Last night’s game was a whirlwind for the New York Yankees, who reached the 30-win mark as the first team in baseball this year to beat their AL East Division rivals, the Baltimore Orioles.
But there was a problem for the Yanks in the seventh inning last night, when slogger Giancarlo Stanton was forced out of the game due to the strength of the right calf.
Stanton went into a 0-for-2 with a strikeout last night before picking up the pinch for the hitter due to injury.
Yankees beat reporter Brian Hoch reports that Stanton will go for an MRI today to determine the severity of the injury.
Giancarlo Stanton will have an MRI on his calf tomorrow.
DJ Lemahiur had an MRI on his wrist which was negative. He had a cortisone injection and could be back in lineup in a day or two, says Aaron Boone.
– Brian Hoch (brianhoch) May 25, 2022
Stanton left for MRI
At the moment, it’s a waiting game for Stanton and the Yankees.
Losing him would be a huge blow to them, especially when it seemed that he had finally overcome all the injury problems he had endured during his tenure with the Yankees.
Stanton is batting .285 11 Homer, 35 RBI, and a respectable .862 OPS.
He, Aaron Judge, and Anthony Rizo have been the X-Factor in the team’s rise to the top of the baseball pile this year, thanks in large part to the totality of their home runs.
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
The results of today’s MRI will determine the next steps of Yankees Slugger.
The Yankees will end their three-match series against the Orioles tonight as they look to win the series.
Again, Stanton can’t wait to see what happens next, but it’s possible he won’t be in the starting lineup tonight.