Yankees Notebook: Giancarlo Stanton making sluggish however regular progress, Aaron Boone says
BOSTON — Giancarlo Stanton will not be right here. At one level the Yankees had hoped he could be again within the lineup for this three-game sequence in opposition to the Red Sox at Fenway. Instead, the Yankees slugger continues to be feeling the tendinitis in his left Achilles a bit of bit when he will get up within the morning after doing “baseball activities.”
There is not any timetable for Stanton’s return, however it’s clearly not imminent primarily based on his actions. Stanton has not begun working the bases but or confronted reside hitting but, which suggests he’s not near a rehab project, which Aaron Boone stated he may have.
The Yankees supervisor defined that regardless of how sluggish Stanton’s rehab has felt like it’s going, the Yankees are nonetheless happy with the progress.
“Maybe it’s because I threw out the Boston thing, but it’s kind of progressed well, and we feel like he’s doing well,” Boone stated earlier than Friday night time’s recreation. “So the biggest thing is kind of not wanting to put that day on it. He’s moving in a pretty good direction … So the progress may be slow but I feel like it’s been steady.”
Stanton went on the injured listing July 24 and the Yankees stated they believed it was a “minor thing,” and so they thought it could be lower than two weeks on the IL. Stanton has missed 16 video games, leaving an enormous gap of their lineup. The Yankees have gone 6-10.
“That’s a big presence. Not only the production he provides, but I think his presence in the lineup, just one more elite hitter to have to go through and plan for and to wear somebody down so,” Boone stated, “after all we’ve missed him.
“I feel like overall over the last several weeks, offensively we still have been putting up runs. We obviously had a couple of rough days. Saturday and Sunday in scoring. But we’re talking about Big G, I mean, you miss him when he’s not in the lineup.”
Stanton is hitting .228/.309/.498 with an .807 OPS and 24 house runs. The Yankees count on him to be 100% when he will get again and that this situation shall be gone.
“I expect that when he returns. I expect it to be behind us. And it feels like it’s moving in that direction.”
BACK ON THE BUMP
Luis Severino is lastly progressing off flat floor throwing. The right-hander was positioned on the injured listing July 14 with what the crew described as a “low grade” lat pressure, however moved to the 60-day IL final week. He will throw his first bullpen since happening the IL on Monday, Boone stated.
Severino said he was not happy with the decision and stated final week he felt good as he started his throwing program. Yankees GM Brian Cashman defined the choice as needing further time to construct Severino again as much as a starter’s quantity.
The Yankees have been additionally already monitoring Severino’s innings this season due to his extreme historical past of accidents over the previous three seasons. They had thought they might get between 120-130 innings out of Severino and on the tempo he was on, he would have blown by means of it.
Severino was shut down with 86 innings pitched and a 3.45 ERA.
ALL ON BOARD
Matt Carpenter noticed a foot specialist on Friday for a second opinion on his fractured left foot.
“Everyone is in agreement with what they saw in Seattle,” Boone stated. “No weight bearing for one to two weeks and then they will re-image it.”
Carpenter met with the Seahawks foot specialist on Wednesday, who stated the veteran didn’t want surgical procedure to restore the break. The 36-year-old fractured the foot when he fouled a ball off it in Seattle.