Yankees injury update: Stanton, Trevino, Donaldson

Giancarlo Stanton of the New York Yankees

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It has been a considerable duration since Yankees manager Aaron Boone’s lineup was complete without any absences. Throughout this season, which has reached nearly one-third of its duration, such an occurrence has not taken place.

However, this may happen in the next two-three weeks if Jose Trevino, Josh Donaldson, and Giancarlo Stanton continue their rehabilitation without experiencing any setbacks in their recovery from hamstring strains. Additionally, they hope that no other players on the team suffer any injuries during this time.

Giancarlo Stanton could start action this weekend

Giancarlo Stanton is looking at the ball after he hit a 485-feet long home run against the Giants at Yankee Stadium on April 2, 2023.

The outfielder and designated hitter was sidelined last year due to Achilles tendinitis. This time he had a hamstring injury.

According to the latest status, Stanton, who has been absent for 36 consecutive games due to a left hamstring strain, has the potential to come off the injured list by the following weekend if he participates in a game or two over the upcoming weekend.

Boone said that they would be obtaining an image and assessing the progress to determine the next steps. If the imaging aligns with Stanton’s current condition, he may be available for action this weekend.

Jose Trevino to join the Yankees next week

The Yankees have been anticipating the return of Jose Trevino after the mandatory 10-day period on the injured list, which ends on Sunday. However, it is possible that this expectation is slightly optimistic. Nonetheless, they anticipate the 2022 All-Star to make his comeback sometime next week, at the latest.

Jose Trevino at Yankee Stadium
(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Donaldson to start rehab on Thursday

Donaldson is set to start participating in rehab games on Thursday evening with Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre, while Stanton might join him there over the weekend, depending on the results of his upcoming imaging test scheduled for Thursday.

The plan for Donaldson is to play approximately half a game at third base on Thursday, be in the lineup as the designated hitter on Friday, take a rest day on Saturday, and then play at third base again on Sunday. On Monday, which is an off day for all minor-league teams, the Yankees will assess whether three rehab games are sufficient or if more games are needed.

Wednesday night’s Yankees-Orioles game marked the 45th consecutive game that Donaldson has been absent due to a right hamstring strain.

Boone stated that they would assess the situation at the conclusion of Sunday, assuming they reach that point and everything progresses smoothly. He mentioned that they would consider whether it is necessary for him to participate in one or two more games, depending on the circumstances.

Regardless of the decision, Donaldson has the potential to come off the injured list and join the team for a two-city road trip starting next Monday in Seattle and concluding a week later at Dodger Stadium. Boone mentioned that Donaldson could potentially return to Seattle. Still, he believes it is more likely to happen later in the week due to the extended period of time Donaldson has been sidelined.

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