THANK GOD. I for one am sick of lineups with both Thairo Estrada and Tyler Wade. (Sorry Wade fans, he stinks).
Stanton is back a little sooner than we all thought. We were told it would be this coming weekend. Hopefully he can get his stroke going at the DH position. He should not, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, play in the field. We can’t risk him pulling something. Put him at DH everyday and let the man get his timing right for the playoffs.
Gio Urshela is perhaps the most underrated Yankee. He was hitting .272/.358/.515 good for a 134 wRC+. Getting him back enables the Yankees to move DJ LeMahieu back to his gold glove position at 2B. It makes the entire infield better. It’s great to have this dude back.
Let’s not understate the importance of getting Loaisiga back, however. The Yankee bullpen needs all the help it can get right now, and until Adam Ottavino and others get right, look for him to play an elevated role.