Out of nowhere we find out that Stanton’s biceps injury is healed but he is dealing with a shoulder issue, which apparently occurred during his rehab. He will stay in Southern California while the Yankees travel north to play the Giants this weekend and then rejoin them next week in Arizona.
We will have a more clear picture on Stanton’s timetable in a few days, but any time a guy gets a cortisone shot it is concerning.
Stanton hit the IL back on April 1 after some awkward swings in a Yankees loss to Baltimore. He has played in just three games this season and is 2-for-8 without a home run. There was a slim chance Stanton was going to rejoin the Yankees towards the end of this West Coast trip, but that is now out of the question.