NEW YORK, NY – The New York Yankees are off to a rocky start in 2019.
After winning their first game against the Baltimore Orioles the Yankees would go on to lose the next two games, finishing the first series of the year 1-2.
On Monday things got worse as the Yankees placed outfielder Giancarlo Stanton on the 10-day Injured List with a left biceps strain. To the chagrin of New York fans this was not an April Fools’ prank.
Promising young outfielder Clint Frazier will be called up to replace Stanton. Frazier has four home runs in his major league career along with a .238 AVG.
So far on the season Stanton has started all three games in the outfield. He has a two hits, seven walks and a .250 AVG. In 2018 Stanton led the Bronx Bombers with 38 home runs and 100 RBI.
The Yankees will surely miss the former 2017 NL MVP’s bat in the heart of their lineup.
This injury does not come at an ideal time for the Yankees as Stanton will join Aaron Hicks, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Jacoby Ellsbury and Luis Severino on the Injured List.
The Yankees will take on the Detroit Tigers tonight in the Bronx at 6:35 P.M.