Giancarlo Stanton joins Yankees’ growing injured list

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ARLINGTON, Texas – Giancarlo Stanton is joining Aaron Hicks on the IL.

The Yankees placed Stanton on the 10-day IL due to a left quad strain prior to Monday’s series opener against the Rangers at Globe Life Field. Right-hander Albert Abreu was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to take Stanton’s spot on the roster.

Stanton missed the previous three games against Baltimore with the leg injury, which manager Aaron Boone called day-to-day.

The DH told Boone he’d been dealing with discomfort since the Yankees’ final game in Tampa Bay on Thursday.

Hicks landed on the IL Sunday with a torn sheath in his left wrist that could prove to be a long-term injury, especially if it requires surgery. For now, the Yankees are treating it with anti-inflammatories.

These are just the latest injury issues for Stanton and Hicks, who are no strangers to the IL. 

Stanton missed time last season with a strained left hamstring and in 2019 went down with a right knee sprain, as well as a right biceps strain.

The 31-year-old had been on a tear at the plate recently, with a 12-game hitting streak reminding people what kind of force he could be.

But just as quickly, the quad injury Boone was confident wouldn’t result in an IL stint is now another reminder of how likely it is Stanton will deal with leg injuries throughout the rest of his career.

Without Hicks and Stanton in the lineup, Aaron Judge has seen time at DH. Brett Gardner and Ryan LaMarre, a 32-year-old journeyman just recalled from SWB, will platoon in center. 

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