Giancarlo Stanton Ks in key spot in return from foot injury

The Yankees are hoping to not less than get one massive bat again throughout this weekend’s showdown towards the Rays after a cameo on Thursday night time.

Giancarlo Stanton was out of the beginning lineup for a 3rd straight recreation on Thursday, nonetheless feeling the consequences of fouling a ball off his foot on Monday, however was in a position to pinch hit within the eighth inning of a 4-3 loss to the Twins.

With the tying run on third, Stanton labored a nine-pitch at-bat earlier than placing out towards left-handed reliever Caleb Thielbar.

“I believed he had an excellent at-bat tonight,” supervisor Aaron Boone mentioned. “I believed that was totally different proper there. Simply missed a handful [of pitches]. … Tonight was encouraging to see him have that stage of at-bat.”

Nonetheless, Boone was undecided whether or not Stanton — who’s now 4-for-39 (.103) with no extra-base hits since coming back from the IL with left Achilles tendinitis — would soar proper again into the beginning lineup on Friday.

“We’ll see,” Boone mentioned. “We’ll see how he bounces again, how he is available in [Friday].”

Giancarlo Stanton strikes out as a pinch hitter with the tying run on third to finish the eighth inning within the Yankees’ 4-3 loss to the Twins.
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Anthony Rizzo, in the meantime, remained at residence on Thursday within the second day of getting no exercise to deal with his complications which will have stemmed from the epidural he acquired final week to deal with his decrease again points.

“When he begins to rise up and transfer round [Friday], if the complications are gone, then it’s a state of affairs the place we might begin ramping him up,” Boone mentioned.

The Yankees positioned Rizzo on the IL on Tuesday, however as a result of it was retroactive to Saturday, he could be eligible to be activated in time for the workforce’s sequence starting subsequent Tuesday towards the Crimson Sox.

The Yankees are nonetheless figuring out the subsequent step for Luis Severino (proper lat pressure) after he made his second rehab begin Wednesday with Double-A Hartford, throwing 4 innings on 45 pitches.

Severino might both make yet one more rehab begin, to construct up his workload additional, or slot in towards the Crimson Sox subsequent week in Boston. The Yankees have some flexibility with their rotation with off days set for Monday, Thursday and Sept. 19.

“He’s doing effectively,” Boone mentioned. “I watched his outing, I believed he threw the ball effectively. … We’ll discuss that over the subsequent couple days. However it’s doable he could possibly be again for that [Red Sox series].”

Isiah Kiner-Falefa began at third base for a 3rd straight recreation Thursday, with Josh Donaldson remaining on the paternity listing. Donaldson is anticipated to be again by Saturday, however within the meantime, Kiner-Falefa returned to the place the place he received a Gold Glove in 2020 with Oswald Peraza filling in at shortstop.

Lou Trivino was unavailable to pitch Wednesday due to again spasms, however the reliever mentioned they’re a yearly problem that usually go away with two or three days of relaxation. … Reliever Scott Effross (proper shoulder pressure) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Friday or Saturday, mentioned Boone.

Rays star shortstop Wander Franco is ready to be activated off the IL on Friday to face the Yankees, in line with the Tampa Bay Instances.

Jose Trevino was named the Yankees’ nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award, given to the participant “who greatest represents the sport of baseball by extraordinary character, neighborhood involvement, philanthropy and constructive contributions, each on and off the sphere.”

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