Giancarlo Stanton is Out of The Yankees Lineup for The Second Time in a Row

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John Allen
Sunday July 24, 2022

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Giancarlo Stanton was left out of the lineup for the second straight game in the Yankees‘ 6-0 win over the Orioles on Sunday as Aaron Boone tried to get the bat back into form.

Boone and Stanton didn’t name any specific problems, but Stanton said they were trying to avoid injuries that would force him to miss long periods of time. Stanton, who played in Thursday’s doubleheader in Houston and Friday’s series opener in Baltimore, said he was “beat up, overall, but I’m fine.”

Stanton, on the other hand, has been 0-on-10 since his return from the All-Star Game.

After a day off, Stanton is expected to play outfield against the Mets at Citi Field on Tuesday. Michael King’s right elbow was broken while pitching Friday, is back in New York for further evaluation, according to Boone.

The right-hander will almost certainly need surgery to repair his broken elbow at the end of his season, but Boone said they are still determining whether his ligaments are intact.

The difference would be significant as King could return to spring training with just the fracture repaired.

Tommy John’s operation would jeopardize all of 2023 though.

With King out, Ron Marinaccio was activated from the IL after being sidelined with an injury in his right shoulder. Shane Greene was drafted after giving up a homer in his first appearance with the Yankees since 2014.

Clarke Schmidt was promoted to the bullpen after a season as a starter and he made an instant impression on Sunday by going 3 innings scoreless for his first career save.

Wandy Peralta, who suffered a minor back injury, was also available in the bullpen.

In the sweltering heat on Sunday, Aaron Hicks suffered a cramp in his left hamstring. It happened at bat during his eighth inning and he was able to stay in the game, but it happened again in his ninth inning plate appearance when he singled and was replaced by pinch runner Josh Donaldson. Hicks stated that he could play the Mets on Tuesday.

Gleyber Torres had an exciting day dropping a ball into left field in the second inning. He was also thrown out at third in the fourth inning when he tried to fool Trey Mancini into thinking he’d stop at second on Hicks’ single. Boone stated that he was fine with the aggressive play given the game’s situation; the Yankees were up 3-0.

Joey Gallo was booed after finishing 4-0 in the eighth inning…. Isiah Kiner’s falefa streak now stands at 12 games, matching DJ LeMahieu’s season record.

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