 during his time with the Marlins.

Throughout his career, he has maintained a batting average of .264 and has amassed an impressive total of 382 home runs. When paired with Aaron Judge, they form one of the most formidable home run tandems in all of baseball.

Giancarlo Stanton of the New York Yankees
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This current season, Giancarlo Stanton has a batting average of .269 and has already hit four home runs.

The Yankees are in Seattle to play the Mariners in a three-game series that began on Monday. The Yahoo! Sports fantasy baseball hub has reported that it is unclear how many games of rehabilitation Giancarlo Stanton would need.

On Friday, Giancarlo Stanton participated in on-field batting practice against a pitching machine, indicating his ongoing recovery from the hamstring strain that has kept him out since mid-April. If Stanton receives clearance to start his rehab assignment on Tuesday, Yankees manager Boone mentioned that there is a possibility the 33-year-old could be reinstated from the 10-day injured list before the upcoming series against the Dodgers, which is scheduled for the weekend.

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