Somehow, the injury-plagued Yankees are cruising in the AL East. However, the latest injury update on Giancarlo Stanton could put a damper on the mood in the clubhouse.
Earlier this month, the Bronx Bombers acquired Edwin Encarnacion in a trade with the Mariners. Following the big acquisition, Aaron Judge and Stanton returned to the lineup.
While Judge is finding his rhythm at the plate, Stanton is back on the injured list. The former MVP hurt his knee when sliding into third base against the Blue Jays.
His MRI results showed a PCL sprain, which could sideline him for a decent amount of time. In fact, the Yankees might not see Stanton back on the field until August.
General Manager Brian Cashman revealed that Stanton is unlikely to return in July. This is the second time this season that he'll be out for at least a month.
Stanton has only played in nine games this season.
New York has enough depth to withstand an injury to Stanton. Besides, it's not the first time they dealt with him on the injured list.
Nonetheless, the Yankees are going to need all hands on deck if they want to win the 2019 World Series.
Hopefully, Stanton can return from this knee injury and remain healthy for the rest of the season.