Stanton Reporting to Rehab This Weekend

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Giancarlo Stanton is set to go to Rehab

Stanton is expected to play in Double-A Somerset’s rehab games on Saturday and Sunday. On Friday, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said that Stanton would be playing for Double-A Somerset. Boone said that Stanton is likely to play DH in both of Somerset’s games at Bowie, which are both away games. Stanton would then face right-handed pitcher Luis Severino in a live batting practice session on Tuesday. This could make him a candidate to play for the Yankees on their upcoming trip to the West Coast.

DJ LeMahieu back in the Rotation

LeMahieu was back in the lineup for Thursday’s series opener against the Blue Jays after missing four games with soreness in his right big toe. However, he did come off the bench on Wednesday and hit a key pinch-hit that contributed to the comeback victory. LeMahieu had to get a cortisone shot for the problem during the All-Star break. He said earlier this week that he planned to be back in the starting lineup on Thursday. He was the first batter and started the game at second base.

UPDATE ON INJURIES

Giancarlo Stanton (left Achilles tendinitis)
Expected return: Possibly August 25

On August 20, Stanton will begin a rehab assignment in the Minor Leagues with Double-A Somerset and will serve as the designated hitter for two games during the Patriots’ series in Bowie. Stanton could face Luis Severino in a live batting practice session on Aug. 23, which could make him available for the upcoming West Coast trip. The Yankees expect Stanton to return as a DH and then increase his outfield reps in pregame. Stanton last played on 7/24 in Baltimore.

Matt Carpenter (left foot fracture)
Expected return: Late September or early October

On August 8, while playing against the Mariners in Seattle, Carpenter suffered a fracture to his left foot. On Aug. 10, he saw a Seattle Seahawks foot specialist who said his fracture was clean and won’t require surgery. New York later examined Carpenter. After 1-2 weeks of non-weightbearing, he’ll have new X-rays after Sept. 1. Carpenter was with the club on August 19, but he can’t work.

Clay Holmes (left lower back spasms)
Expected to return: Late August

Holmes was put on the 15-day injured list on August 17 (backdated to August 14) because of pain in his lower left back. Manager Aaron Boone said he isn’t too worried about Holmes’ injury, which he hopes will keep him out for at least 15 days.

Harrison Bader (right foot plantar fasciitis)
Expected to return: September

Bader, acquired from the Cardinals on August 2, has been sidelined since June 27 and has been wearing a walking boot ever since he attempted a rehab appearance with their Triple-A affiliate on July 22. Bader has been taking the boot off and on to do some strength training, but he still can’t play baseball. According to Bader, he is “very confident” that he will be ready to suit up for the Yankees in September.

Luis Severino (right lat strain)
Expected to return: September

Severino will throw live batting practice on Aug. 23 at Yankee Stadium and could face Giancarlo Stanton. Severino threw 25 pitches in a bullpen session on Aug. 15. Severino will make five regular-season starts in September before the playoffs, according to GM Brian Cashman. On July 13, Severino cut his third-inning warmups short after two pitches, saying he couldn’t get loose.

Miguel Castro (right shoulder strain)
Expected to return: September

Manager Aaron Boone said on August 18 that Castro has started throwing again from 90 feet away, and the right-hander is expected to pitch in the big leagues in September. On August 1, Castro was moved to the 60-day injured list. He was put on the 15-day injured list on July 16, but it went back to July 13 because an MRI showed that his right shoulder was strained. Castro’s last pitch was in Boston on July 10.

Stephen Ridings (right shoulder impingement)
Expected return: Maybe in September

The Yankees are optimistic that Ridings will be able to pitch this season, according to pitching coach Matt Blake. Ridings has been throwing bullpens at the Cressey Sports Performance facility in Jupiter, Florida, since April 5 of this year. It is possible that he will soon go back to the Yankees’ complex in Tampa, Florida. According to Blake, the Yankees were concerned that Ridings would require thoracic outlet surgery. He is able to throw his fastball at 92–95 miles per hour without any discomfort.

Zack Britton (left ulnar collateral ligament repair)
Expected return: Maybe in September

During live batting practice on August 10, Britton reportedly threw 19 pitches, according to the manager Aaron Boone. He stated that Britton will now go through another “de-load” phase, during which he will continue to throw from a bullpen mound while also throwing on flat ground. Britton will face real batters a few times before going to the Minor Leagues to get better. The team has said that it is possible for Britton to play in the major leagues in September.

Michael King (right elbow fracture)
Estimated return: 2023

King had surgery on July 27 to fix the broken right elbow he got on July 22. The injury is expected to end his season. Aaron Boone, the manager of the Yankees, said that because there are different opinions about King’s right ulnar collateral ligament, he will be re-evaluated in eight to ten weeks to see if Tommy John surgery is needed. If King doesn’t need Tommy John, he might be ready to pitch in Spring Training 2023.

Chad Green (right forearm strain)
Expected to come back: 2023-2024

Green had surgery on June 3 to fix his right elbow’s UCL and flexor. The surgery went as planned and was done in Arlington by Dr. Keith Meister. Green hurt himself on May 19 when he played in Baltimore. On May 21, he was put on the 15-day injured list. On May 27, he was moved to the 60-day IL. Most pitchers can expect to be back to normal in 12 to 18 months after Tommy John surgery.

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