The Yankees announced Monday afternoon that Giancarlo Stanton was heading to the IL with a left quad strain retroactive to May 14.
Stanton missed the weekend series against the Orioles after informing Aaron Boone of tightness following the Yankees’ loss to Tampa Bay on Thursday. The injury had been characterized as “day-to-day” by Boone and not something that’s, “overly significant,” but today’s decision likely indicates that they expected him to miss at least this week’s four-game set in Texas.
If you’re an optimist looking for a positive spin – nothing has changed with the severity of Stanton’s injury but with four games against a decent hitting team and in the middle of a 13-game stretch with no off days, the team can’t take a chance on carrying an unusable roster spot.
If you’re a pessimist – well, it’s the Yankees and Giancarlo Stanton…